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 concerning social 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 facebook page!

Thank you,

The On the Move team  

Our own news

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

 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!

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 is on 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)

 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)

Deadline: 31 October.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation > International Visual Arts Program (Portugal)

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)

Deadline: 1 November.

Grant for Dutch performing arts presentations abroad

Deadline: 5 November.

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

Deadline for applications: 8 November.

Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production 2013

Deadline for applications: 30 November.

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

Deadline: 2 December.

Japan Foundation: Exhibitions Abroad Support Program

Deadline for applications: 2 December.

The Sharjah Art Foundation: Open Call: Production Programme

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014.

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

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014.

TURN – A fund for artistic cooperation between Germany and African countries

Deadlines: 30 November 2013 and 30 September 2014.

Allianz Cultural Foundation: Sponsorships

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2014.

React to a call

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

Deadline: 27 October.

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

Deadline: 30 October.

Connected walls – Call for directors

Deadline for applications: 31 October.

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

Deadline for applications: 31 October.

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

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

Deadline: 1 November.

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

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

Deadline: 11 November.

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

Deadline for applications: 15 November.

The Prix Émile Hermès Competition (France)

Deadline: 17 November.

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

 Deadline: 22 November

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

 Deadline: 30 November.

Curate award: call for applications

Deadline: 31 December.

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

 Deadline for applications: 5 January 2014.

Get training 

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

Deadline for applications: 8 November.

ARThink SouthAsia Fellowship

Deadline: 15 November.

Asia-Europe Museum Educators Grant Programme

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)

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)

Deadline: 1st November.

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

Deadline for applications; 1 November.

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

Deadline for applications: 15 November.

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists: Residencies

Various deadlines till the 20 November.

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

Deadline: 25 November.

CEC ArtsLink – Grants for US nationals and 37 eligible countries/regions

Upcoming deadline: 3 December.

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

Deadline: 3 December.

Meet others 

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

he registration period is now open!

Look for a job

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

Deadline: 25 October.

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

Deadline: 31 October.

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

Deadline: 1 November.

The Visual Arts Network of South Africa (Vansa) is seeking its Director

Deadline: 4 November.

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

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!