Dear newsletter readers,

First of all a big thank you to all of you who have answered our questionnaire related to social security and taxation for mobile artists and cultural professionals within the EU! We will definitely keep you informed of the results and the follow-ups of this online questionnaire.

As every month, we are back with our selection of cultural mobility opportunities, most of them with travel costs covered (or at least partially). We try as much as possible to precise the contents and geographic scope of each call and news in order to help you to quickly check whether these opportunities are relevant for you and/or your organisation. Don’t hesitate in return to send to us your calls that we will publish as long as they fit with our editorial policy (in particular with travel costs fully or at least partially covered).

Please note that this is only a selection and that much more is shared and regularly updated on our website and facebook page.

Thank you for your support and have a good reading.

The On the Move team

Our own news

On the Move's network counts two new member-organisations

Busart (Greece) and Culture Desk Foundation (Bulgaria) are joining the 37 other member organisations of On the Move network. We aim, among others, to disseminate better cultural mobility opportunities thanks to these two new members in Greece and Bulgaria!

Guide to funding opportunities for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals – Europe

Thanks to our constant partnership with the Interarts Foundation (Spain), we have been updating some cultural mobility funding guides throughout the year and in particular for Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Macedonia. The last being updated are for Greece (in partnership with Busart) and Bulgaria (in partnership with Culture Desk Foundation). The cultural mobility funding guide for France was revised thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication-France.

Visas and cultural mobility

We have created a special page to compile resources and references linked to our advocacy action on visa issues but also related to key visa information resources and organisations. This page is in constant progress. Do not hesitate to contact us to add a new reference.

Artists'mobility and residency programmes: Opportunities and Challenges (Coruna, Spain)

On 28 and 29 November, Art Motile and the Gas Natural Contemporary Art Museum will present a two-day programme of talks, workshops and a round table discussion in Coruna (Galicia, Spain). On the Move will take part in this event together with some OTM members (Trans Artists, Julie’s Bicycle, Interarts Foundation and RES ARTIS).

Engage in policy

Manifesto & Recommendations: IETM meeting 2013 in Athens (Greece)

To underline the exchange, discourse and solidarity that took place at IETM Athens, the meeting closed with a Manifesto. An impromptu collective action of Secretary General of Culture Action Europe Luca Bergamo, Secretary General of IETM Nan van Houte and Coordinator of the Greek IETM Athens team Kelly Diapouli. Read the manifesto and share it to support the Greek cultural sector!

For the explicit inclusion of Culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda – a joint document (CAE, IFACCA, UCLG and IFCCD)

 This document recalls the process that has led to the increasing recognition of a cultural dimension as a key factor for development. It also highlights that, as a culmination of this journey, now is the time to give culture the prominence it deserves both because it is essential to meet the challenges posed by today’s difficult situation and because global cultural actors, which are able to connect to local and national communities, are now ready to work in this direction.

Consultation by the European Commission on Crowdfunding in the EU – Exploring the added value of potential EU action

Anyone with an opinion on crowdfunding is invited to fill in the questionnaire. People who might contribute to, or launch, a campaign, crowdfunding platforms, national authorities, academics, associations and all other interested parties are encouraged to answer. Deadline: 31 December.

Raise funding

Fluxus: Franco-British programme for contemporary art > Funding opportunities

Fluxus finances projects promoting the French contemporary creation in Britain and the British creation in France. It supports exhibition projects and curatorial residency projects. Fluxus does not finance individual projects. Applications must be made by production organisations or events organisers and not by the artists themselves. Be quick! Deadline for applications (exhibitions and curators): 24 November.

Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production 2013

Cda-Projects Grant has been offering a 10,000 Euro grant annually since 2011 to support the production of an artistic research project. The grant can cover travel related cost. Authors (included artists, curators, writers, thinkers etc…) of any nationality, regardless of age, can propose projects to be carried out individually or collectively. Deadline for applications: 30 November.

SüdKulturFonds – funding for international music productions & events

SüdKulturFonds provides shortfall guarantees and project-specific contributions to support productions and events that include artists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe (non-EU countries). The aim of this support is to facilitate access to the Swiss and European cultural market and to professional networks for artists from southern and eastern countries of the world. 4 deadlines at the end of January, April, August and November.

La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, France – Call for entries 2014 (eligible countries)

La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde has been developed by working closely with the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film in France. It supports the projects of talented young filmmakers who are working on their first or second feature film. Check carefully the long list of eligible countries. Deadline: 2 December.

Japan Foundation: Exhibitions Abroad Support Program

This programme is designed to support museums and art institutions overseas that organise exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas. Deadline for applications: 2 December.

CECArtsLink: Independent Project awards (USA and 37 eligible countries)

Applicants must be citizens of, and currently reside in, an eligible country (37 countries). Independent Projects awards must include international travel to the USA. Various disciplines covered. Deadline for applications: 3 December.

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation: USArtists International (USAI) programme

Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at significant international festivals anywhere in the world outside of the United States and its territories. Deadlines for applications: 6 December 2013 and 18 April 2014.

Second European Social Innovation Competition: The job challenge

The Competition aims at raising awareness of social innovation's potential to foster growth, entrepreneurship and provide solutions for today's challenges. It will engage businesses (including start-ups), social economy and citizens in Europe in a huge range of sectors, thereby creating new connections and job opportunities. Deadline: 11 December.

Swedish Institute: Young Leaders Visitors Programme (YLVP)

The Swedish Institute’s Young Leaders Visitors Programme (YLVP) is an annual intercultural leadership programme that aims to lay a foundation for dialogue, mutual understanding and knowledge sharing among young leaders from the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden. Deadline for applications: 13 December.

Kunstwerk Carlshütte – call for NordArt 2014 and NordArt Symposium (Germany)

Kunstwerk Carlshütte (Büdelsdorf, Germany) is a non-profit cultural initiative and organises the NordArt, an annual international exhibition of visual arts from June to the beginning of October. NordArt is one of the largest juried exhibition of contemporary art in Europe, representing all facets of visual arts. Check the conditions for the NordArt Prize and the NordArt Symposium. Deadline: 15 December.

Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) – Calls for production and touring

The Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) is an international organization designed to serve independent young artists living and working in the Arab World. The long-term goal of YATF is to encourage the sustainability of the independent artistic scene in the Arab World and to nurture and sustain its development. Two up-coming calls on 1 January 2014.

The Sharjah Art Foundation: Open Call: Production Programme

Sharjah Art Foundation announces the 2014 Production Programme Open Call for grants to artists working in a range of media in the MENASA region. Up to $200,000 is available in this application cycle. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014.

IDB Cultural Center: Grants programme (Latin America and Caribbean)

The IDB Cultural Center invites cultural and artistic institutions to submit proposals starting October 1, 2013 to the IDB Offices in 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014.

La Box – Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Bourges (France): Open call for curatorial project                       

La Box at The Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art (ENSA) of Bourges (France) is currently having an open call to entrust its programme and exhibitions to young curators. Production and transport of works, travel and accommodation expenses for the artists, travel expenses for the curator(s), communication and publications costs are among others covered. Deadline: 31 March 2014.

React to a call

Call for Participants to Join Transnational Dialogues 2014 – Europe China Brazil

Around 20-25 participants – Brazilian, Chinese or European residents, aged 21-35 years old – will be selected across the three regions. The target groups are students or young practitioners from the creative sector. Limited travel grants. Be quick! Deadline for applications: 22 November.

European Cultural Foundation – Step beyond programme: Special 10th year anniversary!

Artists and cultural operators who want to travel to or from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey in the coming months, here is your chance! Apply at least one month before your travels happen!

Danse PEI (4th edition), International dance festival in urban and rural landscapes in Réunion Island (France)

Danse Péi is going to celebrate the fourth edition in May 2014 with a dance programming in the urban and natural locations of the West coast of the Reunion Island. Deadline for applications: 30 November.

KAMS is calling for proposals to seek global partners of Center Stage Korea 2014 (Korea)

The Korea Arts Management Service will consider project proposals submitted by international festivals, arts centers, and networks who will implement a project involving Korean performing groups/artists as part of their performance program. Deadline: 30 November.

European Performing Arts and Transmedia Lab Pilot Scheme (France): call for applications

By creating this grant, the three partners of the European Performing Arts and Transmedia Lab Pilot Scheme (Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort Le Granit, scène nationale de Belfort – MA scène nationale-Pays de Montbéliard) are continuing their joint reflection on contemporary stage writing practices. The deadline for this artistic research grant award on Contemporary Stage writing and Transmedia is 6 December.

ZAGREBDOX PRO – Reality Check Workshop (Croatia) – Call for submissions for documentary projects

In 2014, ZagrebDox Pro will cover expenses for up to six attendants for the
Reality Check workshop. Participants from countries with a low audio-visual production capacity and new EU member states have an advantage when applying for the allowance. Deadline: 9 December.

The Marc de Montalembert Foundation: Grant and Prize for the mediterranean region

The Foundation, established in memory of Marc de Montalembert (1972-1993), strives to promote cultural understanding among the young generations and encourage intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean world. Last deadline for this year: 15 December for the grant.

Curate award: call for applications

Curate, a unique award launched by Fondazione Prada and the Qatar Museums Authority, is a global search for curatorial talent. The winning curatorial idea will be realised in an exhibition in either or (but not limited to) Qatar and Italy. Deadline: 31 December.

Henry Moore Institute (Leeds, United Kingdom) : Research and senior fellowships (sculpture studies)

The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds (United Kingdom). The Henry Moore Institute invites applications for the research and senior fellowship programmes. Deadline for applications: 13 January 2014.

IMPAKT Festival 2014 (Utrecht, The Netherlands): Soft Machines (working title) | Call for festival curators

The Impakt Festival 2014 will take place from 29 October until 2 November at several locations in Utrecht (NL). The curatorial proposal can be submitted by curators individually or collectively and should revolve around this year’s theme ‘Soft Machines: Where the Optimized Human meets Artificial Empathy’. Deadline for applications: 20 January 2014.

Second open call for interdisciplinary projects at Hangar (Barcelona, Spain)

This is an open call for participating in the second edition of Spring Sessions at Hangar art production and research center based in Barcelona (Spain). The Spring Sessions are intensive and interdisciplinary meetings between artists and other professionals for developing a specific part of a larger research project. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014.

Get training

DeVos Institute's Summer Fellowships for International Arts Managers (USA)

Launched in 2008, the DeVos Institute's Summer Fellowship offers international arts managers an immersive programme of study in arts management strategy. Deadline for applications: 1 December.

Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Human Rights Fellowship 2014 (USA)

In 2014 Magnum Foundation will offer five Human Rights Fellowships for the fifth year of its summer program, Photography and Human Rights at the Department of Photography & Imaging of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Intermediate and advanced international students, including experienced professionals living and working outside of North America and Western Europe are eligible to apply. Deadline: 9 December.

Asia-Europe Museum Educators Grant Programme

The ASEMUS Exchange of Museum Educators Grant Programme enhances professional development of museum educators in Asia and Europe and strengthens connections and cultural understanding between the two regions. Deadlines on 1 December 2013 and 1 June 2014.

La Fabrique européenne des traducteurs

La Fabrique européenne des traducteurs organises translation workshops for translators between Dutch, French, Arabic, Greek and Turkish. Two deadlines left in December for Arabic/Dutch and French/Italian. Choose your language on the top left of the web-page.

Belarus in Focus 2013 – Competition for Journalists (cash prize and workshop in Poland)

The Competition is open to anyone who has published an article about Belarus for media outside of Belarus in 2013. Beyond the cash prize, six winners/other participants will be invited to attend a two-day workshop together with journalists from independent Belarusian media in Varsaw (Poland). Travels funded within Europe. Deadline for applications: 20 January 2014.

Discover a residency

Open call for Berwick Visual Arts new residency opportunity (United Kingdom)

The residency opportunity is open to UK and internationally based artists who finished their college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years. Those who have completed an MA and /or PhD are also welcome to apply. The artist will be expected to live and work in Berwick for the 6 month residency. The funding available for the residency is up to £8000. Be quick! Deadline: 25 November by 5pm

YARAT – Open Call for International Artist Residency (Azerbaijan)

YARAT invites you to submit a proposal for its international artist residency programme, located in Baku, Azerbaijan. The profile searched for this residency is a fine art professional, with several years' experience teaching both small and large groups of young artists, and a significant career as an artist. Deadline: 30 November.

Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2014, Boston (USA)

The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. Deadline for applications: 1 February 2014.

City of Los Angeles (USA) – Cultural Engagement International (CEI) – Fall 2013 Call for applications

CEI provides fellowship support to creative professionals who are proposing a creative residency. International creative professionals wishing to undertake residency activities in LA will not apply directly. Their residency proposals must be submitted by an LA-area host organisation (or the lead agency of a local consortium). Details to be check carefully for LA-area and international applicants. Specific budget lines for UK, Brazil, Indonesia (Bali) and the Netherlands. Deadline: 6 December.

The Castle – Art and research residencies (
France) – Season 6: 17 February-16 June 2014

The Centre international d’art et du paysage has launched at the end of 2012 a new programme of artists' residencies in the Castle on Vassivière Island, recently renovated by architects Berger&Berger and BuildingBuilding. The artist residency programme is open to artists, writers and researchers of any nationality. Travel support (among other financial and facilities' support): 300 euros. Deadline for applications: 9 December.

Siena Art Institute Summer Residency Programme (Italy)

The Siena Art Institute’s Summer Residency Programme awards accomplished professional artists & writers the opportunity to stay for a month in the beautiful historic city of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. Resident Artists are provided with compensation for their flight to and from Italy from their country of residence. Deadline: 15 January 2014.

Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project (residency) in Taiwan: “Fishing for a Better Environment”

Artists from all countries are invited to send a proposal for a site-specific outdoor sculpture installation that will celebrate the seafood producers and fishermen of Cheng Long village in Taiwan and raise awareness about environmental issues relating to seafood production, the main livelihood of Cheng Long residents. Deadline: 18 January 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.

Collaborate with

PERYPEZYE URBANE (Milano, Italy) – Opening for an apprentice project officer

PERYPEZYE URBANE is seeking a project officer working within European framework and for Culture financing grants. Limit of age: 29 years old. Deadline: 15 December.

Search for partners: North Africa Cultural Mobility Map

North Africa Cultural Mobility Map is being implemented by CeRCCa Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles (Barcelona) and Al Madina for Performing and Digital Arts (Alexandria) as part of the ALF DAWRAK Citizen Exchange Programme. It is now looking for partners and funding institutions to make this project a sustainable one.

Meet others

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: 16-19 April for Montpellier and 12-14 May for Melbourne!

Looking for a job

Job opening at Photoworks: Programme curator (Brighton, United Kingdom)

Based in Brighton, but international in ambition, collaboration is at the core of everything Photoworks does. Working closely with the Director, and the wider programme team, the Programme Curator will play a key role in shaping the organisation’s artistic programme in accordance with its vision and strategic plans. Deadline for applications: 2 December.

Public Art Experience – call for applications for an artistic director in residence at Fonds Belval (Luxembourg)

The candidate shall have experience in organizing exhibitions and colloquia, in supporting and managing projects. The language of “Public Art Experience” is French. Knowledge of English and/or German is expected. Deadline: 2 December.

The European Cultural Foundation is hiring (The Netherlands)

To cover a period of maternity leave, ECF is looking for a fund developer starting in January 2014, for 7 months. Deadline for applications: 7 December.

Open call for inclusion of individual experts and organisations in the EENC database

The European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) was set up in 2010 at the initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture, in order to provide advice and support to its activities in the field of cultural policy.This call will remain open until further notice, and at least until 15 February 2014.


(Re)-discover the resources on cultural mobility classified specially for you by On the Move. Check the guides and toolkits and the policy and advocacy documents (subjects covered (among others): sustainability, visas and social issues, mobility and human rights, EU documents, External relations).