Dear OTM newsletter readers, 

Looking for funding to cover your travel costs – for a project, a residency, a tour or others – is a big challenge for any “mobile” artist and cultural professional. But today your life is a bit easier: our Funding section has just been revamped to be even more complete and easy to use!

In addition, our blockbuster Guide to funding opportunities for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals in Europe has been refreshed: updated funding guides are now available for a number of European countries. Whether you’re based in or travelling to Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Macedonia, Norway, here’s a range of funding opportunities for you! These updates were made possible with the collaboration of our member Interarts and the support of the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (French guide).

Finally, we’re proud to announce that another successful OTM research dossier, the Green mobility guide for the performing arts is now available in 5 languages: English, French, Italian, German and Chinese, following the success of the original English version by our member Julie’s Bicycle. Find all the language versions in our Library!

And now, our monthly selection of mobility opportunities – all with travel costs paid. There are many more on our website (updated twice a week) and on Facebook (daily updates)… stay tuned! 

Engage in policy

Sign or endorse On the Move’s Charter for a sustainable and responsible cultural mobility!

Are you responsible of a cultural organisation hosting foreign artists or sending artists abroad? A policy- or decision-maker at local, national or European level? A Public or private funder of cultural mobility? Find in our Charter criteria, references, ideas and resources allowing you to support the mobility of artists and cultural operators while respecting social and environmental principles!

Arts – cultural organisation and access to finance: survey online

Access to finance is a core barrier to growth for many cultural and creative companies. This survey (in English, French and German) is a unique opportunity to make the voice of cultural organisations heard and allow policy action – fill it in! There's time until mid-March.

2013 Cultural Policy Research Award

The call for applications for the 2013 Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) is now. Six finalists, selected amongst all applicants, will be invited to the 7th Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum in Brussels in November. Deadline: 31 May.

Petition to abolish the Schengen visas for Lebanese citizens

The Bala Visa petition was launched n late 2012 to ask for the abolition of visas for Lebanese citizens travelling to Schengen countries.

Raise funding 

Collaboration Grants by European Cultural Foundation – call 2013

Collaboration Grants are awarded to cultural organisations and organisations outside the cultural sector that are working together on artistic and cultural projects across different countries of wider Europe. At least one partner applicant must work in a sector outside the cultural field but the main applicant should work in the cultural sector. Deadline: 25 March.

Roberto Cimetta Fund – travel grants Europe – Mediterranean – call open

The Roberto Cimetta Fund is launching the second 2013 open call for travel grants 2013. Artists and cultural operators living and working in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa can apply in Arabic, English or French. Priority is given to mobility from the South and East of these regions. Deadlne: 31 March.

Allianz Cultural Foundation: Call for Projects

The Allianz Cultural Foundation promotes and supports cultural and artistic networking in Europe and the Mediterranean region. The focus of the promotion is on exchange and encounter projects as well as discursive events in contemporary art, literature, dance and theatre. Deadline: 31 March.

Daiwa Foundation Small Grant and Award – Uk-Japan projects

Grants are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Grants can cover all fields of activity. Next deadline: 31 March.

French American Fund for Contemporary Music

The French American Fund for Contemporary Music supports contemporary music projects that foster cultural exchange between France and the United States. Deadline: 31 March.

Cooperation in the Nordic Region supported by the Nordic Cultural Fund

The Fund supports projects that involve at least three Nordic European countries. In addition, projects may involve other partners both within the Region and beyond, and may be run either inside the Region or elsewhere. Deadlines: 1 February, 2 April, 1 September and 1 October.

Music Travel Grants by the Canada Council for the Arts

This program offers Canadian individual music professionals, groups or small ensembles an opportunity to travel on occasions important to their artistic and career development.
Deadlines: 15 April, 15 June, 15 September, 15 November and 15 February.

Mid Atlantic Arts Program – grants for American performing artists invited abroad

Grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States. Next deadline: 19 April.

React to a call

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Undeveloped ideas for SAMPLED Festival at Cambridge Junction (UK)

Cambridge Junction is looking for new ideas from emerging and mid-career artists to feature in the SAMPLED festival (4-5 May 2013). Support for travel costs for selected artists will be available. Deadline: 10 March.

Survival Kit 5 – International Contemporary Arts Festival – call for artists

The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) invites artists to submit ideas for the “Survival Kit 5” International Contemporary Arts Festival which will take place from the 5th to the 15th September, 2013 in Riga. “Survival Kit 5” has focussed on slow revolution. Deadline for applications: 10 March.

LIFE by MEDIA International Competition-Proposing new forms of life and living with media

YCAM calls for proposals exploring possible future ways of life and lifestyles that, with such concepts as “shared”, “nomadic” or “mobile”, keep changing in recent years. This competition is open to all ages and nationalities regardless of career or background. Travel costs – among others – are paid. Deadline: 15 March.


This contest seeks innovative ideas on the Internet of Things in the context of art, technology and architecture. The call is open to all artists who move in the space between art and technology. LABoral offers a 6-month stay in Spain; a honorarium and travel costs among others are covered. Deadline: 15 March.

Impakt Critical Media Culture – Call for Curators

IMPAKT (foundation for critical media culture) in Utrecht (NL) invites interested parties to submit curatorial proposals for the 2013 Impakt Festival, which will take place from 30 October – 3 November focusing on the theme ‘Capitalism Catch 22′. Travel costs covered. Deadline on 18 March 2013.

TANDEM – Cultural Managers Exchanges Turkey–European Union 2013–2014

We are looking for 15 cultural managers from different EU countries and 15 cultural managers from Turkey to take part in this intensive year-long cross-cultural exchange project. The programme offers small grants for Tandem creative projects, as well as reimbursing travel and living expenses for exchange visits, and shared learning sessions. Deadline: 25 March.

Call for Scenofest – World Stage Design (September 2013)

Companies and artists from the UK and around the world are being invited to apply to bring performances to Scenofest, WSD2013. Applications are encouraged from a broad range of work and are welcome from practitioners at every stage in their career. There is a limited amount of bursary support for applicants. Deadline: 15 March.

FACADE VIDEO FESTIVAL (Plovdiv, Bulgaria): Call for entries

Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to send videos for the fourthly edition of Facade Video Festival (11 – 15 September 2013). A jury will award the best video with a one-month-residency during 2014, including travel costs. Deadline: 30 April. 

Get training

Aesthetic – Responsibility – Drones – Lab in Berlin (Germany)

The six days long lab will offer discussions on the basis of texts by notable thinkers working about aesthetic responsibilities in social gaming and experimenting with print making as well as with specifics in sound and electronics. Invited participants will be granted travel/accommodation costs. Applications accepted until 31 March.

IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant for retraining of professional dancers

The International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers has created a special grant for the retraining of professional dancers. The Grant will be awarded for the first time in June 2013 and will provide a transitioning dancer with up to € 3,000 to help them retrain for a second career. Deadline: 31 March.

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts 2013 (Austria) – grants

Some 90 grants, usually covering tuition costs only, are available for participation in one of the classes at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts next summer (22 July – 31 August 2013). Additional subsidies for travel and living costs are offered. Deadline: 10 April.

2013 International Fellowship in Cultural Studies of Contemporary Art – Korea

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea hosts an international research program for museum professionals aged between 25 and 45. The fellowship includes travel costs to Seoul. Deadline: 15 April.

La Fabrique européenne des traducteurs

La Fabrique européenne des traducteurs organises translation workshops for translators between Dutch, French, Arabic, Greek and Turkish.
The workshops take place in the form of 9 weeks residencies in different countries. Various deadlines.

ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Curators

ERSTE Foundation offers three fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to take part in the curatorial course at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg. The Fellowship will cover room and board, travel expenses and the participation fee for the course. 

Discover a residency

Arts Printing House- Call for residency

Arts Printing House, in Vilnius-Lithuania offers a residency to professional international artists in Contemporary Performing Arts field: Contemporary Circus, Theatre, Dance. Travel cost covered. Deadline on 4 March 2013!

First Performance and Event focused Residency at Gasworks, London, UK

Gasworks is looking for experimental practices, innovative and experimental approaches to contemporary performance, and proposals that question contemporary understandings of these terms. Travel costs (and others) paid. Deadline: 4 March.

Iver Jåks Artist-In-Residency Program (Norway)

This international artist-in-residence program offers a two months residency in Karasjok, Norway. The residency includes accommodation, access to an artist studio, a stipend for living expenses and production costs, and travel costs covered to and fro. Deadline: 10 March.

Nordic Artists' Centre Dale (Norway) – Open call for artists in residence

The A-I-R program encourages international contacts for artists and focuses on visual arts including design, architecture and locally rooted practice. Professional artists, designers, architects and independent curators are eligible to apply. The residency includes a monthly grant and support of travel expenses, among others. Deadline: 15 March.

Residency opportunities at Halle 14, Leipzig (Germany) for East Slovakian artists (or interested…)

This call is open for two individual artists coming from, or having worked/studied/lived in, or with an interest for, the East Slovakian region. Travel costs paid. Deadline: 15 March.

Residency opportunities 2014 in France by Association Voyons Voir

The structure voyons voir | art contemporain et territoire develops a network of artists in residence and creations of visual artworks in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur area (France). The residence includes production grants, residency allowance and flat-rate reimbursement of travel costs. Deadline: 15 March.

Objectifs (Singapore) – Residency and Lab

Objectifs- Center for Photography and Filmmaking in Singapore welcomes applications for its residency and lab programme. Funding for travels included. Deadline on 15 March 2013!

International Artist in Residence Program by RWE Foundation (Germany)

The Foundation's International Artist in Residence Programme – VISIT programme invites artists to carry out projects with some reference to RWE, focusing on the topic of energy and its social relevance. Travel costs – among others – are covered. Deadline: 31 March 2013.

Festival Nocte 2013 – call for artists in residence in Graus (Aragón, Spain)

The ALGORINES project aims to support artists or collectives willing to develop a research, training and/or creation project in the performing arts sector in Graus (Aragón, Spain). Artists of any nationality can apply, though priority will be given to artists living in the Pyrenees region. Deadline: 13 April.

Mino paper art village (Japan) – call for artists in residence

Mino Paper Art Village is inviting domestic and foreign artist to stay in Mino city (Japan) for a certain period of time so that they may create their original works of art out of Mino Japanese Paper. Transportation to Central Japan International Airport is covered (among others). Deadline: 15 April.

Meet others

National Artistic Identity in Dance – registrations open for the keðjaKlaipeda meeting next June!

Registration is now open for the 9th keðja Encounter which takes place in Klaipeda, Lithuania from June 13th – 16th. Anyone who is interested in developing the contemporary dance scene is welcome to join! Deadline for registrations: 20 March.

IETM Dublin – 2013 spring plenary meeting: "trust" is the word!

Together with the Dublin team, IETM looks forward to welcoming you to Dublin from 11-14 April 2013. There we will introduce you to the city and artists and offer you the chance to meet and network with each other, all under the meeting's theme of 'Trust'. Register today!

ELIA Teachers' Academy 2013 Utrecht & Amsterdam – Online Registration Now Open!

The 6th ELIA Teachers’ Academy 2013 – Preparing the Artist of Tomorrow takes place 24 – 26 June 2013 in The Netherlands. The Teachers’ Academy is an international platform for ideas and practices for teachers in artschools in Europe and beyond. Early bird registration: 15 April.

3rd European Forum
on Music: Re>>generating Europe through Music (Glasgow, 18-21 April)

The European Music Council's Forum 2013: a place for dialogue and networking, for inspiration and exchange and for meeting musicians and music activists from all over Europe. Registrations are open!

Collaborate with

ICD Voluntary Internship Program

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin (Germany) invites applications from individuals willing to experience a voluntary intership of 3-6 months.

Look for a job

Asian Arts Agency in Bristol (UK) recruits a General Manager

Asian Arts Agency seeks to appoint a General Manager (full-time). Deadline: 4 March.

FAI-AR (Advanced Itinerant Learning Programme for Street Arts) in Marseille looks for a Director

FAI-AR, the only training centre dedicated to street arts in Europe, is looking for a Director to oversee its management. This is a potentially permanent position to be filled by 1 September. Deadline for applications: 4 March.

Job opening at the Terra Foundation for American Art

Job opportunity as a program coordinator at the Terra Foundation for American Art. Based in Paris and Giverny. English mother-tongue, fluent French. Deadline on 8 March!

Job opening at Asia Art Archive

Digital Communications Manager and Content Editor needed at the Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong. Deadline on 17 March 2013.

Charlotte Street Foundation (Missouri, USA) Seeks Applicants for the Position of Executive Director

Charlotte Street Foundation seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director. Applications received by March 30 will be given priority consideration.

Job offer by Compagnie Ultima Chamada (Paris)

The company Ultima Chamada (Paris) is looking for a person in charge of administration. Find all the details (in French) and apply asap!   


Green Mobility Guide for the Performing Arts: Julie's Bicycle & On the Move research dossier in 5 languages!

On The Move and Julie´s Bicycle present a new green guide to environmentally sustainable mobility for touring performing arts companies and venues. Download for free this OTM research dossier (available in English, French, Italian, German and Chinese)!

Move on! Cultural mobility for beginners

In collaboration with its members and with the support of the Hippocrène Foundation, has prepared this agile guide with "tips & links" for your mobility experience. From understanding what "mobility" means to browsing the right links, from packing you suitcase to staying in touch with the great people you met: 10 "golden rules" to make the most of an experience abroad – no matter when, where and how long. Free download in English, French and Italian.

“Madarat – platform for exchange” – summary of the debates

The Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF), is publishing the summary of the debates held during the “Madarat – platform for exchange” in November 2012 in Beirut, in the frame of the Istikshaf mobility platform.

Measuring the impact of a mobility grant: a work in progress by the Roberto Cimetta Fund

This assessment is a necessary follow-up, in the collaboration RCF has undertaken with regional and local partners, to define strategies for transnational artistic mobility. Our work aims to identify positive effects of travel and consequences in the nature and diversity of cultural and artistic products or offers. Find out the results!

CLEISS (Centre of European and International Liaisons for Social Security)

To facilitate the ever-increasing movement of people between countries, France and Europe have an international legal framework which ensures efficient coordination of national social security systems for persons moving outside national boundaries. The Cleiss acts as a liaison body between the French social security institutions and their foreign counterparts.

a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT / How to become an artist in residence

On invitation of IGBK, the Berlin Weißensee School of Art and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) artists, curators and researchers discussed reasons for artists’ mobility at a conference that was held in 2011 in Berlin. Also they gave attention to the impacts of mobility on life and work of artists. Not for free.