For the explicit inclusion of Culture in the Post-2015 Development Agenda - a joint document (CAE, IFACCA, UCLG and IFCCD)
This document recalls the process that has led to the increasing recognition of a cultural dimension as a key factor for development. It also highlights that, as a culmination of this journey, now is the time to give culture the prominence it deserves both because it is essential to meet the challenges posed by today’s difficult situation and because global cultural actors, which are able to connect to local and national communities, are now ready to work in this direction.
To underline the exchange, discourse and solidarity that took place at IETM Athens, the meeting closed with a Manifesto. An impromptu collective action of Secretary General of Culture Action Europe Luca Bergamo, Secretary General of IETM Nan van Houte and Coordinator of the Greek IETM Athens team Kelly Diapouli. Read the manifesto and share it!
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation grants support to exhibition projects (solo or group exhibitions) by Portuguese artists abroad. Four deadlines a year: during the last week of the months of January, April, July and October.
Outstanding mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities are encouraged to apply for residencies from the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House. Yearly deadlines: 15 October and 15 February.
With the exception of cross-border projects, entities from at least three Visegrad Group (V4) countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) must be involved (e.g. a V4 organizer and at least two V4 partners). Cultural cooperation is one of the sector financed under the small grants' scheme. Annual deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.
The mobility programme "Artichock" has been designed to support the international mobility of young artists from the Wallonia-Brussels region who are not yet professionally recognised. Ongoing applications (at least 6 weeks before the start of the mobility experience). Information in French only.
In order to promote the works of the authors members of the Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA) and extend their international reputation, the SSA cultural fund collaborates with CORODIS to allocate grants to SSA authors for the international promotion of performances. Information in French.
The British Council Shorts Support Scheme Travel Grant Fund is the best way for UK residents to help exhibit their short film overseas. Conditions apply. Applications can be done anytime of the year.
The founding members of the Egyptian Centre of the International Theatre Institute, have been witnessing with increasing alarm the vicious onslaught against the defining foundations of Egyptian culture, with theatre and the performing arts at the forefront. The International Theatre Institute calls for actions and solidarity!
Europeana is now being asked to put the case for funding. Support the free share of information in Europe and the world by supporting the AllezCulture campaign!
Platform meeting of Asian and European cultural mobility funders, Prague- Czech Republic, 5-6 June 2013
Over 35 organisations and institutions from Asia and Europe gathered in Prague, Czech Republic in early June for the first ever meeting of mobility funders from Asia and Europe, organised by the Czech Arts and Theatre Institute, Kelola Foundation (Indonesia) and On the Move with the support of the Creative Encounters programme of ASEF – Asia-Europe Foundation and Arts Network Asia. REad the results of the event and see who was there!
The Andorran Chairmanship of the Council of Europe is launching a campaign in support of the values promoted by the Council of Europe’s Convention on Human Rights. Let's read the Convention and make sure it's put into practice!
Différents types de programmes sont répertoriés dans ce lien dont les programmes de résidences internationales de l’Institut français, le dispositif de programmation de l'IF ou les appels dans le cadre des conventions de l'IF avec des collectivités territoriales. Les dates de dépôts des dossiers dépendent des programmes.
La mobilité des artistes et les visas Schengen : recommandations pour la Commission Européenne (Direction Générale des Affaires intérieures) et les Etats membres de l'Union Européenne concernés
2013 est une année clef: la Commission européenne (Direction générale des affaires intérieures) va réviser le code des "visas Schengen" et dans ce but a mis en ligne une consultation publique pour améliorer les procédures d'obtention des visas "Schengen" de courte durée. Ce moment est donc stratégique pour le secteur culturel en Europe et au delà pour faire entendre la voix du secteur et pour faire connaître aux responsables de politiques publiques européens les besoins spécifiques des artistes en mobilité eu égard aux visas Schengen. Voyez ce que vous pouvez faire dès MAINTENANT!
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.