OTM keeps… moving in summer to prepare a promising autumn: in the past weeks we joined ECAS – European Citizens’ Action Service and we registered on the Web portal Philantropie.be. Two more steps forward to strengthen our organisation and make our actions more effective, to the benefit of all those supporting and practicing cultural mobility across the EU and beyond!
Holidays or not, we hope that in August you will have some time for relax, slowing down and…reading. So this summer newsletter brings you several mobility opportunities and a number of inspiring readings.
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OTM is looking for your creative ideas for the design of its first set of postcards, to be used as off-line communication tools whenever we present OTM at meetings, conferences and events. We are looking for fresh, original ideas that talk about international cultural mobility: working across borders, contamination of cultures, inspiration to be found in creative collaborations… and anything that "mobility" of artists and cultural professionals means to you! Send your creative proposals by 31 August.
The Roberto Cimetta Fund is launching the fourth 2012 open call for travel grants, open thanks to the support of the Regione Puglia in Italy; artists and cultural operators from the Region of Puglia are eligible for this Fund as well as artists or cultural operators from the Euro-Arab and Mediterranean regions travelling to the Region of Puglia. The call is open between September, 1st and September, 30th.
Mobility support is a travel grant for professional artists and cultural actors, living in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Support can be used for travel to a Nordic or Baltic country other than the one you live in, and it covers the costs of 1-10 days' stay. Both individuals and groups (max 6 persons) may apply for funding but not organizations. The module offers funding for all the fields/sectors of art and culture in the Nordic and the Baltic countries. Several deadlines per year; upcoming deadline: 28 August.
React to a call
CircusNext is an annual programme of artistic and financial support whose goal is to identify emerging talents creating circus arts and to foster the initial development of their work. Circus Next 2012-2013 launches a call for projects open to the emerging European artists with a new creation project who are interested in developing their career in circus arts. Deadline: 5 August.
Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design is seeking a curator to lead DETOUR 2012. We invite the local and international design community to participate and submit a proposal for curatorship and artistic direction. The proposal should include thematic concept, suggestions for brand identity, and promotional strategies. The curator will receive a competitive consultation fee as well as travel expense to Hong Kong for foreign applicants. Deadline for applications: 6 August.
Your research project approaches themes like: new energy landscapes, innovative crops, new food consumption patterns, appreciation of nature, new economic forces in agriculture, sustainability? Then use your own project on these themes or bring in your experience to reflect on the processes taking place in Dutch landscape. Send your project proposal by 6 August.
The Africa Centre has begun preparation for Infecting The City Public Arts Festival that will be held in the first week of March 2013. The Infecting The City Festival offers a unique opportunity to bring art, music, dance and performance out of theatres and galleries and into the streets and public spaces of Cape Town’s Central Business District (CBD). This is a call for visual and performing artists to submit works that are either completely new or have been previously staged. The call for submissions is open until 15 August.
The Green World Art & Culture Festival (GWAF) –Odisha is a world initiative led by a Group of Artists and has become a space for artists across the world that nurtures creativity and imaginative art practice. The Festival has been the destination for performing artist around the world for being open and welcoming to artists and has been a venue for participation, exchange, discourse, dialogue, debate and a space that is an incubator for contemporary art experiment
ation that focuses on the process. Applications can be submitted until 31 August.
INBA, UAM and UNAM open the XXXII Prize for contemporary choreography to be held in Mexico City in autumn 2012. The contest aims to foster and spread Mexican contemporary choreography and to encourage the use of alternative and non conventional spaces, to help reflect about this discipline in Mexico. The contest is open to Mexican and foreign artists who have been living in Mexico since at least 3 years. Deadline for applications: 31 August.
Art Moves Africa (AMA) offeres grants for artists and cultural operators living and working in Africa. Applicants must come from performing and visual arts, music, cinema, literature and cultural advocacy field. AMA provides the costs of travel, visa and travel insurance for the duration of stay. Deadline 1 September for the travels planned from 1st of November onward.
On-line application is now open for artists who want to benefit from Aerowaves performance opportunities in 2013. Submitted works must be more than 15 minutes and less than 40 minutes long, and must have been made in Europe. One hundred performances across Europe will be offered. The deadline is 17 September.
MOVEO offers in Barcelona a unique 1 week intensive workshop: an advanced level course for all those who have at least 2 years of experience in corporeal mime. “Corporeal Mime and Creation” is taught in Spanish and English and takes place on 17 – 21 September 2012. Early bird fee if you enrol by 30 July!
The Curatorial Intensive is ICI’s short-term, low-cost training program that offers curators the chance to develop their exhibition ideas and make connections to leaders in the field, providing the opportunity to forge new international networks through peer-group education. Application deadline: 10 August.
Research into the Unknown is a residency program where artists/creators and the audience can research what improvisation means in the field of contemporary arts. The program offers an intensive researching opportunity for artists/creators and focusing on the creative process, on the research itself rather then creating a performance. Travel costs are supported (one trip to Budapest and back). Deadline: 22 August.
Do you want to share your ideas, struggles, experiences, sorrow and joy with a mentor for two years? keđja 2012-2015 will answer to this need by offering a Mentoring Scheme for 12 younger performing arts managers/producers/self-organizing artists from the Nordic-Baltic countries. Travel and accommodation costs for mentors and mentees will be provided. Deadline: Aug. 15th.
Facilitating encounters through art. A workshop for artists working in zones of violent conflict (Waltham, MA – U.S.)
This workshop is designed for artists, cultural workers and leaders of cultural institutions, who work or plan to work in zones of violent conflict around the world, including the United States. It will consist of an exploration of the relationship between dialogue and art. Participation is limited to members of the Brandeis community, people affiliated with the Acting Together project, and others with demonstrated interest and commitment to peacebuilding and the arts. Space is limited. Deadline for application: 15 August.
Are you thinking about how to make your next move in your professional career? Are you not sure in which direction you want to go? Do you want to discuss issues in your organisation with someone experienced from outside the centre? Do you want to improve your listening and mentoring skills and support a fellow TEH colleague in their professional development? If yes, then join the TEH Mentorship Programme either as mentor or as mentee! Deadline for applying: 20 August.
In summer 2012 (August, 27th – September, 2nd) the International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) – which provides interdisciplinary art-based research in the context of performance studies – will take place in St. Margarethen/Burgenland in Austria. As a new transdisciplinary artistic field work in nature this ChoreoLab combines performative training, lecture, demonstration & discussion with experts from the fields of choreography/dance, body-mind techniques, architecture, land art & botany.
ERSTE Foundation offers three fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to take part in the curatorial course at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg. The ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Curators will cover room and board, travel expenses and the participation fee for the course.
Discover a residency
Female artists from all media have the opportunity to apply for 3-6 months residency at Out of the Circle initiative, with a living space, a studio, shared kitchen & bathroom. Possibility of an exhibition at the end of the residency period. Apply before mid August.
The partners of Wilderness Dance proudly present the call for applications: Wilderness Dance keðja 2012-2015. The residency period will start in January 2013. Contemporary dance artists from all Nordic and Baltic countries are invited to apply. Travel, accommodation and subsistence offered. Deadline: August 15th.
In the frame of Košice 2013 – European Capital of Culture the NGO Košice 2013 is running an international Artist-in-Residence program for emerging artists from all over the world and out of all artistic disciplines and expressions. Deadline 20 August.
8 months residency for young artist or curator at the art research lab at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Each year the Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the art research lab at Palais de Tokyo, offers an eight-month residency for around ten young artists and curators who are recruited through an international application. Each of the selected artists will receive a monthly study grant. Deadline for applications: 31 August.
The Saari Residence offers artists and researchers the opportunity for peace and tranquillity, and the possibility to focus on their creative work undisturbed. Two month residencies are intended for individual artists, translators and critics of all different disciplines and all nationalities for the purpose of carrying out a project proposal presented in advance. Deadline for applications: 31 August.
E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities – Call for Contemporary Dance Professionals – Mobility Grants, Residencies, Fellowships
The E-MOTIONAL organisers are currently launching the second call for proposals in the frame of the project’s Motion Fund. This strand represents a special funding scheme aimed at promoting cross-border mobility of the dance sector as well as encouraging the implementation of artists-in-residence activities in the participating countries. There are three kinds of opportunities available: mobility and netwroking grants, artists-in-residency programme, and residency for dance managers or administrators. Deadlines: 29 February and 31 Augst.
Visegrad Artist Residency Program—Visual & Sound Arts: support for residency in Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic
The art residency projects must be implemented in a V4 country other than that of the artist's residence. The supported period of each residency is 3 months. Apply before September 10 for a residency in 2013.
Caravansarai's seasonal live/work program is open to artists, creators and researchers (over 26 years of age) interested in well… living and working in Istanbul for periods of a minimum of one month and up to 3 months. Residents are responsible for their own financial support. Applications are open for residencies in: January, February and March, 2013 – deadline: 10 September.
IMPACT is a flexible series of exchange orientated events aimed at artists, students, academics and journalists from the fields of dance, theatre and media. There are 7 scholarships available to cover the symposium fee and hotel costs. Apply before 5 September.
Over the two days of ‘All That is Banned is Desired’ – A World Conference on Artistic Freedom of Expression (Oslo, Norway, 25-26 October), artists, journalists, activists, scholars, curators and others will respond to censorship of the arts around the world. We will discuss and investigate why, where, and how artistic expressions is condemned, banned and persecuted. In particular, we will focus on the three principal agents of censorship — religion, state and market.
Artist Residencies are drawing attention as cultural institutions these days. We are pleased to inform that Artist Residencies international conference, Res Artis General Meeting 2012 TOKYO will be held in the autumn of 2012 (25-28 October). Registrations open until 14 september.
Conference on audience development, organised by the European Commission, 16-17 October, Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission is holding a conference on 16-17 October in Brussels which will provide inspirational examples of audience development by cultural organisations and foster European exchange of practice on audience development strategies.
Graft is an ideas exchange – it’s more about sharing knowledge than anything pedagogical. It's a 6 month-long exchange of knowledge and experience between peers from September 2012 to February 2013. The project runs through 4 group meetings and a residential weekend in the UK. Deadline: 10 August.
In the summer of 2013 the Palais de Tokyo is entrusting its entire program schedule to young curators, selected on the basis of the proposals they submit following this open call. Applicants can be curators and/or artists and must be under 40 years of age. Deadline: 30 September.
Look for a job
Julie's Bicycle, the London-based NGO supporting arts and cultural organisations adopting environmentally responsible practices, is recruiting three new staff members to join its team of arts and environment experts at an exciting time of expansion for the organisation: Communications and Marketing Manager, Music Coordinator, Administrator. Different deadlines for each position – find all the details!
The Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture and Sports publishes a Guide to residency and spaces for artistic production in Europe, aiming to strengthen and support synergies between public administrations and professionals from the field to foster and increase their international diffusion. The Guide is available for free download, only in Spanish.
Following concerns over financial irregularities and difficult online licencing, the European Commission has proposed in July 2012 a new directive requiring copyright collecting societies to increase their transparency, efficiency and management of revenues.
Question Time: on-line space for dialogue and confrontation meant to develop a path of reflection on cultural policies
Question Time is a platform for dialogue and confrontation to open a debate on different current issues. Each theme will be proposed as a question on a specific issue. Those questions are meant to start an interactive reflection and are opened to anyone wishing to give its answer or opinions about the different topics. In collaboration with BJCEM, Artlab2012, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo.
First quadriennal EU report on the protection and the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions
Want to discover what the EU does to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions? Then don't miss its first quadrennial periodic report in the framework of the 2005 UNESCO Convention.
The 18th edition of the European Citizen Action Service Guide to European Funding for the Non-profit Sector provides the essential starting point in understanding how to access European Funding. Not for free.
French, German, Belgian, Swedish and Swiss public employment agencies worked together in the frame of EURES to produce a Mobility Guide for Performing arts professionals in Europe.
Policy handbook on the strategical use of EU support programmes for developing Cultural and Creative Industries, OMC working group on CCI, April 2012
Policy handbook on “How to strategically use the EU support programmes, including Structural Funds, to foster the potential of culture for local, regional and national development and the spill over effects on the wider economy?".
Having gathered seven partners in the Med space, the Sostenuto project aimed to open reflections on
social and economic innovation in the Med zone. It enabled the experimentation, modelling and diffusion of new management and organisation models within the cultural sector. Two final publications are now available for free download: Culture as a factor for economic and social innovation and Culture & Innovation(s), Europe seen from the South.