All sectors are affected by the coronavirus pandemia but we are very much aware that the alternative and independent art scene is / will be particularly under pressure. This list of resources, done in partnership with Circostrada, is updated on a daily basis since 14 March 2020. This list is by no means comprehensive and can be easily enriched thanks to your feedback and proposal to include new resources. Feel free to email us any initiative related to one of the sub-topics at mobility(at)on-the-move.org.
Disability and the Performing Arts Sector in Europe: Building Knowledge, Sharing Experience, Looking for Solutions - Survey
This survey is the first of its kind – in terms of scope and target groups – to be run at the level of Creative Europe countries and Switzerland.Th ere are around 40 questions, most of them multiple choice. Your contribution should take about 15 minutes and will be all the more important in a context where cultural accessibility are being challenged by the Covid-19 crisis and the realignment of support systems. Deadline: extended till 30 October!
Pig: an experiment in collective decision-making > A cultural policy contribution to the evaluation of art in public space
Pig is an art installation in the form of a giant transparent piggy bank. It appears without warning in public space accompanied by a short message: members of the public can put money into Pig’s ‘community fund’ if they want to, and spend it when they’ve agreed how to spend it. Developed by the company Kaleider and supported by IN SITU, the European platform for art in public space, Pig travelled to six locations in Europe within the IN SITU network during 2018-19, and was met with a fascinating range of responses. This report was commissioned by IN SITU, coordinated by On the Move and researched by Uclg Committee on Culture.
Check the events On the Move will take part in – as an organiser, contributor, facilitator, evaluator etc. – in this most updated list of events. This list is updated based on the news related to the coronavirus.
Mobility Information Points (MIP) are information centres and/or websites in several European countries, and one in the USA, who aim to tackle administrative challenges that artists and cultural professionals can face when working across borders. Relevant issues can be around visas, social security, taxation, customs etc. Know more about them and other resources to ease your mobility. The webpage is updated with coronavirus's related information.
Guide to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals - TAIWAN
The Ministry of Culture of Taiwan and the Taiwan Art Spaces Alliance (TASA), in collaboration with On the Move, have co-produced this first guide to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals in Taiwan. More than 100 funding schemes and additional resources are listed in this first 2020 edition of the cultural mobility funding guide focused on Taiwan.
Alongside the Mobility Info Points (MIP), some On the Move's members (organisations and individual) have set up a working group on (En)forced mobility to share practices, common actions, advocacy tools and when opportunities arise, to share their experiences in public sessions. Discover more about its first activities (report and meeting) as well as additional resources.
Virtual Workings is an e-residency for emerging arts curators from the ASEAN region and Japan. Organised as a response to the impact of the global pandemic, it will be held online for a period of 6 weeks (16 November - 22 December 2020) and will offer an opportunity for capacity building, peer learning and collaboration with the support of an expert in the field. Applicants are encouraged to apply in pairs. Deadline: 30 October 2020.
Onassis Foundation has opened applications for its Emergency Fellowships – a tailor-made, time-sensitive support for artists and curators living in Greece or anywhere in the world. The Emergency Fellowships are not intended for presenting your work, or for engaging in an academic programme. They are not meant to be used for any kind of production related activity. Instead these Fellowships are meant to be highly responsive to address volatile situations around the world or in Greece, or time-sensitive artistic research, or unanticipated professional needs. Deadline: rolling (with replies within two weeks).
The seventh edition of the Crystal Ruth Bell Residency invites applications for a six-month remote residency in 2021. In this pandemic year, with travel on hold for everyone's safety, the residency will be held around the theme 'Mediated'. The call is open to individuals and collectives working in all types of creative practices, of all passports, ages, gender identities, backgrounds, abilities, and interests. Residency dates will be flexible and take place between March 2021 and December 2021. Deadline: 9 February 2021.
The Cultura en Vena Foundation in Spain has launched Emergency Culture, a call for young European creators working in visual arts and literature. The programme aims to stimulate artistic creation that affirms the social and transformative role of culture in the field of health and well-being. After an open call for proposals on social media, the selected works will be exhibited in hospitals of the Spanish public healthcare system. The call is open to visual artists, writers, poets and creators living in Europe. Candidates must be between 18 and 35 years old. Deadline: 27 October 2020.
House of Europe’s international cooperation grants fund the collaborative cultural projects of organisations from Ukraine and the EU (including the UK). They support music festivals, virtual exhibitions, book fairs, digital residencies, theatrical plays and any other bold ideas for online and offline spaces. Deadline: 20 October 2020.
This publication presents a mapping of circus and street arts projects that have received funding from the Creative Europe Programme, as well as from the Erasmus + and Interreg programmes of the European Commission in 2019, along with a selection from 2020. Publication produced by Circostrada in collaboration with On the Move.
Art Inside Out is offering a residency with the theme ‘Other choreographies, new spaces’, based on the concept of critical tourism. Submissions from Swedish and international artists in all art fields are welcome. The residency holds a special interest in microhistory, a study of the overlooked detail where the starting point can be a place, an event, a group of people or an individual. Four artists will be selected for a 12 week residency in 2021, with a research phase (28 June – 11 July 2021) and a production and presentation phase (30 August – 7 November 2021). Deadline: 29 October 2020.
Biennale of Western Balkans > Open Call for Textile Artists for ‘Art Pluriverse. A community science series’ (Online)
In December 2020, the Biennale of Western Balkans will hold a digital event, Textile Month. Artists and communities will have the opportunity to collaborate together, in order to create research-based artworks that explore local knowledge and intangible heritage through contemporary artistic practices. Applications are open internationally to artists working with textiles in any form, including e-textiles, digital art or cultural data visualisations. Deadline: 25 October 2020.