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 Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. The awards are available to citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Deadline: 15 July 2017.
Residential fellowships in the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems are awarded to international visual artists. Furthermore a curator fellowship is awarded to a junior academic graduate. The topic for the Balmoral residential fellowships 2018 is ‘Shaping the future. How do we want to live, love and work?’ Deadline: 30 June 2017.
For the fourth edition of the Crystal Ruth Bell Residency, Red Gate & China Residencies are inviting people to apply for a funded residency in Beijing for the months of November and December 2017. The organisers are calling for people of all types of creative practices, of all passports, ages, gender-identities, abilities, and interests to send us proposals for projects to pursue in Beijing this winter around the principle of"care" - in any way the term makes sense to you. Deadline: 17 July 2017.
Tandem Europe – Social Innovation is a cross-border learning and doing programme. During their Tandem year, cultural-social initiators from all over Europe kick-start long-term collaboration with a partner from abroad. Together, they design and test new ideas by realising a pilot project for their own local environment. Eligibility is for civil society organisations, public institutions, non-profit initiatives and social enterprises that are engaged with cultural questions and innovation in their societies and are based in one of the 28 EU member states or in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Switzerland, Norway or Iceland. Deadline: 30 June 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.
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 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.
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.
Institut Potemkin - Begehungen No 14 Arts- and culture festival > Call for entries and residency (Germany)
Under the freely interpretable guiding principle 'Institut Potemkin' the organisers are calling for applications with works of art or a concept for a four-week residency in Chemnitz. This Open Call goes out to all kinds of artistic expressions related to free artistic explorations of the mentioned topic. All works chosen by a professional jury of five will be exhibited at Kulturpalast Rabenstein for the whole festival amidst high media presence against the background of a diverse support program comprised of music, lectures and workshops. Deadline: 30 June 2017.
Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP23 meeting chaired by Fiji and hosted in Bonn, Germany. See how you can become a collaborator before the 1st October 2017.
Sharjah Art Foundation in collaboration with Air Arabia announces its first annual open call for a Curator-in-Residence programme. Air Arabia is the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest Low Cost Carrier (LCC), operating flights from Sharjah to 70 cities around the world. Selected candidates from around the world are offered a residency in Sharjah to conduct research and curate an exhibition with artists from across Air Arabia’s many destinations. Deadline: 30 June 2017.
'Working internationally and collaboratively is not rocket science. It requires hard work, interest and long hours. It is sometimes infuriating, often puzzling, but also rewarding. We have chosen to work collaboratively and internationally because we are curious and strongly believe larger networks can lead to new possibilities for individual artists and enable development of their artistry. Co-produced, co-funded, co-created productions strengthen the art community by bringing new work opportunities, parameters and models. It widens the horizon of everyone involved. This we say with confidence after 15-20 years in the business. Leading to not only successful and complicated but also failed projects, on our roster'. Read this practical and resourceful guide by ÁSA RICHARDSDÓTTIR and LENE BANG HENNINGSEN.
CASA multimedia guides (Circus and Street Arts) > Focus on Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Spain and Sweden
The CASA website includes guides, providing professional information mapping 5 different cultural context including direct links to more online information, videomaterial and extracts of video interviews with local stakeholders, providing you with inspiring examples of good practices and tips and tricks on topics like audience development and marketing and communication.
Every year since 2010 the COAL Prize highlights ten projects by artists working on environmental issues in the field of visual arts. They are selected through an international call for projects. One of them is awarded the COAL Prize by a jury of personalities from the domains of art and ecology. Deadline: 20 July 2017.
The projects should be initiated by civil society organizations which can effectively engage target audiences within the population of the region in their projects’ activities. Organizations requesting grants must be legally registered in one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine. The involvement of additional partners (especially those from the EU) is possible and welcome. Deadline (second): 29 September 2017.