This page introduces cultural mobility news and opportunities - with travel cost at least partially funded - at least three times a week. You can search the news by topic (funding, call, residency, training, meeting etc.) or world regions (destination).
Check the events On the Move is associated with as a participant, speaker, facilitator etc. in 2017 and contact us at mobility (at) on-the-move.org for collaborations and/or partnerships.
Migration in Europe has preoccupied policymakers and administrations, and prompted enormous policy reform, yet refugees and migrants are themselves often excluded from this policy debate and formulation, particularly those in more recent refugee and migrant populations. The Open City Fellowship responds to this need by supporting the leadership of refugees and migrants in policy development that directly affect urban integration. Four fellowships will involve collaborations with partner cities: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, and Berlin. The fifth fellowship will be based in Brussels with a partner that specializes in refugee and migration policy within the European Union. Deadline: 15 September 2017.
Call for creative practitioners & artists > 'Plovdiv School of Spectacle 2017' - an outdoor arts training School in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
The European Academy of Outdoor Arts are inviting applications from creative practitioners from Plovdiv, Bulgaria to attend an eight day school in outdoor arts production and making for installation. The school also has a small number of places available for creative practitioners in the Academie's project partner countries Limerick, Ireland; Pafos, Cyprus; Elefsina, Greece and Kaunas, Lithuania. Deadline: 31 July 2017.
The Goethe-Institut and Prince Claus Fund are delighted to announce a new call for proposals: “Film Talents – Voices from Pakistan and Afghanistan”. This joint collaboration offers young emerging filmmakers in Pakistan and Afghanistan the opportunity to take part in a mentorship programme for filmmakers through a series of five workshops to take place in 2017 and 2018 in the region. Deadline: 13 August 2017.
Specifically aimed at global artists aged 18 to 30 who are not yet represented by an established gallery, submissions will be made exclusively through the ArteVue App taking in 2-dimensional works on paper and canvas, photography and 3-dimensional sculpture. The prizes include a three-month residency at Delfina Foundation and $15,000 USD. Deadline: 1 October 2017.
This opportunity is open to Scotland based artists or artists whose work will benefit the people of Scotland. This artist call is funded through Creative Scotland. Suramedura is also funded by IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space and by Arts Council England. One of the benefits of this support is that the residency often hosts artists from several countries during a residency block. Deadline: 18 August 2017.
Freemuse > Freedom of Artistic Expression Programme Officer (part-time), Southeast and Eastern Europe
The Southeast and Eastern Europe Programme Officer (SEE Europe PO) will be hosted by a partner organisation in Belgrade, Serbia.The SEE Europe PO shall on behalf of Freemuse document, monitor and analyse violations of artists’ rights to Freedom of Expression in Southeast and Eastern Europe and monitor policies, laws and political and social developments that may affect freedom of expression. The work includes writing articles and analytical reports to Freemuse. Deadline: 28 August 2017.
Kick-Start: Cardiff, part of the EU funded project Creative tracks, aims to be a catalyst event bringing together emerging international creative voices with the thriving arts and creative industries scene in Wales to explore their value and role in regeneration. Are eligible: Upcoming artists and creative entrepreneurs - particularly those in the fields of music, TV, product design, or whose work connects with the fields of science and technology. Deadline extended for international participants (31 July) and for Welsh (22 September).
This programme is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organisations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. Deadline: 31 October 2017.
2017 EESC Civil Society Prize - Innovative projects to promote quality employment and entrepreneurship for the future of work
The aim of the Civil Society Prize, which is awarded annually, is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of the contribution that civil society organisations and/or individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship in a way that underpins the common values that shore up European integration. Deadline: 8 September 2017.
La Gaîté Lyrique, Cinekid, KIKK and WoeLab are coordinating Les Voyages de Capitaine futur, a joint project that aims to empower citizens with technology culture from a very young age. The four partners are developing the project around Capitaine futur, an imaginary character whose journeys introduce, since 2011, children to contemporary art and new media, which serve as tools for emancipation and learning. The partnership is launching an open call for proposals for the production and travelling exhibition of three original media artworks, which will be paired with creation workshops and online tutorials and exhibited in Paris, Amsterdam, Namur and Lomé. Deadline (extended): 6 September 2017.
ColabNowNow > Open call for applications to young digital storytellers and artists working in digital, from Southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa and the UK
British Council Connect ZA invites young digital storytellers and artists working in digital, from Southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa and the UK to take part in ColabNowNow. This platform for collaboration will showcase innovative digital work which will be shown during the Fak’ugesi Festival. The artists will partake in a 10 day programme curated by, Jepchumba, the founder and creative director of African Digital Art, and take part in the larger Fak'ugesi Festival programme. Deadline: 2 August 2017.
Each year, thankyouforcoming hosts art critics and/or curators for a 7 days' residency in Nice and its suburb. 2 opportunities for a 7-day residency are available, IN WINTER 2017 (December or January) OR SPRING 2018 (March or April). Deadline: 3 September 2017.
L’Institut français, en partenariat avec le ministère de la Culture – Direction générale de la création artistique, et l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art s’associent pour l’attribution d’une aide à la mobilité internationale « Recherche innovante en art contemporain » à un/e chercheur/se français/e ou vivant en France. Date limite: 30 septembre 2017.
First call for proposals for the financing of cross-border cooperation projects in the Mediterranean
Amongst the topics addressed by the call, which covers the 11 Programme Priorities, are the challenges linked to territorial economic growth through the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, the driving role of innovation and research, social inclusion and the fight against poverty, and finally the protection of environment and adaptation to climate change. Each partnership submitting a project proposal shall represent at least three eligible countries, including at least one different EU Mediterranean Country and one Mediterranean Partner Country. Deadline: 9 November 2017.