On the Move Newsflash 12/2008
News from On the Move
On the Move sends all good wishes to its subscribers and users for a happy Christmas and New Year. We hope that 2009 will be peaceful, creative and full of productive mobility for all our friends and colleagues in Europe and around the world. Please do read the first two notices about the future of OTM and if you want to send your feedback, that would be much appreciated! Send to email@example.com For now, this will be the last newsletter of 2008 and at present we do not know if and when we will be in a position to resume the mobility information service in 2009. On the Move anticipates closure of mobility information services in 2009
Since 2002, On-The-Move (OTM) has operated as a very economically efficient instrument filling an existing gap in information and encouragement to arts mobility. It has gained recognition beyond the performing arts as the key information provider on mobility, reaching up to 360.000 visitors per year, disseminating a monthly newsletter to over 8.500 subscribers worldwide, commissioning and publishing expert dossiers on practical aspects of mobility, downloaded more than 120.000 times.
OTM USERS REACT to anticipated closure of mobility information service
OTM subscribers and users have reacted rapidly to the news that OTM is anticipating closure of its much appreciated mobility information service in 2009. Please do read the comments from users. If you would like to send YOUR feedback - that would be great! Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org:
Mobility Matters - Programmes and Schemes to Support the Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals - NEW study published
The ERICarts Institute carried out a six month study for the European Commission between April and October 2008 on mobility incentives in the culture/creative sector. This was not intended to be an audit of all mobility related schemes in Europe, but rather a survey and analysis of the range and scope as well as motives and results of such programmes.
Mobility ... Mobility ... Mobility ... a round up of current initiatives (Now updated)
OTM is delighted to see that mobility is currently the focus of many initiatives - research studies, working groups, reflection platforms and other developments, within the EU and other institutions.
Calls for participation
MAN.In.FEST International Festival of Experimental Theater, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Oct 09 (deadline: 1 Mar)
Call for the 5th edition of the MAN.In.FEST International Festival of Experimental Theater, which will take place, again, in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvanian region of Romania.
BJCEM Bienniale of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean, Skopje, Sep 09 (deadline: 19 Dec)
From 3nd to 12th September 2009, the city of Skopje will host the XIV Edition of the Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, realized by the Organizing Committee of Biennale Skopje 2009.
International Platform for Choreographers, Almada, Portugal, Sept 09 (deadline: Feb 20)
Once again Companhia de Dança de Almada (Almada Dance Company) is organizing a large forum for performing, meeting, dancing and interacting, to be held in Almada from 10 to 12 September, 2009.
Fintdaz 3rd International Festival of theatre and dance, Oct 09, Chile (deadline: 31 Jan)
TERCER FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TEATRO Y DANZA - FINTDAZ 2009/ International Theatre and dance festival in Chile, Call for participation. Info in Spanish only.
CityDance Ensemble Choreography Commission, Washington, USA (deadline: Mar 2)
CityDance Ensemble, "Washington's preeminent modern dance company" (The Washington Times), seeks promising choreographers to create dances for the company's 2009-2010 Next series. Next is an annual concert series that presents work by today's up-and-coming dance artists.
CESTA's 13th Arts Festival of International, Interdisciplinary Collaborations, Czech Republic, Aug 09 (deadline: Dec 19)
Hidden and naked. Protected and endangered. Forgotten and targeted. The duality of undercovered is inescapable - the concealed to the unveiled, the censored to the recognized. The current unprecedented access to information encourages discovery, yet we attack the conspicuous. We guard our histories, and suffer as the ignored. We pursue knowledge to achieve progress, yet illumination creates shadows, and definition creates margins.
call for African dance videos for move09, Manchester, UK (deadline: 30 Jan)
moves09 | IN MANCHESTER & THE UK | 23-28 APRIL 2009 - CALL FOR AFRICAN DANCE VIDEOSDEADLINE: 30 JANUARY 2009, 5 PM
Umore Azoka Festival of Comedy Street Theatre, Leioa, Spain, May 09 (deadline: Jan 30)
Umore Azoka - the Festival of Comedy Street Theatre in Leioa, Spain, is releasing a call for candidates for its next edition, which will take place from May 21 - May 24, 2009.
Startissimo, International variety and circus festival, April, Dresden (deadline: Jan 15)
Startissimo: call for candidates. The International Variety and Circus festival Startissimo, which will take place from April 23 to April 26 in Dresden (Germany), is organising a competition for young circus and variety artists, ages 18 to 29.
Dance in the City - urban sites contemporary dance festival, Meuse-Rhin region, Sept 09 (deadline: Jan 31)
CALL FOR PROPOSAL ' Dance in the city ' contemporary dance Festival in urban site :For the 5th edition of this festival, Compagnie Irène K. is looking for some shows adapted for urban spaces.
Call for projects: dance and new technologies, Bains Numeriques, France (deadline: 9 Jan)
APPEL À PROJETS _ DANSE & NOUVELLES TECHNOLOGIES - CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS _ DANCE & NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Test! dance & music platforms - call to artists and artists groups working in universities, Croatia, (deadline: 22 Dec)
Starting this year Test! International festival of student theatre and multimedia decided add new parts to the program! We hereby invite all interested artists and artistic groups working on universities to submit their musical and dance works and projects to the Test!
Pointe to Point, Asia-Europe artist exchange (contemporary dance), Lisbon, 12-27 Jun (deadline: Jan 15)
Pointe to Point, as one of the Asia-Europe Foundation's (ASEF) Young Artist Exchange initiatives, aims to empower aspiring young artists from Asia and Europe to reflect upon their views of contemporary society through their individual artistic expressions. It is committed to providing young people with a process-oriented platform for artistic exchange and dialogue through the arts.
Call for Applications for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2010: Art & the Law (deadline: Mar 13)
The Call for Application for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2010 is currently ongoing. The application form - as well as more information about the selection process - is available on our website.
Ensemblia International Composition Competition (deadline: 31 Dec)
On the occasion of the Music Festival Ensemblia 2009 (20th - 24th of May) the town of Mönchengladbach is hosting an international competition for string quartet compositions.
Music Omi International Musicians Residency, New York State, Jul/Aug 09 (deadline: Feb 2)
Music Omi International Musicians Residency - Each August, approximately a dozen musicians-composers and performers from around the globe-gather for two and a half weeks to share in a unique collaborative music making residency program.
Dance OMI residency, New York State, Aug/Sep 09 (deadline: Mar 2)
Residency Opportunity for Dancer/Choreographers - The Dance Omi International Dance Collective in Ghent, New York, USA
FAI AR (advanced training for Street Arts), Oct 09 - Mar 2010 (deadline: Mar 31)
FAI AR (Advanced Itinerant Learning programme for Street Arts) is releasing a call for candidates for its next advanced itinerant learning programme, which will start October 5, 2009, and end on March 31, 2011.
Creativity and Innovation in cultural cooperation projects: ENCATC seminar, Barcelona, 26 Jan (register by 15 Jan)
Seminar: Creativity and Innovation in cultural cooperation projects / Barcelona, 26th January 2009
MOVEO winter intensive training course (physical theatre + dramatic corporeal mime), Feb 9-13, Barcelona
Course of physical theatre and dramatic corporeal mime of professional levelMOVEO training and creation centre:
Kedja dance meeting - 'Children & Young People', Kuopio, Finland, June 09 (registration open 15 Jan - 15 Mar)
The keðja encounter in Kuopio takes a look at dance with a special focus on children and young people. During the meeting children will be considered both as creators of art as well as audience. From whose starting points are we working from when bringing children and dance together?
23rd World Congress on Dance Research, Athens, 1-5 July, call for proposals (deadline: 30 May)
Confirmed professionals are invited to submit proposals for: performances, classes, research reports, lecture-demonstrations, exhibitions/sales, video projections.
4th decibel Performing Arts Showcase Manchester UK, 15-18 Septmber 2009
The 4th decibel Performing Arts Showcase takes place in Manchester UK, 15 - 18 September, 2009. Of interest to international promoters, producers, bookers, artistic directors and venue managers.
Tokyo Performing Arts Market, 4-7 Mar 2009, online registration open
TPAM (Tokyo Performing Arts Market) is an art fair for performing arts such as theater, dance, music, and cross disciplinary performance. First organized in 1995, TPAM is celebrating its thirteenth meeting in 2009, drawing increased attention from performing arts industries across the world.
Caucasus & Central Asia
Open Society Institute Arts and Culture Network Program (open deadline to 2010)
The Open Society Institute's Arts and Culture Network Program (ACNP) makes grants to individuals and organizations to support projects that draw on the power of culture, in particular artistic and expressive culture, to help build and maintain open societies. The ANCP supports Roma as well as Caucasian, Central Asian, Afghan and Turkish projects.
Trans Europe Halles to realise major 2 year mobility project - CHANGING ROOM
Trans Europe Halles (TEH) - a European Network of Independent Cultural Centers - was awarded an EC grant for the mobility project CHANGING ROOM. CHANGING ROOM is a two-year project that will test, study and evaluate how mobility can be increased.
Legs on the Wall, Australian Physical theatre company seeks Artistic Director (deadline: Jan 9)
Award winning Australian physical theatre company Legs on the Wall is looking for a new Artistic Director who can drive the artistic vision of the Company and develop new and innovative programs to cultivate the Company's artistic hub activities into the future.
Call for proposals to design XXXII InteatroFestival's new corporate image
Inteatro is looking for original, surprising, innovative projects to create the new corporate image for its XXXII InteatroFestival (26 June - 4 July 2009), proposing layouts, which can represent its artistic identity and goals. The winner project will be used to design all the promotion, Communication and publicity materials/strategies.
Theatre Entropia seeks international artistic collaborators for Project 'CUT' (deadline: 28 Feb)
Project 'CUT' - 'Celebrating' in 2009 the anniversary of 20 years of Berlin's Wall fall, Theatre ENTROPIA's Ensemble (based in Athens, Greece) will try to explore the impact in our lives (microcosm) of the tremendous changes on politics and society (macrocosm).
L'Europe des Festivals (The Europe of Festivals), new publication in French
Publication: The Europe of festivals. In this publication several cultural scholars and professionals present their points of view regarding the notion of the festival, which varies strongly from country to country.
Arts in the urban space: contemporary creation as a tool
Circostrada Network has just published a collective work called 'Arts in the urban space: contemporary creation as a tool'. This publication is a series of academic contributions on the street arts, and is available in both French and English.