On the Move newsletter – February 2014

Dear OTM newsletter readers,

One month has already passed and we are back with a new selection of cultural mobility opportunities, news and reminders. If we always try to cover various disciplines, the selection of news also greatly depends on the current opportunities that we have identified based on OTM editorial policy. Coincidentally, this newsletter encloses an interesting number of calls related to creation in public space.

You will also learn more about OTM actions and achievements in 2013 thanks to our easy-to-read activity report (5 minutes will be enough, we promise!) and our up-coming workshop on green issues for the sustainability of cultural mobility projects. This workshop, targeted atEU policy makers and funders, is organised within the scope of the EU funded project, GALA coordinated by Julie’s Bicycle and DutchCulture ¦ TransArtists. This event will take place in Berlin on 12-13 March with the local support of ITI-Germany and IGBK.

Have a good reading and till the next newsletter, don’t forget to checkOTM website for regular updates, OTM funding pages and of course OTM facebook page for daily news and reminders.

The On the Move team

On the Move News

On the Move – Annual activity report 2013

Have a look at our concise annual report 2013 to get an overview of OTM mission and activities throughout the year 2013!

Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA) – Workshop on green issues for the sustainable support of cultural mobility, Berlin (Germany), 12-13 March 2014

This workshop targets EU funders and cultural policy makers interested in including green criteria in the way they support culture and cultural mobility in particular. The training, within the scope of the EU funded project, GALA coordinated by Julie’s Bicycle and DutchCulture ¦ TransArtists, is organised by OTM in collaboration with ITI-Germany and IGBK, all of them OTM members!

Engage in policy

Get ready for the European Elections 2014!

Read and spread the political manifesto by Culture Action Europe (CAE) for the European elections, presenting CAE’s vision for the European project and its demands for the future European Parliament. Use as well the excellent condensed advocacy-kit prepared by Trans Europe Halles!

Presentation of the UN Report, “The Right to Freedom of Artistic Expression and Creation” by Farida Shaheed

We already mentioned about the presentation of this report at the European Parliament last October. Find now online this report in English and French but also the recommendations of the Access to Culture subgroup on "Arts, Human Rights and Social Justice" as well as a selection of videos by artists and activists selected for the October event.

Raise funding

Benches for Europe! > Call for entries for European designers (Strasbourg, France)

The purpose of the contest is to associate modern design and Europe with the creativity, energy and quality of life in Strasbourg. Another purpose is to create a synergy effect among the 28 countries of the European Union by promoting some of its young artistic designers. Deadline for applications: 15 March 2014.

CYNETART Awards 2014: call for media artists in the field of new technologies (Dresden, Germany)

CYNETART festival will take place in the period 13-19 November 2014 and will focus on the public mediation of trans-disciplinary experiments. CYNETART Awards & Commissions are dedicated to young positions in media art and aim to reach especially upcoming, international media artists, who work trans-boundary in the field of new technologies. Deadline for applications: 15 March 2014.

Call for artistic sites and site-specific artworks in Trani (Puglia, Italy).

Renkontiĝo – Incontri tra Arte e Territorio is a first edition project by Area C | Contemporary Cultures based in Trani, South of Italy that focuses on the creation of a path through artistic sites and site-specific artworks within the city of Trani. Deadline for applications: 16 March 2014.

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC): Calls for Grants (2014)

AFAC was established in 2007 by local cultural lobbyists as an independent initiative that funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts while facilitating cultural exchange, research and cooperation across the Arab world and globally. Next deadline for projects within the visual and performing arts sectors: 1 May 2014. 

UNESCO: International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): Fifth Call for Funding Request

Public authorities/institutions and NGOs from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, as well as international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), are eligible to apply. Deadline for applications: 15 May 2014.

For more funding opportunities, click here (examples: Europe and the Mediterranean region: Allianz Cultural Foundation: Sponsorships;Performance Art:  Centrale Fies and Viafarini DOCVA> Live Works_Performance Art Award (Dro, Italy) ; Dance: NPN International Guest Performance Fund for Dance and the NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance (Germany) etc.)

React to a call 

FEST LIVE: Open platform showcase for new physical theatre (Liverpool, UK)

Fest Live is an international showcase for new physical and visual work in collaboration with the Unity Theatre, Liverpool. The festival is seeking submissions for the open platform showcase, which presents extracts of new physical/ movement based work from both emerging and established artists. Deadline for applications: 1 March 2014.

The Brooks International Fellowship Programme, London (UK) > Open call for South Asia-focused curators, researchers or art historians

This new programme at Tate, in collaboration with Delfina Foundation, will enable three curators, researchers or art historians to develop their research around a specific theme at Tate over a twelve-week period in autumn 2014, complemented by activities at Delfina Foundation. Deadline for applications: 11 March 2014.

ENOA (European Network of Opera Academies) – Call for proposals (semi stage concerts)

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of enoa, the network launches a call to artists to present ideas for a semi-staged concert that would tour across the enoa network. Deadline for applications: 17 March 2014.

INTPA – International Net for Dance and Performance Austria – Funding for outgoing mobility

INTPA – International Net for Dance and Performance Austria supports Europe-based event organizers to cooperate with Austrian artists while being able to provide adequate incentives for Austrian artists to participate. Eligible applicants are based in Europe with the exception of Austria. Application must be submitted at least two months prior to the scheduled performance date.

For more calls, click here (examples: Theatre: Royal Court Theatre (London, United Kingdom): International Playwrights GroupFocus on Latin America:  Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) – Programme of cultural mobility; Literature /Publishing: Open Call: Book Platform Events Participation Grants; Dance: E-Motional – Rethinking Dance/ MAP – sharing of processes: Call for proposals etc.)

Get Training 

EaP Culture Programme Cultural Policy Exchange Workshop Cycle 2014

The Cultural Policy Exchange Workshops contribute to the achievement of the overall objectives of the EaP Culture Programme. National, regional or local authorities, public cultural institutions, civil society cultural organisations and cultural managers, entrepreneurs, curato
rs as well as cultural actors from Eastern Partnership Culture Programme Countries are eligible for participating in the workshops. Deadline for applications: 1 March 2014.

For more training opportunities, click here.

Discover a residency

Museum of the History of the Polish Jews – Education in Action / programme of artistic residencies (Varsaw, Poland)

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews invites foreign and Polish artists dealing with the themes of Jewish heritage to participate in its residency programme “Open Museum – Education in Action”. From now to April 2016, thirteen artists will be invited to carry our projects related to Jewish heritage in the context of the space of the Museum seat and the entire city. Deadline for the 1st residency: 3 March 2014.

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art of Bourges (France): Open call for residency projects

These residencies are intended to give young artists from France and other countries the chance to carry out personal research projects in association with the school, its teachers, its students and any other outside partner of their choice. Deadline for applications: 15 March 2014.

Soil Culture Artist Residencies > disclosing the importance of soil (United Kingdom)

The aim of these residencies is to encourage an artistic exploration of the importance of soil, to prepare the United Nations International Year of Soils 2015. CCANW is inviting applications for the second round of residencies in June 2014. Deadline for applications: 18 March 2014.

OPEN CALL: 1 month fully funded residency at GeoAIR – Tbilisi, Georgia

GeoAIR, with the support of the Prince Claus Fund invites international artists to apply for a one month long, fully funded residency in November, 2014 in Tbilisi. Residency is the part of larger project “Cooking Imaginations – Tbilisi Migrant Stories”. The selected artist is expected to work within it and produce additional socially-engaged art project around the interconnected theme of public space, migration and food ways. Deadline for applications: 20 March 2014.

Casino Luxembourg: a new residency programme OUT in the public space

Artists must be familiar with the notions of public space (site-specific interventions or community involvement) and are free to choose their means of artistic expression. Applicants should not be older than 40 years and should be fluent in either English, French or German. Deadline for applications: 2 April 2014.

Central European Initiative Writers in Residence Fellowship for the year 2014 – Call for applications

The fellowship is endowed with a cash award of EUR 5,000 for a three-month stay in any of the Central European Initiative Member States, selected by the candidate. Eligible applicants are young writers (up to 35 years old) from: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine. Deadline for applications: 30 April 2014.

For more residency opportunities, click here.

Meet others

The future is not what is used to be, a three-day interdisciplinary conference organised by Trans Europe Halles, P60 and Melkweg (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Check the very inspiring programme of this conference which will be held on 2-4 April 2014 in Amsterdam! On the Move will be part of some of the working sessions and organises its general assembly in Amsterdam on 2 April.

IETM meetings (1st semester 2014) > Spring Plenary meeting in Montpellier (France) and IETM Asian Satellite Meeting in Melbourne (Australia)

Join these two inspiring meetings in France and/or Australia!  OTM will be particularly associated to the IETM Asian Satellite Meeting in Melbourne to continue the exchange on cultural mobility funding strategies.

Nordic-Baltic dance initiative keðja > 10th Encounter (Åland Islands between Finland and Sweden)

Attendance is free and we are happy to welcome dance interested persons from outside our home region. The Encounter takes place in Mariehamn on 6-9 August 2014. Deadline for registrations: 31 March 2014.

Collaborate with

European Music Council > Make Music! Be Heard! Placement Scheme

7 young people from across Europe will be given the opportunity to undertake a week long work experience placement with one of the MM!BH! project partners: European Music Council (Germany), International Music Council (France), Flanders Music Centre (Belgium), Jeunesses Musicales International (Belgium), Scottish Music Centre (UK), Zebrock (France), European Choral Association – Europa Cantat (Germany). On-going deadlines from February 2014.

Roberto Cimetta Fund > Internship (Copenhagen, Belgrade and Paris)

The Fund is offering two internships to work on the setting up and running of the WYCH Forum for Arab and Balkan artists and cultural operators as well as a webpage or blog. Deadline for applications: 15 March 2014.

Call for national and international volunteers for the international conference on the Creative Economy in Africa 2014

The Racines Association for Cultural Development in Morocco and Africa is seeking volunteers for the annual organisation of the 4th International Conference on the Creative Economy in Africa, to be held in Rabat, Morocco, from November 13th to November 15th 2014. Deadline for applications: 15 April 2014.

For more collaboration opportunities, click here.

Look for a job

European Cultural Foundation > Short term contract: Project officer, R&D advocacy (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

To cover a period of leave, the ECF is looking for a Project Officer, R&D Advocacy whose primary role will be to coordinate our research activities. Apply as soon as possible!

Julie's Bicycle is hiring in London (United Kingdom)

Julie’s Bicycle has a once in a blue moon opportunity to employ four new people to join our thriving London-based team: Development Director, Head of finance and operations, Environmental sustainability director and Arts Coordinator. Deadline for applications: anytime but JB's aim is to hire these people by May 2014.

We advise you to visit OTM job page which is regularly updated.


Evaluation of the International Opportunities Fund (Wales) – a study commissioned by Wales Arts International to On the Move

Wales Arts International has commissioned an evaluation of the International Opportunities Fund (IOF) and its impact on the mobility of artists and cultural professionals based in Wales. The research was carried out by On the Move through interviews with both recipients of the IOF awards and their international partners.

Discover more online publications in the On the Move library including the newly updated Move on! guide for European cultural mobility beginners.