On the Move newsletter – December 2013
Dear newsletter readers,
An exciting year is ending for On the Move and we are pleased to share in this newsletter another round of up-coming deadlines, new cultural mobility opportunities and key publications co-produced by On the Move together with its members and/or associated partners.
We like to take the opportunity of this last 2013 newsletter to thank our funders and supporters: the European Union under the Culture programme, the Ministry of Culture and Communication- France, the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Arts Council of Ireland but also for specific related projects: Wales Arts International*, the Asia-Europe Foundation* (through the Creative Encounters Programme with ANA and TEH), Arts and Theater Institute (Czech Republic)*, the partners of the EU funded project, Unpack the Arts*, the International Federation of Actors*, the Interarts Foundation* (through the EENC), Korea Arts Management Service and the Mission of the People's Republic of China to the EU.
The OTM members shall be warmly acknowledged in their constant support and action to make cultural mobility a reality in terms of information sharing, funding and/or advocacy to improve the conditions of mobile artists and cultural professionals. A final particular thank for the translators of this newsletter in Spanish (the Foundation SGAE*) and Italian (Chiediteatro).
Take some time to explore the cultural mobility information, resources and opportunities we share with you in this newsletter. Don’t forget that this is only a snapshot of what the websiteand facebook page regularly offer.
Enjoy the end of the year celebrations and see you in 2014!
The On the Move team
* OTM members.
Throughout 2013, On the Move has been co-producing or updating guides and toolkits to help artists and cultural professionals to better identify funding and/or information resources to support their mobility.(Re)-discover them!
This regional mobility and freedom of movement policy agenda aims to develop closer links between a range of stakeholders including government agencies, foundations, voluntary and community sector in delivering specific policies and positions in areas affecting mobility with a focus on arts, culture and social entrepreneurship. Read more about it and support this innovative initiative!
Established in 1995, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered by Mobility International USA (MIUSA). Learn more about it and ECA's Lives Without Limits campaign (including for the mobility of artists with disabilities).
This document recalls the process that has led to the increasing recognition of a cultural dimension as a key factor for development. It also highlights that, as a culmination of this journey, now is the time to give culture the prominence it deserves both because it is essential to meet the challenges posed by today’s difficult situation and because global cultural actors, which are able to connect to local and national communities, are now ready to work in this direction.
Anyone with an opinion on crowdfunding is invited to fill in the questionnaire. People who might contribute to, or launch, a campaign, crowdfunding platforms, national authorities, academics, associations and all other interested parties are encouraged to answer. Deadline: 31 December.
The Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) is an international organisation designed to serve independent young artists living and working in the Arab World. The long term goal of YATF is to encourage the sustainability of the independent artistic scene in the Arab World and to nurture and sustain its development. Two up-coming calls on 1 January 2014.
The goal of the challenge is to bring together art and technology, artists with technologies, and to unleash the huge potential of mixing the creativity and perspective of artists with the nowadays powerful open hardware technologies. 12,000 euros gross as fees and a grant of up to 2,000 euros gross for travel, accommodation and expenses. Deadline: 16 January 2014.
Sharjah Art Foundation announces the 2014 Production Programme Open Call for grants to artists working in a range of media in the MENASA region. Up to $200,000 is available in this application cycle. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014.
The IDB Cultural Center invites cultural and artistic institutions to submit proposals starting October 1, 2013 to the IDB Offices in 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014.
CHANGE OF SCENE is a funding programme of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in collaboration with the International Theatre Institute-Germany. An application can be submitted by theatres and independent theatre groups from the areas of drama, dance, music theatre, puppet theatre and performance in the German-speaking region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) who are interested in collaborating with partners from North Africa or Eastern Europe. Deadline: 15 February 2014.
The Culture in Defiance call is aimed at projects that strive for positive change. Their impact lies in creating opportunities of freedom of speech and thought. Support is only given to individuals and organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2014.
AC/E´s mobility programme for Spanish artists and creators aims to encourage foreign institutions in various disciplines, public and private, to present Spanish artists and creators. Deadline: 31 March 2014.
The German multidisciplinary theatre production "Verflüchtigung" is looking for young national and international dancers, actors, musicians, singers, new Circus – Spoken Word – and media artists. "Verflüchtigung" will feature a total of 20 artists from Germany and all over Europe on stage. Artists with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline: 30 December.
Curate, a unique award launched by Fondazione Prada and the Qatar Museums Authority, is a global search for curatorial talent.The winning curatorial idea will be realised in an exhibition in either or (but not limited to) Qatar and Italy. Deadline: 31 December.
Artists born or resident in any of the CreArt cities will have the opportunity to participate in this 5-days workshop to share, learn and exchange artistic experiences together with other artists from the CreArt Network (Aveiro, Delft, Linz, Vilnius, Pardubice, Kaunas, Lecce, Kristiansand, Arad County, Genoa, Harghita County and Valladolid). Deadline for applications: 5 January 2014.
Supported by the Goethe-Institut, the "Goethe-Institut Fellowship at Haus der Kunst" is designed for international emerging scholars whose research focuses on global perspectives of modern and contemporary art in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Deadline for applications: 15 January 2014.
ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform is about the most interesting performances within a wide range of contemporary dance. ICE HOT welcomes any professional choreographer and company from the Nordic country to apply for ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform 2014. Deadline for applications: 15 January 2014.
The Impakt Festival 2014 will take place from 29 October until 2 November at several locations in Utrecht (NL). The curatorial proposal can be submitted by curators individually or collectively and should revolve around this year’s theme ‘Soft Machines: Where the Optimized Human meets Artificial Empathy’. Deadline for applications: 20 January 2014.
For over 25 years the Pflasterspektakel has transformed the city centre of Linz into a place of international street art at the highest level. The International Street Art Festival Linz is the most popular cultural event of the region with more than 220,000 visitors. Deadline for applications: 27 January 2014.
This is an open call for participating in the second edition of Spring Sessions at Hangar art production and research center based in Barcelona (Spain). The Spring Sessions are intensive and interdisciplinary meetings between artists and other professionals for developing a specific part of a larger research project. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014.
The "Artists' Contact" programme by IfA supports working stays and tours of contemporary artists, curators and other cultural professionals in the fine arts field, from developing and emerging countries to Germany. German artists can also receive subsidies for their traveling expenses while networking and seeking opportunities in developing and emerging countries. Next deadline: 31 January 2014.
The Grants scheme aims at supporting sustainable international working contacts and exchange of book professionals from Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine with colleagues from the EU countries as well as from the countries of the Eastern Neighborhood. The grants scheme is part of the Book Platform project funded by the European Union in the framework of the EuroEast Culture Programme. Deadline for applications: 30 March 2014 (and/or until the financial resources of the scheme are fully distributed).
Applicants should be nationals or residents of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The organisers are looking for inspired proposals by visual artists, filmmakers and video activists that envision an intersection (dialogue, clash or complementarity) between past histories and present realities. Deadline : 5 January 2014.
The overall aim of Tandem / Shaml is to foster long-term collaboration between cultural professionals from the Arab Region (participants of the Abbara capacity building programme of Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) and Europe (including Turkey!). For this call for applications cultural organisations from all over Europe – inside and outside the European Union, including Turkey – are invited to apply before the 15th of January 2014.
The Competition is open to anyone who has published an article about Belarus for media outside of Belarus in 2013. Beyond the cash prize, six winners/other participants will be invited to attend a two-day workshop together with journalists from independent Belarusian media in Varsaw (Poland). Travels funded within Europe. Deadline for applications: 20 January 2014.
Local artists – born or resident or close relations – in any of the cities taking part in “CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation”: Arad/Romania, Kaunas/Lithuania, Genoa/Italy, Delft/Netherlands, Harghita County/Romania, Valladolid/Spain, Aveiro/Portugal, Linz/Austria, Kristiansand/Norway, Lecce/Italy, Pardubice/Czech Republic and Vilnius/Lithuania. Deadline: 12 January 2014.
Check these two residencies opportunities in Quebec, Canada: Language Plus (deadline: 20 December 2013) and Est-Nord-Est (deadline: 15 January 2014).
The Siena Art Institute’s Summer Residency Programme awards accomplished professional artists & writers the opportunity to stay for a month in the beautiful historic city of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. Resident Artists are provided with compensation for their flight to and from Italy from their country of residence. Deadline: 15 January 2014.
Artists from all countries are invited to send a proposal for a site-specific outdoor sculpture installation that will celebrate the seafood producers and fishermen of Cheng Long village in Taiwan and raise awareness about environmental issues relating to seafood production, the main livelihood of Cheng Long residents. Deadline: 18 January 2014.
The European Media Art Network in partnership with the Goethe Institut and overseas partners in Australia and Canada provide residencies 2014 – 2015 in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, France and the Netherlands with support of the European Commission's Culture 2013 Programme. Deadline: 12 February 2014!
The African Writer’s Residency offers a residency to writers of contemporary African literature, who engage with contemporary themes and concerns of Africa and the African Diaspora. The award is open to published (not self-published) writers of poetry, prose, plays and novels. Deadline for applications: 21 February 2014.
Swiss artists and cultural practitioners (e.g. curators, event organisers, mediators) in the areas of the visual arts, music, literature, theatre and dance are eligible to apply. At the same time, Pro Helvetia facilitates residencies in Switzerland for artists and cultural practitioners from the above-mentioned regions. Deadline: 1 March 2014.
The Nordic Culture Fund has granted a travel allowance for NordMatch participants from Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Contact the organisers as soon as possible if you like your travel to be funded!
The Future Is Not What It Used To Be is a three-day, interdisciplinary working conference on new culture strategies (2-4 April 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands). The programme offers thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on workshops, in depth master-classes and think tanks, all with an international character. Make sure to register early to get the special rates!
Discover preliminary information about both meetings and bookmark your agenda! On the Move is particularly associated to the contents development of the programme of the IETM Meeting in Australia with a focus on cultural mobility funding.
The ECP Y N is a network of cultural practitioners between the ages of 20 and 35 based in Europe. It is an extended branch of the European Cultural Parliament and created within its framework. The ECP YN is currently calling for members (20-35 years old). Deadline: 21 December.
The ICD invites applications from individuals who are coming from the following fields: International Relations & Politics, Languages & Literature, History & Philosophy, Marketing & PR, Business & Economics, Statistics, Communication& Journalism, Administration, English, Spanish and Event Management. Find all details online to apply.
Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), founded in 2004, is one of the largest independent cultural organisations in the Arab region. Based in Cairo (Egypt), it has a job opening for a Director position. Extended deadline: 31 December 2013.
The Freedom Theatre’s Applied Theatre Program is looking for a full-time Coordinator for the March Freedom Ride. The Coordinator will engage in direct liaison with participant communities, client organizations and other departments of The Freedom Theatre. The Coordinator will also be responsible for managing, coordinating and administering the 2014 Freedom Ride and various training programs and events. Deadline: 31 December.
Arterial Network seeks a full-time person and experienced Project Manager to coordinate and implement the strategic plan of Artwatch Africa, a programme of Arterial Network. Artwatch Africa seeks to monitor, report on, and advocate freedom of creative and cultural expression in Africa, both within the continent and to the international community. Deadline: 13 January 2014.
The toolkit, presented by the Africa Arts Institute (AFAI), provides an accessible online resource for anyone in need of advice on how to use everyday IT tools as effectively as possible. The 45-page toolkit covers new media platforms such as websites and blogs and social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Vimeo. It also addresses recently popularized initiatives such as ‘crowdfunding’.
What can sustainability mean in contemporary dance? How do we want to define sustainability? Inadequate funding schemes, short-term solutions, short-lived productions – how should the dance field be developed in a more sustainable manner? To find some answers, follow the keðja Think Tank on sustainable strategies for the Nordic-Baltic dance field!
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