June 17, 2007

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News from On the Move

End of withholding tax on non-resident artistes in the Netherlands Since January 2007, the Netherlands has abolished the special 'withholding' tax applied to non-resident artistes (artists performing in the Netherlands who live elsewhere). Boletín en español – Newsletter now available in Spanish! Spanish language version of this newsletter made available by our partners at the Centro Dramatico de Aragon.

Grants for Mobility

Roberto Cimetta Fund International association promoting artistic exchange and the mobility of professionals in the  contemporary performing arts and visual arts within the Mediterranean area – apply for individual travel grants. STEP beyond mobility scheme European Cultural Foundation's travel grants scheme for artists and cultural practitioners covering the EU and EU neighbouring countries such as the Balkans and Turkey.

Calls for participation

Puzzle Project "Conflict?", Romania, Jul 20-27 (deadline: Jun 25) A week- long cooperation between artists coming from well-known "conflict areas", held in Bucharest, applications invited in several art forms. International Videodance festival, Montevideo, Uruguay, Sept 07 (deadline: 1 Aug) Applications invited for FIVU 07 – video dance submissions welcomed. Avant-Garde Dating, Berlin (deadline: 20 Jul) An experimental dating service investigating issues associated with contemporary relationships invites artists to apply for a unique experience. 'Best German Dance Solo' (open to all nationalities), Leipzig – deadline 30 Sept euro-scene Leipzig, festival of contemporary European theatre and dance, calls for the submission of entries to the international competition. Fronte[i]ras 07, Portugal/Galicia, Sept (deadline: 22 Jun) International Meeting of Transdisciplinary Arts – open call for artistic projects for residencies to be held on Portuguese/Spanish (Galicia) border in September 2007. International solo theatre festival, Lima, Peru (deadline: 30 July) Ni Tan Solos – call for submissions of solo theatre pieces for festival (call in Spanish). Creative Forum for Independent Theatre Groups Europe-Mediterranean, Alexandria, Egypt, 1-10 Feb 2008 (deadline: 30 Sep) All theatre groups that come from Europe and/or Mediterranean are invited to apply for the 5th Creative Forum in Alexandria.


PACT Zollverein residencies 2008, Jan-Jun, Essen, Germany (deadline: 20 Aug) January – June 2008 residencies at the PACT Zollverein choreographic centre in Essen, Germany – open to artists in dance, performance and media art. La Napoule, France, Feb-Mar 08 (deadline: 1 Jul) A unique environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity at the Château de La Napoule on the Côte d’Azur – open to artists in many arts disciplines. Nodar guest studio (Nogs residency), Portugal: open deadline Situated in a small village in the north of Portugal – open to residency applications in many disciplines. Artists strongly encouraged to interact with environment
& people. ArtistNe(s)t artists in residence, Romania, Oct 2007 (deadline: 30 Jun)Swiss Cultural Programme supports the creative activities of artists and researchers and encourages the dialogue between Romanian and foreign artists – a range of residency opportunities offered.


Commedia dell'Arte workshops, Palmela, Portugal, 27-29 Jul Workshops to be held during the International Festival of Street Theatre – FIAR – in Palmela. Improvisation workshop for dancers & musicians, Maribor, Slovenia, Jun 22-27 Workshop improvisation for dancers and musicians titled Eye – experience – Ear – read with Katie Duck and Wilbert de Joode from Magpie Music Dance Company. ME and YOU + Something in Between, BITEF interactive theatre programme, Belgrade, 24-28 Sep (deadline: 15 Aug) Apply NOW for this inspiring interactive art programme that gathers performing artists from Europe for 5 days of workshops, round table and working sessions followed by public presentation of participants’ projects Port Performance workshops, Berlin 18-28 Jul (deadline: July 4) AND Gdansk/Gdynia, Poland 12-22 Aug (deadline: 1st Aug) International performance art workshop held for the first time in Berlin to develop and present new work to the public. Also workshop in Poland in August. Double Edge Theatre, USA, Internship programme (training), Sep – Dec A fee-paying internship program for students who wish to explore and develop their own artistic identity/interests while simultaneously learning about the inner workings of an ensemble theatre.


IMC World Forum on Music, Beijing, Oct 11-14 Announcing the 2nd IMC World Forum on Music – a global knowledge-building platform on music and society in the 21st century. International symposium on dance research, Paris, Jun 21-24 "Re-thinking theory and practice" is an international seminar on dance research to be held at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris. 10th Showcase Theatre Fair of Castilla y Leon, Spain, 21-27 Aug – invitation to programmers/professionals (registration opens 20 Jun) Programmers, distributors, press and other theatre professionals are invited to register to attend this large professional theatre event in Spain. 

Caucasus & Central Asia

Introduction to Theatre in Central Asia & Afghanistan: NEW updated version Lots of downloads to date of IETM's new edition of this special regional report – check it out for contacts and profiles of the theatre scene in Afghanistan, Kakazhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Applicants from Caucasus now eligible for STEP beyond mobility programme Applicants from the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Turkey invited to apply for the STEP beyond mobility program of the European Cultural Foundation.

Work opportunities

Audition call, Tenerife Danza Lab, Jul 20-22 (deadline: Jul 11) Great work opportunity from the contemporary dance laboratory project of Auditorio de Tenerife in Canary Islands – open to professional dancers – for a work contract Sept 2007 – June 2008

Partner search

Cultural Meeting Point – partner search portal An extensive partner search portal from the European Cultural Contact Points aimed at finding partners for EU cultural funding programmes – provided by Spanish CCP.


Theatre information gateway for Russia – new web resource A great new web resource of Theatre Union of Russia – a theatre information gateway for Russia and about Russia – in English and Russian. DBM – new website and resources Excellent new website from DBM Mediterranean Dance Network, an independent membership organisation – check out the new Mediterranean Dance Map project. Intercultural Dialogue – new research resources Some interesting new resources on intercultural dialogue: the ERICarts webspace with links, good practice examples and much more and the Interculture Map analysing the various areas where intercultural experience can take place. 

Don't forget …

The News and Announcements section is constantly being updated. This Newsflash offers a selection of current items. If you are looking for opportunities for professional mobility, check the site regularly so you don't miss any deadlines.

New links and updates

Idança Dynamic web resource (mostly in Portuguese) from Brazil with dance contacts, calls, reviews etc. Curtain Rising They say they are "the only theatre database you'll ever need"…. EU Culture Programme (2007-2013) Recently officially launched – the EU Culture Programme sets out its plans for next seven years. Umore Azoka A Spanish Basque Country festival of Comedy Street Theatre Gulliver Connect New website for this long-running professional exchange programme Nordic Culture Point A new point for information on cultural programmes in Nordic space International Ethno-Ecological puppet festival "Tchir Tchayan" "The most attractive and exotic festival in Western Siberia" Festival Internacional In-Presentable A dynamic contemporary interdisciplinary arts festival in Madrid

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