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.
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.
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.
As part of its commitment to the diversity of cultural expressions and in view of fostering dynamic creative industries in developing countries, UNESCO is launching an exploratory study on the film and audiovisual industry in Africa to gather data and information in order to respond to the challenges and needs of this strategic sector and contribute to its development. UNESCO is seeking a consultant for a 10 month contract, running August 2020 - June 2021. Deadline: 10 July 2020.
As part of their Re-Imagine Europe programme, the UK organisation Lighthouse has developed a ‘residency at home’ series that will award support for three black artists. This is an opportunity for artists, practitioners, producers and technologists to expand their practice, research and develop ideas and methodologies. The residency will run 17 August – 4 September 2020 and is open to individuals and collectives across the EU. Lighthouse particularly welcome applications from disabled, queer and non-binary artists. Deadline: 24 July 2020.
Soho House Art Prize is a new global initiative that will give one artist the chance to create their own installation at Soho Beach House during Miami Art Basel, in December 2020. The organisers encourage 'left-field ideas: performance, intervention and reimagining what an installation might look and feel like'. Deadline: 26 July 2020.
LA RENAISSANCE recherche dans le cadre de son projet EUROPE CREATIVE en partenariat avec Le COMEDIA Theater Köln à Cologne (Allemagne), University of Turku (Finlande) et Inocamp à Gdansk (Pologne) un.e attaché.e à la coordination de projet européen. L’objectif du projet « GETTING UNSTUCK » est d’expérimenter une méthode d’inclusion sociale des personnes en situation de migration à partir de l’œuvre « In C » de TERRY RILEY qui réunira l'Orchestre Régional de Normandie, Cie Le Ballon Vert et l'OMEDOC. Date limite : 24 juillet 2020.
La fondation Thalie a pour objet de soutenir la création contemporaine comme levier d’action, d’échanges et de transmission. Basée à Bruxelles, la Fondation accueille des expositions et une programmation multidisciplinaire qui associe arts visuels, performance, littérature et arts culinaires. L'assistant.e de production et communication assiste la direction sur certaines tâches administratives et logistiques. De plus, il.elle sera tenu.e de participer aux évènements que la Fondation organise et d'assurer entre autre l'accueil des publics. Date limite : 1er août 2020.
The Art Explora & Académie des Beaux-Arts European Award will support and amplify proactive, innovative or particularly remarkable actions carried out by cultural institutions engaging the broadest possible audience. All specific actions or global approaches will be welcome: digital innovation, external activities, inclusion of people with disabilities, fight against cultural exclusion, new mediations, cultural awakening for young audiences, programmes for excluded audiences. Eligible initiatives include existing projects that need to be renewed or expanded, and new projects that could be launched with funding. This award is open to all European cultural institutions, public or private, whatever their size. Deadline: 25 September 2020.
The Jan Michalski Foundation lies at the foot of the Swiss Jura Mountains in Montricher. Its residency programme is open to all types of writers engaged in literary creation. While they give priority to writers and translators, the Foundation are also open to any other disciplines as long as writing is at the heart of the project. Stays in the Jan Michalski Foundation can be granted for individual projects or projects in pairs, and can last two weeks, one month, two months, three months or six-months. The next wave of residencies will begin from February 2021. Applications are open internationally. Deadline: 14 September 2020.
Hamburg Ministry for Culture and Media is inviting applications for four three-month residencies between January and December 2021 in the Westwerk artists’ centre in Hamburg. The programme is open to professional international artists resident outside Germany, from the fields of the visual arts, photography and film, with an interest in the Hamburg cultural scene and the desire to network culturally in Hamburg. Deadline: 15 August 2020.
The INHABIT Artist in Residence Programme of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt invites artists from various disciplines to collaborate with the institute’s team of scientists and researchers. Artists will spend three months creating new work, or further developing an existing project, in a scientific research environment. The upcoming residency periods are: February – April 2021; May – July 2021; and September – November 2021. Deadline: 16 August 2020.
Goethe Institut and Prince Claus Fund > Call for Proposals: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change
This call for proposals is aimed at Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. The organisers encourage innovative multi-disciplinary cultural initiatives by individual artists, creative professionals as well as cultural organisations; especially initiatives that express how the arts and new media can propose solutions to environmental issues and create alternatives that support sustainability and climate justice, foster cooperation and an exchange of new ideas globally. In this challenging period, they also encourage people to come up with new formats and modes of engaging with both local and global audiences. Deadline: 31 July 2020.
The Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen is an interdisciplinary research institute for the humanities and social sciences. The KWI fellowship programme addresses excellent researchers from the humanities, cultural studies, and the social sciences. It is open to international applicants with a completed PhD plus up to six years of post-doctoral experience. Fellowships last six months, running 1 April – 30 September 2021. Deadline: 31 July 2020.
Le Port Des Créateurs in Toulon, France is offering a Booster residency aimed at emerging artists (national and international) working in the visual arts. It will allow the selected artist to benefit from a period of research and experimentation time, working with their project ‘in situ’. The artist’s residency will last two months, and take place in the last quarter of 2020. Deadline: 31 July 2020.