Dear OTM newsletter readers,

840: this is the number of news and cultural mobility related opportunities OTM signposted on its website in 2013 which represents an increase of 17% compared with 2012! The types of news shared by OTM are also more cross-disciplinary, cover more extensively Europe and the world and target different types of artists (emerging or experienced) and cultural professionals (like cultural managers). Discover more about these facts and figures in our OTM newsletter report! Considering the fact that these news mostly focus on cultural mobility opportunities with travel cost funded (or at least partially funded), this seems encouraging in time of budget constraints for international cultural and arts exchange.

In order to target better the news On the Move shares, we decided to highlight in our upcoming monthly newsletters a more limited and focused number of news and to redirect you to other weblinks for additional opportunities. We also highly encourage you to regularly check OTM website and On the Move facebook page for quick daily updates and gentle reminders.

Last but not least, the year started very well for On the Move, which was involved in a whole week of meetings with US organisations and foundations thanks to OTM member, Theatre Without Borders. This first newsletter of the year therefore includes some key resources related to cultural mobility in the USA.

Have a good reading and of course a good cultural mobility year!

The On the Move team

Engage in policy

Culture Action Europe – Political manifesto for the European Elections 2014

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, was sent to European political parties, European political groups and all MEPs on 23 January 2014. Read the manifesto, spread it and use the revised version of the toolkit on the European elections!

The Arab Education Forum, the Roberto Cimetta Fund and the Istikshaf Coalition > Call for Papers in the framework of the conference on Mobility and Freedom of Movement, March 15-17, 2014 (Amman, Jordan)

This call for papers is linked to the Conference on Mobility and Freedom of Movement, entitled « Advocating mobility : on the frontline », which will be held in Amman, Jordan from 15 to 17 March 2014. Deadline for applications: 2 February 2014.

Raise funding

Dance research NRW : Düsseldorf and Dortmund (Germany)

The NRW KULTUR sekretariat is offering 6–12 week performing arts residencies for dancers, choreographers, performers and musicians. These residencies are to be used for thematic research projects, which should not be focused on a production. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2014.

Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America to the United States

Southern Exposure is a national initiative that brings exemplary contemporary and traditional performing arts from Latin America to audiences across the United States. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2014.

Prince Claus Fund: Call for applications > Culture in Defiance

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.

Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna, Austria) – Call for proposals 2015

Kunsthalle Exnergasse invites you to submit exhibition proposals for the year 2015. Corresponding exhibition programmes are decided in a 2-step application and review process upon by an advisory board. Deadline for applications: 1 March 2014.

MARCO / Frac Lorraine / SFKM (Spain, France and Norway) – Award for young curators 2014

MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, 49 Nord 6 Est – FRAC Lorraine, Metz (Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine), and Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum (SFKM), Førde organize the Award for Young Curators MARCO/Frac Lorraine/SFKM. Deadline for applications: 14 March 2014.

Allianz Cultural Foundation: Sponsorships

The Foundation pays special attention to projects, which enable long-term networks between the involved artists and project partners. The Allianz Cultural Foundation focuses on particular regions within Europe. Aside from the countries of Central and South-eastern Europe the focal point of the next years lies on the Mediterranean area. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2014.

For more funding opportunities, click here. Examples : Change of scene – International partnerships for the Performing Arts (German speaking countries and eligible countries) ; Commonwealth Foundation: Call for applications (till September 2014) ; IDB Cultural Center : Grants programme (Latin America and Caribbean) etc.

React to a call

Autopistes: Circus dissemination > Calls for festival and venues programmers

Programmers of festivals and venues in South-Western Europe, Northern Europe and Northern America can apply to take part in workshops taking place at festivals in Montreal and Barcelona. Deadline for applications: 10 February 2014.

E-Motional – Rethinking Dance/ ArtistNe(s)t Residencies & MAP – sharing of processes: Call for proposals

Applications can come from artists from the EU, Turkey (one residency) and the Balkan countries (MAP). Deadlines for the residency: 10 February 2014 and MAP, 10 April 2014.

International Literary Programme (Lisbon, Portugal) – The Disquiet Prize

DISQUIET’s annual contest seeks the best in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2014.

Nida Art Colony (Lithuania) – Call for contributions to the inter-format symposium of flux of sand and aquatic eco-systems

Artists, curators, scientists, researchers and people with interdisciplinary backgrounds are welcome to apply. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2014.

Royal Court Theatre (London, United Kingdom): International Playwrights Group

In summer 2014, five international playwrights will be invited to London to take part in a focused, residential writers group, working with members of the Royal Court Theatre artistic team from 2 to 19 July 2014 (inclusive). Deadline for applications: 14 March 2014.

Urban Soundscape competition: Sapporo International Art Festival 2014 (Japan)

Submissions are welcome from anybody regardless of age, nationality and professional / amateur status. The winner (artist and/or representative of the winning team) will be invited to attend the awarding ceremony in Sapporo (Japan). Deadline for applications: From 1 February till 31 March 2014. 

For more calls, click here. Examples : Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) – Programme of cultural mobility ; Open Society Fellowshipetc.) 

Get Training 

Critical Practice (Made in Yugoslavia) – Reflections on contemporary performing arts – Call for applications

Emerging authors (writers, critics, researchers, theoreticians) can apply to this three one-year programme to develop their writing and discussion skills in the field of critical practice in contemporary performing arts. The first programme cycle will take place in Belgrade, Brussels, Kondenz, Belgrade and Skopje. Deadline for applications: 10 February 2014.

2014 NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography in Turkey > call for applications

The masterclass will be accessible to young and aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists from the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey. Deadline for applications: 10 February 2014.

For more training opportunities, click here

Discover a residency 

San Art Laboratory/ Session 5: Open call (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Sàn Art Laboratory: Session 5 is the first session to provide funding for not only Vietnamese artists based in Vietnam, but also artists from and based in South East Asia, who are under 35 years of age. Sàn Art will cover one return airfare from this region for successful applicants who do not live in Ho Chi Minh City. Deadline: 11 February 2014.

Move On: European Media Artists in Residence Exchange with Australia Canada (EMARE AUS CDN) 2014-2015

The European Media Art Network in partnership with the Goethe Institute 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.

Le CouveNt (France) – Open call for Artist Residency Grant Programme 2014

Le CouveNt is a creative space in South France dedicated to music, visual arts, writing, and performing arts. The Artist Residency Grant Program is aimed to worldwide emerging artists, from all disciplines. Deadline for application: 18 February 2014.

Sylt Foundation (Germany) – African Writer’s Residency Programme

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.

Het Entrepot (Belgium)- Calls for residencies C.T.C. (visual arts)

Het Entrepot is looking for projects that are clearly developed based on a social engagement or which are conceived from the necessity to respond to a particular problem or conflict (in relation to ‘History’). The residential program invites the following contemporary disciplines: painting, drawing, sculptures, photography, video, multimedia, mixed media, performance and audio art. Deadlines till 2017!

For more residency opportunities, click here.

Meet others

Balkan fellowships for journalistic excellence

Each year, ten Balkan journalists are competitively chosen to receive funding and professional support to conduct their own research project. Deadline for applications: 5 March 2014.

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)

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 masterclasses and think tanks, all with an international character. On the Move will be part of the working sessions and will organise its general assembly in Amsterdam on 2 April.

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

Discover preliminary information about both meetings and bookmark your agenda! OTM will be particularly associated to the IETM Asian Satellite Meeting in Melbourne to continue the exchange on cultural mobility funding strategies.

Collaborate with

Administration Assistant – Internship or Voluntary Job at IETM Secretariat in Brussels (Belgium)

The role of the Administration Assistant is to organise and supervise the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the IETM Secretariat. Deadline for applications: 4 February 2014.

EUNIC Global recruits two interns in Brussels (Belgium)

EUNIC is the network of the European national institutes for culture. EUNIC Global office in Brussels is recruiting a Communications Assistant and an Administration and Communications Assistant for a six-month period (starting end of February and mid-March). Deadline for applications: 10 February 2014.

Nida Art Colony (Lithuania) – Trainees' opportunities

There are currently two trainees' offers: Curatorial assistant and Artist and communication assistant. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2014.

Look for a job

Opening Maternity Leave Cover at ELIA (European League of the Institutes of Arts) – Conference Manager

The temporary Conference Manager will be hired for a total time of 8 months (from mid March till mid November) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Deadline for applications: 6 February 2014.

Job opening at the British Council in France – Head of Arts

The mission of the head of arts at British Council- France is to lead strategy and implementation of the British Council’s arts and creative economy programme in France. Deadline for applications: 14 February 2014.

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


EU-South Korea: Current Trends of Cultural Exchange and Future Perspectives

The report was prepared by On the Move’s team and Dr Sung-Won Yoon and commissioned by the EENC (European Expert Network on Culture). The report includes useful references and weblinks of organisations in the fields of performing arts, publishing, cultural heritage, visual arts and audio-visual as well as a section on cultural mobility.

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.

Visa processes for performing artists in the USA – A webinar by the National Endowment for the Arts

The webinar provided an overview of the visa process and focus on the petition aspect, providing information to assist in preparation of petitions on behalf of foreign artists engaged for performances in the U.S. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session. Check it out if you plan performances in the USA.

International Performing Arts Resources – United States

Are you an American artist who is interested in touring internationally, an international artist looking to tour in the United States, or a presenter who wants to present international artists but unsure of wh
ere to begin? Check this webpage prepared by Center Stage.

Discover more resources in the On the Move library including the newly updated Move on! guide for mobile European Young Artists.