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 study “Crowdfunding: reshaping the crowd’s engagement in culture” maps and analyses how crowdfunding is currently being used for the benefit of cultural and creative activities, and evaluates to what extent barriers hamper the further integration of crowdfunding in the financing mix and broader practice of CCS actors.
This programme is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organisations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. Deadline: 31 October 2017.
First call for proposals for the financing of cross-border cooperation projects in the Mediterranean
Amongst the topics addressed by the call, which covers the 11 Programme Priorities, are the challenges linked to territorial economic growth through the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, the driving role of innovation and research, social inclusion and the fight against poverty, and finally the protection of environment and adaptation to climate change. Each partnership submitting a project proposal shall represent at least three eligible countries, including at least one different EU Mediterranean Country and one Mediterranean Partner Country. Deadline: 9 November 2017.
Strategic communications consultancy Portland has published the findings of its Soft Power 30 2017 rankings for countries around the world, based on factors ranging from culture, government, enterprise, digital and education, to cuisine, friendliness, luxury goods, foreign policy and liveability. The Soft Power 30 rankings have revealed France rising to first place, while the UK remains in second place and the US sinks to third.
Many organisations and networks in Europe have started to publish mapping, researches and online information about refugees' integration through art and culture and refugees / migrants as artists. This page is about listing these initiatives. Feel free to email mobility(at)on-the-move.org for further inputs.
The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor is a new tool to monitor and assess the performance of 'Cultural and Creative Cities' in Europe vis-à-vis their peers using both quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative information is captured in 29 indicators relevant to nine dimensions reflecting three major facets of the cultural, social and economic vitality of cities: cultural vibrancy, creative economy and enabling environment.
22th International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival (Stuttgart, Germany) > Competition for contemporary choreographers and young dancers
The festival will provide an overall view of the latest trends in the solo-dance-theatre scene. As participants in the competition, choreographers and dancers from around the world, are requested to perform a solo piece which is new, original, imaginative, unique and which displays unusual achievement. The respected jury will judge choreographic and dance skills as well as musicality, interpretation and performance. Deadline: 11 November 2017.
TelepART Mobility Support promotes opportunities for performing artists to travel and perform internationally. It is a light micro-funding format aimed for emerging and semi-established professional artists. Run by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, the platform hopes to generate more cultural exchange opportunities between Finland and the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg). All projects must include performers or event organisers from Finland and at least one Benelux country. Ongoing deadline. In order to secure TelepART funding, the performance(s) must take place no earlier than two calendar weeks from submitting the application.
Brainstorming meeting: Sustainability strategies of EU funded projects related to cultural entrepreneurship / new models of production
On the Move, part of the Creative Tracks' project, organised on 16 June 2017 in Paris, a Brainstorming meeting on Sustainability strategies of EU funded projects related to cultural entrepreneurship / new models of production. This meeting aimed in particular on helping to develop strategies to sustain the online platform of Creative Tracks beyond the time of the EU funding (31 December 2017). 8 Projects' coordinators of EU funded projects and special guests participated in this dynamic day.
China Now is an online resource for UK arts and creative professionals with an interest in China and Hong Kong. You can check it and find useful resources even if you are not from the UK.
A 2017 edition in partnership with On the Move's member, ARS BALTICA. You can check the 11 countries covered in the BSR guide: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, Germany, Poland and the Russian Federation. With the support of On the Move's members (ITI and its website, touring-artists.info and the Russian Theatre Union) and with the contribution of National Centre for Culture-Poland and EUNIA.
In 2012, the Federal Cultural Foundation established the TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries in order to encourage a wide range of German institutions to shift their focus on the artistic production and cultural debates in African countries.In order to respond to the continued interest in these joint projects, the Federal Cultural Foundation has extended the programme with additional funding until 2021 (originally scheduled to end in April 2020). Deadline: 31 March 2018.
Information about job vacancies, open calls, networks etc within cultural sectors in Europe and internationally
Looking for information about vacancies, open calls, networks etc within Cultural sectors in Europe and internationally? Check this list was prepared and updated by the Swedish Public Employment Service Culture Media Sweden /EURES Sweden.
Evaluation' - one of the key words in national, European and international cultural policies - is considered with mixed feelings by practitioners: as a burdensome and pointless process, as a meaningful tool for self-improvement, or as something in-between. This IETM toolkit aims to guide you through the key steps of evaluation, whether you have chosen to do it yourself or if a funder or decision-maker asks you to do so and provides you with pre-conceived tools.
The South African Festivals Economic Impact Calculator (SAFEIC) is a free online tool developed by the South African Cultural Observatory specifically for cultural festival and event organisers so they can track the economic impact of their events. The SAFEIC is designed to be used to estimate the economic impact of a festival on a host economy. It has been carefully, and conservatively, designed so as to produce results that are as reliable and valid as possible for a wide range of events – provided the data that is inputted is as accurate as possible.