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).
Study: Cultural Cooperation between the European Capitals of Culture and Cultural Cities of East Asia: Opportunities and Challenges
In the framework of the Forum on Cooperation between European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) and Cultural Cities of East Asia (CCEA) in Shanghai in November 2017, co-organised by the Cultural Diplomacy Platform, a study has been completed by expert Else Christensen-Redzepovic. This study was commissioned by the European Commission and the EU Delegation to China with the objectives of assessing the potentials and challenges for developing a strategic partnership between the EU cultural flagship initiative “European Capitals of Culture” and the trilateral Japan, China, South Korea cultural cooperation initiative “Cultural City of East Asia”.
LabexMed is a Laboratory for Excellence in Mediterranean Studies. Coordinated by the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme in Aix-en-Provence (France), it has the ambition of moving further along the path towards pluridisciplinary and integrated research on the Mediterranean, while building on the strength of its partner units’ disciplines (archaeology, history, anthropology, sociology, geography, political sciences, economics, law, philosophy, epistemology) by encouraging the dialogue between human and social sciences (HSS) and the earth, life and environmental sciences, throughout any time and geographical scales. The program is open to teams composed of 2 to 5 persons including artist(s) and researcher(s). Deadline: 25 April 2018.
Twice annually — respectively for the months of April and November — , the Bibliothek Andreas Züst offers three studio residency stipends. The length of the stay can vary from one to four weeks according to the needs of the stipendiaries. Application for the Studio Residency Stipend is open to national and international cultural workers (individuals or teams of up to a maximum of four persons) across disciplines — visual arts, literature, new media, music, theatre, dance, design, architecture, film, photography, and art-related disciplines. Deadlines: 31 May and 31 October 2018.
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. INES#pro is a funding programme that supports professionals to attend all those great European showcase festivals out there, to discover bands, create personal networks, be educated and craft powerful synergies. Representatives from labels, publishers, music startups, management’s, booking agencies, media companies and so on are music pros and can register for INES#pro.
Are welcomed works made by opera and theatre institutions, works created by festivals, or works created by individuals: the jury will appreciate a broad range of submissions that demonstrate new developments and dynamism. Special attention will be given to works, whose musical and theatrical vocabulary originates from outside of the Western European tradition. As a guideline for regions where music theatre or opera are not well defined: the organisers encourage interdisciplinary submissions, where music plays the dominant role. Deadline: 30 June 2018.
This open consultation has been developed by On the Move, the cultural mobility information network active in Europe and internationally. This survey is for individuals and organisations. It will take approximately 15 minutes to answer. All answers will be anonymized. We will share the results of our survey publicly in spring 2018. The questions are written in English, but answers can also be provided in English, French, Spanish and Italian. Share your thoughts and your needs before the 20th February 2018!
Post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework: Call for a substantial and meaningful support for culture and the arts as generators of an EU added value
Having followed the Commission’s high-level conference on the future MFF-framework on 8-9 January 2018 as well as discussions in the European Parliament, the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts calls on the European institutions and Members States to ensure substantial support for culture, the arts and heritage within the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). On the Move part of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts supports this call.
This article written by Richard Polácek and updated by Marie Le Sourd in 2017 highlights the evolution and trends related to the question of cultural mobility within the spectrum of EU policies. This article has been commissioned by Touring Artists, the information portal for artists and creatives working internationally, initiated by ITI and IGBK, both member-organisations of On the Move.
The Festival Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to video art and electronic poetry with its multiple forms, monobands, installations, performances, multimedia… This year's festival is focused on the May 68 events since for the organisers, 'the poetic and emancipatory vibe of the hundred thousand flowers of May continue to stimulate delightfully their imagination. And their nostalgia is only for the future'. Deadline: 1 June 2018.
Créé en mars 1999 à l’initiative du Secrétariat d’État à l’Outre-mer et du Ministère de la culture et de la communication, le fonds d’aide aux échanges artistiques et culturels de l’Outre-mer (FEAC) a essentiellement pour objectif de soutenir la diffusion des productions artistiques des territoires d’Outre-mer, entre ces territoires et la métropole ainsi qu’entre ces territoires et les pays de leurs zones géographiques. Disciplines couvertes:Théâtre; Musique et Danse; Arts Plastiques et Livre et Lecture. Deux échéances: 6 février et 25 mai 2018.
Which consequences will Brexit have for cultural cooperation between Germany and the UK? Which consequences are actual, which are only potential? How can Germany’s foreign cultural policy react at the initial stage of this process? How can intercultural exchange be secured with a long-term perspective despite Brexit?
A special characteristic of Arc is the wonderful landscape that surrounds it. As walking can be conducive to the discursive process, we want to regularly invite two persons for shorter residencies, to take long walks in the beautiful green surroundings together. Walk & Talk residencies are aimed at artists and other cultural practitioners who wish to discuss a certain question with an expert from another field. The idea is to give people time to enter into a longer dialogue in another rhythm and collaborative mode. Deadline for application: no later than 2 months before the starting date of your residency.
Through this grants scheme, the European Cultural Foundation funds emerging artists and cultural workers of 18 years old or older in 59 countries to explore and to exchange views, skills and inspiration, create long-lasting collaborations and to instigate a positive change in their communities. They support all kinds of cross-border creativity - including music, visual art, theatre, dance, film, documentary, multimedia, design, photography, fashion and cultural capacity building. #steptravelgrants guidelines are updated! You can now apply for a larger grant if you choose more #sustainable ways of transport such as bus and train journeys. The deadline to apply is a minimum of 60 days before the departure date.
The World Economic Forum's Transformation Maps - a constantly refreshed repository of knowledge about global issues, from climate change to the future of work - are now publicly available for the first time and free of charge.There are various subjects covered (including art and culture, virtual and augmented reality as well as countries' focus).
The Global Report assesses the impact of the most recent policies and measures taken around the world to implement the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, now ratified by 145 States and the European Union. Read the report and in particular the section 'Surviving the paradoxes of mobility' written by Khadija El Bennaoui.