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 below at mobility(at)on-the-move.org
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 European Commission has issued a call to support cultural heritage institutions to open up their collections, apply technological innovations, and make best use of the Europeana heritage platform in their public activities. Proposals for the call must address both objectives of content aggregation and use of innovative technologies. The call also strongly encourages applications with a focus on highly accurate 3D models (such as monuments, buildings and museum objects). Deadline: 12 May 2020.
The Creativate Digital Arts Festival, which runs during South Africa’s National Arts Festival from 25 June – 5 July, is calling all artists, technologists, futurists, animators, gamers, performers and musicians to reimagine, unravel and question our new world and submit a proposal for the 2020 edition of Creativate. Proposals can be made for projects and talks to be hosted on the festival's online platform (still in development due to the coronavirus pandemic). Deadline: 15 May 2020.
Founded by a consortium of cultural schools and institutes in the Normandy region, RADIAN is a practice-led PhD in artistic research intended for artists, architects, designers and/or authors with an established and recognised output in their field. Three PhD students are recruited each year and supported for a period of three years. Deadline: 29 April 2020.
Offcity is an independent platform based in Pardubice, Czech Republic that works with the theme of the city as a structure and a living organism. Now it is launching an international open call for artists, curators, philosophers and other thinkers to participate in an online residency reflecting on the current world situation. It is expected that the output of this residency will take an online form (text, video, sound, etc.) and be published on the Offcity website. Deadline: 10 April 2020.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation invites creative practitioners from all backgrounds and disciplines to apply for their first Artist in Residence (AiR) post, running 1-30 June 2020. The residency has been planned to take place at the Foundation's headquarters in Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK. However, due to the COVID-19 situation the programme may have to be adapted as a virtual post. Deadline: 17 April 2020.
A new initiative of ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Art.ITMO.Residency aims to bring together talents from art and technology to foster interaction between scientific knowledge and artistic perception. Residencies last 1-2 months and will take place September - October 2020. Deadline: 15 April 2020.
The Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju, South Korea is calling for Asian choreographers to participate in their LAB incubator and produce a new creative work that addresses contemporary Asian perspectives and values. The successful applicant will be resident at the ACC for three months, July-September 2020. Deadline: 16 April 2020.
Established by the Onassis Foundation in September 2019, Onassis AiR, (inter)national artistic research residency program, is a year-round program, located in Athens, that grounds its mission in commitment to supporting artistic process, towards a less-product-obsessed arts ecosystem. For its 2020/21 artist in residency programme it is inviting applications for a communal exploration of two research topics: identities and ecologies. Participants will be divided across four movement groups, with sessions in autumn 2020 and spring 2021. Applications are open to participants from anywhere in the world, with no restrictions on age or discipline. Deadline: 24 April 2020.
Gamma_LAB XR is a laboratory dedicated to technologies used to create virtual, augmented, hybrid reality and immersive environments. The lab will take place 12-22 May 2020 in Saint Petersburg, but remote participation is also possible. A number of participants will then be supported to attend Gamma Festival in July 2020. The laboratory is designed for media artists, designers, architects, programmers, developers and researchers in the field of XR. Deadline: 1 May 2020.
In 2020, Sziget Festival in Budapest is organising its third Living Statue Championship, with artists from all around the world invited to apply to perform. The Championship will take place over the six days of Sziget Festival, 6-11 August 2020. Applicants whose performances fit with the themes of ‘Diversity’, ‘Human Rights’ and ‘Green Planet’ will be given preference. Deadline: 20 April 2020.
The Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Arts for Good (A4G) Fellowship is an annual programme that brings together cross-sector professionals such as artists, arts administrators, creatives and programmers from the education and social sectors for a programme of experiential workshops, learning journeys and networking sessions. The theme of this year's fellowship will be Creative Empowerment for Children and Youth. Activities will be spread across an exchange programme in Singapore (15-18 September 2020), a planning phase (September 2020 – January 2021), and a final exchange in Chennai, India (1-5 February 2021). The call is open to applicants of any age and nationality. Deadline: 26 April 2020.
TRAINART is an EU project that aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the European performing arts sector and to shape new skills for cultural operators interested in developing innovative business models in the cultural and creative industries. The organisers are running a survey to help pinpoint the main professional skills required in the cultural and creative sectors of each of the partners’ territories: Italy, Sweden, Spain, Serbia and Ireland. This will be used to develop a training programme which survey respondents can express interest in joining.