This page introduces cultural mobility news and opportunities - with travel cost at least partially funded - at least three times a week. You can search the news by topic (funding, call, residency, training, meeting etc.) or world regions (destination).
ARAK Collection, based in Doha, Qatar, is inviting applications from curators from Sub-Saharan Africa. This is an opportunity for young and mid-career contemporary art curators to be selected for their annual Curatorial Residency Fellowship Programme, based at their Collection Exhibition and Research Space in Doha, Qatar. Deadline: rolling.
The ‘Capacity Building for European Capitals of Culture’ project is seeking professionals from a variety of disciplines to join its pool of experts. This expert group will help bridge gaps in skills in the implementing teams of European Capitals of Culture. In particular, experts are sought in the following areas: audience development, conflict resolution, change management, legal (including intellectual property rights and licensing agreements for culture), monitoring and evaluation in the cultural sector. Deadline: ongoing.
Livestreaming (En)forced Mobility, A conversation hosted by On the Move, in partnership with Howlround
A public session presented by On the Move in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons about (En)forced Mobility moderated by Mary Ann DeVlieg with colleagues and artists from Tamizdat Inc., Touring Artists, the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) and Cité internationale des arts, Paris. Check the video and the additional resources.
Edition No. 133 of Arts Management Quarterly is dedicated to Arts Managers in Foreign Regions. Working in a foreign cultural context can open up a lot of potentials and new perspectives for arts managers. But it can also entail difficulties. Therefore, this issue reflects on internationalisation in the cultural sector from the point of view of arts and cultural managers from different regions of the world and fields of practice.
Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers - Visas for Third Country National Artists travelling to the Schengen Aera (Edition 2020)
This booklet gives you information on visas for the Schenghen Area, what types there are, who needs them, how and where to lodge your application as well as useful advice and tips to help visa applicants and performance hosts to navigate the process. This new edition follows the successful synergy partnership between EFA and Pearle* - Live Performance Europe started in 2014, in the context of EFA RISE, to improve general knowledge of the legal and managerial aspects of cross-border cultural cooperation and counts with similar publications on Social Security, Artist Taxation, VAT, Copyright Clearing for Live Events.
Produced by Culture Solutions, the Composing Trust report is designed to monitor and analyse the cultural field at the European level. It aims to become a reference and resource on EU international cultural relations; to provide information for the new 2019 European Parliament and Commission; to sketch out a working agenda for culture solutions in the years to come; and to engage with all those caring for a common agenda on EU international cultural relations.
CINARS: Report on the Impacts of COVID-19 On Performing Arts International Mobility / Rapport sur les impacts de la COVID-19 sur la mobilité internationale des arts de la scène
Within the scope of Covid 19, CINARS took the initiative of launching an extensive worldwide study, using its contact network estimated at more than 30,000 professionals. Check the report including the ways considered out of the crisis. / Dans le contexte du Covid 19, CINARS a pris les devants et a lancé une vaste étude à travers le monde auprès de ses réseaux de contacts estimé à plus de 30 000 professionnels. Découvrez le rapport en ligne inclus les manières potentielles de considérer la sortie de la crise.
Prepared between November 2019 and March 2020, Supporting Culture in the Digital Age explores how the digital age has changed the cultural value chain. It draws on existing literature and insights provided by national members of IFACCA – the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, as well as a range of actors from across the cultural ecosystem.
The UNESCO report Freedom & Creativity: Defending Art, Defending Diversity provides an overview of current advances and challenges in the legal protection of artistic freedom, the protection of the social and economic rights of artists and cultural professionals, and the monitoring of artistic freedom at the national, regional and international levels.
The Institute of International Education's Artist Protection Fund fills a critical unmet need by providing relief and safe haven to artists on a large scale, and for extended periods. Artists from any country and from any artistic discipline/practice may apply for a fellowship if they face threat of persecution or violence due to their practice, identity, or beliefs. Selected applicants are matched with host institutions that provide a broad programme of support. Deadline: rolling applications (assessed twice a year).
British Council > The Cultural Turn in International Development: Participatory Infrastructures and Value in the Arts
What is the place of culture in international development activity? What is the difference between soft power initiatives with a focus on cultural relations and those falling under international development? In an essay produced for the British Council’s Cultural Relations series, J.P. Singh argues that culture is at the root of cultural diplomacy, while international development works focus on the process, also known as a value chain.
The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), through a grant from the Open Society Foundations, has set up a fund – Arctivists – to support activists and artists across the world responding to the outbreak of Covid-19 and its implications for human rights defenders, activism, and shrinking civic and political space. Paired activists and artists are able to apply for grants to document, reflect on, and imagine current and future events. Deadline: on a rolling basis.
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.
LABOR, an ephemeral urban laboratory, is calling for proposals for BIVOUAC. Selected artists will work to produce a project at La Rasude, a central district in Lausanne that is currently closed to the public. The call is mainly open to artists, architects, landscape and urban planners but anyone involved in urban development in their respective work field can apply. Artists will develop their proposals during an art residency from 19-25 October 2020. No restrictions on age or nationality. Deadline: POSTPONED.
Prince Claus Fund > Mobility Grant for Women and Minority Groups / Mobility Grant in and from Africa
The Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with ASEF and the British Council, is offering two targeted mobility grants which support travel costs. One supports mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young, women and/or disabled artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries. The other supports emerging artists and cultural practitioners from artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Philippines, Lao DPR, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Thailand. Deadlines: on hold.