Dear newsletter readers,

We believe that arts and culture have no borders – and that’s why On the Move is getting more and more international in its membership and activities!

Three new organisations active internationally have joined our network: IG Kultur – Austria, Teater Unionen-ITI Sweden and RES ARTIS, as well as two individuals: Mary Ann DeVlieg and Nina Obuljen. We welcome them on board! To know how our membership looks like now, have a look at the full list of members on our website and see them on Google maps. They can be your entry point to the cultural scene and mobility opportunities in several countries!

Our activities are also becoming more and more international. Earlier this year On the Move joined forces with the Czech Arts and Theatre Institute and Kelola Foundation (Indonesia) to organise the first ever meeting of cultural mobility funders from Asia and Europe, with the precious support of the Creative Encounters programme of ASEF – Asia-Europe Foundation and Arts Network Asia. As a result, over 35 organisations and institutions from Asia and Europe gathered in Prague, Czech Republic in early June to discuss about concrete experiences and possible developments of funding the mobility of artists and cultural professionals. A report and the list of contacts are available on our website – have a look at the pictures as well!

Finally, we take this opportunity to thank all of you who replied to the online consultation on short-stay Schengen visas launched by the European Commission. The deadline was June 17th and we’re looking forward to the public report – we’ll keep you posted about the results as soon as these will be available.

And now, our monthly selection of mobility opportunities – follow us on Facebook for daily updates!

The On the Move team   

Our own news

Platform meeting of Asian and European cultural mobility funders, Prague- Czech Republic, 5-6 June 2013

Over 35 organisations and institutions from Asia and Europe gathered in Prague, Czech Republic in early June for the first ever meeting of mobility funders from Asia and Europe, organised by the Czech Arts and Theatre Institute, Kelola Foundation (Indonesia) and On the Move with the support of the Creative Encounters programme of ASEF – Asia-Europe Foundation and Arts Network Asia. Find out more!

Our Facebook is your Facebook!

Since early 2012 On the Move has its own Facebook page… which is also yours! Feel free to post there your own calls and announcements (and spread the word)!

Engage in policy

What role should culture play in EU external relations? – Share your views!

In 2012 a consortium consisting of eight members, led by the Goethe Institute, Brussels, was tasked by the European Commission to carry out the preparatory action ’Culture in EU external relations” launched by the European Commission and approved by the European Parliament. Share with them your recommendations on the role culture should play in EU cultural relations? 

Raise funding

Cultural diversity and cultural exchange – call open for projects between Spain and other countries

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Madrid announces the Call for proposals for the Programme “Cultural diversity and cultural exchange", aiming to promote a greater understanding of cultural diversity and to stimulate cultural cooperation between cultural entities and cultural players in Spain and in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Deadline: 16 July.

ASEF Creative Networks – First Edition (2013-2014): call for proposals

ASEF announces the launch of its 1st open call for proposals through ‘ASEF Creative Networks’, a new initiative that recognises cultural networks as an important mechanism to encourage bi-regional collaborations and reinforce cooperation in the cultural field. Deadline on 15 August (the link includes also another call for application for projects between Asia and Europe under the Creative Encounters Programme).

SüdKulturFonds – funding for international music productions&events

SüdKulturFonds provides shortfall guarantees and project-specific contributions to support productions and events that include artists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe (non-EU countries). The aim of this support is to facilitate access to the Swiss and European cultural market and to professional networks for artists from southern and eastern countries of the world. 4 deadlines at the end of January, April, August and November.

Cooperation in the Nordic Region supported by the Nordic Cultural Fund

The Fund supports projects that involve at least three Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden or the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland). The nature of the involvement may be as a participant, organiser or as a theme. In addition to the three Nordic partners, projects may involve other partners both within the Region and beyond, and it may be run either inside the Region or elsewhere. Amateurs as well as professionals are eligible to apply for funding. Deadlines: 1 February, 2 April, 1 September and 1 October.

Graham Foundation – Research and development grants to individuals (architecture & designed environment)

The Graham Foundation (Chicago, Illinois) provides Research and Development Grants to individuals (mainly but not only based in the USA) to provide opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment. Research and Development Grants assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses including travels. Deadline: 15 September.

React to a call

Residency opportunity in Nectiny (Czech Republic)

Pilsen ECoC 2015 invites artists from every field of art and from all corners of the world to apply for the artistic residency which will take place from 5th to 22nd of September 2013 in Nectiny, a town about 40 km from Pilsen, Czech Republic. Travel costs included. Deadline: 14 July.

EURIAS Fellowship Programme 2014-2015

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes in different European countries. EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences and cover – among others – travel expenses. Deadline: 5 July.

Literary Residency “Absolute Modern”, Skopje 2013

Goten Publishing House in cooperation with the TRADUKI network invite writers and translators from Southeast Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosna and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Romania) to apply for writers-in-residence program «Absolute Modern», in Skopje, Macedonia. Travel costs covered (among others). Deadline: 15 July.

"Absence and photography" – IILA-FOTOGRAFIA prize for young Latin-American photographers

IILA – Istituto Italo – Latino Americano and Officine International call for emerging Latin-American photographers, aged 40 or less, to submit a project on "Absence and photography". The prize includes a one-month residency in Rome (travel costs included). Deadline: 18 July.

Australia-UK: Realise your dream

Realise Your Dream is Australia’s most recognised and long running professional development platform in the creative industries. It nurtures and supports highly talented emerging practitioners in the first ten years of their practice, working across almost any discipline in the creative sector. Deadline on 28 July!

South African international music mobility fund – call for proposals

The programme is designed to support musicians and music professionals with an established practice in South Africa, but who have carried out little or no work internationally. There are two rounds of calls with deadlines on 14 April and 31 July.

Password: Printmaking – residency opportunity for artists from Belgium

In the frame of the EU-funded project "Password: Printmaking", artists from Belgium are offered a residency opportunity in Belgium and in Poland. Deadlines: 1 and 31 August.

Survival Kit Festival 2014 in Umeå (Sweden) calls for international artists

Survival Kit/Umeå invites artists from all corners of the world whose work attends to the question of survival in all its different perceptions. Individual and group applications are accepted, for existing or new works. Travel costs covered (conditions apply). Deadline: 1 September.

Get training

Research fellowships in visual culture – applications invited from India and Turkey

Delfina Foundation is inviting applicants from India and Turkey for the Research Fellowship 2013, that aims to provide an opportunity for intensive research in the field of visual culture by curators and researchers who have an innovative visual culture project. The residency includes a return flight to London. Deadline: 15 July.

Grundtvig in-service Training: Video and Citizen Journalism (for educators and artists)

Perypezye Urbane invites Educators and Artists to take part to the course “How video can empower our training skills“ led by the videomaker Cinzia Espis. The course is organized within the framework of Grundtvig programme, in-service training, and it is possible to apply for a grant: course’s fee, travel and accommodation will be completely covered! The next session of this workshop will be held in Milan (Italy) from 06 April 2014 till 12 April 2014. Deadline by 17 September 2013!

Discover a residency

Politics of Food residency – Delfina Foundation

Delfina Foundation (DF) is inviting artists, curators, writers, film makers and other cultural practitioners interested in exploring issues surrounding the politics of food to apply for its first theme-based residency. Applications are open to individuals from all nationalities as long as they are proficient in English. The residency covers travel costs. Deadline: 29 July.

trans_2013-2014 Residence at Akiyoshidai International Art Village (Japan)

The prefix ‘trans’ means to go beyond, get across, cross, exchange, change and convert. The Residence Support Program provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their future projects. The call is open to Japanese and international artists under 40 y.o. and covers – among others – travel costs. Deadline: 31 July.

Residencies for international choreographers at K3 – Hamburg (Germany)

International choreographers who are currently at the beginning of the careers, but have already produced some choreographic work of their own, are invited to apply for an 8-month residency in Hamburg (Germany). Travel costs – and others – paid. Deadline: 5 August.

Scholarships for media artists based in Germany willing to travel to Mexico

Media artists based in Germany working with digital media such as Internet, computer art, film/video or sound are invited to apply for this scholarship, allowing a two-month residency in Mexico City (travel costs and others included). Deadline: 19 August.

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel artist residency program (Shanghai)

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency invites artists from around the world to apply online for a residency in Shanghai. Different forms of art are welcome to explore the contemporary arts in China's most vibrant city: dancing, music, photography, filmmaking, writing, painting and conceptual art. Known and unknown artists are invited to stay for a period of up to six months. Travel costs, among others, are covered. No deadline.

Meet others

European Culture Forum 2013 in Brussels (Belgium) – registrations open!

The European Commission invites you to come and participate in the debate on 4th, 5th and 6th November in the Bozar Art Centre, Brussels. The programme will include a variety of formats: plenary panels for in-depth discussions, short flash sessions to inform participants of other hot topics, and much more… registrations open until 16 September.

World Culture in development Forum

World Culture in Development Forum will take place in Indonesia from 24 – 29 November 2013. Registration to attend this event is now open. 

Collaborate with

Internship opportunity at Nida Art Colony (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Nida Art Colony is looking for interns to work as assistant curators and visual communication assistants. The experience would run between January and May 2014 (free accommodation at the Colony included). Send your CV!

Digital journal InterArtive: Call for texts and artistic projects: Art & Mobility

For the publication of issue #55, the digital journal InterArtive will publish a special issue dedicated to diverse aspects of the current discussion about Art & Mobility. Theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject are invited to participate. Deadline: 15 July. 

Look for a job

Julie's Bicycle is recruiting!

London-based environmental sustainability experts Julie's Bicycle are recruiting for two full-time positions as marketing and events coordinator and environmental sustainability coordinator. Deadlines on 5 and 11 July.

Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney (Australia) seeks new Executive Director

Artspace Visual Arts Centre, a leading international residency-based contemporary art centre, seeks to appoint an Executive Director who will drive an artistic program that is ambitious in local, national and international contexts. Deadline: 15 July.

Job opportunities at Tate galleries (UK)

Different working positions are available at Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern in the UK – various deadlines until 18 July.

Vacancy notice: Director – European Citizen Action Service

The European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), a Brussels-based international non-profit organisation, wishes to appoint a Director as from January 2014. Applications open until 31 July.

Funen Art Academy (Denmark) is looking for a visual artist to fill a professorial position

Funen Art Academy is looking for an active visual artist with solid international experience and a widespread international network, to fill a professorial position. The applicant can work in any type of media, but needs the ability to relate to and be interested in a variety of contemporary artistic positions. Deadline: 19 August.


International Perspectives on Artist Residencies – IFACCA d'Art Topic n. 45

In October 2012, IFACCA conducted a survey of its members to understand more about global trends in government support for artist residencies, in preparation for the Res Artis General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan. The report considers government support for artist residencies, objectives and outcomes of residencies, mapping of residencies, funding opportunities, evaluation and future actions. Download it for free!

Danish Agency for Culture: Information on grants for international artists and art institutions wishing to collaborate with Danish artists and art institutions is the English version of the Danish website, which is The Danish Agency for Culture's site for art funding and art grants. This site is designed for intern
ational artists, arts organisations and international cultural administrative bodies interested in collaborating with individuals or institutions within the Danish arts system.

Report on the right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity

In March 2013 the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed, published her annual report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is devoted to the issue of “The right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity”. This highly interesting report adresses the multiple ways in which the right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity may be curtailed – including by restricting the freedom of movement.

Publication by the European Cultural Foundation: The Dwarfing of Europe?

In this first of the series Dwarfing of Europe? publication, the European Cultural Foundation turns to Europe's neighbours for an honest view of Europe from the outside in order to boost and broaden the debate on Europe by focusing on culture.

On the Move is funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.