On the Move Newsletter: May 2014

Dear OTM newsletter readers,

We’re at the final countdown for the European Parliament elections 2014, that will – perhaps more than any previous EU elections – help decide the future direction of Europe. On the Move joined forces with other cultural network to invite as many European citizens as possible to Go vote! … and we hope you’ll listen to us!

The first part of May has been very busy: On the Move was invited by the Australia Council for the Arts, host and co-organiser of the IETM Asia Satellite Meeting in Melbourne to facilitate the brainstorming meeting between cultural mobility funders and stakeholders from Europe, Asia and Australia focused on “access and reciprocity”. This event, held on 12 May prior to the IETM Meeting, was organised in cooperation with RES ARTIS and Asialink, partners of the Inaugural Meeting of the Asia-Australia-Europe Creative Residency Network and was attended by close to 60 participants. A report will be available  early June, so stay tuned!

And now take a seat and get ready for our monthly selection of mobility opportunities with travel costs paid. Choosing the calls to put in the newsletter is a hard work, with all the interesting opportunities we find (and receive from you)… so don’t forget that there is much more on OTM website!Check our updates and follow us on Facebook for daily news and reminders.

Enjoy your reading!

the On the Move team

Engage in policy

GO VOTE! Bring a friend – An initiative by European cultural networks

European cultural networks launch the campaign "Go vote! Bring a friend" for the European elections (to be held between 22 and 25 May 2014). These elections will – perhaps more than any previous EU elections – help decide the future direction of Europe. Find out more and join the campaign!

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.

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!

Raise funding

"Elsewhere": Photoquai Residencies, Paris (France)

This call for applications concerns exclusively non European artists, and non-North American artists, using the photographic image. The “residency” doesn’t consist of a long-term stay in Paris, unless the artistic project is anchored in France. The program’s aim is to show “elsewhere seen from elsewhere”. “Elsewhere” can consist of a theme, a country, a people, an artifact, or part of the musée du quai Branly’s collections. Deadline: 31 May.

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

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (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. Various dates for open calls from February till June 2014.

Ticket Fund by Prince Claus Fund

The Prince Claus Fund’s Ticket Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners by covering travel costs, in particular for artists and cultural practitioners living in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, non-EU Balkans and non-EU Eastern Europe who wish to travel within these areas.

Find more funding opportunities here (for example the Mondriaan Fund grant for international contemporary art fairs, the Step Beyond travel grantby ECF, theVisegrad fund – Small grants for cultural cooperation…)

React to a call

3. international Dance Film Festival Brussels

The festival focuses on the specific relationship between dance and film. An international call for recent, contemporary dancefilms, made during the past two years (2012-2014) is open to all filmmakers, choreographers and visual artists until 10 June.

Call for artists: MONOPLAY – festival of solos, Zadar (Croatia)

Monoplay festival calls for young artists to propose dance performances (only solos) – preferably recent independent productions with the accent on artistic innovation and exploring. Deadline: 15 June.

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 (extended): 15 June.

M+ / Design Trust Fellowship (Hong Kong, SAR China)

The M+ / Design Trust Fellowship programme aims to support an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region. Apart from expanding the current body of knowledge in these areas, it is hoped that the findings from the fellowship will also inform future acquisitions and other programmes at M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong. Deadline: 30 June.

Asia-Europe Foundation – two calls for grants

Two calls for grants by the Asia-Europe Foundation are open: Creative Encounters and Creative Networks. Deadline for both calls: 15 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

For more calls, click here (for example the International theatre conference for young critics 2014 in Vilnius, these European research and mobility grants for European studies…) 

Get Training

Site-specific physical masterclass in Copenhagen – Open call for circus artists, dancers and physical performers

Open call for circus artists, dancers and physical performers interested in working site- specifically in a former industrial area in Copenhagen (Denmark). The 5-day masterclass will welcome 16 European participants testing and exploring physical movement in an open air laboratory. Deadline: 2 June.

Adapting for Cinema – training programme: Turin, London, Budapest

Adapting for Cinema is a training programme focused on the concept of adaptation, from literature to cinema. 12 European participants (4 producers, 4 writers, 4 visual artists) will work together with the support of personal trainers and the mission of adapting 4 books for the screen. Deadline: 15 June.

MENA/European training in cultural & creative sector management – Casablanca & Beirut

The EUNIC pilot programme MENA 1 / European Training in Cultural Projects Administration is a training programme based on project management and a collective, peer-to-peer learning aiming to strengthen the regional exchanges within the MENA region. Deadline: 1 June.

For more training opportunities, click here.

Discover a residency

Artistic Residency opportunity for artists from Germany & Mediterranean region

Individual artists and scholarsor groups of up to 4 people from Germany and the Mediterranean region are invited to apply for the program of the Camargo Foundation and the Goethe-Institut. Particular consideration will be given to projects and ideas related to art in public space, urban development, architecture, sustainability, site-specific projects, performance, interactive installations, light and sound installations and participative projects. Deadline: 30 May.

Headlands Center for the Arts – Artist in Residence program

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program by Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, California – USA) awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists, at all stages in their careers and working in all media. Deadline: 6 June.

Delfina Foundation – Research Fellowship

Delfina Foundation in London is inviting applicants from India and the Arab world for the Research Fellowship 2014, aiming to provide an opportunity for intensive research in the field of visual culture. Deadline: 9 June.

China residencies: Australia based artists to China

China Residencies is excited to announce the first Open Call for “Two to Three 二到三”, a program which will send three Australia based artists to China for 4-8 weeks on funded residencies. Deadline: 15 June.

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: 20 June.

Open call for African artists > Worldwide Artists in Residency Programme

Thanks to partnerships with residency programs in different countries, the Africa Centre Network selects African artists for 2014 and 2015 artistic residencies spread in different countries. Many artistic disciplines are covered. Deadline: 20 June.

For more residency opportunities, click here (for example the residency opportunity at Pact Zollverein, Germany, the call for visual artists by Het Entrepot, Belgium, these Residencies for professional choreographers from Egypt, Middle East & North Africa in Cairo…)

Meet others

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 ideas by 15 July!

Lithuania calls for international dance experts

Lithuanian Dance Information Centre is organising dance experts´ exchanges and would be glad to welcome international dance guests –programmers, curators, producers, critics etc. – to get to know Lithuanian contemporary dance scene. Apply now! Deadline: ongoing.

For more opportunities to meet others, click here.

Collaborate with

Internship opportun
ity at Prince Claus Fund (the Netherlands)

The Prince Claus Fund looks for a Communications Trainee who will work directly with the Communications Officer to publicize the work of the Fund, including gallery openings, lectures, and events by PCF's partners and collaborators in the Netherlands and abroad. Paid opportunity. Apply by 31 May!

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

CIC (Cairo, Egypt) seeks an Artistic Director

CIC – Contemporary Image Collective is seeking a highly motivated individual to take on the role of Artistic Director: a complex and demanding role, offering significant responsibility and a diverse, in depth engagement with the local, regional and international art fields. Ready? Applications are accepted until 31 May.

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels looks for a Director

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels (Belgium) looks for a Director for the academic year 2014/2015. Applications due by 6 June.

Job Opportunity at Gasworks, London (UK): Curator

The new Curator post will start in October 2014, as a full-time, fixed term position. Deadline for applications: 9 June.

Curatorial Resident wanted at Goethe-Institut New York

MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, the contemporary art space of the Goethe-Institut New York generously supported by MINI, is presently seeking a Curatorial Resident (2015). Deadline: 14 June.

Faculty Position in Visualisation of Cultural Heritage – Singapore

The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, invites qualified academics/professionals to apply for a faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professor in Visualisation of Cultural Heritage. Applications due by 30 June.

For more job opportunities, click here.


International mobility toolkit by Battery Dance Company

Learn from the extensive international experience of Battery Dance Company through this online platform, The Cultural Diplomacy Toolkit! It will help you avoid doing the same mistakes experienced by Battery Dance Company, and will motivate you to think differently about the meaning of bilateral engagement and what the arts can achieve.

European abroad – experiences of residency and co-production by META project

In the frame of its EU-funded project META, the IN SITU network has developed "Europeans abroad", aiming to create bridges with artistic and cultural partners outside Europe in the form of residencies or co-productions. Read about their experiences!

First cultural mobility experiences for European artists and cultural professionals in China

OTM launches its new publication: a comprehensive list of online resources related to 8 key topics which are crucial to prepare properly a mobility experience in China. This guide is conceived as a practical tool for artists – individuals and groups/companies – and cultural professionals from all fields and disciplines, and in particular young and/or emerging artists and small groups. Free download!

Guide to mobility funding opportunities focused on 13 Arab countries – new OTM-AEF-KAMS publication!

On the Move and the Arab Education Forum launch the online Guide to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals focused on 13 Arab c
ountries. This guide is supported by Korea Arts Management Service.

Discover more online publications in On the Move library, including the newly updated Move on! Cultural mobility for beginners