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 UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development’ at the University of Hildesheim (Germany) invites experienced arts professionals and practitioners from all world regions to apply for the second edition of the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE ACADEMY 2018. This one-week advanced training course focuses on knowledge-exchange on the threats to artistic freedom worldwide, on understanding the legal and rights framework and the role of civil society in the protection and defense of the right to artistic freedom. Young professionals and practitioners of all nationalities working within artists at risk residencies, arts and cultural project managers, artists, lawyers, jurists or further related area can apply before the 5th of April 2018.
The FEST (Federation for European Storytelling) network received a European grant to set up a series of storytelling activities in Europe. FEST is looking for organisations willing to cooperate with us and willing to organise storytelling events and activities that fit into the priorities and work plan of year 2 of their project (from the 1st of June 2018 till the 31st of May 2019). They have different activity strands and every year they have one or two priority themes. The priority themes in year 2 are: The European Year of Cultural heritage and Digital storytelling & co-creative projects involving digital art and storytelling. Deadline: 15 April 2018.
Lessons & Legacies Conference 2018 in St. Louis (USA) > Original research on the Holocaust > Call for applications
The organisers would like to encourage networking and the development of a transnational, multi-perspective dialogue between civil society initiatives and actors from Central Eastern and Eastern Europe with Holocaust scholars from Europe and North America. Therefore they encourage stakeholders actively involved in projects in the field of culture of remembrance, especially holocaust education projects, memorial sites and transnational memory culture in Central Eastern and Eastern Europe to apply. Applicants should explain their interest in the Lessons & Legacies Conference and contain a motivational letter and a curriculum vitae with publication list. Deadline: 31 March 2018.
The Grant Scheme for Turkey-EU Intercultural Dialogue (ICD), targeting at enhancement of intercultural dialogue between civil societies in Turkey and Europe in the area of culture and art, along with collaboration, development and implementation of long term multinational / multilateral joint cultural initiatives and communication and promotion activities, has been announced on 20 February 2018. Thematic areas that can be covered by the projects are music and opera; theatre and performing arts; plastic and visual arts; graphic arts; arts in public space; traditional arts; digital arts; literature; urban culture; cinema, documentary, animation; architecture; folk culture; cultural diplomacy; history. Deadline: 10 April 2018.
The SPILL OPEN is open to artists of any age, based anywhere, undertaking considered formal experimentation and / or investigation through research, that seek to offer some new ways of looking or thinking about the world and how we are in it together. Applications are welcome from people working with, across or in between: Activist Actions, Cabaret + Club Arts, Craft + Folk Methods, Digital, Experimental Theatre, Film + Video, Heritage + Place, Installation, Live Art + Performance, Museum Collections, New Dance, Science + Social Sciences, Sound + Music, Spoken Word, Street Art, Text, Visual Art and Walking. Deadline: 4 April 2018.
IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts - is inviting applications from an international field to fill the role of a new Secretary General. The Secretary General is the driving force of the network. He/she is responsible for developing the vision and strategies of the network, defined together with the Board of Directors. He/she is in charge of their implementation, in order to ensure for IETM to be responsive, forward-looking and relevant network for the contemporary performing arts in a global environment. He/she represents IETM and engages in advocacy, and is also in charge of the management of the organisation. Deadline: 25 March 2018.
European Cultural Foundation (The Netherlands) > Grants Manager (temporary position, 7 months starting mid-May)
The European Cultural Foundation is currently looking for a hands-on individual who can temporary cover for our Grants Manager while she is on sabbatical leave. The grants manager is responsible for budget monitoring, reporting and programme coordination and implementation. Deadline: 6 April 2018.
Crossing Borders > A guide for musicians and ensembles travelling with musical instruments containing protected species
This guide, by PEARLE* and the International Federation of Musicians, is for musicians and ensembles travelling with musical instruments containing species protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered (CITES).
This international performing arts Festival 'Love sharing' aims to spread the nonviolent culture through theatre and visual arts. “Love Sharing” 2018 will focus on Migration. The Festival is open to all contemporary artists. Special attention will be paid to innovative and interdisciplinary works. All kinds of contemporary artworks and performances are acceptable: theatre, dancing, contemporary music; street theatre and circus; visual arts, video, painting, sculpture and photography. Deadline: 6 May 2018.
Culture, as the foundation of European unity and key to future prosperity, needs a proper financial commitment to ensure the sustainability of the European project. Read and sign the petition coordinated by Culture Action Europe.
The Roberto Cimetta Fund and Valletta 2018 Foundation have been collaborating since 2015 to improve and increase mobility of artists in the Euro-MENA region. Two open calls will be launched this year. Artists and cultural operators living and working in the Euro-MENA region who wish to undertake collaborative projects and who satisfy the criteria below are invited to apply. The deadline for the first call is 31 March 2018.
This is a Research Fellowship open to advanced practitioners working in the fields of contemporary arts, theory, and activisms. The BAK Fellowship Program involves collaborative partnerships with HKU University of the Arts and Utrecht University, allowing Fellows to connect their research practices to an artistic and academic institutional field through tutoring, leading workshops, and exchange with students. Deadline: 6 April 2018.
Club ElectroPutere is a contemporary art center based in Craiova/Romania. Since 2009 CEP has been devoted to establishing close cooperation between artists, curators, researchers, and other cultural actors through interdisciplinary programs and residencies. The center’s activity focuses on producing and researching contemporary cultural manifestations. Club ElectroPutere provides support for the Artists in Residence programme. The residencies are designed for artists in the field of contemporary art. Deadline: 22 March 2018.
The Tandem programme for cultural exchange is looking for 26 cultural managers from Europe and the Arab region to join the next round of Tandem Shaml. In the spirit of ‘Doing-it-together’, the one-year Tandem programme gives cultural managers a space to experiment with multidisciplinary project ideas and inventive approaches to create change in our societies through culture.Tandem Shaml is a cultural collaboration programme. During the Tandem year, cultural managers from all over Europe and the Arab region kick-start collaborations with a partner from abroad. Together, they design and test new ideas by realising a pilot project for their own local environment. Deadline: 29 March 2018.
AIR Antwerpen presents in collaboration with R.A.T. Mexico City a residency opportunity of six weeks in Mexico City from 1 September until 15 October 2018. AIR Antwerpen also collaborates for the first time in 2018 to set up an exchange between both cities for visual artists from Belgium and Colombia. Both calls are open to visual artists living and working in Belgium. Deadline: 30 April 2018.