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On the Move newsletter – April 2014

On the Move newsletter – April 2014

Dear OTM newsletter readers,

In less than one month some 350 million voters will have a say over how the EU should be governed for the next five years, including deciding who will become the next President of the European Commission. Indeed,these elections will – perhaps more than any previous EU elections – help decide the future direction of Europe. Do you feel unsure? Feel that the EU is “far away”? On the Move joined forces with other cultural networks to you find out what is a stake and how you can shape the future of the EU. No excuse: Go vote! …and bring a friend!

And if you live in the EU but dream about China… our new publication is just what you need! The online guide to First cultural mobility experiences for European artists and cultural professionals in Chinais a practical tool for artists – individuals and groups/companies – and cultural professionals from all fields and disciplines, and in particular young and/or emerging artists and small groups, to prepare their first travel(s) to China – and make the most out of it. Supported by the Chinese Mission to the EU in Brussels and available forfree download!

Last but certainly not least, we’re proud to launch another brand new publication: the online Guide to mobility funding opportunities – Focus on 13 Arab countries developed in collaboration with our member Arab Education Forum with the support of Korea Arts Management Service. This is the first of this kind ever published for the Arab region, gathering national, regional and international funding sources and therefore a useful tool also fornationals from other countries in the region or interested in the Arab / MENA region. Free download from our Funding section!

Plenty of news, but more to come: here’s our monthly selection ofmobility opportunities with travel costs paid – don’t forget to checkOTM website for regular updates and to follow us on Facebook for daily news and reminders!

the On the Move team

Engage in policy

GO VOTE! Bring a friend – An initiative by European cultural networks

European cultural networks launch the campaign "Go vote! Bring a friend" for the European elections (to be held between 22 and 25 May 2014). These elections will – perhaps more than any previous EU elections – help decide the future direction of Europe. Find out more and join the campaign!

More flexible Schengen visa rules: new proposal from the EC

On April 1st, 2014 the European Commission released a new proposal on More flexible visa rules to boost growth and job creation, which includes proposals to shorten and simplify the current Schengen visa procedures and the creation of a new "touring visa", particularly interesting for live performing artists. Find all the details – and stay tuned: OTM will follow the discussion closely.

Raise funding

Balkans Arts and Culture Fund (BAC) > 2014 Call for Submission of Proposals for Collaboration Projects in Arts and Culture – COLABs

Balkans Arts and Culture Fund (BAC) supports contemporary collaborative arts and culture development projects (COLABs). COLABs should be conceived by organisations from and implemented within the region of the Balkans, specifically the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Deadline: 11 May.

Swedish Institute > Creative Force Programme > Seed funding

The programme is open to applications which aim to promote openness and democratic structures with the aid of projects in the fields of culture, media and related sectors. There are five geographic areas: Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Western Balkan and Turkey, Eastern Europe and Russia. Remaining deadlines for 2014: 15 May and 15 September.

"Elsewhere": Photoquai Residencies, Paris (France)

This call for applications concerns exclusively non European artists, and non-North American artists, using the photographic image. The “residency” doesn’t consist of a long-term stay in Paris, unless the artistic project is anchored in France. The program’s aim is to show “elsewhere seen from elsewhere”. “Elsewhere” can consist of a theme, a country, a people, an artifact, or part of the musée du quai Branly’s collections. Deadline: 31 May.

Mondriaan Fund (The Netherlands) – Grant program for international contemporary art fairs

International art fairs outside the Netherlands can apply for a distinctive presentation during the fair of existing work by artists from the Netherlands. Deadline throughout the year (proposals to be sent at least one month before the art fair).

Find more funding opportunities here (for example the calls by UNESCO: International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) for public authorities/institutions and NGOs; Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)’s Grants for projects in different artistic fields; Commonwealth Foundation’s callfor projects by civil society organisations; Visegrad fund – Small grants for cultural cooperation…)

React to a call

ICEHOTEL #25, Jukkasjärvi (Sweden) – Call for artists

Every year, our about 40 selected artists come from all art disciplines and there are no entry requirements for applying to design one of our suites. There has always been a mix of people, some have been here before and some are new to the place, many have never even worked with snow or ice before. Deadline for applications: 7 May.

European Investment Bank > Artists’ Development Programme (Luxemburg)

Both a mentoring and an artist’s residency programme for European visual artists under 35 working on the theme “The Imprint of Man – Representing the Anthropocene”, using photography, video, installations and/or new media. The Polish artist Mirosław Bałka will mentor the laureate artist. Deadline: 16 May.

Young performing artists wanted for INSTANT ACTS against violence and racism

Berlin-based association Interkunst is looking for young (age 17-30) performing artists (theatre, music, circus, dance) for its touring show "INSTANT ACTS against violence and racism". Send your application by 31 May!

Call for proposals Mission on Art Nouveau in Brussels (Belgium)

The Monuments and Sites Directorate of the Brussels-Capitale Region proposes to financially support a scientific or technical mission of three days, in Belgium or in another country of the European Union, as long as the mission will be performed before the end of March 2015 and it will provide a new element to our knowledge of the Art Nouveau of Brussels. Deadline for applications: 13 June.

SIMA, Dakar (Senegal) – Call for African artists and music professionals

The SIMA (Salon International de la Musique Africaine) is a music fair open to African artists from the continent and the diaspora, from any kind of music. Group selection is assigned to the programming committee, composed of music professionals. Deadline for the next Salon (20-22 November): 30 June.

Lithuania calls for international dance experts

Lithuanian Dance Information Centre is organising dance experts´ exchanges and would be glad to welcome international dance guests –programmers, curators, producers, critics etc. – to get to know Lithuanian contemporary dance scene. Apply now! Deadline: ongoing.

For more calls, click here (for example, Artists' contact – Promoting intercultural exchange within the fine arts from developing & emerging countries to Germany, the Open call for inclusion of individual experts and organisations in the EENC database for cultural policy experts, E-Motional – Rethinking Dance: MAP call for performers…) 

Get Training

Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) > call for participation

The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) is 24 months training for young professionals working in cultural field in the Visegrad Group countries (V4) ie. Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Deadline: 15 May.

Asia-Europe Museum Educators Grant Programme

The ASEMUS Exchange of Museum Educators Grant Programme enhances professional development of museum educators in Asia and Europe and strengthens connections and cultural understanding between the two regions. Deadline: 1 June.

For more training opportunities, click here.

Discover a residency

Hotel Maria Kapel Residence Program, Hoorn (The Netherlands)

Artist-run residency Hotel Maria Kapel offers research and project based residencies for individuals or groups, and invites artists, curators and researchers to submit proposals mainly focusing on installation and context based work and video for the 2015 residency and exhibition programme. Deadline for applications: 5 May. 

Have you ever created on a tram? Residence program for visual artists (Torino, Italy)

The artists group DIOGENE launches the 8th edition of the international competition “Diogene Bivaccourbano_R 2014″, combining a residency period in an old tram with a research work. International visual artists (all techniques) are invited to apply. Deadline for applications: 15 May. 

M Literary Residency Programme > Residencies in China and India

The residencies are open to all writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and dramatic prose. There are no nationality restrictions, however, applicants should be over 21 years old at the time of application and be writing in English. Unpublished authors and past applicants are also eligible. Deadline: 20 June.

Open call for African artists > Worldwide Artists in Residency Programme

Thanks to partnerships with residency programs in different countries, the Africa Centre Network selects African artists for 2014 and 2015 artistic residencies spread in different countries. Many artistic disciplines are covered. Deadline: 20 June.

Residencies for professional choreographers from Egypt, Middle East & North Africa (Cairo, Egypt)

The Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, CCDC, is a new independent entity for contemporary dance in Cairo, committed with shaping and advancing the future of the art form in the country and the Arab world. Emerging professional artists from Egypt, Middle East & North Africa, who work in the areas of contemporary dance and performance, are invited to apply. Deadline: ongoing.

For more residency opportunities, click here (for example the call by Light Work – Syracuse, New York, the call for visual artists by Het Entrepot, Belgium, the fellowship for residencies at Dora Maar House, France for outstanding mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities…) 

Meet others

Networked Urban Mobilities Conference – call for papers (Copenhagen, Denmark)

The international Cosmobilities Network invites researchers and scholars to discuss their work on the social, economic, and ecological risks and opportunities of the emerging developments of "mobilities" in this conference in Copenhagen, 5-7 November.

Arts and Science in Motion – call for scholars, scientists and artists (Berlin, Germany)

The event "Arts and Science in Motion – Wissenschaft und Kunst in Bewegung" is aimed at Europe-based scholars and scientists who obtained their doctorate in any discipline, as well as artists of all disciplines with equivalent practical experience. Artists and scientists are given the opportunity to engage in discourse on the topic of "motion" and to develop new ideas for breaking down existing barriers between scholarship/science and the arts in respect of the process of gaining knowledge. Deadline: 7 May.

For more opportunities to meet others, click here.

Collaborate with

Peace Boat Internship Programme (Tokyo, Japan)

Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. Deadline for applications for the internship programme: 11 May.

Hyperallergic (USA) > Paid internship programme

Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today. From day one, it was important to us at Hyperallergic that everyone be paid for their work, creative and otherwise. 4 deadlines a year for the internship programme: 15 March, 15 June, 15 September and 15 December.

For more opportunities of collaborations, click here.

Look for a job

University of Westminster (UK): Principal Lecturer/Programme Director, MA International Cultural Relations

The main duties and responsibilities will be: curriculum development and financial planning; student recruitment, programme promotion, external relations and outreach; identifying and recruiting teachers and staff. Some teaching will also be expected. Deadline: 7 May.

Call for Managing Director of artellewa art space – Cairo (Egypt)

artellewa is looking for an experienced Managing Director starting from 1 June 2014 for a two-year contract for the overall management of artellewa art space. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in administrative and organisational management, preferably in arts and cultural management with no less than two years of relevant professional experience. Deadline: 20 May.

For more job opportunities, click here.


First cultural mobility experiences for European artists and cultural professionals in China

OTM launches its new publication: a comprehensive list of online resources related to 8 key topics which are crucial to prepare properly a mobility experience in China. This guide is conceived as a practical tool for artists – individuals and groups/companies – and cultural professionals from all fields and disciplines, and in particular young and/or emerging artists and small groups. Free download!

Guide to mobility funding opportunities – Focus on 13 Arab countries – new OTM-AEF-KAMS publication!

On the Move and the Arab Education Forum launch the online "Guide to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals: Focus on 13 Arab countries". This guide is supported by KAMS – Korea Arts Management Service, and was carried out in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund For Human Development and the Queed Zein Al- Sharaf Institute for Development.

Good Practice Report on Cultural & Creative Sectors Export and Internationalisation Support Strategies

The report builds on and complements the existing literature on the potential of cultural and creative sectors in the European Union and it is the first of its kind with a particular focus on cultural and creative sectors’ exports and internationalisation. This report is the outcome of the work carried out by the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) Working Group on Cultural and Creative Sectors’ Export and Internationalisation Support Strategies.

Discover more online publications in On the Move library, including the newly updated Move on! Cultural mobility for beginners

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