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On the Move newsletter - November 2015

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More than ever in this dramatic context of terrorists’ attacks in Lebanon, France, Nigeria, Mali and too many places in the world, we’d like to share news and opportunities to allow exchange, openness, cooperation, understanding and the diversity of our opinions in Europe and worldwide. Arts and culture are more than ever needed for dialogue, mutual respect and peace.

In the framework of the COP21 event, COAL, Julie’s Bicycle, IFACCA, La Gaîté Lyrique and On the Move will gather on 3-4 December some 150 international key players from more than 25 countries to define together how the cultural sector can better embed sustainable development in its activities.

The main purpose of this consultation is therefore to collect experiences and opinions from citizens, key stakeholders and experts, in order to get a comprehensive overview of what obstacles persist and of their impact on the daily lives of people and businesses in border regions. Make your voice heard before 21 December!

The call for bids targets landscape architects, visual artists, architects, and designers aged 35 and under who have graduated from European schools. Individuals and groups can apply. Deadline: 20 December.
With the aim of promoting the values of artistic creation and extending them into the sphere of social utility, the artists Núria Güell and Levi Orta have launched Europe’s Self-Sustaining Creative Economy Award, with a prize of 9,500 euros going towards implementation of the winning project. Deadline: 23 December.
The call for proposals is aimed at regional and state theaters as well as independent companies from the German-speaking world (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland), who wish to develop an artistic project together with a partner from North Africa or Eastern Europe. Change of Scene is open to all areas of the performing arts. Deadline: 15 February 2016.
Find more funding opportunities here.

Artists from any country and artistic discipline may qualify. Applications are reviewed for artistic merit, the quality/potential of the applicant's work, and the severity of the threats that the applicant faces.For consideration in February 2016, all application and portfolio materials must be received by Monday, January 4, 2016.
The organisers welcome applications from practitioners, resident in South Asia, working across a wide range of creative and cultural activity, as also from those who are working outside it who demonstrate knowledge, understanding and passion for culture. Artists and persons with unconventional careers and experiences are also invited to apply. Deadline: 30 December.
EUROCITIES and KEA, in partnership with ERRIN, manage Culture for cities and regions, a European Commission initiative to support cities and regions in making sound investments in culture. Deadline for applications: 4 December.
Find more calls here

Learn how the new Environmental Humanities field is shaping how we understand environmental issues, with this free online course. Register now and start on 11 January 2016!
The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management - coordinated by the Foundation Marcel Hicter - is a pan-European training programme arising from the will to foster cultural diversity as well as transregional and transnational cultural exchanges. Deadline: 15 January 2016.

The YARAT RESIDENCY PROGRAMME is intended for artists who are engaged in open, research-based practice across disciplines and show an interest in discovering the Caucasus region. The programme will allow residents to develop their work and to share a dialogue with a range of other artists, curators and collectors. Deadline: 20 December.
ARNA's artist in residency is an international hub where art meets nature, allowing inspiration for designing a green future in vivid colors and creative ways. There are two calls, with deadlines on 1 December and 1 February.
The theme for 2016 is “Meet the Future in Cheng Long: The Next 30 Years”. Artists from all countries are invited to send a proposal for a site-specific outdoor sculpture installation that will raise public awareness about global warming and sinking land around the world and address what we want our environment to be for the future. Deadline: 15 January 2016.
Many more residencies are waiting for you here.

The German Centre of the International theater Institute and the Goethe-Institute are running an Internship Programme. At present the programme is limited to young people from developing countries and Eastern Europe. The age limit is 40 years. Applicants should be directors, dramatic advisors, set designers, choreographers, or assistants in these areas in the theatre (including theatres for young audiences and music theatres).

The European social partners in the live performance sector have launched two new online interactive tools to support risk assessment ("OiRA" tools). The OiRA tools for the Live Performance sector have been developed to give venues, production companies and all those working in the sector a roadmap to address the many health and safety challenges they face. Such tools can be useful in the context of touring and collaboration works.
AMA/Art Moves Africa is thrilled to announce the release of "Mobility and Touring in Central Africa," its third publication on mobility and touring in Africa.
The Contribution of Art and Culture in Peace and Reconciliation Processes in Asia - A literature review and case studies from Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.