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Roberto Cimetta Fund: Ready Steady Go! (Italy, Greece / Online)

Ready, steady, go!

Ready Steady Go! is a 10-month learning expedition/journey welcoming 14 artists and cultural professionals from the Mediterranean.

Through immersive workshops, online capacity building sessions and international gatherings, Ready Steady Go! aims to support artists and cultural professionals to identify and apply for mobility funding and support schemes and to increase their access to the international scene.

Ready Steady Go! includes a series of activities to increase participants’ access to the international scene in order to develop their career:

  • 3 online capacity development sessions.
  • A 4-day workshop in Italy.
  • A 4-day final meeting in Greece.

Aiming at promoting inclusive mobility, this call for applications is dedicated to artists and cultural professionals interested in developing a project that includes an international mobility within and outside their region, offering a space for debate and practical tools.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The application must be submitted by individuals (not by organisations) under 30 years old who have a good command of English.
  • The call is addressed to artists (performers, creators, trainers) or professionals in the cultural sector (organisers, administrators, project managers). The call is open to professionals in independent organisations, as freelancers, or in the public sector.
  • Applicants, regardless of their nationality, must be based in Mediterranean countries. It includes European countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Croatia, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia), and North Africa and the Middle East countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria).
  • Applicants must be based in ‘remote areas’, that is areas that are not well integrated in international circuits. For the Ready, Steady, Go! project, ‘remote areas’ refer to:
    • For EU countries: islands, rural areas, and cities with less than 80 000 inhabitants.
    • In this call, all the other countries (Balkans, North Africa and Middle East) are defined as ‘remote areas’.

Applicants must present an artistic / cultural project taking place in their territory on which they will be working during the programme that involves an international mobility from/ to their territory. Their mobility project could be:

  • The preparation of an artistic / cultural project (a festival, a co-production, a project that involves an international partnership…).
  • The participation in a research or in a residency.
  • The participation in a meeting with artists or professionals with the objective of networking with cultural, artistic and development actors.
  • An artistic and professional training / education project (internships, masterclasses, exchanges, study trips).

All the expenses related to the participation in the programme will be covered, including travel, visa, accommodation (in single or double rooms, hotels or apartments) and meals for the onsite workshops and meetings in Italy and Greece.


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