On The Move newsletter – October 2013
Dear newsletter readers,
Enriching encounters, development of professional network, artistic inputs are, among others, wordings we like to associate with the positive impacts of the mobility of artists and cultural professionals (eg. cultural mobility). However cultural mobility too often implies difficult practicalities and administrative problems concerning social security and taxation systems for mobile artists/cultural professionals or employers/cultural organisations within the European Union.
You can now make your voice heard about these challenges concerningsocial security and taxation systems within the EU! Following a request of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC), On the Move is conducting a survey to gather, by means of a questionnaire, first-hand information and experiences on the current difficulties and obstacles encountered by artists and cultural professionals working across borders within the European Union. Thanks a lot for devoting 15 minutes of your time to answer this questionnaire before the 31st of October!
Beyond this questionnaire, discover in this October newsletter:
1) OTM’s repertory of web-links on cultural mobility in Latin America(made in cooperation through a staff exchange with OTM’s member RES ARTIS),
2) OTM cultural mobility funding guide for Greece (in cooperation with Busart)
3) and of course our latest news and deadlines’ reminders related to cultural mobility opportunities in Europe and worldwide with travels funded. Much more is available weekly on our website and our facebookpage!
The On the Move team
On the Move is conducting this survey following a request of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC). Your answers to the questionnaire will help us to review the most pressing obstacles and problems deriving from the application of EU & national legislation related to social security rights and taxation within the EU. Your feedback is very much needed! Thank you for sharing concrete cases and situations! Deadline: 31 October.
OTM would like to thank Alvaro de Salvo from RES ARTIS for his dedication to this project. What should have been a simple list of references has become an interesting repertory of web-links, to be further developed in the future!
On the Move will be part of the public panel on 26 October on "Cultural Diversity vs Administrative Frontiers, Visas for touring world musicians?", together with representatives from Nueva Onda, Zone Franche and Tamizdat and in cooperation with Wales Arts International.
On the Move is very happy to have confirmed the support from the Mission of the People Republic of China to the EU in Brussels to produce an online guide for young European artists and cultural professionals for their first mobility experience in China! This guide will be available from January 2014 on OTM website. On the Move is now calling for EU based artists and cultural professionals to tell us about their first mobility experience in China. Deadline: 31 October.
You are more than 2,800 to follow us eg. 3 times more than one year ago! Shall we reach the 3,000 « likers » in November?
FACE is dedicated to nurturing French-American relations through innovative international projects in the arts, education, and cultural exchange. Various upcoming deadlines till Spring 2014 in the field of visual and performing arts and music. (the next one ison 15 November).
This programme provides funding for the mobility of individuals, networking among cultural operators and residency centers from the Nordic and Baltic countries. Various deadlines throughout the year.
Check the eligible list of countries for projects undertaken by civil society organisations. Organisations based in non-Commonwealth Foundation member countries can apply for a grant, provided the activity or project is taking place in an eligible Commonwealth Foundation member country. Deadlines for the submission of preliminary application forms: 29 October 2013, 3 March and 30 September 2014.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for International Cooperation between young German and Eastern European filmmakers, focusing especially on the Caucasus and the Black Sea Region. Deadline: 31 October.
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.
The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between Asia, the United States and amongst Asian countries. Applications are accepted from individuals and institutions. Deadline: 1 November.
The Performing Arts Fund NL can award a grant to venues and festivals abroad for the programming of performances and concerts by Dutch companies, ensembles and performers. Deadline: 5 November.
Now in its 17th year, apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program open call is accepting submissions for exhibition ideas. Three winning proposals will receive funding and administrative support from apexart to present their show in its Tribeca space. Deadline for applications: 8 November.
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 (including 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Deadlines: 30 November 2013 and 30 September 2014.
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 18 months, an actor from the cultural scene, the administration and the public sector form a cross-sector team for the implementation of a local project. All teams from different European cities obtain support for their professional qualification as well as through the international exchange within the Actors of Urban Change Academy. Deadline: 27 October.
A platform to professional visual artists for exhibiting a work of promising quality and recognisable merits. Full costs for transport of the piece of art and eventually of the artist himself/herself travelling to Switzerland for the installation and opening. Deadline: 30 October.
«Connected Walls» is an interactive web documentary that explores lives of communities separated by walls: the US/Mexico border, the Israel/West Bank wall, and the Spain/Morocco border. Deadline for applications: 31 October.
The Festival welcomes every year dozens of acrobats, tightrope walkers, clowns, jugglers and trapeze artists in Paris and confront their hopes and energies. The competition is open to artists of more than 16 years of age and less than 25 years of age (less than 30 years of age for clowns). Deadline for applications: 31 October.
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. Two deadlines: 1st November for the prize and 15 December for the grant.
Each year, the Fung Global Fellows Program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for one academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. During the academic year 2014-15, the theme for the Fung Global Fellows Program will be “Global Diffusion". Deadline: 1 November.
In 2014, the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organization will embark on the 5th edition of their Road Trip Project. This trip will be the ﬁrst Trans-Continental Road Trip of the collective and will be from Lagos (Nigeria) to Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina) through 21 countries in Africa and Europe. Deadline for applications (for African photographers, writers, filmmakers and performance artists): 10 November.
The jury awards altogether six prizes, three for each of the two categories "choreography" and "dance". The tour will take place in Germany from 14th November 2014 until 26nd November 2014. A global fee, travel expenses, overnight costs and catering will be paid. Deadline: 11 November.
The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand US dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to three fellowships will be granted. The fellowship duration can range from 4-12 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. Deadline for applications: 15 November.
The Prix Émile Hermès is an international award open to entrants from all countries and for designers and engineers aged under 40. Participants may enter individually or in teams. Deadline: 17 November.
The competition is open to the general public as well as to professional filmmakers, animators and video artists. There are two categories to win: The Voter’s Selection Award and The AFAC Selection Award. Deadline: 22 November
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.
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.
Every year, since 2010, the COAL Prize has publicly recognised ten projects linked to environmental issues, which are selected in the framework of an international call for entries in which hundreds of artists from all over the world participate. Deadline for applications: 5 January 2014.
ACE Mundus is a 7-day workshop in Europe in late March/April (2 days in Paris-France and 5 days in another European city tbc), open to non-EU producers. The cost of the journey to and from Paris is additional for the selected producers, unless ACE has a specific partnership with the film commission in the producer’s country. Deadline for applications: 8 November.
ARThinkSouthAsia, a program in Arts Management and Cultural Policy, is addressed to today’s South Asian cultural practitioners. ARThinkSouthAsia is an initiative of the South Asian network of Goethe Institutes and The British Council and held in cooperation with Khoj International Artists’ Association. Deadline: 15 November.
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.
This call is open to African women visual artists aged 30 maximum, residing in Africa and available from 13 to 27 January 2014. They are invited to apply for a residency in Cameroon (Africa) leading to a commission and participation in the European showcase of the exhibition “La Parole aux Femmes” (Women Speak Out). Deadline for application: 25 October.
Visual artists who are citizens of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, or Slovakia can apply. Deadline for application: 31 October.
The Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Architecture, together with the Utzon Foundation, wishes to give architects and other individuals working with or interested in the architecture of Jørn Utzon and his work in general the chance to spend some time in residence at Can Lis, Jørn Utzon’s house on Mallorca. Deadline: 1st November.
A one-month residency, to take place in March of 2014, in New York City for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS. Deadline for applications; 1 November.
This programme will provide one Filipino artist the possibility of a structured residency in France for a period of two to three months. Deadline for applications: 15 November.
The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Programme was integrated in UNESCO's strategy in 1994 to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in the fields of visual arts, music and creative writing. It aims to provide experience to young artists and to help them complete their training in countries other than their own. Various deadlines till the 20 November.
The residency, at the Central Laser Facility in Oxfordshire, aims to provide an artist with the opportunity to develop his/her practice (and potentially a new body of work) through a period of research and engagement with science specialists. Deadline: 25 November.
CEC ArtsLink promotes international communication and understanding through collaborative, innovative arts projects for mutual benefit. Programmes and projects are encouraged and supported between US artists, cultural managers and organisations and 37 eligible countries and regions. Upcoming deadline: 3 December.
With the support of the French Ministry of culture and communication, the ACCR has been coordinating, the Odyssée artist-in-residency programme. The programme targets artists, researchers and cultural professionals from countries other than France who aspire to develop projects within French Cultural Centers – Historic Monuments. Deadline: 3 December.
This meeting (in Marseilles, France: 28 Nov-1 December 2013) will be an excellent occasion to take stock of the current situation and examine the transformations at work both in Europe and the Arab world. The registration period is now open!
The International School of Geneva is building a new 4,000m2 Arts Centre on its La Grande Boissière campus which will be completed in Spring 2014 and is looking for an Arts Center Director. Deadline: 25 October.
If you are unemployed, under 30 years of age and you have found a job vacancy of at least 4 months abroad, you can apply to receive a grant of 2,500 euro. Deadline: 31 October.
The Department seeks a film and media historian or theorist. The candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching large undergraduate lecture courses on the history of film and media, undergraduate classes for majors in art history and media studies, and graduate seminars for an innovative Ph.D program in art history. Deadline: 1 November.
The Visual Arts Network of South Africa is looking for a versatile and strategic thinker and organiser to lead the organisation, and to consolidate and develop its position as a dynamic and resilient network-based organisation. Deadline: 4 November.
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.
This month, we only suggest this great contribution to the subject of art and mobility with numerous articles and references to understand the multiple aspects of artists' mobility. More than 15 articles and an online exhibition not to be missed!
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