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On the Move newsletter November 2012

Dear newsletter readers,

Do you know what makes OTM website different from other websites and newsletters? We give priority to news aboutmobility opportunities for which the travel costs are (at least partially) covered by the organisers! Of course we can make some exceptions, but it is always stated in the short text describing each piece of news (want to know more? Have a look at our editorial policy). 

Also this month we’ve selected some interesting mobility opportunities for artists and cultural professionals active in all disciplines and fields, ranging from calls for artists to residencies, from fellowships to travel grants – and we include some interesting publications and resources that will inspire you, straight from our Library.

The website is updated twice per week and not everything fits in the newsletter, so keep an eye on it not to miss anything. And if you’re on Facebook, follow us there for daily updates!

Have a nice reading,

the On the Move team 

“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact." William S. Burroughs

Engage in policy

Act now! Sign and disseminate online letter prior to EU Summit

On November, 22nd the EU national leaders will meet do debate the next EU budget 2014-2020. Their decisions will impact our common future. There's one thing everybody can do: sign and circulate this online statement! 

Artistic freedom? Contribute to the work of the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights!

The UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Farida Shaheed, has decided to make her next report to the UNCHR focus on artistic freedom. She has sent a questionnaire to all stakeholders along with an invitation to take part in a consultation in Paris next December 6. You are invited to complete the questionnaire and circulated it broadly in your networks! (available in English, en Français, en Español)

"Activators" of projects for a Responsible Transformation of Society - Residency program at Cittadellarte - Biella (Italy)

UNIDEE in Residence runs for four months - from June to October - to explore the rapport between art and society and to investigate methodologies of creative interventions able to activate projects for a socially responsible change in society. Unidee in residence forms a new professional skill: that of “activator” of projects for a Responsible Transformation of Society, which reunites the characteristics and skills of the artist, curator, cultural enterpreneur and social-projects manager. Bursaries are available to cover travel and other costs. Find all the details and apply by 22 January 2013!

New Commonwealth Foundation grants programme for civil society organisations!

The new grant programme will contribute to sustainable development in the context of effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation. The programme will broker knowledge and ideas. It will support innovation, share replicable and sustainable models, and promote good practice across the participatory governance sector. Deadline: 31 January 2013.

Call for Proposals: Strengthening Civil Society Through Arts & Culture

The Open Society Arts and Culture Program works at the nexus of arts, culture, human rights, and social advocacy. Through its grant program, the program strives to encourage broad-based critical reflection and catalyze social action in parts of the world where open societies are absent or weak, and where the cultural rights of minority groups are endangered. Eligible projects aim to draw on the power of culture to help build open societies in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Moldova, Mongolia, and Turkey. The grants cover travel costs. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis through July 31, 2013. 

Raise Funding

EU-ACP Support Programme to ACP Cultural Sectors

The second Call for Proposals of the ACPCultures+ Programme has been launched to support ACP and European operators carrying out cooperation projects in the field of audiovisual and cultural sectors. The call will be closed on 20 December.

Abraaj Capital Art Prize - Opportunity for artists and curators from MENASA region

Abraaj Capital Art Prize is the only art prize specifically for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region. It rewards proposals rather than completed works-of-art, and is aimed at curators and artists working together and not a single artist. Find all the other details and apply by 31 December (curators) or 31 January (artists).

Ifa Funding Programme: Artists' Contacts

The "Artists' Contact" programme supports working stays and tours of contemporary artists curators, art educators art theoreticians, architects and designers from developing and emerging countries to Germany. Grants are awarded for traveling and subsistence expenses. German artists can also receive subsidies for their traveling expenses while networking and seeking opportunities in developing and emerging countries. Next deadline: January 31.

React to a call

Pixelache Helsinki 2013 Festival - call for programme planner

If every North as its South and every South its North, this is an invitation to alternately face North and South from multiple points of views. We are looking for organisations, groups or individuals who would like to organise a seminar and an exhibition for the 'Facing North – Facing South' programme of Pixelache in Helsinki in 2013, with the hope that the programme will bring interesting insights and points of views to the question of North-South relationships. The selected organisation, group or individual will be given a production budget and a fee for the realization of the 'Facing North – Facing South' seminar and exhibition. Application deadline: 5 December 2012.

Submissions open for Pioneering Values: The 15th WRO Media Art Biennale

The WRO 2013 program is open to various forms of creative artistic expression and communication made using electronic and/or digital media and completed after January 1st, 2011. The organizers will provide the artists/creators of the selected works (or their representatives) with free accommodations in Wrocław during the main WRO 2013 events, scheduled for May 8th – 11th 2013. Submit your work before the December 15 deadline.

Horizons 'Arts-Nature' in Sancy: Call for submissions

Managed by the Sancy Tourist Office, the call for projects involves the creation of 10 works of art in the Sancy Massif. The remuneration for artists includes travel expenses. Deadline: 17 December.

Cultural exchange in the Arab region - Mawa3eed

The Mawa3eed program, launched in 2006, is a fund for partially financing travel expenses of up to 5,000 USD for Arab artists to present artistic work or to take part in cultural and artistic events and activities at multiple, diverse cultural spaces in the region. Applications are accepted throughout the year and the evaluation will be on four separate dates, in March, June, September and December.

Marc de Montalembert Foundation - grant for Mediterranean cultural projects

The Marc de Montalembert grant - 7000 euros - helps young people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and below 30 years of age to undertake projects dedicated to the cultures or arts and crafts of the Mediterranean. Deadline: 31 December.

Research fellowship grants at the Asian civilisation museum (Singapore)

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore invites researchers worldwide to apply for research fellowship grants 2013-14 to pursue in depth original study and writing on specialised aspects of Asian culture, supported by the museum’s unique resources and collection. Fellowships are offered in Peranakan material culture, Christianity in Asia (up to 1800), or areas related to the museum’s collections in general, including Buddhist studies. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend and a one-time reallocation allowance for overseas researchers. Deadline: 1 January 2013.

Applications open for BE Festival 2013 (Birmingham, UK)

Companies from across Europe can apply to perform at BE FESTIVAL - either with a finished show or with a piece that is still in development. BE FESTIVAL 2013 will take place from 2-7 July in Birmingham. The festival will programme work that crosses borders (linguistic, cultural, artistic) and which inspires people of all nationalities. The prizes include a funded residency and a funded, paid tour across the UK (travel costs to Birmigham are not paid). Deadline: 11 January 2013.

Travel Photography Scholarship 2013 - Oman

WorldNomads.com and National Geographic Channel are giving one aspiring photographer the opportunity to accompany renowned wildlife and natural history photographer, Jason Edwards, on assignment in Oman. Find out firsthand what life is like in the field for a travel photographer and learn the tricks of the trade during this 8-day mentorship experience! Applications due by 14 January 2013.

Metamorphoses - call for 1 film director

The partners of Metamorphoses are looking for 1 film director who will be asked to direct a film that questions and proposes interpretations on the theme of metamorphosis of the spiritual and religious power, the labor and political power by taking into account the metaphorical and the spatial and architectural dimension of the three venues. A co-production fee, residency and travel costs - among others - are covered. Find all the details and apply by 10 January!

Metamorphoses - Call for 3 choreographic artists

The partners of the project Metamorphoses are looking for 3 choreographic artists who will be asked to question and propose interpretations on the theme of metamorphosis of the spiritual and religious power, the labor and political power by taking into account the metaphorical or/and the spatial and architectural dimension as part of their artistic project. Co-production, artistic fees and travel costs amongst others - are covered. Find all the details and send your application by 10 January 2013!

“Care” in Southeast Asia: Every Day and into the Future

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University is accepting proposals from independent, young and upcoming filmmakers from Southeast Asia to make and submit documentaries which deal with the topic of “care”. Applicants must be Southeast Asian nationals based in an ASEAN country. Documentaries should be no longer than 20 minutes. Applications open between 26 November 2012 and 25 January 2013.

Applications open for the festival Waves (Denmark, August 2013)

The Waves festival takes place every other year in Vordingborg, 100 km south of Copenhagen and presents a pluridisciplinary mix of theatre, performance, dance, visual arts, and street performance. The dates for 2013 are 24th - 31st of August. The applications for performances are now open - deadlines: 30 November (indoor performances) and 31 January (street performances).

Get training

Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers at Devos Institute of Arts Management - Washington (USA)

The DeVos Institute's Summer Fellowship offers international arts managers an immersive program of study in arts management strategy. For four weeks each summer, for three consecutive years. The Fellowship includes air transportation to and from the US from the Fellows' home residence. Deadline for applications: 1 December.

ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Curators

ERSTE Foundation offers three fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to take part in the curatorial course at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg. The ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Curators will cover room and board, travel expenses and the participation fee for the course.

Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers at Devos Institute of Arts Management - Washington (USA)

The DeVos Institute's Summer Fellowship offers international arts managers an immersive program of study in arts management strategy. For four weeks each summer, for three consecutive years. The Fellowship includes air transportation to and from the US from the Fellows' home residence. Deadline for applications: 1 December.

Human Rights Fellowship by Magnum Foundation

The Human Rights Fellowship will support 5 individuals to complete the 6-week summer program, Photography and Human Rights, at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU), housing, travel, and living expenses. The fellowship is for individuals seeking to deepen their documentary photography practice of human rights, who have not previously had the benefit of extensive advanced study in this field. The five Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowships are open to applicants who permanently reside outside of North America and Western Europe. Deadline: 17 December.

Scholarships for Eastern Partnerships - Visegrad Fund

The scholarships finance indi­vid­ual mobil­ity of Eastern Partenrship schol­ars (cit­i­zens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine) to pur­sue study or research stays at accredited pub­lic or pri­vate col­leges or uni­ver­si­ties in the V4 countries. Deadline: 31 January 2013.

Academy for young orchestra conductors - Abbaye de Royaumont, France

This academy is unique in that it will allow young conductors to tackle the special conducting techniques of contemporary music by directing a specialised ensemble under the supervision of seasoned exponents of this repertoire. Each of the ten selected conductors will be allotted a substantial period of rehearsal time with the ensemble, which will be present throughout the session. There are places available for ten conductors currently finishing their studies or beginning their professional career. Deadline for submitting applications: 1 March 2013. 

Discover a residency

2013 Odyssée artist-in-residency programme: call for projects

Artists, researchers and culture professionals coming from countries other than France and wanting to apply for a residency period within a Cultural Centre – Historic Monument in 2013 can send their applications to the selected Centre until December 3, 2012. The Odyssée programme covers a monthly stipend for the artist, accommodation and refunds the travel costs. 

Call for artists in residency (various disciplines) at PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany)

The new Call for Entries for the PACT Zollverein residencies from August to December 2013 is online! The Residency Programme is open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or sound art. Residency recipients are able to receive a grant to cover their living expenses and travel costs. Deadline: 10 December.

Gyeonggi Creation Center (Korea) residency program 2013 - call for artists, researchers, curators and critics

Gyeonggi offers a creation residency program and a research residency program for artists from different fields (visual arts, performing arts, literature, mixed media and others). The residency period goes from 3 months to 1 year according to the nationality of the participants and the type of residency. The program includes among others the travel cost for a return flight to Korea (for foreign residents and Korean residents working/living abroad). Deadline: 14 December.

Human Hotel: Copenhagen - call for artists in residence

Human Hotel is an experimental residency program for artists with a critical interest in the interactions between humans and the spaces they occupy. Throughout 2013, the Human Hotel residency program will take place in the private homes of local Copenhagen families who have committed to have an artist living and working with them for a time. The duration of your residency is completely up to you – the applicant – to decide in your proposal. Selected artists will receive an honorarium of USD 1,000, as well as travel and production funding for their individual project. Deadline: 16 December.

Indianapolis Museum of Art (USA) - Island residency

The IMA is issuing a call for proposals for a summer 2013 six-week residency on Andrea Zittel’s Indy Island. Graduate and undergraduate students and professionals in the fields of art, design, architecture and performing arts are encouraged to apply to customize and reside on Indianapolis Island. Collaboratives and groups are encouraged to apply. The IMA will provide - among others - a roundtrip travel to Indianapolis for one resident. Find all the details and apply by 11 January 2013!

SPAZIO, a European network for dance creation - open call

SPAZIO is a European formation and creation program for young dance makers, which focuses on the relation between dance and other art disciplines as a way to question, reflect upon and strengthen the discipline of dance. Each year six young choreographers will be selected to take part in the one year programme of five residencies. There is no inscription fee for SPAZIO. All activities, travel, accommodation and Per Diems at all residencies are provided by the organization. Deadline: 15 January.

Summer residency fellowships of the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny, France

Each summer, the Terra Foundation for American Art offers ten residential fellowships for emerging artists and predoctoral scholars, aiming at pursuing individual work and research within a framework of interdisciplinary exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. In addition to working collaboratively, fellows interact regularly with invited senior advisors and guest lecturers in the field of American art. Accommodation, stipend, material grant and travel contribution provided. Applications are due by January 15.

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel artist residency program (Shanghai)

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.

Meet others

IETM spring meeting in Dublin (Ireland) - call for proposals on the theme of TRUST

Each IETM Plenary is centred on a loose theme, and the theme for IETM Dublin 2013 is ‘Trust’ – at all levels, from the relationships between artistic collaborators, funders and audience, right up to the relationships between government, society and individual citizens. As an artist or arts worker, think about the theme of Trust and how it may (or may not) connect with your own practice, or how you talk about work... find all the details and apply by 4 December!

More Europe - One Year On event - Brussels, 4 December

More Europe – external cultural relations is a cultural civic initiative that aims to highlight and reinforce the role of culture in the EU’s external relations. An event to discuss about the past year of activities is planned in Brussels on 4 December.

The Creators Conference - a conference on music, technology and author's rights. February 2013, Brussels (Belgium)

The upcoming Creators Conference will focus on music, technology and author's rights and takes place on 19 and 20 February 2013 at the Theatre du Vaudeville, Brussels. Creators, music business representatives and EU politicians will debate new technologies, collective rights management, the digital single market and authors' rights.

Collaborate with

Civitella Ranieri Foundation (Italy) looks for interns in 2013

Interns at Civitella are invited for a minimum of six weeks between May and November. Working knowledge of English and Italian is necessary, as is a valid driver’s license and international driver’s license. Selected candidates are offered roundtrip airfare/transportation (from place of residence to Civitella), lodging and meals for the period of internship, and a stipend for incidental expenses of 150 USD per week. Deadline for applications: 31 December.

Look for a job

The Festival Belluard Bollwerk International is looking for a NEW DIRECTOR (Friburg - Switzerland)

The Festival Belluard Bollwerk International is looking as from August 2013 for a Director (100%) to provide artistic and executive leadership. Location: Fribourg, Switzerland. Start date: August 1st 2013. Deadline for application: 31 December.


Everyday Innovators, Innovative Work Practices in the Cultural Sector - IETM publication

Do you need some fresh air in your everyday practices at work? Are you looking for new ways to exchange ideas and learn from your colleagues? Would you grab an opportunity to get inspired, share, talk or just watch documentaries with your colleagues half a day per week? Do you think that cooking or skiing regularly with your staff could improve the way information is shared in your organisation? If your answer to each of these questions is yes, then IETM’s new publication is for you!

Between Crisis and New Beginnings - EUNIC Yearbook 2011

How can Europe make clear what it stands for? How can Europe show that it goes beyond words and takes action? What are the advantages of a common European foreign cultural policy? And how can Europe benefit from its specific capabilities? Thirty authors from twenty countries answer these questions in the new edition of Culture Report. Available for free download.

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