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!

Thank you,

The On the Move team  

Our own news

Online survey: Intra-EU cultural mobility and Issues of Social Security and Taxation

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.

Repertory of web-links on cultural mobility in Latin America

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 at WOMEX 2013 (Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom) – Public panel on cultural mobility and visas

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.

Online guide for young European mobile artists and cultural professionals in China: Call for stories!

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.

Our Facebook is your Facebook!

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?

Raise funding

French American Cultural Exchange (FACE): Call for projects (visual arts, performing arts and music)

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).

The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme: funding for applicants from all the Nordic and Baltic countries

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.

Commonwealth Foundation: Call for applications (till September 2014)

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.

2014 Film Prize for International Cooperation between young filmmakers (Germany & Eastern Europe)

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.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation > International Visual Arts Program (Port

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.

Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Program (Asia and the United States)

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.

Grant for Dutch performing arts presentations abroad

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.

apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program open call (New York, USA)

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 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 (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, 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.

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.

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. Deadlines: 30 November 2013 and 30 September 2014.

Allianz Cultural Foundation: Sponsorships

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.

React to a call


The Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany) presents the Actors of Urban Change program

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.

University of St. gallen: open call for artists (Switzerland)

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 – Call for directors

«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.

35th edition of the Festival Mondial du Cirque de demain, Paris (France) – call for applications

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 cl
owns). Deadline for applications: 31 October.

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. Two deadlines: 1st November for the prize and 15 December for the grant.

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (USA): Fung Global Fellowships Programme

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.

5th Edition of Invisible Borders Road Trip (Lagos – Sarajevo 2014)

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.

18th International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival Stuttgart 2014 (Germany): Call for applications

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.

Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship for the study of modern and contemporary art of the Arab world (Jordan)

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 Competition (France)

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.

"Why Culture?" Video Competition by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

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

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.

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.

The COAL Prize Art and Environment – "Paris" – Call for entries

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.

Get training


Ateliers du Cinéma (ACE) – ACE Mundus: Call for applications for film producers from non-EU countries

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.

ARThink SouthAsia Fellowship

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.

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.

Discover a residency

C& : Call for young African women artists: Women Speak out! (residency in Cameroun, Africa)

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.

VARP in New York program : call for residencies for visual artists from the Visegrad group

Visual artists who are citizens of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, or Slovakia can apply. Deadline for application: 31 October.

Can Lis – Residencies on Mallorca for architects and others (for Danish and non Danish architects)

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.

Curator Residency co-sponsored by Residency Unlimited and Visual AIDS, New York (USA)

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.

Alliance Française de Manille (Philippines): Artist Residency Program in France

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.

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists: Residencies

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.

Beam Time – Artist’s research residency (United Kingdom)

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 – Grants for US nationals and 37 eligible countries/regions

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.

2014 Odyssée Artist-in-Residency Programme (France) – Call for applications

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.

Meet others


Trans Europe Halles meeting 76: Jalla Jalla! The Power of Culture in Social Change (France)

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!

Look for a job


The International School of Geneva is looking for an Arts Center Director (Switzerland)

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.

First job abroad? MCZ in cooperation with EURES may help you! (for Europe based young people)

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 University of California, San Diego (USA) is looking for a Film and Media Historian/Theorist

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 (Vansa) is seeking its Director

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.

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

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


Interartive magazine: special issue on Art + Mobility

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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