On the Move Newsletter June 2014

Dear OTM newsletter readers,

We're excited to announce that On the Move is now on Twitter! You can follow our daily updates of the website and all our activities, including the participation in conferences and meetings. Join the conversation about#culturemobility!

Why did we decide to go on Twitter? Thanks to the training on social media and cultural mobility organised in collaboration with Agence Luxembourgeoise d'Agence Culturelle (Plurio.net) in Luxemburg the last week. This was a great opportunity to gather with some OTM members and partners (including the Asia-Europe Foundation), to learn from each other and develop new synergies to better inform you about mobility opportunities. Oh – and we took some nice pictures, too!

Last week we were very busy, indeed: right after the Luxemburg meeting we attended a seminar on artists' mobility, social security and taxation, organised in Brussels by the European Commission – DG EAC. OTM's analytical report,commissioned via the European Expert Network on Culture and prepared withPEARLE*'s professional input, was the basis for a two-day discussion with some 60 representatives of EU Member States, cultural organisations, academics, trade unions and other DGs of the Commission. We’ll keep you posted about the outcomes of this meeting.

Finally, a promise is a promise, so as we… promised in the last newsletter,the report of “Access and reciprocity” is now available! It gathers the key issues discussed during the brainstorming meeting between cultural mobility funders and stakeholders from Europe, Asia and Australiafacilitated by OTM – in collaboration with RES ARTIS and Asialink – prior to the IETM Asia Satellite Meeting in Melbourne in May.

Quite a lot of news already – and that’s just the beginning! Here comes our monthly selection of mobility opportunities with travel costs paid. As usual, this is just a glimpse of what published on OTM website, so check our updates regularly and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily news and reminders.

Enjoy your reading!

the On the Move team

Join the conversation: #culturemobility

Engage in policy

Public consultation on taxation and mobility

The European Commission launched a public consultation and created an expert group in order to gather ideas on how to tackle any tax obstacles that hinder the cross-border activity of individuals in the Single Market. Send your responses by 3 July!

What Europe do you want in 2020? Open online consultation!

The European Commission launches an open online consultation on the revision of the Europe 2020 strategy. Contributions accepted until 31 October.

The future we want includes culture – global campaign

If culture is not mentioned in the final goal document to be agreed soon by UN Member States, it will be extremely difficult for countries across the world to elaborate policies and provide funds for projects that rely on culture’s role as a driver and an enabler of sustainable development. Take action now! Join the campaign launched by international networks.

Raise funding

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation > International Visual Arts Program (Portugal)

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation grants support to exhibition projects (solo or group exhibitions) by Portuguese artists abroad. Four deadlines a year: during the last week of the months of January, April, July and October.

Project Fund for Visual Arts and Social Innovation by Arts Collaboratory

Arts Collaboratory invites independent visual
arts organisations from Africa, Asia and Latin-America that focus on research about societal issues, facilitating relationships and the development of new perspectives on social, economic and/or climate issues, to propose a project for support up to 15.000€. Next deadlines: 31 July and 9 October.

TURN – A fund for artistic cooperation between Germany and African countries

In 2012, the Federal Cultural Foundation established the TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries in order to encourage a wide range of German institutions to shift their focus on the artistic production and cultural debates in African countries. Deadline: 30 September 2014.

Mondriaan Fund (The Netherlands) – Grant program for international contemporary art fairs

International art fairs outside the Netherlands can apply for a distinctive presentation during the fair of existing work by artists from the Netherlands. Deadline throughout the year (proposals to be sent at least one month before the art fair).

Institute of International Education (IIE), USA – Award to rescue scholars in the field of arts

Established with gifts from IIE Trustees Robert L. Dilenschneider and Mark A. Angelson, the Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider Scholar Rescue Award in the Arts will provide life-saving fellowships to 10 threatened scholars in fields such as painting, dance, music, architecture, and the performing arts.

Find more funding opportunities here (for example the Step Beyond travel grant by ECF, the fund by Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, theVisegrad fund – Small grants for cultural cooperation…)

React to a call

Pride Photo Award (The Netherlands) > Contest about sexual (LGBT) and gender diversity

Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual (LGBT) and gender diversity. We are looking for top quality photography on the following topics: non-stereotypical images of gender, masculinity and femininity and the diversity of the LGBT community. Deadline: 13 July.

Call for Curatorial Projects & Research Trip to Romania

Opportunity for a one-week tailored research trip in Romania open to active professionals in the field of contemporary visual art and culture, living and working outside Romania. Deadline: 10 September.

Sustainable Arts Foundation > Call for writers and artists with families

The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. Two deadlines for applications: 28 February and 31 August 2014.

CAA-Getty International Travel Grant Program (USA)

Applicants must be practicing art historians who teach at a university or work as a curator in a museum, or artists who teach art history. They must have a good working knowledge of English and be available to participate in CAA events from February 9 to 16, 2015. Deadline: 30 September.

Literature from the North: travel grants to discover Icelandic authors and writers (Iceland)

The Icelandic Literature Center contributes to the promotion of Icelandic literature abroad. Authors, foreign publishers and organizers of literary events (festivals) can apply for support for Icelandic authors travelling abroad to promote their work. Application deadlines: 15 March, 15 June, 15 September and 15 November.

For more calls, click here (for example the calls Performance as processandPolitics of food by Delfina Foundation, the call for documentaries onpeople and nature in Southeast Asia…)

Get Training

Dance Teaching Mentoring Programme for UK-based dance teachers

Dance UK’s 2014 Dance Teaching Mentoring Programme gives 20 dance teachers the chance to develop leadership skills, expand dance industry knowledge and build contacts within professional dance companies, local dance organisations and across the education sector. Applicants must be Dance UK or NDTA members and have at least five years professional dance teaching experience. Deadline: 23 July.

For more training opportunities click here.

Discover a residency

Camargo LabexMed Residency Programme (France)

The Camargo Foundation and LabexMed program are keen to stimulate relations and cultural exchanges between researchers and artists of the Mediterranean Basin in order to support the development of projects at the interface between HSS and the arts with the aim of a common production. Deadline: 4 July.

M Literary Residency Programme > Residencies in China and India

The residencies are open to all writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and dramatic prose. There are no nationality restrictions, however, applicants should be over 21 years old at the time of application and be writing in English. Unpublished authors and past applicants are also eligible. Deadline (extended): 4 July.

Residency opportunity for young international curators in Vienna (Austria)

studio das weisse haus in Vienna is offering a residency for a young international curator. The thematic focus of this residency are media arts and interdisciplinary approaches that can be embraced by the notion of “artistic research”. Deadline: 6 July.

DANCE BOX Resident Program 2014 (Japan)

DANCE BOX’s residency program is seeking artists, scholars and curators who pursue work in the field of dance. Deadline: 10 July.

Pepenero – Open call for international artists in residence in Lecce (Italy)

Moving landscape #2 is a workshop open to both national and international visual artists, without age limitations. It includes a residency opportunity split in two phases between September and December. Deadline: 15 July.

K3 in Hamburg (Germany): residency program for international choreographers

K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg is offering three 8-month residencies to choreographers at the beginning of their professional career. Deadline: 11 August.

For more residency opportunities, click here (for example another opportunity in Vienna, this opportunity for Germany-based media artists, the call Tokyo Wonder Site, the opportunity by Hotel Pro Forma in Copenhagen).

Meet others

Escape and Engagement – Res Artis regional meeting in Vilnius and Nida, Lithuania

This Res Artis meeting will encourage experienced and emerging residency operators to look for most relevant answers to questions about residencies, escape and engagement (and more). No registration deadline, but early bird fees and limited places available!

Idea Camp – innovative ideas for public space

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) invites you to submit an innovative, daring idea for cross-sectoral collaboration that engages Europeans in re-defining and shaping “public space”. The 50 most viable and innovative ideas will be selected to take part in an Idea Camp, and selected proposals will get a research and development grant. Submit your ide
as by 15 July!

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 opportunities to meet others, 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 opportunities of collaborations, click here.

Look for a job

Art Gallery of Alberta (Canada) recruits

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is seeking a highly organized individual for the role of Executive Administrator. Full-time permanent position. Deadline: 31 July.

Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) is looking for a Creative Director

Applications for this position should be sent by 21 July.

For more job opportunities, click here.


Guide to funding opportunities for cultural journalists in Europe: an On the Move research dossier commissioned by the Unpack the Arts project

The partners of Unpack the Arts approached On the Move in 2012 to work on a specific guide to funding opportunities for European cultural journalists’ mobility, based on the model of the Guide to Funding Opportunities for the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals in Europe. The guide is now online for free! (update: May 2014)

Preparatory action on Culture in EU external relations – report

Motivated by the fact that “the European Union has no cultural relations strategy”, the European Commission mandated in 2011 a consortium of eight cultural organisations, institutes, and a consultancy to propose such a strategy. The final report is now online.

Shelter from the storm?

Shelter from the storm? The asylum, refuge and extradition situation facing activists from the former Soviet Union in the CIS and Europe looks at some of the key issues around asylum, extradition and the provision of refuge for human rights defenders, political and religious activists and other controversial figures from the former Soviet Union.

Find useful "Resources" on Trans Europe Halles' website!

The Resource section of Trans Europe Halles' website collects and shares experiences, tools and knowledge by and for independent cultural operators, on several issues. Find out more, browse the resources and suggest what you want to see published! 

Discover more online publications in On the Move library, including our latest guide First cultural mobility experiences for European artists and cultural professionals in China and the Guide to mobility funding opportunities in 13 Arab countries