What do we publish? (OTM’s editorial policy)
We are happy to hear from you about meetings, funding, jobs, training and other opportunities related to cultural mobility. Before sending your news to firstname.lastname@example.org however, please keep in mind OTM’s editorial policy below, which sets the criteria according to which OTM selects the “News” to publish:
1. OTM key issues
OTM publishes news about the mobility of artists and cultural operators which are consistent with OTM's strategic plan 2011-2013, and in particular with the key issues tackled in its upcoming Charter for sustainable cultural mobility: visa issues, social issues related to mobility, and environmental issues.
OTM publishes news about calls (residencies, applications, grants etc.) whose deadline will still be open at the date of sending of the next OTM newsletter. Newsletters are usually sent the 3rd week of each month.
3. International opportunities
OTM publishes news about grants and opportunities open to citizens of different countries (e.g. no news about a grant available only to citizens of one country).
OTM publishes news about mobility opportunities (e.g. residencies, workshops, travel grants etc.) for artists and cultural operators of all domains, located in all regions of the world.
5. Opportunities for cultural professionals
OTM publishes news about mobility opportunities for professionals of the cultural sector (artists, operators, etc.).
6. Non commercial purposes
OTM publishes news about non commercial opportunities (e.g. no news about buying/selling works, buying/renting spaces, etc.).
7. Mobility of people first
OTM gives priority to grants or opportunities for the mobility of people over mobility opportunities for works of art (e.g. sending films or pictures, etc.).
8. Free mobility opportunities
OTM gives priority to news about calls, contests etc. which do not request the payment of fees for applications, and to opportunities which reimburse/cover at least partially the international travel costs for the participants. In our Library, we publish news about documents and publications related to cultural mobility and available for free download (exceptions can be made for very relevant documents about cultural mobility).
9. Small is beautiful
While respecting the "diversity" criteria (see point n. 3), OTM gives space to news and announcements (auditions, calls etc.) coming from small-scale organisations (e.g. NGOs, associations etc.), often lacking strong communication channels.
10. What we don't publish
Respecting the criteria mentioned above, OTM does not work as a job placement service nor as a showcase, so we can't help you with tailor-made information services nor publish your CV online to give you visibility.