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)
Check the events On the Move will take part in – as an aniser, 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.
Dans le cadre de leur 11e édition les Récréâtrales ont lancé deux appels à textes: un appel à Textes pour le cycle de lectures langues d'Afrique 2020 et appel à textes pour le Prix Récréatrales 2020. Date limite : 15 juin 2020.
The GMEA – National Centre for Music Creation of Albi-Tarn has opened applications for residencies in 2021. The residencies aim to permit creation, recording, or research and are open to artists with contemporary sound and experimental music practices. The centre will welcome musicians or ensembles of one to seven persons for residency sessions of five days. Residencies will be arranged to take place between 4 January and 17 December 2021. Deadline: 31 May 2020.
Pépinières Européennes de Création, in partnership with Transcultures, has launched a call for online artistic projects or initiatives carried out during the COVID-19 period of lockdown. About ten projects will be selected to be given a small grant and additional visibility via the Pepinières network. Deadline: 15 May 2020.
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.
The Young Yan Artists Residence Programme is a project of Yan Concept Limited, a creative brand working at the intersection of art and architecture. The next residency will take place July – December 2020 at Yan Garden in Dongguan, China. The current call is open to artists aged under 35 who are practising contemporary art in any form. Applicants should also have a desire to develop a career in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the capacity to work on a residency project based on the local environment and context. Deadline: 15 May 2020.
Constituée en 2013, l’association LA TRIBU réunit sur le territoire Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur des opérateurs culturels qui envisagent la création jeune public comme toute autre discipline des arts vivants. Chaque année, LA TRIBU JP soutient des productions pour le jeune public - les projets toutes disciplines confondues, adressés aux enfants ou adolescents. Ce dispositif est ouvert aux compagnies françaises et étrangères. Date limite : 31 mai 2020.
The third round of Art Jameel Commissions aims to support the production of a digital artwork that will live online, on the Jameel Art Centre website, for audiences to engage with, regardless of where they may be, from autumn/winter 2020 to 2021. The theme of the commission is TIME. It is open to artists of any nationality or age who have links to, and a grasp of, the environmental and cultural nuances of the wider Middle Eastern region. Artists may be from or based in the Middle East, North Africa or Turkey – either living in the region or diaspora – and/or engaged in contributing to the various cultural scenes of the region. Deadline: 10 June 2020.
The Miller-Zillmer Foundation is inviting applications for a three-month artist grant for audio and visual projects that can be digitally accessed. The Foundation is looking for three to four audio-visual artists, preferably living in different countries, who would like to work together on an artistic project across borders. The Foundation wishes to support artists who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and applicants should have no income or financial support from other sources. Deadline: 22 April 2020.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights is preparing a report on Cultural Rights and Climate Change. All stakeholders are invited to submit information for the report. Fourteen questions are posed, across three categories: ‘Negative impacts of climate change on culture and cultural rights’, ‘Positive potential of culture and cultural rights to enhance responses to climate change’, and ‘Measures taken and recommendations’. Deadline: 1 May 2020.
The Pier-2 Artist-in-Residence Programme (PAIR) is run by Pier-2 Art Center, a harbourside facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. For 2021, the anisers are anising the programme around the theme of ‘Ocean: The Dark Side’. The residency will last 60-90 days, and take place between 1 March 2021 and 31 December 2021. Artists from all over the world are invited to apply. Deadline: 31 May 2020.
L’Art Rue use the vector of art as a tool for dialogue and social and human development. They are developing various large-scale programmes where art and social ties are intimately linked. Currently, they are looking for a Communication Manager. Deadline: 25 April 2020.
The Impossible Library, which holds an inventory of over 1000 independent magazines and zines, is looking for allies to take part in a two-week residency in its Hamburg-based project space to research with the stacks, experiment, and formulate new artistic approaches. Residency dates are 23 August – 6 September 2020 and 2 March 2021 (to be confirmed). Applications are open to German and international artists, researchers, publishers. Deadline: 30 April 2020.