Dear newsletter readers,

As announced in the last newsletter we’ve revised our Funding section to ease your research for support for your mobility, and we’ve revamped our blockbuster Guide to funding opportunities for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals in Europe, thanks to the collaboration with our member Interarts and the support of the French Ministry of Culture (for the French guide).

But there’s something new: a new updated funding guide is now available for the Netherlands! This complements the list of countries for which guides were already updated: Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Macedonia, Norway. A must for your mobility from and to these countries!  

So here’s our monthly selection of mobility opportunities, all with travel costs paid. It’s just a tiny part of what you find on our website and Facebook page: follow our daily updates there!

The On the Move team

Engage in policy

Sign or endorse On the Move’s Charter for a sustainable and responsible cultural mobility!

Are you responsible of a cultural organisation hosting foreign artists or sending artists abroad? A policy- or decision-maker at local, national or European level? A Public or private funder of cultural mobility? Find in our Charter criteria, references, ideas and resources allowing you to support the mobility of artists and cultural operators while respecting social and environmental principles!

2013 Cultural Policy Research Award

The call for applications for the 2013 Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) is now open. Six finalists, selected amongst all applicants, will be invited to the 7th Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum in Brussels in November. Deadline: 31 May.

Raise funding

Call for Applications: NPN International Guest Performance Fund for Dance and NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance

Two support models to increase sustainable networking and international promotion of German contemporary dance. Both funding programs are of interest to organiziers as well as to artists. Deadline: 15 April.

Music Travel Grants by the Canada Council for the Arts

This program offers Canadian individual music professionals, groups or small ensembles an opportunity to travel on occasions important to their artistic and career development. Deadlines: 15 April, 15 June, 15 September, 15 November and 15 February.

ARTS COLLABORATORY – Long term support for independent visual arts organisations focusing on collaborative arts practices and social innovation

This call for proposals invites independent visual arts organisations from Africa, Asia and Latin-America that are active in the promotion of artistic quality, collaborative arts practices and social innovation, to propose a programme for support. Deadline on 15 April 2013!

Mid Atlantic Arts Program – grants for American performing artists invited abroad

Grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States. Next deadline: 19 April.

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). 4 deadlines at the end of January, April, August and November.

International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) – Call for Proposals 2013

The IFPC is currently launching a call for proposals for artistic and creative projects. Priority is given to projects from young artists/creators (18-30 years old) or benefiting youth, and, as far as possible, to projects from or benefiting developing countries. Deadline on 2 May 2013!

React to a call

Jean-Claude Reynal Scholarship for young artists working on paper

The Jean-Claude Reynal scholarship offers a 10,000 euros grant to be awarded to a young artist for studies abroad. Artists of any nationality working on paper can apply. Deadline: 10 April 2013.

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea – International Fellowship opportunity

This research program aims to provide a sustained platform for initiating dialogues; for developing a comprehensive network among museum professionals; and for furthering collaboration and joint programming among art museums in Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America. Travel costs among others are provided. Deadline: 15 April.

Call for emerging artists from the Adriatic coast

Emerging artists who reside on or around the Adriatic coast are invited to submit proposals for artistic interventions that are strongly relational, playful and ironic, to take place in Pesaro (Italy) next summer. Assistance with travel expenses and full accomodation will be covered. Deadline: 15 April.

FACADE VIDEO FESTIVAL (Plovdiv, Bulgaria): Call for entries

Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to send videos for the fourth edition of Facade Video Festival (11 – 15 September 2013). A jury will award the best video with a one-month-residency during 2014, including travel costs. Deadline: 30 April.

PREMIO ROMA DANZA – International Choreographic Competition

The competition is open to choreographers over 18 years of age of any nationality, with no limit or condition to genres, styles and body languages. Besides monetary prizes, participants will be also awarded with ‘artistic commission’ and ‘artistic residence’. Deadline: 10 June.

14th Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva 2013 – MisoMusic (Portugal)

The competition is open to composers of any nationality and age, and the winner will be given the opportunity to present his/her music in concert performed by the Miso Music Loudspeakers Orchestra at the 2014 edition of the Música Viva Festival. Deadline: 15 June.

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

CEC ArtsLink promotes international communication and understanding through collaborative, innovative arts projects for mutual benefit. Programmes and projects are encouraged and supported between US artists, cultural managers and organisations and 37 eligible countries and regions. Deadlines till 2015! 

Get training

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts 2013 (Austria) – grants

Some 90 grants, usually covering tuition costs only, are available for participation in one of the classes at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts next summer (22 July – 31 August 2013). Additional subsidies for travel and living costs are offered. Deadline: 10 April.

2013 International Fellowship in Cultural Studies of Contemporary Art – Korea

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea hosts an international research program for museum professionals aged between 25 and 45. The fellowship includes travel costs to Seoul. Deadline: 15 April.

Asian Film Academy, Busan (Korea)- Call for applications

Asian Film Academy (AFA) is an educational program hosted by Dongseo University, Busan Film commission and Busan International Film Festival to foster emerging filmmakers and establish Asian filmmakers' networks. Costs including travels covered. Deadline for the next film academy: 30 April.

Guggenheim Museum – Hilla Rebay International Fellowship

This ten-month fellowship offers an opportunity for a graduate student to train in the Curatorial Departments at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Yearly deadline on 1 May!

X International Theatre Summer Academy 2013 in Italy

The 10th International Theatre Summer Academy of EATC and AKT-ZENT is dedicated to the great Russian theatre teacher Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky. The Academy takes place from the 7th to the 25th of July 2013 in Rubiera (RE), Italy. Early bird registration fee by 15 May.

La Fabrique européenne des traducteurs

La Fabrique européenne des traducteurs organises translation workshops for translators between Dutch, French, Arabic, Greek and Turkish. The workshops take place in the form of 9 weeks residencies in different countries. Various deadlines.

Discover a residency

Festival Nocte 2013 – call for artists in residence in Graus (Aragón, Spain)

The ALGORINES project aims to support artists or collectives willing to develop a research, training and/or creation project in the performing arts sector in Graus (Aragón, Spain). Artists of any nationality can apply, though priority will be given to artists living in the Pyrenees region. Deadline: 13 April.

Mino paper art village (Japan) – call for artists in residence

Mino Paper Art Village is inviting domestic and foreign artist to stay in Mino city (Japan) for a certain period of time so that they may create their original works of art out of Mino Japanese Paper. Transportation to Central Japan International Airport is covered (among others). Deadline: 15 April.

CCA Young Curator Program 2013 – Montreal (Canada)

All architects, journalists, designers, critics, historians and others, who were born on or after 1 January, 1978 are eligible for this program, regardless of citizenship and place of residence. The recipient will receive a maximum of $10,000 CAD covering travel, housing, and living expenses for a period of up to 3 months in Montréal. Deadline: 15 April.

Kiosko (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) – call for international artists & curators in residence

KIOSKO Galería invites contemporary visual artists, researchers, historians and curators to apply for a 2-month residency in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. The call is open to Bolivian and international applicants working with any of the languages of contemporary art. Support to travel costs offered. Deadline: 15 April.

TRIBE shared residency opportunities in Ljubljana, Prague, Istanbul, Nicosia

T.R.I.B.E. – a new network of residency spaces in the Balkans and East Europe launches its first open call for artistic and research residencies to take place between March 2013 and April 2014. TRIBE network aims to examine vital cultural, political and social questions in a way that will produce fresh perspectives via research and artistic outputs. The residency includes, among others, travel and accommodation. Deadline 20 April (early bird deadline for a residency in April 2013: 20 March).

ComPeung Grant 2013 – artists in residence opportunity in Thailand

The ComPeung grant is open to artists working in Visual Arts, Media Art, Performance, Video, Film, Photography, Sound and aims to develop new work that has a site-specific relevance either to ComPeung or Doi Saket (Thailand). The grant includes a round trip to Thailand, among others. Deadline: 30 April.

Carolina's Healthcare Artist-in-residence call for submission – Charlotte, North Carolina (USA)

Each year, in partnership with Carolinas HealthCare (CHC), one artist is selected for a residency at McColl center for visual art to develop and create a project in collaboration with the Hospital's Physicians, Staff, Healthcare providers, and/or patients and their families. Selected artists receive a stipend, material budget, travel allowance and housing (if outside of Charlotte). Deadline: 6 May 2013.

project room @ aquarium – artist in residency programme in Luxemburg

The residency is open to all individuals or artists collectives wishing to develop their practice in a professional context by creating a new work. Applicants are free to choose their means of artistic expression. Limits apply in terms of qualification, age and language skills. Travel costs covered among others. Deadline for applications: 13 May.

Meet others

Touring artists: launch of website and symposium in Berlin

The launch of the website "Touring artists" will be accompanied by a symposium in Berlin on 18 April 2013. OTM members IGBK and ITI-Germany are the co-organisers. You can register online to attend this event.

Collaborate with

Internship opportunities at the Prince Claus Fund

The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development is looking for interns particularly in the fields of grants and collaborations, awards, communication and fundraising and cultural emergency responses.

Look for a job is looking for researchers to develop its directory of organisations is looking for researchers to create a list of organisations for the following ASEM member countries: – Bangladesh – New Zealand – Norway – Switzerland. Deadline on 15 April!


Green Mobility Guide for the Performing Arts: Julie's Bicycle & On the Move research dossier in 5 languages!

On The Move and Julie´s Bicycle present a new green guide to environmentally sustainable mobility for touring performing arts companies and venues. Download for free this OTM research dossier (available in English, French, Italian, German and Chinese)!

Move on! Cultural mobility for beginners

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.

Unpack the Arts residencies for cultural journalists – articles

Unpack the Arts is a European project that offers residencies for cultural journalists as part of 12 seminal festivals in the world of contemporary circus. Articles are published at the end of each residency, and made available for free download.

Find useful "Resources" on Trans Europe Halles' website!

The Resource section of Trans Europe Halles' website collects and shares experiences, tools and knowledge by and for independent cultural operators, on several issues. Find out more, browse the resources and suggest what you want to see published!

Artists from Abroad: A complete guide to immigration and tax requirements to the U.S.

This website hosted by the League of American Orchestras and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters is a very useful platform of information on visa issues and U.S. tax regulations for organisations willing to present artists from abroad to American audiences.