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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).

29.05.2017

Danish Dance Theatre > Artistic Director needed!

The Artistic Director is expected to develop the artistic profile and activities of Danish Dance Theatre in accordance with the requirements laid down in the Framework Agreement with the Ministry of Culture. Danish Dance Theatre is known for its high artistic quality, for its innovative performances and for its extensive touring, both nationally and internationally. A continued audience development is essential, with offers for both the core audience and new audience members, in Copenhagen, in the regions and internationally. Deadline: 1 September 2017.

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25.05.2017

Social Security and Mobility of Visual Artists - A report by IGBK and IAA

On November 4, 2016 the IGBK (International association for visual arts in Germany) and IAA Europe (International Association of Art-Europe) cooperated on an international workshop on social security and artists' mobility in Europe, that took place in the Haus der Kulturverbände in Berlin. On the Move and its members (mobility info. points) contributed to the workshop. Find the report online.

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24.05.2017

De Mar a Mar (FR/ES) > Appel à projets Création / Convocatoria creación

Esta convocatoria se enmarca en el dispositivo Fondo de apoyo a la creación del proyecto transfronterizo De Mar a Mar, que está destinado a mejorar las condiciones de creación de los artistas y compañías y a favorecer su movilidad de ambos lados de los Pirineos. / Cet appel à projets s’inscrit dans le dispositif du Fonds d’Aide à la création du projet transfrontalier De Mar a Mar, qui est destiné à améliorer les conditions de création des artistes et des compagnies et à favoriser leur mobilité de part et d’autre des Pyrénées. Fecha límite de envío de las candidaturas: 1 de septiembre de 2017 / Date limite: 1er septembre 2017.

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24.05.2017

African Circus Arts Festival (Ethiopia) > Call for applications

The festival aims at drawing attention to the circus arts in Africa, empowering young African circus performers so that they can maintain their impact in their communities, promoting cultural exchanges among circus companies within the African continent, stimulating the development of a circus market within Africa.The second edition of the African Circus Arts Festival will take place in 16, 17, and 18 of February, 2018 in Ethiopia, thanks to the support of the European Commission. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

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24.05.2017

Report on arts and culture in the context of the migratory and refugee crisis

The report is the key output of the working group of EU Member States on Intercultural Dialogue in the context of the migratory and refugee crisis, created in October 2015. The report looks at how arts and culture can bring people together and increase their participation in society. The report provides recommendations for cultural policymakers and for cultural organisations structured around three key themes: empowerment, intersectoral and evaluation.

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22.05.2017

Evaluation in the creative sector : why, what, when, and how?

A guideline for the evaluation of cultural projects, programmes, strategies, and institutions, Published by Migros Culture Percentage and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council.

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22.05.2017

Guide pratique > Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso > Auto-évaluer l'impact social de projets artistiques

Ce guide méthodologique a pour objectif d’aider les acteurs du champ culturel à identifier et à évaluer l’impact social généré par leurs projets. Il a été conçu dans une logique d’auto-évaluation: la démarche d’évaluation est définie et mise en œuvre par la structure elle-même. Ce guide a été élaboré à partir de la dé- marche expérimentale d’évaluation et de capitalisation de l’Appel à projets Art & Territoire menée par la Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso avec 20 porteurs de projet et accompagnée par le cabinet Nuova Vista entre 2014 et 2016. Les 20 projets soutenus apportent une réponse concrète à la question évaluative : «Comment une démarche artistique exigeante peut-elle contribuer au vivre ensemble sur un territoire ?»

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22.05.2017

Goethe Institut - Culture Works - Using evaluation to shape sustainable foreign relations

Cultural work is a central component of German foreign cultural and educational policy. It is based on an extended understanding of culture, which comprises not only the arts and high culture, but also popular culture, everyday culture and other areas besides. Culture is understood as a dynamic, dialogic process, which develops irrespective of location and in a multitude of ways. This approach implies to identify key premices and methods, to develop an impact model for evaluation and basic principles of the working approach and to think in terms of impacts' cycles.

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22.05.2017

Ixia Public Art Think Tank - A guide to evaluation

ixia is England’s public art think tank. In 2004, ixia commissioned OPENspace, the research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments based at the Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt University, to research ways of evaluating public art (see link below). Much of the content of this practical Guide has been informed by that academic research. However, the Guide’s emphasis and content has also been shaped by feedback from ixia’s Evaluation Seminars and fieldwork conducted by ixia and consultants who have used ixia’s ‘Evaluation Toolkit’. The present guide is the 2014 edition.

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22.05.2017

RESEO: Reflective practice: Evaluation in arts education

The 20th anniversary of RESEO, the European Network for Opera, Music and Dance Education, provided an ideal opportunity to take stock of the arts education sector and its developments. The network’s 2016 Autumn conference took place in Paris from 28-30 November, focusing on evaluation with the aim of analysing the achievements, breakthroughs and challenges encountered by the sector over the last twenty years. The Opéra national de Paris, a RESEO founding member, hosted the event and contributed largely to its organisation.

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22.05.2017

Three studies on cultural industries conducted by the ACP Cultures + programme

There are three studies: Study on the artistic, economic and social impacts of 6 ACP festivals on ACP cultural industries, conducted by Catherine Buresi; Study on the economic and artistic challenges and benefits of online diffusion and distribution of ACP cultural content, conducted by Destiny Tchehouali and the Study on alternative and innovative funding mechanisms for ACP Cultural industries, conducted by Keith Nurse.

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22.05.2017

The Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy

The Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy (IFCD) is a tool for assessing and optimising cultural policies on the basis of reliable, comparative data and for examining links between culture and democracy within and among Council of Europe member states. The IFCD has been developed by the Council of Europe in collaboration with the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and with support from the European Cultural Foundation and member states.

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21.05.2017

ENCATC ADVANCED SEMINAR REPORT: Rethinking Cultural Evaluation: Going Beyond GDP

On 23 of October 2014, 50 researchers, academics, cultural operators and practitioners, cultural managers and representatives from European and international institutions met in Paris to discuss about the most recent advancements in cultural evaluation. All in all, more than 11 countries were represented with participants coming from as far as Morocco and Australia. Among the audience were representatives of the European Commission, UNESCO, OECD, the European Cultural Foundation, the French Ministry of Culture, the British Council, the Louvre Museum, as well as directors of prominent cultural networks and art organizations. Check the report.

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20.05.2017

Open call: First aid to documentary heritage under threat

The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER), and the Whiting Foundation announce a new call for proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until 31 December 2017 at 17:00 Amsterdam time (CET). Applications received after this deadline cannot be considered.

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18.05.2017

Platform: East European Performing Arts Companion

This book explores questions concerning both the common historical experience and the organisation of theatre life in Central and Eastern Europe, tapping into an incomparably broader topic: does something like a Central European identity exist? Published by EEPAP, it counts with three chapters focusing on Romania translated to French by IETM.

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