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).
The program is aimed at foreign artists from all around the world who wish to pursue a research project in Paris during a minimum period of three consecutive months, and that are supported by one or more cultural partners. This program is aimed at artists in every artistic discipline: Architecture/landscape/urbanism, street arts/circus/puppets, digital arts, visual arts, comics, cinema/movies/video, curating projects, dance/performances, design, literature, youth book, fine arts and crafts, modern music and jazz, classical and contemporary music, contemporary art performances, photography, theatre, musics for films and video games. Deadline: 29 June 2018.
The Getty Images ARRAY Grant, offered in partnership with award-winning director and producer Ava Duvernay’s ARRAY Alliance, will provide financial support and mentorship to artists who capture the visual narrative of underrepresented ethnic communities and use their medium to progress visual representation - communities such as African-American, Caribbean, South Asian, Arab, Indigenous or Latinx for example. In addition to financial remuneration, recipients will also receive mentoring support and guidance. Deadline: 8 June 2018.
The Invitation Programme offers the chance for small independent publishing companies from Africa, the Arabic World, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in the world's biggest book fair. For publishing companies from these regions, globalisation is a two-edged sword. Access to the world market seems easier thanks to limitless communication. At the same time, the advance of new conglomerates makes it harder to get in on the market. Guaranteeing the presence of a selected group of around 20 publishing houses at the industries biggest get-together is the main goal of the Frankfurt Book Fair´s Invitation Programme. Deadline: 30 April 2018.
The Embassy of Foreign Artists (Switzerland) > Open Call for residencies: Opportunities for creative practices engaged with political, social, economic and environmental issues
Taking into consideration the important influence of these fields on contemporary artistic practices, it is essential to give international artists as well as researchers and intellectuals the opportunity to come to Geneva to develop their research. This intellectual presence is also undeniably beneficial for the community as well as the standing of the city, the state, and the country on the global stage. These interactions benefit Geneva to a great degree. Deadline: 30 April 2018.
The Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers - Visas for Third Country National Artists Travelling to the Schengen Area is the fifth publication of the RISE project. The European Festivals Association (EFA) and Pearle*- Live Performance Europe have teamed up to improve knowledge on legal and managerial aspects on cross-border cooperation within the EFA RISE project, funded by the Creative Europe Programme from the European Union from 2014 until 2017, and renewed until 2021 as EFA RISE 2. In this hands-on guide, you will find everything you need to know about travelling in the Schengen area from a third country, and you will be able to navigate the complexity of these regulations.
While preparing On the Move's participation in a public panel related to touring world musicians and visa issues - as part of WOMEX 13 (Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom) -, we realised that it would be relevant to have a specific page to gather different information portals/organisations which can be useful in the time of visa applications or to report problems and obstacles. Check this regularly updated list and contact us to share other relevant information!
Open call for two fellowships funded by Compagnia di San Paolo and Regione Piemonte at Cripta747, Turin (Italy)
This process-based residency aims at implementing and rethinking new strategies in research and artistic practices, refocusing the attention onto the production processes. Through the fellowship, it favours mobility, fosters exchange between local and foreign researchers, and supports both material and conceptual production. The residency is open to artists, curators, researchers in any field of contemporary culture, without geographical or age limits. Deadline: 29 April 2018.
You are aged 18-30 ? You are leading an project designed to strengthen the notion of citizenship, of « living together » in your city ? You live in Nantes or a European country (Council of Europe Member States and Belarus)? Come to present and share it in Nantes (France) with more than 60 other participants and 30 innovative projects from all over Europe! Deadline: 3 June 2018.
The open call is addressed to all professional artists coming from following artistic fields: performing arts, visual arts and applied arts (fine arts, dance, theatre, music, literature, comics, cinema, etc.). Cultural practitioners, active in the research of contemporary cultural practices, such as curators, play writers, set designer or from other fields and applied disciplines (architecture, design) are also invited to apply. Deadline: 30 April 2018.
The CreArt Network has currently two opportunities (residency and exhibition) for artists born or residing in in any of the cities taking part in CreArt: Liverpool –UK; Valladolid – Spain; Genoa and Lecce – Italy; Clermont-Ferrand France; Zagreb (HDLU)– Croatia; Kaunas –Lithuania; Lublin and Katowice –Poland; Aveiro – Portugal, Rouen- France and Skopje- Macedonia. The topic of the exhibition in Rouen will be the link between art and nature, the figures of the wild, the animal, the vegetal, the mineral and how they echo our contemporary society. Deadline: 20 April 2018 (for Skopje) and 30 April 2018 (Rouen).
With 70 other organisation in the cultural and creative sector, On the Move signed and sent an open letter to EU institutions urging them to give a significant boost to the EU budget dedicated to culture. The letter was issued by IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association) and calls on the EU to double the budget allocated to the successor of Creative Europe, the EU’s programme dedicated to the cultural sectors, and ensure these sectors also have access to other sources of EU funding.
This call raises the need to collectively think about a new story for the lagoon from the confrontation of its different imaginaries: tourist attraction, productive garden, dumping deposit, sports space, resort, natural oasis, complex system of matter hybrid in which nature and artifice, biology and technology, tradition and progress are amalgamated. Through the articulation of knowledge and interdisciplinary collaboration, this call proposes to use the capacity of contemporary art and the practices of visuality as a vehicle to collectively imagine the future of the Mar Menor. Deadline (for Europe based artists): 3 June 2018.
Australian and International Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2018. Deadline: 1 June 2018.
European ArtEast Foundation (EAEF), in collaboration with Delfina Foundation, is inviting proposals for grants for research focused on Eastern European artists working in the region in the 1950s and 1960s. The call is primarily to academic researchers in art history and curators, although artists or researchers from other disciplines can apply where they can demonstrate that the proposal contributes to an art historical context. The organisers are keen to encourage fresh ideas from new researchers and appropriate proposals are welcomed from those with limited research experience. Deadline: 4 June 2018.
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Ocean Networks Canada (University of Victoria in British Columbia) > Artist in Residence Ocean Programme
The Artist in Residence will interact with Fine Arts faculty members and scientists at Ocean Networks Canada as well as with other individuals using the world-leading ocean facilities to ignite cross-disciplinary exchanges. Open to artists working in any visual, written, musical or performance discipline, this residency is suitable for an early- or mid-career artist. Deadline: 27 April 2018.