Welcome to the last 2012 newsletter of On the Move!

We’re happy to announce that the final report of the workshop on Artists’ mobility and Schengen visas, held in mid-November in Brussels, is now online. Following a fruitful two-day discussion with OTM members and external experts, the report highlights specific problems faced by artists, confronts theory and practice, and suggests solutions and next steps, with a specific attention to the revision of the EU visa code in 2013. A big “thank-you” to all those who replied to our survey in the past months and helped us collect real cases!

Young and emerging European artists might not face problems with Schengen visas, but they may need some help to face their first “mobility experiences”. OTM’s new research dossier Move on! Mobility for beginners contains tips & links, and could be interesting also for more experienced artists and cultural professionals… This short guide was produced with the support of the Hippocrène Foundation and is available in English and French (and soon in Italian and German too).

Cultural mobility is On the Move’s raison d’être, but how to be mobile while respecting the environment? Find very practical responses in the Green mobility guide for the performing arts produced by Julie’s Bicycle – now available also in Italian. A special Christmas gift for the Italian audiences by the Piemonte Region and the association C’era l’acca!

Finally let us end this newsletter with many thanks to our funders, who supported our work in 2012 (see right box); to our members, who help us connect with the cultural sector across Europe and beyond (a special welcome goes to our two newest members, IGBK – Germany and Theater Without Borders – USA); and to you, our 12,400 newsletter readers, for your attention and support.

Best wishes for a nice end of the year and a bright new start in 2013!

the On the Move team

p.s. we’ll slow down the rhythm a bit until early January, but we’ll keep updating OTM website and Facebook. Stay tuned!

Engage in policy

WE ARE MORE! Act for Culture in Europe

Art and culture make Europe's heart beat. That's vital. Join the we are more campaign launched by Culture Action Europe, and sign the Manifesto to ask for more support for culture in the next EU budget (2014-2020)!

Call for Proposals on Education Research

The OECD is launching the Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship Programme to support individuals in conducting quantitative, evidence-based research on education, particularly in emerging economies. The programme will provide funding for up to one year, including time spent at OECD headquarters in Paris. The programme encourages applicants from a variety of disciplines. Deadline: 21 December.

Raise Funding

Art Moves Africa

Art Moves Africa – AMA supports Artists and cultural operators living and working in Africa active in the sectors of performing and visual arts, music, cinema, literature, and cultural advocacy. AMA supports projects aiming to establish partnerships, to participate in festivals, biennials, artist residencies, productions, touring, workshops and professional development meetings. Deadlines in 2013: 1 January, 1 May, 1 September.

YATF – Young Arab Theatre Fund calls

The Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) accepts applications for the Production and Touring programs until the 1st of January 2013, and applications for funding of multidisciplinary projects by independent cultural spaces in the Arab world until 15 January 2013.

Call by Prince Claus Fund and Mimeta – projects focusing on freedom of expression

The current call, jointly published by the Prince Claus Fund and Mimeta, welcomes project proposals, from organisations and individuals, for high quality, innovative cultural and creative initiatives with a positive impact on both the cultural sector and social development. Both the Prince Claus Fund and Mimeta have a special interest in projects that focus on freedom of expression and censorship. The call is open for applicants from selected African countries. Deadline: 15 January 2013.

IDB Cultural Center launches call for proposals for cultural projects in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a call for proposals from arts and cultural institutions of the civil society to fund small-scale cultural development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean through its Cultural Development Grant Program. Deadline: 31 January 2013.

French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, a Franco-American grant program, is dedicated to fostering innovative artistic collaborations in the field of theater and to contributing to the dynamism of intercultural dialogue and exchange between France and the U.S. Co-productions and partnerships between cultural institutions are strongly encouraged. The deadline for application is February 8th, 2013.

NYFA Emergency Relief Fund for artists working in zone damaged by Hurricane Sandy

The Andy Warhol Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Lambent Foundation (a project of the Tides Center) have established an Emergency Relief
Fund, administered by NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) to assist artists with damages and losses as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Eligible artists can be working in any discipline and reside in Connecticut, New Jersey or New York. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and grants will be issued every two weeks.

React to a call

The EMDASH Award 2013 – London (UK)

Frieze Projects is a programme of site-specific commisions shown at Frieze London each year. The award is open to artists living outside of the UK, up to five years from graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or under 35 years of age. Projects may take the form of site-specific installation; performance; film; video or print work. The Emdash Award includes among others a three-month residency at Gasworks from August to October 2013 including accommodation, per diems and travel expenses. Deadline: 16 January 2013.

Exchange grants between Japan and Nordic European countries

The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation provides grants and scholarships for the exchange between Japan and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. There is only one application date each year – with different deadlines for each country, from 15 January to 1 March. 

Mediterranea 16 Young Artists Biennial 2013 – call for young artists

Mediterranea 16 is a multidisciplinary event open to artists coming from all over the world and aged under 35 years old. The title of the Biennial will be Errors Allowed, as a reference to a different regard given to the position that "mistakes" have in the process of education. Call for participation is now open. You can submit your candidature until January 27th 2013.

Movin'up 2012 – mobility grants for young artists based in Italy!

Movin’Up is a contest addressed to young creative artists and professionals with Italian nationality or residents in Italy since at least 1 year, aged 18 to 35 years, who have gained entrance or have been officially invited abroad by cultural authorities, festivals, public and private corporations. The eligible sectors are the following: visual arts, architecture, design, music, cinema, video, theatre, dance, performance, and writing. Deadline: 31 January 2013.

Roberto Cimetta Fund – Travel grants for artists and cultural operators in the Euro-Arab-Med region. Calls 2013

The Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF) provides individual travel grants (for international round-trip travel only) to artists and cultural operators living and working in the Euro-Arab region or Mediterranean zone. We aim, through these grants, to support international exchange, capacity building and career processes for the arts and culture. In 2013 there will be four open calls, with deadlines in January, March, June and September. Find all the details online! 

FiraTàrrega (Spain) – international street arts fair – open calls (official programme, creation labs, residencies)

The FiraTàrrega programme is a catalogue of unique theatrical experiences, with a commitment to excellence and a wealth of formats and styles, and where the street arts and non-conventional venues are the main reference point. The call is open to artists and companies willing to participate in the official programme, in the creation labs (for artists and companies based in Catalonia) and in creative residencies. Deadlines on 31 December 2012 and 31 January 2013.

Hydro Active City − an open contest – Gdansk (Poland)

“HYDRO ACTIVE CITY” is an open international contest searching for art projects to be presented in the public space. We are looking for art works using digital media technologies in a creative approach to public space. Interactive art works involving people in the Baltic countries are looked upon as especially interesting. The winning art works will be shown presented in Gdansk during an international seminar on art and public space, held between May 16-18th 2013. Each winning contestant will receive remuneration and a budget to realize the concept. The organizers will also cover the costs of accommodation and travel to Gdansk connected with production and opening of the exhibition (spring 2013). Deadline: 1 February. 

Get training

ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Curators

ERSTE Foundation offers three fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to take part in the curatorial course at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg. The ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Curators will cover room and board, travel expenses and the participation fee for the course.

PUSHYOURART – Palais de Tokyo and Orange teaming up to encourage artistic creation through new technologies

The Palais de Tokyo and Orange are teaming up to encourage artistic creation through new technologies. If you are a young visual artist, PUSHYOURART lets you express your creativity: send us your work proposal, and we will give you the opportunity to create it in 3D relief and exhibit it in September 2013 at the Palais de Tokyo, following a Master Class in Paris. Deadline: 14 January. 

The Smithsonian American Art Museum – research grants in American Art 2013–14

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. Awards are based on merit. The fellows receive a stipend plus research and travel allowance. The institution also assists with arranging visas. Deadline: 15 January.

Scholarships for Eastern Partnerships – Visegrad Fund

The scholarships finance indi­vid­ual mobil­ity of Eastern Partenrship schol­ars (cit­i­zens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine) to pur­sue study or research stays at accredited pub­lic or pri­vate col­leges or uni­ver­si­ties in the V4 countries. Deadline: 31 January 2013.

Discover a residency

Call for artists from France and Québec (in French only)

The partnership between the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and Institut Français offers French and Quebec artists the opportunity for research or creation residencies in Paris and in Québec. The call is open to artists working in the digital arts field. The call is open to French nationals, or residents in France since minimum 5 years. There is no age limit. Details in French only. Deadline: 31 December 2012.

Open call for entries for two residential scholarships at Halle 14, Leipzig (Germany)

HALLE 14 is calling for entries in the context of the EU project, Second Chance, for two residential scholarships for artists who live and work in Nuremberg (Germany), Venice (Italy), Krakow (Poland), or Ljubljana (Slovenia). The scholarship includes, among others, a one-time subsidy for transportation costs. Deadline: 2 January 2013.

SPAZIO, a European network for dance creation – open call

SPAZIO is a European formation and creation program for young dance makers, which focuses on the relation between dance and other art disciplines as a way to question, reflect upon and strengthen the discipline of dance. Each year six young choreographers will be selected to take part in the one year programme of five residencies. There is no inscription fee for SPAZIO. All activities, travel, accommodation and Per Diems at all residencies are provided by the organization. Deadline: 15 January.

Resó – call for artists in residence!

Applications open for RESÒ, the international residency exchange network for art residencies and educational programs based in Italy and involving three institutions in Italy and three based each in India, Egypt and Brazil. Deadline: 18 January 2013. 

P.A.I.R. (Portable Artist in Residence) – Landscape Library – Call for artists/ writers/ composers/ researchers and architects

The P.A.I.R. (Portable Artist in Residence) is the PeerGrouP's mobile initiative and offers a temporary residence to artists. The residence consists basically of two six-metre containers, one for living and one for working, is self-sufficient in water and electricity, and is provided with some tools, books and wood to make a fire. The artists selected make the given theme their starting point, relate to their surroundings and neighbours, and make use of their knowledge, art and tools. Send your project proposal and documentation by postal mail, relating to the theme Landscape Library – by 1 February 2013!

Residency opportunity at DordtYart (the Netherlands) for architecture, visual arts, film and more

DordtYart is a new space for contemporary art that actively searches for alternative connections between artists, the visiting public, the work and the art market. Housed in the Biesboschhal, a converted former shipping yard, resident and commissioned artists create new work in an open-plan work and exhibition space. DordtYart provides a residence in which meals and a compensation for daily expenses are included. Travel costs to and from the Netherlands are not included, but may be negotiated in exceptional cases. There are possibilities to receive a fee. Materials and technical assistance will be provided. Two deadlines: 20 December 2012 and 1 March 2013.

Meet others

temp’óra international meeting for musicians in Sofia (Bulgaria), August 2013

From 26 to 30 August 2013, temp’óra is organizing an International Meeting in the National Music School Lubomir Pipkov in Sofia, Bulgaria. All members of temp’óra are invited to take part as well as musicians who wish to create new international exchange projects through composition, improvisation and performance of the music of today. Bulgarian scientists and artists from other artistic fields are invited to join this meeting so as to initiate an original trans-disciplinary dialogue. The participation in this meeting is free. The temp’óra association will pay for accommodation (6 overnight stays) for 40 participants. Applications accepted between 14 and 25 January.

U.S. Embassy Slovenia Cultural Grants Program

Applications will be accepted from professional artists and professionals in the cultural field who are American or Slovene citizens or residents and from not-for-profit arts or cultural organizations or institutions registered in the United States of or Slovenia. Two deadlines per year: 1 March and 15 August.

Curatorial Travel Grants to the United States – Terra

These travel grants allow international curators to travel to the United States to research and develop specific exhibition ideas about any aspect of historical American art (except architecture, conservation, or film) by visiting public and private art collections, archives, libraries, and meeting with U.S.-based curators. Only curators permanently employed by a museum outside the United States will be considered at this time. Deadline for applications: 1 March 2013.

Arts Development Fund (Cultural Exchange Project) Hong Kong

The Arts Development Fund administered by the Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau aims at advancing cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and other places, promoting local arts and culture, and enhancing Hong Kong’s international image. Individual/organisation applicants must be Hong Kong residents or registered local organisations, on official invitations abroad. The grants cover part of the travel and other costs.

Collaborate with

Circus Kathmandu is looking for volunteer circus trainers!

Highly skilled circus, aerial and acrobatic trainers (particularly those specialising in straps, hand-to-hand and partner work) are currently being sought to work with Circus Kathmandu January-March 2013. Circus Kathmandu is a professional company comprised of people who’ve been through the social circus programme Sapana, a project that works with Nepalese young people who were trafficked or displaced into India and subsequently rescued by the Esther Benjamins Trust. Many of these children were sold into Indian circuses and forced to perform, and the purpose of Sapana and Circus Kathmandu is to give a creative/positive experience of circus training while providing them with the tools to develop a professional career.

Research fellowship grants at the Asian civilisation museum (Singapore)

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore invites researchers worldwide to apply for research fellowship grants 2013-14 to pursue in depth original study and writing on specialised aspects of Asian culture, supported by the museum’s unique resources and collection. Fellowships are offered in Peranakan material culture, Christianity in Asia (up to 1800), or areas related to the museum’s collections in general, including Buddhist studies. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend and a one-time reallocation allowance for overseas researchers. Deadline: 1 January 2013.

Call to host the 2013 African Creative Economy conference by Arterial Network

Arterial Network invites bids from National Chapters and/or organizations that belong to National Chapters based in three regions (Central Africa, North Africa and Southern Africa) to host one of the next three African Creative Economy conferences (2013, 2014 and 2015). Bids accepted until 16 January.

Call for texts and artistic projects on "Arts and Copyrights"

To mark the publication of issue # 50 (to be published end of March 2013), the digital journal Interartive will publish a special issue devoted to various aspects of the current discussion about Art & Copyright. Theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject are invited to participate sending their proposals by 10 February 2013.

Look for a job

The International Visegrad Fund seeks a employee for the posi­tion of an EaP Program Manager

The International Visegrad Fund seeks a employee for the posi­tion of an EaP Program Manager. This is a 1-year contract, location: Bratislava (Slovakia). Deadline: 31 December.

The Festival Belluard Bollwerk International is looking for a NEW DIRECTOR (Friburg – Switzerland)

The Festival Belluard Bollwerk International is looking as from August 2013 for a Director (100%) to provide artistic and executive leadership. Location: Fribourg, Switzerland. Start date: August 1st 2013. Deadline for application: 31 December.

Job as Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance – Arizona State University (USA)

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences of Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in The School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. As an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance, applicants must have an earned doctorate relevant to interdisciplinary approaches in music/theater performance, history, and/or theory, and a record of research, performance, and teaching appropriate to the position. Application deadline: January 11th, 2013.


Move On! Cultural mobility for beginners – new OTM research dossier

On the Move, in collaboration with its members and with the support of the Hippocrène Foundation, has prepared this agile guide with "tips & links" for your mobility experience. From understanding what "mobility" means to browsing the right links, from packing you suitcase to staying in touch with the great people you met: 10 "golden rules" to make the most of an experience abroad – no matter when, where and how long. Free download – in English, French and Italian! (German coming soon…). 

Artists' mobility and visas: a step forward

As a part of its advocacy activities for better conditions for the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals, On the Move (OTM) tackles visa issues: on this crucial theme we organised a training workshop in November, 15th- 16th in Brussels focused to Schengen visas. The results of this workshop form the core of this report, that presents specific obstacles faced by mobile artists, confronts theory and practice, and suggests concrete solutions. Mobility happens anyway: let’s make it happen better!

International Artistic Mobility and Territorial Diplomacy: report of the Guimarães seminar by RCF, May 2012

Investing in artistic mobility is not only an individual moment of political responsibility but has long term spin-off effects on the appropriation of global cultural products, identity building and new forms of cultural expression that can be source of renewal in the country of residence as well as the country of origin. This document is the first step in discussing and identifying local and regional strategies to develop transnational artistic mobility. We hope to continue and enlarge this working process with local and regional authorities in Europe and the Arab world taking into account the impact of globalisation and the models of cooperation that could be possible and relevant in this context.

Guida alla mobilità "verde" per lo spettacolo dal vivo – dossier in italiano!

The Green mobility guide for the performing arts, commissioned by OT
M to environmental experts Julie's Bicycle in 2011, is now available in Italian, thanks to the support of the Piemonte Region (Italy) and the cultural association C'era l'acca. Buona lettura!