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).
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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 2017.
This residency is exclusively for resident citizens from the Arts Collaboratory countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. It welcomes proposals from diverse cultural agents, artists, writers, researchers, curators, and others interested in creative projects, research, and collaboration within the context of the four AC organisations in Colombia (Lugar a Dudas in Cali, Más Arte Más Acción in el Chocó, Casa Tres Patios and Platohedro in Medellín). Applications for the residency can include stays in a maximum of 2 of the organisations above. Deadline: 31 July 2017.
IDFA DocLab is open to all sorts of works that use new media to represent reality, ranging from digital non-fiction storytelling and art to physical installations, virtual reality experiences, live performance and multimedia projects. Deadline: 1 August 2017.
The Ellen Stewart International Award will be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice. Deadline: 31 August 2017.
European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID) > EU Cultural Diplomacy in the MENA region
Drawing upon the analytical tools defined in the EL-CSID Working Paper 1, this paper assesses the willingness, capacity and acceptance sustaining EU broadly-defined Cultural Diplomacy (CD) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The resulting qualitative mapping focuses on policies and initiatives which foster regional cooperation, both around the Mediterranean and among southern countries.
Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK. The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK. Application deadlines: Friday 5 May 2017, Friday 4 August 2017, Friday 3 November 2017 and Friday 2 February 2018.
Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain (MASA) 2018 : Appels à candidatures des groupes artistiques (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)
1993-2018 le MASA a 25 ans. 25 ans, ça se fête. Du 10 au 17 mars 2018, se tiendra à Abidjan, la 10ème édition du Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain (MASA). Les disciplines couvertes sont: Conte, Danse, Humour, Musique, Théâtre. Date limite: 31 août 2017.