Dear newsletter readers,

The month of May started with very good news about the confirmation of the funding from the European Commission – Culture Programme for the third year of life of the OTM network, and culminated in our annual General Assembly in Nantes, European Green Capital 2013 (where we’ve been invited by the City of Nantes and we’ve attended the 5th World Forum on Human Rights). We’ve put a few pictures on Facebook to share some moments with you!

On another hand, don’t forget that there is time until June 17th to respond to the public online consultation launched by the European Commission – DG Home for the revision of the procedures for short-stay Schengen visas. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to make the voice of the cultural sector heard by EU policy-makers: reply to the consultation, spread the word – and feel free to mention the policy recommendations by the On the Move network, already endorsed by 20 OTM member organisations and 10 other organisations (including networks and platforms) in Europe and beyond!

And now, our monthly selection of mobility opportunities – did you know that you can get them also in French, Spanish and Italian? Have a look at the right box for more details… and see you on Facebook for daily updates!

The On the Move team  

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Our Facebook is your Facebook!

Since early 2012 On the Move has its own Facebook page… which is also yours! Feel free to post there your own calls and announcements (and spread the word)!

Engage in policy

Open consultation – Improving procedures for obtaining short-stay ‘Schengen’ visas

Have you obtained a short-stay ‘Schengen’ visa over the past three years? The Commission is reviewing the procedures for issuing these visas and would like to hear your views on your experience. The idea is to modernise the policy and your input via this public consultation will contribute to make the right changes. Make the voice of artists and cultural professionals heard! Deadline: 17 June.

Nurturing human rights Campaign

The Andorran Chairmanship of the Council of Europe is launching a campaign in support of the values promoted by the Council of Europe’s Convention on Human Rights. Let's read the Convention and make sure it's put into practice!

Raise funding

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. Music professionals include instrumentalists, singers, composers, librettists, arrangers, performers, conductors, singers/songwriters and opera stage directors. Deadlines: 15 April, 15 June, 15 September, 15 November and 15 February.

Toyota Foundation – International Grant Program

The Toyota Foundation has provided grants to support initiatives addressing a variety of issues in a wide range of fields. Since the foundation’s establishment in 1974, a central theme has been the pursuit of a society with pluralistic values. The upcoming international grant programme is open to people and organisations from Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Deadline on 21 June!

International Fund for Cultural Diversity (UNESCO) – Call for proposals 2013

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity aims to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing and least-developed countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention. Deadline: 30 June.

Cultural diversity and cultural exchange – call open for projects between Spain and other countries

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Madrid announces the Call for proposals for the Programme “Cultural diversity and cultural exchange", aiming to promote a greater understanding of cultural diversity and to stimulate cultural cooperation between cultural entities and cultural players in Spain and in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Deadline: 16 July.

Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. Eligible activities include hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and promoting fellows' ideas in public venues. Deadlines: 1 August 2013 and 1 February 2014. 

React to a call

PREMIO ROMA DANZA – International Choreographic Competition

PREMIO ROMA DANZA celebrates its 12th edition focusing this year on choreographic talent. The competition is open to choreographers over 18 years of age of any nationality, with no limit or condition to genres, styles and body languages. Besides monetary prizes, participants will be also awarded with ‘artistic commission’ and ‘artistic residence’. Deadline: 10 June.

The Global Shining Light Award: call for investigative journalists from developing or in transition countries

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference presents the Global Shining Light Award, a unique award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. Winners are invited to attend the ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in October 2013 (travel and other costs included). Deadline: 15 June.

14th Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva 2013 – MisoMusic (Portugal)

In order to encourage the creation and the diffusion of new electroacoustic music, Miso Music Portugal promotes the 14th Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva 2013. The competition is open to composers of any nationality and age, and the winner will be given the opportunity to present his/her music in concert performed by the Miso Music Loudspeakers Orchestra at the 2014 edition of the Música Viva Festival. Deadline: 15 June.

2013 CEC ArtsLink Fellows in Performing Arts and Literature

US cultural organizations are encouraged to apply to host the recently selected 2013 ArtsLink Fellows – international artists and arts managers in performing arts and literature – for five-week residencies. Travel, accommodation and other costs will be paid for by CEC. Deadline for the expression of interest: 15 June.

Be The One! Artistic competition for young European accordion players

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Commission, ONE® an Orchestra Network for Europe has developed a program that supports the musical development of young artists on their journey towards a European career. Deadline: 16 June.

Cultural exchange in the Arab region – Mawa3eed

The Mawa3eed program, launched in 2006, is a fund for partially financing travel expenses of up to 5,000 USD for Arab artists to present artistic work or to take part in cultural and artistic events and activities at multiple, diverse cultural spaces in the region. Applications are accepted throughout the year and the evaluation will be on four separate dates, in March, June, September and December.

Pilot Project for a European Platform for Festivals in the field of culture

At the end of 2012, the European Parliament voted a new budget line on the 2013 budget of the European Union dedicated to a pilot project aiming at creating a European platform for festivals. Deadline: 26 June.

Roberto Cimetta Fund – Travel grants for artists and cultural operators in the Euro-Arab-Med region. Calls 2013

The Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF) provides individual travel grants (for international round-trip travel only) to artists and cultural operators living and working in the Euro-Arab region or Mediterranean zone. We aim, through these grants, to support international exchange, capacity building and career processes for the arts and culture. In 2013 there will be four open calls, with deadlines in January, March, June and September. Find all the details online!

Senior and Research Fellowship in Vienna (Austria)

IFK – KunstUniversitat Linz offers two types of scholarships for one academic semester, both including travel costs to Vienna. Deadline: 1 July.

EURIAS Fellowship Programme 2014-2015

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes in different European countries. EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences and cover – among others – travel expenses. Deadline: 5 July.

Get training

"Creative strategies of sustainability” for cultural workers, Berlin – Germany

This seminar is a production of the ufaFabrik Berlin in the frame of Engine Room Europe, a three-year programme (April 2011-May 2014) of activities dedicated to independent cultural workers and their creative processes. Deadline on 14 June!

Discover a residency

Axis of Praxis residency in Mooste and Tallinn for Nordic and Baltic artists and professionals

Three residencies (incl. travel costs) in two venues – in Mooste and Tallin – are available for artists, organisers, curators and researchers of all artistic and creative d
isciplines based in Nordic and Baltic European countries. Find all the details and apply by 15 June!

PACT Zollverein – Essen (Germany) – residency opportunities including travel grants

The Residency Programme is open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or sound art. The programme can cover travel expenses. Deadline for residencies in the first half of 2014: 17 June.

Ténot bursary for residence at Camac (France) – various disciplines

Camac and Fondation Ténot offer each year a residency bursary to one visual artist, one writer and one musician or composer, covering residency costs (incl. return ticket) at Camac in France. Deadline: 30 June.

McDowell Colony fellowship (USA) for artists-in-residence (several disciplines)

The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. In order to open the residency experience to a wider, more diverse community of artists, MacDowell offers two financial assistance programs to those who have been awarded a Fellowship: stipends and travel grants. Regular deadlines – 15 Sept. 2013, 15 Jan. and 15 Apr. 2014.

Meet others

Application for bursaries – 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture

The Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) are pleased to advise that some assistance will be available to enable delegates from developing countries to attend the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture (Santiago, Chile, 13-16 January 2014). Deadline on 7 June.

Travel Grants to attend CIMAM 2013 Annual Conference

20 travel grants to modern and contemporary art museum and collection professionals residing in Emerging Market and Developing Economies, professionals residing in Latin America, Turkey, Spain and the UK are available to attend CIMAM’s 2013 Annual Conference "New Dynamics in Museums: Curator, Artwork, Public, Governance" that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, 12–14 August 2013. Deadline: 10 June.

2013 European Culture Forum (Brussels): share your ideas!

On the 4th, 5th and 6th of November, the Culture Forum will gather in Brussels cultural policy makers, stakeholders, artists and cultural professionals, and address some of the hottest topics for the sector at the moment. The DG EAC has launched a call for ideas – open till 20 June.

Collaborate with

Internship opportunities at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, Washington (USA)

The DeVos Institute leverages the expertise of the Kennedy Center (Washington) to train, support, and empower arts managers and their boards locally, nationally, and internationally. It includes hands-on internships for students and those having completed a degree within the past two years. Deadlines in 2013: 7 June and 14 October.

Hotel Pro Forma’s internship programme fall 2013

Hotel Pro Forma (Copenhagen, Denmark) is looking for students for its internship programme. Interns will take part in the development, planning and production of local exhibitions, international productions and artistic projects. The internship is without salary and is full-time. The working language is English. Deadline: 7 June.

Digital journal InterArtive: Call for texts and artistic projects: Art & Mobility

For the publication of issue #55, the digital journal InterArtive will publish a special issue dedicated to diverse aspects of the current discussion about Art & Mobility. Theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject are invited to participate. Deadline: 15 July. 


Touring Artists, an information portal for internationally mobile artists, provides comprehensive information in Germany

touring artists, an information portal for internationally mobile artists, provides comprehensive information on visas/residence, transport/customs, taxes, social security, other insurances and copyright in Germany. Powered by OTM members ITI Germany and IGBK!

ECAS' Guide to European Funding for the Non Profit Sector 2013-2014

The 19th edition of the Guide provides the essential starting point to understanding how to access European Funding. Not for free.

European external cultural relations — Expectations from the outside

ifa organised the conference in Brussels on 12th December 2012 – proce
edings are now available online!

Book: Music, culture and conflict in Mali – by Andy Morgan, published by Freemuse

Freemuse are pleased to announce the publication of its first book, ‘Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali’, which is launched in a digital and on-demand paperback edition. The book takes an in-depth look at the crisis that overtook Mali in January 2012 and lead to a ten-month occupation of the northern two-thirds of the country by armed jihadi groups. The book examines the roots of those tumultuous events and their effect on the music and culture of the country. The income from sales of this book will support Freemuse in its work to help musicians who suffer persecution, discrimination or imprisonment around the world.


On the Move is funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.