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).
Soulangh Artist Village arose from the former Jiali Sugar Factory. The Soulangh Artist Village’s revitalized Japanese era sugar refinery warehouses successfully merge historic architecture with modern design in an area rich in history, culture and agriculture. SAV takes as its theme the concept of ‘Site-Specific Art’. The artworks should respond to the Soulangh Artist Village’s environment, including the warehouses, corridors, the railway landscape, the children’s museum, and either the indoor or the outdoor spaces. Artists into interdisciplinary art, visual art, performance and photography can apply before the 16th of December 2018.
Policy Lab: Cities, culture and climate change: practices, models and future actions (Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018)
An event organised by On the Move, part of the EU funded project, Creative Climate Leadership and hosted by Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018, European Capital of Culture. This event co-organised in partnership between On the Move and Julie's Bicycle, with the support of the European Cultural Foundation and UCLG-Culture Committee, will gather speakers and contributors from: ECOC representatives (Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 and Eleusis 2021), Julie's Bicycle, DutchCulture/TransArtists, Welcome to the Village, Oerol Festival, Recycle Art Festival (Russia), COAL (France).
KULTURSISTEMA proposes a matrix (or set of matrices) used for categorisation in order to interpret and map cultural and creative ecosystems. It aims to reflect their diversity in terms of sectors and subsectors, links to the value chain, the typology of agents who are engaged in this area, and the characteristics of the impacts and fundamental returns.
With this website, Flanders Arts Institute aims to inform artists and art professionals from Belgium and abroad by providing easy access to information about residencies and workspaces in the fields of visual arts, performing arts and music in Flanders and Brussels as well as internationally.
Open Call: Choreographic Territories competition for creating a dance performance inspired by Pola Nireńska (Poland)
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, together with the Institute of Music and Dance, the Centre for Culture in Lublin and the Old Brewery New Dance/Art Stations Foundation, announce an open competition for creating and realizing a dance performance inspired by Pola Nireńska and her works, within the Choreographic Territories – New Paths for the Avant-Garde Programme in 2019. Can apply: any legal person (a cultural institution, foundation, association, etc.) based in Poland with a partner (a cultural institution, foundation, association, etc.) who is based outside of Poland and who will cooperate in the production of the performance. Deadline: 30 September 2018.
Reaction of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts > European Commission’s proposal for the EU future budget
The Alliance argues for a long-term, considerable and balanced funding of the cultural and arts sectors at the EU level, allowing for sustainable development and ensuring their crucial role in the revitalisation of Europe. On the Move together with other networks and organisations is part of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts. Read and share the statement!
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce the open call for its 2019-20 dissertation fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world. The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand US dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to two fellowships will be granted each year. The fellowship duration must range from 4-6 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. Deadline: 15 November 2018.
OUR STAGE – 4th EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF BÜRGERBÜHNE (CITIZEN’S STAGE) > Open call for applications (Germany)
The festival is open to all European theatre productions and performances produced in a professional context and characterised by the participation of non-professional actors. The festival welcomes applications from resident and non-resident companies from the fields of theatre, performance, musical theatre and choreography. Although the involvement of professional actors is permitted, they may not clearly account for the majority of the production. This event is in cooperation with the European Theatre Convention (ETC) and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Deadline: 10 November 2018.
Doppelpass – Theatre Cooperation Fund, Cooperation between German independent groups and standing performing arts theatres
The German Federal Cultural Foundation established the Doppelpass Fund to support cooperation between independent groups in all artistic areas and established dance companies and theatres for a period of two years. The goal of the funding programme is to encourage the independent scene and theatres in Germany to try out new forms of collaboration and artistic production suited for tour performances, and finance their implementation. The programme wishes to provide artists on both sides the necessary freedom to productively merge their structures and working methods. Deadline: 15 November 2018.
In collaboration with On the Move and DutchCulture, IETM has published a new Toolkit for fairer international collaborations, written by Mike van Graan. The publication explores why and how artists and cultural professionals can adopt a more equitable approach to international and intercultural collaborations. La publication 'Au delà de la curiosité et du désir d’ailleurs : vers des engagements artistiques internationaux plus équitables' est également disponible en français.
The EUCIDA Travel Award Fund is for digital artists and cultural workers (registered on the EUCIDA platform) to take part in 21 European Travel Awards from 2017 to 2019. EUCIDA supports transnational cooperation between eligible countries funded under the Creative Europe Programme (Including EUMS, EFTA, EEA, ENP and Swiss Confederation are eligible). Applicants seeking Travel Awards for all eligible opportunities must submit their application at least four weeks before their proposed date of travel. The duration of the project must fall between September 2017 – June 2019.
Polo Cultural Gaivotas Boavista welcomed on 22-24 May in Lisbon On the Move's members for the network's General Assembly and related meetings. You can see the photos taken during the event and still watch the video of the public session (thanks to OTM member, Howlround).
The INNOVATION NETWORK OF EUROPEAN SHOWCASES, or INES, is a European cooperation project initiated by eight international showcase festivals and gigmit, the European digital platform for artist booking.The network offers different opportunities through two programmes: INES#pro and INES#festival. Check the upcoming deadlines!
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!