On the Move Newsletter – September 2014

Dear newsletter readers, 

On the Move is in a transitory phase of re-thinking and re-structuring as you may have read in our last newsletter, facebook and/or twitter pages. This is due to the fact that we did not get the EU funding through the Creative Europe Programme (Networks’ funding line), which has put OTM in a fragile financial situation.

In time of budget constraints for arts, culture and cultural mobility in particular, we feel that a free, accurate and regular access to cultural mobility opportunities and funding is more than ever needed in Europe and beyond. This is why, thanks to a temporary voluntary contribution of the previous staff, we will keep sending a short version of the monthly newsletter at least till January 2015. We try as well to regularly update theOTM websitefacebookand twitter pages.

Through OTM member-organisations, partners, organisations and individuals who strongly believe in On the Move’s mission, we are also defining a new scenario of development for OTM. We hope to share more positive news by the end of this year!

Feel free to share your messages and potential ideas for collaborations and support on OTM facebook timeline or to send them to mobility(at)on-the-move.org. Together we can imagine new solutions for the long-term development of On the Move!

Our own news

A new challenge ahead for On the Move

From September 1st, 2014 On the Move is facing a period of re-thinking and restructuring: there is no permanent staff working for OTM until further notice, and only basic activities are carried out on a voluntary basis. Read more about why and what happens next…

Raise funding

Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) – Mobility funding

The mobility section of the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) is aimed at providing incentives to benchmark foreign cultural organisations and institutions – both public and private – to encourage them to feature Spanish artists, professionals and creators in overseas programmes. Deadline: 30 September.

Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) Programme for Europe > Touring and Collaboration Grants

This annual grant programme is available to European organisers who are planning Japan related performing arts projects in European countries. Deadline: 30 October.

Asian Cultural Council > Calls for indviduals and organisations

The Asian Cultural Council supports individuals and organisations within Asia or the United States in various arts and cultural disciplines. Deadline: 1 November.

Horizons « Arts-Nature » in Sancy (France) > call for proposals

Horizons « Arts-Nature » in Sancy, will take place between the 13th June and 27th September 2015. This is the ninth edition of a contemporary art event based on short-lived visual works of art specifically made for the Sancy massif (heart of the Massif Central in France). Deadline: 12 November.

For more funding opportunities click here

React to a call

Roberto Cimetta Fund > Call for travel grants

The open call concerns three separate mobility funds: the RCF/Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône Fund, a NEW funding line RCF/Ministry of Culture of Iraq Fund, and another NEW funding line RCF/Conseil Régional Ile-de-France Fund. Deadline: 30 September.

The Saison Foundation (Japan) > Contemporary Theater & Dance: International Project Support Program & Residence / Fellows Programme

The Saison Foundation supports projects and activities related to contemporary Japanese theater and dance. In order to increase the visibility of contemporary Japanese performing arts on a worldwide level, The Saison Foundation awards grants and priority use of its rehearsal/workshop and residence facilities at Morishita Studio in Tokyo. Deadlines on 9 October for the residency programme and 16 October for the International Project Support Programme.

Second round for TANDEM Community & Participation

This exchange programme supports cultural organisations to set up long-term partnerships with peers across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK. Applicants actively promote citizen participation and community engagement through arts and culture. Deadline: 15 October.

Touring-artists website / Culture mobility – Germany : Fill in the survey!

Do you know the great website touring-artists.info, which informs about cultural mobility issues in relation to Germany? (Re)-discover it and fill in their quick online questionnaire before the 15th of October!

Art Moves Africa > Call for mobility grants

Art Moves Africa (AMA) is thrilled to announce the re-launch of its mobility grants program! The re-launch of AMA grants program is made possible thanks to a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Stichting Doen. Deadline: 15 October.

For more calls click here

Get training

Tamasi – Training of Trainers "Fundraising for the Arts & Culture" in MENA region

Candidates selected for the training must commit to become trainers & mentors themselves in future trainings. Deadline for the Amman training: 10 October.

For more training click here

Discover a residency

Helsinki International curatorial program

HICP Helsinki International Curatorial Programme offers curatorial residencies in Helsinki for international curators of contemporary art. Applications open between 10 and 30 September.

Bunnell Street Arts Center (Alaska) > artist in residence

Bunnells seeks artist-led projects featuring community engagement through art such as poetry, new media, music, ephemeral art, dance, painting, theater, installation, creative writing, or sculpture at the arts center and neighborhood sites such as Bishop’s Beach and Beluga Slough. Deadline: 1 October.

2015 ArtsLink Residency Opportunity for Artists from Eligible Countries

CEC ArtsLink invites artists and arts managers in performing arts and literature from 37 eligible countries to apply for structured residencies at US arts organizations. D-line: 15 October.

Odyssée Residencies > 13th animated film and writing grants residencies (France)

Every year, the Abbey of Fontevraud welcomes in residencies, animated films directors who wish to work on writing productions (scenarios, graphic or musical researches, story-boards) on a personal, feature or short length project. D-line: 17 October.

For more residencies click here

Meet others

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries. Apply now!

Look for a job

Looking for a job in the cultural sector in the Greater Region?

Looking for a job in the Greater Region (Luxembourg and regions of France, Belgium and Germany)? Check Plurio.net website an its section "Jobs and Internships"!

For more job opportunities click here


EENC Report – Artists’ mobility and Administrative Practices related to Social Security and Taxation in the European Union (EU)

The report maps the obstacles, in the fields of social security and taxation, which artists and cultural professionals face when they are mobile or seek to be mobile in the EU. It also introduces a typology of identified obstacles, includes an analysis of the impact of recent legislative and regulatory developments and presents a set of good administrative practices. Resources (documents, info-points etc.) are listed pages 59-65.

For more publications about cultural mobility click here