All sectors are affected by the coronavirus pandemia but we are very much aware that the alternative and independent art scene is / will be particularly under pressure. This list of resources, done in partnership with Circostrada, is updated on a daily basis since 14 March 2020. This list is by no means comprehensive and can be easily enriched thanks to your feedback and proposal to include new resources. Feel free to email us any initiative related to one of the sub-topics at mobility(at)on-the-move.org.
Disability and the Performing Arts Sector in Europe: Building Knowledge, Sharing Experience, Looking for Solutions - Survey
This survey is the first of its kind – in terms of scope and target groups – to be run at the level of Creative Europe countries and Switzerland.Th ere are around 40 questions, most of them multiple choice. Your contribution should take about 15 minutes and will be all the more important in a context where cultural accessibility are being challenged by the Covid-19 crisis and the realignment of support systems. Deadline: 15 September 2020.
Mobility Information Points (MIP) are information centres and/or websites in several European countries, and one in the USA, who aim to tackle administrative challenges that artists and cultural professionals can face when working across borders. Relevant issues can be around visas, social security, taxation, customs etc. Know more about them and other resources to ease your mobility. The webpage is updated with coronavirus's related information.
Alongside the Mobility Info Points (MIP), some On the Move's members (organisations and individual) have set up a working group on (En)forced mobility to share practices, common actions, advocacy tools and when opportunities arise, to share their experiences in public sessions. Discover more about its first activities (report and meeting) as well as additional resources.
Check the events On the Move will take part in – as an organiser, contributor, facilitator, evaluator etc. – in this most updated list of events. This list is updated based on the news related to the coronavirus.
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Wachtmeister Award. A single award will be given to a visual artist working in any discipline or in a cross-disciplinary way. The selected applicant will receive a fully-funded fellowship of up to 30 days (to be scheduled between 1 July 2021 and 31 January 2023) at VCCA in Amherst, VA. To be eligible applicants must have worked professionally as a visual artist for the past 15 years with substantial national or international achievement in their field, including grants, awards, performances/installations, etc. International artists are eligible to apply. Deadline: 15 September 2020.
In partnership with Kunsthalle Praha, Delfina Foundation is offering a three-week London residency to a curator from Central and Eastern Europe in winter 2021 (22 February – 12 March 2021). This period coincides with a residency of a selected Czech curator, also supported by Kunsthalle Praha. Applicants must be a citizen, or long-term resident, living and working in one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine. Deadline: 1 September 2020.
veículoSUR is a residency that travels internationally and serves the purpose of artistic networking.The residency schedule will see participants visit six countries in the period May – June 2021 and September – November 2021. The open call is aimed at artists and cultural practitioners based in Uruguay (nationwide), Chile (nationwide), Brazil (São Paulo/Estado), France (nationwide), Germany (Munich) and Finland (nationwide). Deadline (extended): 16 August 2020.
LINZ FMR – Art in Digital Contexts and Public Spaces is a biennial festival and platform for artistic processes and positions which reflects the ephemeral nature of our digital and connected present. LINZ FM[Ai]R 21 invites artists or art collectives to spend one month (either February or March 2021) creating a new work, or further developing an existing project. This will then be presented within the framework of the festival (June 2021) in the form of a group exhibition, performance, or other mode of presentation, and complemented by discursive formats. Applications are open internationally. Deadline: 30 August 2020.
The Emerging Translator Mentorship programme aims to develop successive new cohorts of literary translators into English, particularly for languages whose literature is currently under-represented in English translation. The scheme matches up experienced translators with emerging translators for a six-month period (October 2020 - March 2021) during which they work together on practical translation projects, developing their craft through working on a chosen text or texts. The programme is open to emerging translators. Though English is the target language, the emerging translator need not live in the UK. Deadline: 1 September 2020.
Harvard University > 2021-22 Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow in Migration and the Humanities (USA)
The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities. Applications are welcomed from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities. If awarded a fellowship, the term of appointment is 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022. Deadline: 6 November 2020.
Sea Clown Sailing Circus have issued an open call for an Erasmus project designed as a non-formal initiative that aims to access specific knowledge about climate change, marine biodiversity loss and soil consumption, while exploring art as an educational tool (through storytelling, physical theatre, clownerie, etc.). 15 professional circus artists and educators will work together in Patras, Greece 29 September - 11 October 2020. The organisers are looking for participants from Greece, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. Deadline: 7 August 2020.
The Goethe-Institut, the documenta archiv and the Kunsthochschule Kassel / University of Kassel are launching their joint fellowship programme for international young scientists and researching artists and curators at the documenta Institute. Fellows will benefit from a wealth of materials on documenta history and on modern and contemporary art stored at the documenta archiv. The programme runs from 1 October 2020 – 30 September 2023; the research stay for the first fellow should, if possible, begin on 1 October 2020 and last until March 31 2021. The residency will be located in Kassel. Applications from non-European or European countries underrepresented in the art context are especially welcome. Deadline: 7 September 2020.
The Goethe-Institut is launching a new initiative focused on art spaces and collaborative projects. Participants will exchange on a number of key topics such as art as a social and thinking space and the connections between culture and politics. The programme will be divided into two phases, with online meetings 20 September – 10 October 2020, and then a meet up and site visit in Berlin, Germany in spring/summer 2021 (travel restrictions allowing). Applicants should have experience in art spaces / collaborative projects and be based in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam. Deadline: 31 August 2020.
Gommalacca Teatro in Italy are making their travelling art space / art piece 'the Nave' available as a place of artistic residence and experimentation. The planned residency will last 2 weeks, 14-27 September 2020. Residents will have a chance to work on their own project as well as collaborate with Gommalacca, and perhaps forge long-term connections with the group. The call is open to artists (theatre, music, dance, visual arts) cultural operators, and collectives who have a project to work on. Deadline: 25 August 2020.