Artists' mobility and Schengen visas: recommendations to the European Commission/DG Home and concerned EU Member States
2013 is a strategic year: the European Commission - DG Home Affairs is revising the EU visa code and has opened a public online consultation to improve the procedures for obtaining short-stay "Schengen" visas. Therefore this is a unique strategic moment for the cultural sector in Europe and beyond to make its voice heard and let the EU policy-makers know about the specific needs of mobile artists as regards Schengen visas. Here's what you can do NOW.
Since early 2012 On the Move has its own Facebook page... which is also yours! Feel free to post there your own calls and announcements (and spread the word)!
The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development is looking for interns particularly in the fields of grants and collaborations, awards, communication and fundraising and cultural emergency responses.
This program offers Canadian individual music professionals, groups or small ensembles an opportunity to travel on occasions important to their artistic and career development. Music professionals include instrumentalists, singers, composers, librettists, arrangers, performers, conductors, singers/songwriters and opera stage directors. Deadlines: 15 April, 15 June, 15 September, 15 November and 15 February.
The Bala Visa petition was launched n late 2012 to ask for the abolition of visas for Lebanese citizens travelling to Schengen countries.
Pearle* members, representing over 5,000 performing arts entreprises and organisations across Europe, adopted unanimously a resolution including proposals to make an end to the double taxation of artists. The entire sector is affected by the application of article 17 of the OECD Model Tax Convention. It is a major hindrance for the live performance sector to develop its activities in the European Union and worldwide. Spread the word and send this petition to your Ministries of Finance!
STEP Beyond Travel grants fund up-and-coming artists and cultural workers - with a priority to individuals up to 35 years and/or in the first 10 years of their career - to travel between EU and countries bordering the EU.
The European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC) lists job opportunities published by its members and partners under the section "Opportunities" on its website.
The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency invites artists from around the world to apply online for a residency in Shanghai. Different forms of art are welcome to explore the contemporary arts in China's most vibrant city: dancing, music, photography, filmmaking, writing, painting and conceptual art. Known and unknown artists are invited to stay for a period of up to six months. Travel costs, among others, are covered. No deadline.
XTRart ha abierto una nueva sección para publicar las mejores ofertas de empleo en el ámbito de las artes y la cultura, tanto de España como del panorama internacional. Visita la nueva sección...
Looking for a job in the Greater Region? Check Plurio.net website an its section "Jobs and Internships"!
The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Ljubljana devotes a certain amount of funding towards encouraging and promoting cultural and artistic cooperation, collaboration and exchange between the United States and Slovenia. Applications will be accepted from professional artists and professionals in the cultural field who are American or Slovene citizens or residents and from not-for-profit arts or cultural organizations or institutions registered in the United States of or Slovenia. Deadline: 15 August.
We invite you to discover Theatre Without Borders, an informal, volunteer, virtual community that shares information and builds connections between individuals and institutions interested in international theatre exchange. TWB is a virtual and practical space for creating artist-to-artist, people-to-people connections and for sharing knowledge, information and skills. Find out more...
CORNERS – turning Europe inside out. More than 40 artists and researchers explore the outer regions and coasts of Europe in search of stories and inspiration for new work. CORNERS aims to make the unheard heard, the unseen seen, the invisible visible - and to look back on our continent from its furthest edges. As the third Xpedition of CORNERS to the Balkans approaches, researcher Una Bauer and our partners will blog about the trip. Find out more!
As foreseen in the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014, the European Commission set up in May 2011 an EU expert group on mobility information standards to develop common content and quality standards for information and advice relating to the mobility of artists and cultural professionals. The group included On the Move, and worked out a document entitled "information standards for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals" which offers policy makers in the EU Members States with practical guidance for setting up information services in their countries.