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 Cultural Innovators Network currently focuses on, and is looking for organisations legally based and/or working in/with the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey. The call is open to formal and informal organisations, networks, initiatives, among others, coming from public, civil and private sectors, in the field of culture, that have experience in using participatory approaches in their organisational structure, management and/or planning, creation, implementation, and evaluation of different activities. Deadline: 11 June 2017.
Call for artists / residencies > The Spur / ETACEC 16-18 project (Euroregion and Creative Europe – Cooperation Projects)
The Spur 16/18 is a project for the creation of a European cooperation network focusing on the visual arts and creative industries. Grants are being offered for 12 artists in residence to carry out research work with particular emphasis on working and creative processes. The international professional with expert mentor residency will last two months or eight weeks and will take place in one of the network’s centres. Deadline: 31 May 2017.
Emma 2017 THE THEORY OF LEAVES > OPEN CALL for participants at Santa Zita Institute Offagna (Ancona, Italy)
Emma is a non-profit organisation founded in Spain in 2016 from the desire to support and share artistic knowledge production and practice by creating learning and residential opportunities for artists and other cultural producers through diverse forms of presence such collective gatherings and presentations. This year Emma will launch in an old monastery in central Italy THE THEORY OF LEAVES, a four-days program dressed as a practice of learning from each other and thinking together. As described in La vie des plantes by Emanuele Coccia, the encounter's title suggests to look at the plants as model for collaboration among human and non-human spheres able to generate a system in which mutual influences define the climate within it. Deadline: 28 May 2017.
Producers’ Academy, International entrepreneurship models and strategies in the performing arts’ sector - 10-13 May 2017 (Brussels, Belgium)
The Producers’ Academy focused on International entrepreneurship models and strategies in the performing arts’ sector, gathered in Brussels on 10-13 May 2017, 22 international producers and cultural entrepreneurs as well as 7 experts. The Producers' Academy, a project by CIFAS, On the Move, MoDul and Kunstenfestivaldesarts, was organised within the scope of Creative Tracks, with the support of the European Union, Wallonie Bruxelles International, Shenzhen Design Week and the Asia-Europe Foundation. Join the Ideation lab on the Creative Tracks' platform.
The artist-in-residency programme is open to any artist, writer or researcher with a solid experience and a real motivation as to the specificity of the place. The selection will give priority to original projects that aim to be inscribed within the space of Jericho. el-Atlal, as a research residency, does not require its residents to necessarily complete their projects by the end of their stay in Jericho. However, the residents will be asked to hold open studios with the public and present their work at the end of the residency. Working and exchanging with local communities is highly encouraged. The residents must speak English, Arabic or French. Dual applications are also accepted. Deadline: 31 May 2017.
La Friche is open to all artistic projects' proposals which will be grouped and presented during the collective evenings of CHANTIERS DE LA SCENE. All performances related to clown, dance, music, theatre, musique, puppets, new circus to be set up in September 2017 are welcome. Deadline: 3 June 2017.
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!
In partnership with Gaia Foundation, DF is offering a twelve-week residency to an artist living in Eastern Europe and of Slavic heritage. In April 2017 DF launched a new thematic programme: Collecting as Practice, and applications relating to this theme are preferred. The residency period is 8 January to 30 March 2018. Deadline: 15 June 2017.
In the Business Guide for artists, creatives and small cultural organisations, whether starting out or already established, you will find useful information and tips for marking out your future. For you as an individual or if you work with other people. The focus is on the entrepreneurial aspect of your profession: how to ensure you are seen and heard, how to organise your business, how to work towards your future and where to go when you need information and advice. The guide is more related to The Netherlands but many advice and resources are relevant internationally.
Creative Producers International is a new world-wide talent development programme led by Watershed, which will provide fifteen Creative Producers from across the globe with the skills they need to become the city change-makers of the future. Events are planned in Bristol and Tokyo. Deadline: 5 June 2017.
IETM, International network for contemporary performing arts, is looking for a Communication Officer (maternity leave replacement) to join its team in Brussels from July 1 till November 30, 2017; July 1-31 on a part-time basis (19 hours), August 1- November 30 on full-time basis (38 hours). The ideal candidate, has a strong command of French and English (verbal and written), good knowledge of Dutch and at least 4 years of experience in communication. Deadline: 1 June 2017.
Art project 'Cartography' > Call to explore and express The Avian Kingdom through visual art (Sweden)
The vision for The Avian Kingdom is for it to become a UNESCO biosphere area and the world's first to include culture as the fourth dimension of sustainability from start. Their mission is to create art projects that demonstrate culture's importance for a sustainable development and by that, influence the process of a biosphere startup. Through ARNA's artist in residency the project CARTOGRAPHY involves 3 artists during 6 weeks to visually describe The Avian Kingdom, its nature, history or people. The results will be used as, or as starting points for, 2-4 ground breaking "visitor maps". Deadline: 16 June 2017.
The World Cities Culture Finance Report, published on 03 May 2017, is the first global comparative study to examine how much is spent on culture in world cities, by whom, and where the money goes.As well as an introductory comparative analysis, the report includes detailed profiles of the cultural funding landscape in sixteen member cities: Amsterdam, Brussels, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York City, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto.
The festival artistic team is looking for artists who want to push the boundaries of audience participation and set up a frame where each visitor feels challenged at his own level yet accepted in his potential entrenchments. The team is looking for works with multiple level approaches that enable the visitor to feel sufficiently at ease to step from a “classic” spectatorship to a co-author of the art work or/or even becoming the art work itself”. A particular interest is put on interactive performances, interactive art installations or interactive multidisciplinary art works. Deadline: 1 July 2017.
During the 18th TOKYO FILMeX held in November 2017, the 8th edition of the filmmaker development project “Talents Tokyo 2017″ will be conducted under the supervision of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), the Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Talents Tokyo Organizing Committee (TOKYO FILMeX), in cooperation with Berlinale Talents. Your application for Talents Tokyo will only be processed - among others- if you have an East-Asian / Southeast-Asian nationality or are residing in this region and if you have directed and/or produced max. 1-2 short and/or feature films. Deadline: 15 June 2017.