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 Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has launched Mobility First!, a new fund to support the travel of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe and within Asia. Final deadlines for 2017: 31 August and 15 September 2017.
The main purpose of the Mobility section of the AC/E Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) is to support the capacity of the culture sector and its creative industries to operate internationally, promoting the circulation and mobility of works, productions, artists, creators, agents and culture and creative professionals. There are two calls: Open Call for Mobility Grants August 2017 (only Film and Documentary) > Deadline: 31 August 2017 and Open Call for Mobility Grants September 2017 (Visual arts, Performing arts, Literature and Books, Music) > Deadline: 30 September 2017 (application from 1 September).
Incoming residents are given the opportunity to live and work in a unique space in the heart of the city that will be European Capital of Culture in 2018. Applications are open to highly motivated individuals from all artistic disciplines, including (but not limited to) film, photography, performance, painting, sound, architecture, electronic music, installation and digital platforms, etc. Blitz residents are given a space to work, experiment and research their project, and engage with the Blitz community, culminating in a final production for presentation to the public. Deadline: 31 August 2017.
Mophradat is partnering with different international organizations to set up residency opportunities for artists from the Arab World. To start, Mophradat is collaborating on two residency programs for visual artists: A six-month residency program with WIELS | Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, and a three-month residency at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. Deadlines: 15 September 2017 for Belgium and 15 December 2017 for Scotland.
The Korea Foundation has two open calls for eligible organisations outside Korea to apply for grants. The 2018-19 Arts and Cultural Exchange Program and for the 2018-20 Support for Overseas Museums have calls for project based activities to promote understanding and friendship between Korea and other countries, and access abroad to Korean arts and culture. Deadline: 31 August 2017.
In the context of international mobility and exchange of artists and cultural operators, the Roberto Cimetta Fund is running a funding line to support strengthening and sustainability of organisations and projects. The Tamteen funding line aims to promote cultural and artistic initiatives lead by Arab artists and cultural operators developing local projects (venues, networks, platforms). The fund aims to create a leverage effect that could contribute modestly to rebalancing forces between Arab and European components in the exchange, as well as strengthening and sustaining cultural exchange between Arab regions. Deadline: 30 September 2017.
The International Centre for Art and Landscape on Vassivière Island and the NEKaTEOENEa artists' residency at the Domaine d’Abbadia, near Hendaye, are calling for candidates for a four-month residency for an artist and a scientist (naturalist, biologist, ethnologist, anthropologist, geographer or other). The residency will be divided between two venues: - The Castle on Vassivière Island, for two months: 30 October 2017 – 27 January 2018 & - NEKaTEOENEa, at the Domaine d’Abbadia, for two months: 29 January – 30 March 2018. Deadline: 17 September 2017.
In partnership with the British Council, Unlimited is offering a professional development placement for a disabled person who is based outside of the UK and is working (or beginning to work) as an arts producer, curator or arts administrator. Deadline: 25 September 2017.
For the 21st Festival in 2017, entries will be accepted from across the globe. Entries are sought in various disciplines of the Media Arts including interactive art, video, websites, games, animation and comics, from professional, amateur, independent and commercial sources. Deadline: 5 October 2017.
In both the natural world and human society, faking, mimicking, and copying can be a reliable strategy for success. When the focus is on how things appear, a fake may be just as valuable as the real thing. But what about faking taste, emotions, chemical signatures, facts and trademarks? Have patents, politics, and art given copying a bad name? Strong proposals will match Science Gallery Dublin’s three core aims to Connect, Participate, and Surprise. Deadline: 19 September 2017.
NoFit State Circus is looking for a producer to join the team and help the company deliver a range of exciting projects nationally and internationally over the next 12 months. Deadline: 31 August 2017.
The Cultural Diaspora: African-American and African Playwrights Creative Residency at the Camargo Foundation (France)
The Camargo Foundation, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation, is excited to announce a four-week residency program for mid-career/established African-American and African playwrights. Four participants from the United States and four from the African continent, all of whom are interested in the intersection and interaction, whether historic or contemporary, between the United States and Africa, will be hosted at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, from May 28 to June 25, 2018. Deadline: 19 October 2017.
Pitchpad ASEAN allows up to 10 successful applicants to pitch their new works to a line-up of international festival directors and venue presenters during Borak Arts Series. Participants of Pitchpad ASEAN may potentially secure additional project support, representation, touring opportunities, performance engagements, international exposure, premiere locations, and more, as a direct result of their presentations at Pitchpad ASEAN. Deadline: 1 September 2017.
Festival Cumplicidades (Lisbon, Portugal) > Open Call to dancers/choreographers from the Mediterranean region
Festival Cumplicidades (Lisbon, Portugal) invites five dancers/choreographers from the Mediterranean region to develop a new international production. The call is for professional performers, dancers and choreographers (with a minimum of 3 years experience). Artists who can apply must be original from or currently living in the following countries: Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan. Deadline: 7 September 2017.
EMCY is the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth: a network of music competitions covering nearly thirty countries. EMCY is recruiting a Project Manager (f/m) as replacement for the maternity leave of the Secretary General. EMCY is recruiting a Project Manager (f/m) as replacement for the maternity leave of the Secretary General. The project manager coordinates the overall work programme of the organisation. He/she reports directly to the Board and manages a small but busy team in Munich, Germany. In close cooperation with the Board, the Project Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic and activity plans. Deadline: 8 September 2017.