On the Move - Newsletter

Newsletter 3/2011

On the Move (OTM) aims to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation in the arts and culture sector. It provides international cultural mobility information, engages in research, capacity building and advocacy mediating between artists and cultural operators, the sector organisations and policy makers.

We welcome your mobility opportunities and resources: info@on-the-move.org.

Engage in Policy

Sign the We Are More Manifesto!

The manifesto of the Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign we are moreis online.

Raise Funding

Roberto Cimetta Fund Mobility Programme 2011 (several deadlines)

The Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF) is launching its Mobility Funding Programme for 2011. This year it also announces a new joint mobility funding line with Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012.

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (deadline: 13 May 2011)

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) announces an open call for proposals for its general grant in the categories literature, visual arts and performing arts, as well as another open call for its Arab Documentary Film Programme.

ACP-EU Support Programme to ACP Cultural Sectors (deadline: 20 June 2011)

The European Commission launched the EU-ACP (African, Caribbean, Pacific) support programme to the ACP cultural sector with total funding of €30 million.

Swiss-Balkan Cultural Exchange Projects (deadline: 2 May 2011)

The Swiss Cultural Programme (SCP) in the Western Balkans aims to strengthen cultural ties between Switzerland and Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

React To A Call

Exceptional production award for Arab artists, Arab spring revolution

Cultural Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) announces a one-time initiative to fund the production of original works of art by Arab artists in any field, that are to be created in response to or in the context of the current wave of revolutionary activity and popular uprising in the Arab region.

Call for proposals "Artistic festivals and continuously-operating cultural organisations", EFRP, 21-23 October, Maribor, Slovenia (deadline: 15 April 2011)

In the framework of the European Festivals Research Project (EFRP) and as a part of the well-known Theatre Festival of Maribor, Slovenia, 21-23 October 2011, the workshop “Artistic festivals and continuously-operating cultural organisations” will take place. In this context, EFRP invites professionals from the sector to present their paper proposals.

Call for young Romanian performing artists, Sferracavalli – International Festival of Sustainable Imagination, 16-20 August, Lizzano, Italy (deadline: 31 March 2011)

SFERRACAVALLI | International Festival of Sustainable Imagination is looking for young Romanian theatre, dance and new circus companies (which include dance, dance theatre, physical theatre, new circus, prose) for its first edition (under 35 years old artists).

Call for young composers, 4th European competition for live-electronic music projects for orchestra (deadline: 15 April 2011)

The ECPNM (European Conference of Promoters of New Music) hosts the fourth European competition for the composition and interpretation of live-electronic music projects. The organizers of this competition a
re looking for project proposals that demonstrate in an innovative way new possibilities for the combination of instruments and live-electronics as well as innovative use of live-electronics with the composer as a performer.

Research opportunity at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands (deadline: 15 April 2011)

The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design and theory. Every year, 48 international researchers realise their individual or collective projects in the artistic and critical environment that is the Jan van Eyck Academie.

Call for submissions for performances and research papers, "Between the seas" Festival, 29 August – 4 September, New-York (deadline: 30 March 2011)

Between the Seas festival is a new cultural initiative in New York City that aims at promoting contemporary Mediterranean culture, bridging artists and scholars from the Mediterranean and diaspora, and generating a genuine dialogue and exploration on contemporary Mediterranean culture and identity.

Open Call for the Fest Live, 4 June 2011, International Physical Theatre Festival, Liverpool, UK (deadline: 25 April 2011)

Physical Fest is an eight day, annual festival of workshops, events and performers which attracts artists and participants from all over the world.

First international Choreographic Competition, Premio Roma Danza, 2-6 July 2011, Rome, Italy (deadline: 30 April 2011)

This year marks a new and important chapter in Premio Roma Danza’s history with the launch of the “1st International Choreographic Competition” and from 2011 the Premio Roma Danza will alternate each year the dance competition with the choreographic one.

Get Training

Atelier: the platform for new art and choreography, PACT Zollverein, 9 June, Essen, Germany (deadline: 26 April 2011)

With its Atelier series, PACT Zollverein regularly offers established and emerging professional artists, working in all disciplines, an evening length platform at which to present their projects and ideas to the general public.

International Summer School for Young Theatre Artists, 30 May – 26 June, Moscow Region (deadline: 1 April 2011)

Theatre Union of Russia will host its fifth Summer School for Young Professional Actors from 30 th May 30 to 26th June in the old Russian town of Zvenigorod. Artists from any country may apply. Basic knowledge of Russian is required.

Atlas Academy for musicians and composers, 22 August – 3 September, Conservatorium in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (deadline: 1 May 2011)

From 22 August to 3 September 2011 the Atlas Ensemble organizes the third edition of the Atlas Academy at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The Atlas Academy is a laboratory for the creation of innovative intercultural music.

Discover a Residency

ISIS Arts Research Residencies in 2011, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (deadline: 30 March 2011)

Visual and media artists, UK and beyond, are invited to apply for a three-week research residency at ISIS Arts, Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK), to take place between April to end of December 2011 (excluding August).

Young Artist in Residence Festival "Werkkamp011", Scheld'apen, 1-30 July, Antwerp, Belgium (deadline: 15 April 2011)

Scheld'apen is a Belgian cultural youth center and we are working on an artist in residence festival called Werkkamp011. They are looking for young artists (18-26 years old) who are willing to join them in the month of July to work on their projects, to network and be inspired.

Meet Others

Green Strategies for the Arts Field, 5th international seminar, The Wanås Foundation, 13 April, Knislinge/Skåne, Sweden (deadline for registration: 4 April 2011)

On April 13, the Wanås Foundation, in
collaboration with Kristianstad konsthall, presents the international seminar Green Strategies for the Art Field. The aim of the seminar is to provide a unique discussion and hands-on advice on how museums, art galleries, artists, and others working in the cultural field can find environmentally sustainable methods of working.

International Theatre conference PLAYgrounds between facts and fiction, 16-19 June 2011, Pristina, Kosovo

International Theatre conference PLAYgrounds between facts and fiction: New plays and theatre forms, will take place between 16th – 19th of June 2011 in Pristina, Kosovo.

Collaborate With

The Free/Libre Culture Forum puts forward the Declaration and “How-to” guide to new models of sustainability in the digital era

The Free/Libre Culture Forum released "The Declaration and “How-to” guide to new models of sustainability in the digital era" and calls for your endorsement.

Looking for theatre companies in Riga and Latvia, Skuggteater, Umeå, Sweden

In 2014 Umeå in Sweden will be European Capital of Culture together with Riga in Latvia. This is a call from Skuggteatern to other free theatre companies in Riga and the rest of Latvia for possible artistic exchange and future cooperative projects.

Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam's call for volunteers for the academic year 2011-2012, Tami Nadu, India

The Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam is a residential school where around 50 village children study traditional Kattaikkuttu theatre and a standard academic curriculum. They are looking for motivated, adventurous and suitably experienced/qualified people.

Look For a Job

Looking for performers, Company PitouStrash, Selestat, France (Deadline: 7 May 2011)

The company PitouStrash Installation/Theatre/real time is looking for performers, preferably speaking french and/or spanish, for their next creation "Fragments".

Call for a saxophonist and a cellist for the European project "PROMS – Jazz & Classic" (deadline: 27 March 2011)

jmEvents.ro is looking for a saxophone as well as a cello player to participate in the European project "Proms – Jazz & Classic".


Check out the new Trans Artists website!

Trans Artists is a knowledge centre on artist-in-residence opportunities. Trans Artists offers you all about facts, use and value of international artist-in-residence programmes as well as other opportunities for artists to stay and work elsewhere ‘for art’s sake’.

SEAS Dock – a tool for people who are engaging in transnational collaboration in Europe

SEAS Dock is the legacy of European arts platform Black/North SEAS 2006-2010.

Mobility Projects

Changing Room – Mobility of Non-Artistic Cultural Professionals in Europe

"Changing Room – Mobility of Non-Artistic Cultural Professionals in Europe" is a research study by the Sibelius Academy examining mobility issues of the “backstage staff” of European culture within the Trans Europe Halles project Changing Room.

On the Move is funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.