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.
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.
The Casa Planas centre in Palma de Mallorca, Spain has launched a call for research residencies aimed at creators, researchers and cultural producers working around the contemporary image, photography and post-photography. The aim of the residency, which will take place 1 June – 15 July 2020, is to develop and produce an innovative project that reflects on borders. Deadline: 15 April 2020.
Malta Festival Poznań in Poland is inviting artists, musicians, researchers and activists, among others, to propose projects that explore how water reflects the social world. These can be for artistic activities, objects and interactive installations, artistic and educational processes, interdisciplinary experiences, and more. Projects should be prepared with one of the selected water basins in Poznań in mind: a lake, pond, wetland, river, pool, stream, channel or reservoir. Projects will be realised within the period 19-28 June 2020. Deadline: 6 April 2020.
Es Far Cultural (Minorque), en partenariat avec Jiser Reflexions Mediterrànies (Barcelone) et le centre d’art Le Lait (Albi), proposent cet appel à candidature afin de participer au programme de résidence DELTA 2020. DELTA 2020 vise à favoriser les échanges artistiques entre les territoires de l’Eurorégion Pyrénées-Méditerranée : Îles Baléares, Catalogne et Occitanie.Le projet prévoit la sélection, à travers un appel à candidature ouvert, de six artistes visuels (deux de chaque région), afin qu’ils/elles réalisent une résidence de deux mois dans espace de résidence géré par Es Far Cultural, situé à Es Mercadal (Minorque). Date limite (prolongée) : 30 avril 2020.
ZK/U / Mondriaan Fonds > 2021 Residencies for Visual Artists, Curators, Critics and Theorists (Germany)
Based in Berlin, ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik is a residency centre operating at the intersection of visual arts, art research, architecture and urban innovation. Mondriaan Fonds is sponsoring two six-month residency periods at ZK/U: 1 January – 30 June 2021 and 1 July – 30 December 2021. Applications are open for visual artists and mediators (curators, critics, theorists). Artists are expected to have an advanced professional practice and mediators (curators, critics, theorists) should have a few years of professional experience. The scheme requires applicants to secure some match funding. Deadline (updated): on hold.
The Museum Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst holds a comprehensive collection of the extensive work of Wilhelm Busch, and a growing collection of caricature from 1600 to the present day. The Museum is offering a fellowship of four weeks, in the period from September to mid-December 2020, for humanities and cultural scholars to conduct original research. Deadline: 31 May 2020.
The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic by announcing an open call for art projects. The application is open to all Finnish and Finland-based professional artists who have lost work opportunities due to the corona epidemic. Projects should be completed by 30 June 2020, and the Institutes are especially looking for projects, which emphasise broad international collaboration – without physical contact. Deadlines: 30 March 2020, 20 April 2020 & 4 May 2020.
The Bibliothek Andreas Züst (Oberegg, Switzerland) has opened applications for one-month studio residencies in November 2020 and April 2021. The Bibliothek is especially seeking projects that respond to the library as a whole or one of its sub-areas. The call is open to national and international cultural workers (individuals or teams of up to a maximum of four persons) across disciplines – visual arts, literature, new media, music, theatre, design, architecture, film, photography, and other art-related disciplines. Deadline: 30 April 2020 & 30 September 2020.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Kone Foundation invites you to apply for a three-month work grant (April-June 2020) for an artist residence that takes place in the artist’s own home. The residence allows new ideas to develop without pressure to complete a piece of work or project. The scheme is open to artists of all disciplines. You can apply for this grant for your artistic work if you are a professional artist working in Finland, a professional artist who is a Finnish citizen working abroad, or an artist with a close connection to Finland. Deadline: 5 April 2020.