On the Move Newsletter August 2014

Dear newsletter readers, 

The month of August brought us some restful summer days, but also some bad news: On the Move (OTM) is not one of the networks selected for Creative Europe funding by the European Commission. 

While every challenge brings an opportunity, OTM now needs a period of re-thinking and restructuring. 

Starting from September 1st, 2014 there will be no permanent staff working for On the Move; basic activities will be carried out by a voluntary-based office. OTM Board and members are going to search for additional and new funding to support OTM activities. We will try to keep sharing mobility funding opportunities at least until early 2015.

Beside the website and newsletter, you can still follow us on FacebookandTwitter; if you want to get in touch – including for sharing your mobility news – please keep in mind that only the address mobility(at)on-the-move.org remains active. 

We're working hard to keep OTM going because we truly believe in the importance of providing free, accurate and updated information on cultural mobility, in Europe and internationally. We hope to bring you better news in the next months!

Marie and Elena, the OTM team until 31 August 2014 

Our own news

A new challenge ahead for On the Move

From September 1st, 2014 On the Move is facing a period of re-thinking and restructuring: there is no permanent staff working for OTM until further notice, and only basic activities are carried out on a voluntary basis. Read more about why and what happens next…

Guide to mobility funding opportunities – Belgium

Find tens of cultural mobility funding opportunities to and from Belgium in the guide, just updated thanks to the support of the Creative Europe Desks of Flanders and Wallonia!

Raise funding

SAM Prize for Contemporary Art 2014 (France) – call for proposals

The SAM Prize for Contemporary Art is organized by SAM Art Projects, a private initiative with the goal of promoting and defending contemporary artists, all along favouring the cultural exchange between the French artistic scene and artistic scenes of countries that are non-European and non North American. Deadline: 15 September.

Szpilman Award

The Szpilman Award is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations. Deadline: 30 September.

Without Walls commissions and touring opportunities 2015 for outdoor work

As part of its commitment to supporting the development and creation of inventive outdoor/street art in the UK, Without Walls invites artists and companies from any discipline to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation and touring in 2015. Deadline: 2 October.

For more funding opportunities click here

React to a call

the Dosti Music Project

If you are a musician from Pakistan, India, or the United States between the ages of 19 and 40, and are interested in becoming a Dosti Music Project Fellow, apply by 12 September!

BIPOD 2015 – Open Call for Contemporary Dance Performances from the Arab World

Maqamat/ Leymoun will be hosting arab dance artists to present their work within the framework of BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance. Applications open until 15 September.

SharedSpace: Weather > Call for submissions (Varsaw, Poland)

Are you a sceno
grapher, performer, architect or theorists under 35 years old? Are you interested in the contemporary scenography, new forms of space and performative environment? If yes apply before the 20 September to this international workshop organised by Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute together with The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.

Performing Arts Japan > Grants to USA and Canada

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year. Deadline: 27 October.

For more calls click here

Get training

Curatorial Intensive in Beijing (China)

The Curatorial Intensive in Beijing offers curators working in Asia and internationally the opportunity to participate in a week-long professional development program, exploring curatorial practice and artistic production in Beijing, as well as discussing the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions in local and international contexts. Deadline: 12 September.

Cinema without Borders – workshops – call for participants from Middle East and Northern Africa

‘Movies that Matter’ and ‘Karama Human Rights Film Festival’ are pleased to announce Cinema without Borders: the four-day workshop programme on how to develop a “Human Rights Film Festival.” The workshop brings together starting and more experienced film professionals from the Middle East and Northern Africa region. Deadline: 19 September.

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis – Training (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis aims to equip participants with necessary skills and knowledge to provide timely response in emergency situations. The training identifies areas of joint programming between culture and humanitarian sectors to make certain that the affected communities participate in their own recovery. Developing cost effective strategies for risk reduction and disaster preparedness of cultural heritage forms a core component of the training. Deadline: 22 September.

For more training opportunities click here

Discover a residency

Residency opportunity at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa (MAC) – Spain

This opportunity is open to applicants from Latin America, the rest of Spain or Portugal and not being resident in Galicia. Deadline: 8 September.

Cinefil Košice &K.A.I.R. Košice > call for a filmmaker residency (Kosice, Slovakia)

The chosen author will during 10 weeks create a film whose theme should in a creative way relate to the city of Košice. Deadline: 8 September.

“Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context” > Artist Fellowship, Nida Art Colony (Vilnius, Lithuania)

This programme is aimed at any art or cultural production that exists within or in reference to social forms of resistance that coalesce in opposition to hegemonic structures (sculpture, video, installation, public art, site-specific work, interventions, post-studio art, discursive formats, performance, queer/feminist or post-colonial work). Deadline: 17 September.

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum > Open Call for residence programs (artists and researchers/curators)

Artists and researchers/curators will be selected from 21 countries/regions in Asia. The program will be placing even more importance on "exchange" with the museum visitors and local community through a creative channel of art. Deadline: 30 September.

For more residencies click here

Meet others

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries. Apply now!

IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics

International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes applications for the 17th Trainee Project for Young Film Critics taking place during its 44th festival edition (21 January – 1 February 2015). This talent development program offers up to three young (under 30 years), motivated and talented professional film critics from outside the Netherlands a chance to travel abroad to cover a major international film festival – and more. Deadline: 1 November.

For more upcoming meetings click here 

Collaborate with

Euro-Arab Network for Contemporary Dance and Performance > call for interns (International project management and communication), Berlin (Germany)

Interns gain invaluable experience from working for an international network in the field of contemporary dance and performance that operates both in Europe, the Arab World and the Mediterranean since 1998. Available positions: 1 to 3 per year starting from June 2014 onwards.

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 collaboration opportunities click here

Look for a job

Freemuse: Programme officer needed (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Freemuse seeks a full-time Programme Officer. Freemuse is an international organisation advocating and defending musicians’ and artists’ rights to freedom of expression. Freemuse works with artists, freedom of expression organisations, lawyers, cultural and artistic networks, international donors, international media, diplomats, the UN system and scholars. Deadline: 14 September.

For more job opportunities click here


EENC Report – Artists’ mobility and Administrative Practices related to Social Security and Taxation in the European Union (EU)

The report maps the obstacles, in the fields of social security and taxation, which artists and cultural professionals face when they are mobile or seek to be mobile in the EU. It also introduces a typology of identified obstacles, includes an analysis of the impact of recent legislative and regulatory developments and presents a set of good administrative practices. Resources (documents, info-points etc.) are listed pages 59-65.

For more publications about cultural mobility click here

9. ASEF culture360 Newsletter September 2014

This September, ASEF culture360 announces the 10 artists selected by Equilibrium, an international cultural initiative that aims at building creative contexts in villages and towns in India. The selected artists from Asia and Europe will participate between October and November this year in a 5-week residency that will involve activities with local women and lead toward creative capacity-building at a local school in Partapur, India. This project is supported by ASEF through the Creative Encounters series.

Also this month, we look forward to EARS on Helsinki – Europe-Asia Roundtable Sessions which will take place in Helsinki on 4-7 September. The event will bring 300 creative industry professionals together to discover business opportunities, share best practices and get inspired by others and their ideas. On 5 September 2014, ASEF will also support a roundtable on policy issues in the creative industries a topic of increasing mutual interest for Asia-Europe dialogue.

We are delighted to hear that the Film Producers Workshop Ties that Bind, a project selected under ASEF’s Creative Encounters (3rd edition) in 2014, has received support from Creative Europe, the European Commission’s financial support programme for the creative, cultural and audiovisual sectors in Europe. Read thereport of this project and discover the
next steps for the Workshop this year.

In the Magazine, find out more about the curatorial direction of the new National Gallery Singapore with an interview with Mr LOW Sze Wee, Director of the Curatorial and Collections department and listen to the unique voice ofVietnamese Songwriter Lê Cát Trọng Lý, the new leading figure of contemporary folk music in Vietnam.      

We wish you an enjoyable read!

The ASEF culture360 team Magazine

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