Back from summer holidays, this month´s newsletter comes out a bit later. OTM has been quite busy with the release of our brand new funding section to receive a very special OTM research dossier, a joint project with the mobility pilot project Practics:

Guide to Funding Opportunities for the International Mobility of Artists and Culture Professionals in Europe

Information on funding opportunities is a hot topics for our users. Artists and culture operators are constantly on the look out for grants, residencies opportunities, calls for projects and partners.

OTM and the Practics project joined efforts to collect and map funding opportunities across the whole of Europe and beyond. We hope this Guide will be a useful tool, make it yours!

We are aware that information on funding is subject to sudden change and therefore the validity of this Guide is ephemeral. Together with Practics partners we are looking into ways of making this online tool user-friendlier and sustainable.

We welcome therefore your suggestions as well as updates:


Engage in Policy


Statement of the Roberto Cimetta Fund to the Members of the European Parliament – Mobility and Artistic Development in Europe and in the Arab world

The Arab Spring has lead to a change of paradigm culturally, socially and politically that calls for a renewed plan of action by cultural actors. Following the debate organised in Paris this May the Roberto Cimetta Fund recommends a series of actions to suggest a way forward.


The 2011 European Culture Forum is coming!

On 20 and 21 October, the European Culture Forum will bring to Brussels many participants from culture civil society, the EU Member States and EU institutions.


Raise funding


Roberto Cimetta Fund Call for Travel Grant Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2010 (deadline: 30 September)

In order to prepare Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012, the Roberto Cimetta Fund and Guimarães 2012 have opened a new joint Mobility Funding line.


The Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World (deadline: 15 November)

The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences for the period 2012-2013. One to three fellowships will be granted. The fellowship duration can range from 4-12 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan.


React to a call


International open call in SIERRA "Female Project", Spain (deadline: 1 October)

SIERRA Art Center launches the call for the construction of a route of interventions in natural space, particularly on the farm Los Veneros where it is located SIERRA, designed to be performed by five women artists and artistic groups composed mostly by women.


Application for the 16th International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival 15-18 March 2012, Stuttgart, Germany (deadline: 11 November)

The application procedure for the 16th International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival has started: Until November 11th 2011 young dancers and contemporary choreographers can apply with their latest productions.


IV Contest for Cardboard architecture, design and sculpture “Goszakaz” (‘Government Order’), Russia (deadline: 21 October)

The international project “Cardboardia” is looking for creators for its Science Town. The best suggestions will be chosen in competition. There is a crucial need for cardboard houses, sculptures and benches.


Discover a residency

European Pépinières Programme Call for Applications for residencies in different countries (deadline: 15 October)

The European Pépinières for Young Artists is currently calling for proposals within two frameworks: the map 2011-2012 programme and the M4m programme.

Invitation to apply for BADGAST 2012 (deadline: 1 December)

BADGAST is a research based artist in residency at the coast of The Hague/Scheveningen where Satellietgroep invites artistst and scientists to develop and present research that articulates a cultural, innovative and sustainable significance of the sea and its coasts.


A.i.R DUBAI: OPEN CALL for international curator (deadline: 30 September)

This is an international CURATOR-IN-RESIDENCE programme to take place in Dubai are 8 January to 7 April 2012.


Meet others

FEEDBACK, discussion on the current dance and performance scene in Austria, at Tanzquartier Wien, 17-19 November

"Feedback" is meant as an excerpt from the current dance and performance scene in Austria in the view of the Tanzquartier Wien. The programme includes also the international symposium "You’ve got my interest", on the economics of producing, between extravagance and calculation.

Collaborate with

Call for participation: PAIR-Performing Arts in Residence survey!

The PAiR Initiave began in 2010, within Res Artis, to strengthen and support the development of new residencies for the performing arts.

Look for a Job

Stage at Circostrada nework in Paris (deadline: 14 October)

The European platform Circostrada Network is looking for 1 enthusiastic, positive, friendly and energetic trainee to be involved in assisting with key aspects of the organisation of the European Seminar for the development of contemporary circus, Fresh Circus #2, to be held in Paris in April 2012.


UK International Artists´ Mobility Lab reader and final recommendations now available

Organised in May 2011 by ISIS in collaboration with Turning Point North East, the national network for the visual arts, the Lab primer and final recommendation, both authored by Judith Staines, have been made available. This Lab was organised in a moment that mobility and especially visas are becoming an increasingly important issue for artists and arts organisations in the UK wishing to bring in artists from outside Europe.


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