Job Opportunities


Zoukak Theater Company and Cultural Association is seeking to employ
experienced individuals, in the following positions:
- Fundraising Consultant
- Part-time Communication Manager
- Part-time Executive Manager (for the studio, the office and events) If
you are interested in any of the above please visit their website for more information or send a request for information or your  CV and a motivation letter to:


KAMS is calling for proposals to seek global partners of Center Stage Korea 2014 (Korea)


The Korea Arts Management Service will consider project proposals submitted by international festivals, arts centers, and networks who will implement a project involving Korean performing groups/artists as part of their performance program. Deadline: 30 November. For more information click here.


The future of the biennial:experimental places to reinvent political space?


The upcoming issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss the political future of the contemporary art biennial.


How can biennials become experimental «sites» to rethink the relationship between art and politics, without lending themselves too easily to the confines of the contemporary art market and neoliberal political geography? While biennials have been criticized for subjecting themselves to urban/ regional marketing strategies, they have also been defended as valuable places for the formation of new alliances among art scenes of the ‘periphery’, that are today steadily changing the global art map.

Does this development indicate a future potential of biennials to rewrite the history, political geography and epistemology of places and regions, and to do so from standpoints that resist annexation by historical master narratives, neoliberal political geography as well as the demands and languages of the global contemporary art market? Or do we need to look entirely outside the biennial system for such standpoints to be realized in a consequential way?


For our next issue we welcome reviews of biennials worldwide as well as essays and interviews that address these questions through a high variety of possible angles.

We accept submissions continuously, but to make sure you are considered for the upcoming issue, please send your proposal, CV and samples of earlier work to within November 21, 2013.



Call for applications - La Francophonie


The International Organisation of la Francophonie (French-speaking community) supports the circulation of professional artists and their performances (music, theatre and dance) during international tours and festivals.


This action is vital so that contemporary artists from the countries of the South and of Eastern and Central Europe, members of la Francophonie, can cross borders and have access to the international networks of programming that develop their professional careers. Particular attention is given to projects that have a multiplying and structuring effect and that contribute to development of artistic careers in the region or beyond.

Two calls for projects (with application forms and procedure information) are launched every year by the International Organisation of La Francophonie; one in Spring and one in the Autumn.

For further information please click here (information in French only)


Culture Action Europe Public Conference 4-5 October 2013, Rome


‘It’s not just a crisis, it is a transition!’

Culture Action Europe (CAE) announces an innovative two-day international conference about the vital role of cultural capacities in building a way out of the deadlock that threatens Europe, its people and democracy. Placed in space and time to maximize its impact on the agenda for the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union that will begin in July 2014, the conference conversations, debates and short lectures will involve leading personalities in the European scene of decision-making, cultural organisations, academia and civil society. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website


New website on Art and the Public Space


Giusy Checola, Diego Segatto and Susanna Ravelli, three RCF grantees are proud to annonce their new website A-Journal

Please take the time to discover this very interesting website devoted to art in the public space.


The purpose of the journey to Palestine made by Giusy, Diego and Susanna, members of the independent organization Archiviazioni, was the creation of partnerships for the realization of future projects connecting Puglia, Southern Italy and the Mediterranean cultural basin. Another aim was to promote and enrich Archivica, the first archive for art and public sphere in Southern Italy, which is part ofArchiviazioni's activities, as well as residences, workshops and

experimental frames of interaction and narration, like temporary editorial units.



Statement on the current situation in Turkey


5th July 2013


At this moment, when in several countries around the Mediterranean people’s basic rights to associate, protest, and be fully represented are systematically oppressed, the Roberto Cimetta Fund stands firmly in support of our fellow artists and citizens in these countries at the same time as we strongly condemn the use of brutal force against protesters in all “freedom” squares around the world.


Whether people are rising up against the hegemony of financial and political institutions, or demanding full democratic representation, or where the struggle for social and political justice continues, or where an illegal occupation persists for so many years, the Roberto Cimetta Fund, its Board of Directors, Committee of experts, staff, and grantees reiterate their firm support for the right to human dignity, political and social justice, and freedom of expression as inalienable rights that should be upheld and protected by and for the people.



Session 3 - Eligibles applications


The Roberto Cimetta Fund has received 57 requests for the third session 2013. The office of the Fund has checked the eligibility of the requests. This eligibility simply means that the request can be evaluated by the experts because it eligibility criteria has been respected. Eligibility does not imply that the travel grant has been given.

For the third session 2013, eligible candidates to the RCF/Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône funding line are :

Shanez kechroud, Catherine Estrade, Vincent Commaret, mohamed el amine Hattou, Mehdi Ben Sik Salem, Cécilia puglia gonzález, Yann Rey, Florian ONNEIN, Monika Smiechowska, Hanen Ben Amara, Mezli Vega Osorno, حازم حسين محمد الشريف حازم, Mohamed Ismail Louati, Rim Mejdi, Ms. Majd Y. A. Hajjaj, HAMDI I O ELHROUB, ELGHAOUI Youssef, Rebeca Iglesias, Maya Brinner, Jason Carter, Rita El Khayat, Alfredo Ancora, Ioana Moca, Joana Pupo Correia Castro Oliveira.


Eligibile candidates to the RCF/Marseille-Provence 2013 funding line are:

Miss Ashadu Karima, Omar Rajeh, Jussanam Da Silva, Branko Miliskovic, Toni Mestrovic, Lamiaa Ibrahim Moghazy, Nesrin Bukhari, Ms Portland, Sherif Sherif, Margalit Molnar, Marwa Adel, Louise Taylor, ISMAIL EZZAT ISMAIL, Hella Mewis, Eva Irena Übler, Ivana Mestrov, Jawad laaraich, Marine Koprivnjak, ABDELHAMID TAWFIK AHMED MAHMOUD, AL AMIN SAYED AMIN EL SAYED BAKAR, Mohamed echcharquaouy, Lotfi Mohand Arab, Mohamed Ali BEN HAMRA, Eva Brozzetti.


If you sent your request  but your name is not on this list, your request has perhaps been considered non-eligible (amount requested too high, form incomplete, several trips instead of one, one form for several people, travel outside geographical zone, lack of explanation on your long-term projects and reasons for travel, incompatible format, destination or amount not indicated….).

If your request was considered non-eligible you should have already been notified.


This list will only appear on the website until 22nd July to respect privacy.



Call for Application - Halle 14 "The Politics and Pleasures of Food"


Deadline: August 5, 2013

Within the framework of the upcoming exhibition “The Politics and Pleasures of Food” (September 21 – November 17, 2013), the HALLE 14, centre for contemporary art in Leipzig (Germany), will be awarding a residency fellowship (September 1 – November 31, 2013) to a visual artist.
The programme invites artists from around the world to send their applications to HALLE 14. A jury of independent art experts will meet to select the fellowship recipient from the applications. The fellowship recipient will receive a monthly stipend of 1,000 Euros, a one-time material fee of 500 Euros, travel expenses up to 500 Euros, a studio space, and a flat.


For more information, click here or visit the HALLE 14 website :


Culture Action Europe reacts to the situation in Turkey


Culture Action Europe, the leading European advocacy network in the field of Culture and the Arts, has released the following statement calling on the Turkish government to fully respect the right to freedom of expression and to cease the use of excessive police force against civilians. As a member of Culture Action Europe, the Roberto Cimetta Fund fully endorses this statement.


" Culture Action Europe expresses its extreme concern for the situation unfolding in Turkey.
Democracy is not just an exercise in the right to vote. It also implies that debates can be generated inside societies without the State responding with violence that triggers a negative spiral of public anger. The use of disproportionate violence by the police violates the right to demonstrate peacefully and a threat to the freedom of expression in Turkey.
Gezi park symbolizes the vital importance of public spaces in a democracy, not just in Turkey, but throughout Europe. Turkish youth, intellectuals, NGO's and artistic communities have coalesced in defense of a shared public space and of the freedom to access it, and this represents a vital asset for the future of Turkish democracy.
Culture Action Europe calls on the Turkish government to listen to the demands of the citizens, especially when they claim respect for their individual and collective freedoms, and in particular their right to speak and express themselves freely and to promote shared public spaces for social life.
We ask that all peaceful demonstrators are released and demand that the Turkish government avoids any unnecessary and unilateral use of force. We also demand that the Turkish government guarantees to fully respect all international conventions protecting freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assembly, which Turkey has ratified. 
Culture Action Europe calls on the European Union and its Member States to use all available diplomatic means to persuade the Turkish government to enter into a constructive dialogue with the demonstrators, respecting freedom of expression, the right to peaceful assembly and  the terms of the international conventions that it has ratified.


Download the statement in pdf format here. "


Invitation 11 July 2013 - More Europe debate in Marseille


The More Europe - external cultural relations initiative, in partnership with Marseille Provence European Capital of Culture 2013, the Villa Méditerranée and the MuCEM, is pleased to invite you to its next event in Marseille on Thursday 11 July 2013, 09h30 - 16h30: "Challenges and perspectives for culture. Views from the Southern Mediterranean and Eastern Europe".

You can find more details about the programme of this event and the registration on the More Europe website.


Call for an internship that can lead to a fixed-term contract


Deadline: 3rd June 2013


Transeuropéennes ( is looking for a trilingual intern (French/English/Arabic). Master 2 or PhD level, with training in Humanities and Social Sciences. Sense of autonomy and teamspirit, initiative are needed for this work in a small, highly motivated team on a project to publish texts in humanities and social sciences from and to Arabic in the continuity of the project 'Translating in the Mediterranean".

Knowledge of European and Euro-Mediterranean networks in the field of intellectual and editorial production is required and a good knowledge of Internet tools and social networks.


This is a contracted internship (convention de stage) and paid (417€ legal compensation) with a duration of six months that can lead to a fixed-term contract.

Training location: Transeuropéennes, 132 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis 75010 Paris.


If you are interested, please send a cover letter and a resume to Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes ( and Anais-Trissa Khatchadourian (


Call for proposals: The antiAtlas of borders


Deadline for reception of the proposals: 30 June 2013


The antiAtlas of borders is a trandisciplinary event that will offer a new approach of the mutations of borders and on the way they are experienced by people in the 21st century.

The call for proposal is opened in order to select original productions for the exhibition that will take place at la Compagnie, from 13 december 2013 to 1st March 2014.

The curator and the artistic and scientific committee are looking for various artworks proposals (, photo, video, testimonies, documentaires, video games) showing different ways to experience the borders. Proposals from migrants, professionals and artists are welcome.


Send the proposals as a PDF file, with a presentation of the project and some visuals at:


For more information:


Open Call: Residency Choregraphic Creation


Deadline: 31 May 2013


The selected choreographer will create a work of 20 to 25 minutes for group of 10 dancers.

The residency takes place within the framework of a professional contemporary dance training program (DEC) « Danse-Interpretation ». The creation period is programmed into the school calendar for a total of 70 hours. At the end, a series of four shows will be presented in a professional theatre. The shows are an integral part of the students' evaluation.


For more information:


P.A.C.2 LandscapeEnvironmentCreativity - Call for a selection of works (Inteatro VillaNappi Festival)


Deadline: Monday, June 3rd,  2013


P.A.C. 2 Landscape Environment Creativity is a call for a selection of works (performances, installations, visual art) created to “inhabit” a portion of
Landscape – Villa Nappi park in Polverigi - in an event/walk that will take place on 29th June 2013 during the traditional InteatroFestival.


A maximum of 10 projects will be selected by a special comission. The work receiving the most votes will receive a monetary prize of 500€. To the selected projects will be given wide visibility in the festival program.


For more information:


post: Inteatro – Villa Nappi, Via Marconi 77  – 60020 Polverigi (An) –


EU Immigration Portal


The EU Immigration Portal provides useful information on migration to and within the EU to migrants.


The information appears in English, French and Spanish and covers the following areas: admission of non-EU citizens to an EU country, risks and rights of an irregular stay, EU and national immigration policies and law, a stakeholder directory.


For more information:


Call for applications: French Cultural Institute-SafirLab 2013


Deadline:  12th May 2013


The French Cultural Institute and Canal France International (CFI) are pleased to launch a call for applications for the 2013 edition of SafirLab program, whose goal is to support young people involved in the new social dynamics of the countries of the Deauville partnership (Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen).

The 2013 edition will take place in Paris from 28th September until 13th October 2013.

For more information:



French Institute of Morocco: call for application for artistic residencies


Deadline: 26 April


The French Institute of Morocco launches a second call for applications for it’s artistic residencies program starting in January 2014. 11 sites are made available for young professionals of all artistic and intellectual disciplines.


This residency program aims to favour creation, professional encounters, circulation of artworks and knowledge.


For more


Performing Arts Management 2013 - Call for Presentations


Retzhof Castle Educational Institute - Austria December 17 - 21, 2013

International conference open to practising performing arts academics and artists from various disciplines from over 20 different countries and practically from all continents.
The conference language is English.
You are welcome to take part in the conference as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer!

Present your research and demonstrate your method of work to the international audience!

Submission guidelines and registration details:


Call for applications Initiative for Internationalization in Dance 2013


Deadline: April, 15th 2013


NPN International Guest Performance Fund for Dance

The NPN International Guest Performance Fund for Dance supports international programmers, when they invite productions that were created in Germany while offering certain minimal wages that are based on standard NPN rates. The ones eligible to apply are the invited companies/ invited artists based in Germany.


NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance

The NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance advances the creation of new dance productions. The production must take place in Germany to a substantial degree.
At least one of the coproducers must be from a different German federal state
or from foreign country.

All application forms and information are online at



Session 2 - eligible requests 2013


The Roberto Cimetta Fund received over 300 requests for travel grants for the second session 2013. The office of the Fund is still checking the eligibility of the requests. This eligibility simply means that the request can be evaluated by the experts because it eligibility criteria has been respected. Eligibility does not imply that the travel grant has been given.


The eligible candidates to the General Fund are:  Tinel Gutierrez Edwige, Karim Soufiane, Guillemette Grobon, Angele Olivier, Riou Fanny, Gutierres Bernal Gerardo, Zagaria Valentina, Mrabet Moez, El Morsli Ahlam, Poquet Thierry, Fabra-Rovira Marie-Hélène, Laurila Paula, Salih Kamel, LeTailleur Erica Cecile Marine, Boussou Hassan, Gagui Wajdi, Ennaji Charaf, Guerin Tiphaine, Josadé Elzbieta Noemi, Naous Dalia, Osoha Grégoire, Diame Ibrahima, Cousin Didier, Coffin Benjamin, Baroud Racha, Fuster Puig Elodie, Marsalo Juha-Pekka, Dvornik Vesna Eca, Messaoudi Mohamed Zied, Labrunie Karine, Paoli Gérarldine, Andre Loic, Szuber Joanna, Martirosyan Anna, Bonelli-Bassano Magali, Arfaoui Naoures, Bouajaja Youssef, Louise Bianchi, Martinelli Francesco, Charre Matthias, Audhuy Claire, Zerrou Abdelaziz, Maric Natasa, Dumont Gérald, Rhondali Nazha, Augello Antonio, Hernandez Lorenzo Juan Antonio, Sadel Leila, Pemel Wacogne Laurent, Pupo Correia Castro Oliveira, Stoyanova Milena, Nja Kwa Ewané Samuel, Setta Hajar, Grolleau Richard, Tom Miles, Athinodorou Christina, Sertic Irena, Karmen Krasic Kozul, Mato Mora Patricia, Lesins Karlis, Sam, Juza Marija, Shafey Hanan, Lech-Polanski Iury, Simona Lisi, Hussein Zeinab Magdy Afifi, Sherin Ahmed Hegazy, Mina Reda Wadae Boulous Einaggar, Lecce Carmela, Grünert Jörg Christoph, Tom Bogaert, Mauro Chiara Maria, Bosse Claudia, Karlovic Marijeta, Sultov Radoslav, Lotz-Erichsen MarkAlban, Ljubisic Olja, Juka Anita, Ferenac Kristina, Nenadic Danijel Damian, Habib Allah Shadi, Polychroniadou Christina, Ozgur Demirci, Asarli Cemre Ceren, Rustica Giuditta, Ghinassi Cristina, Talha Nervan, Alampi Antonia, Ahmed Rifky Sarah, Yesildag Ender, Kimyoncu Caglar, Visi Federico, Auer Günther, Psarra Afroditi, Kiki Klimt, Abi Azar Lamia, Joanna Piotrowska, Baror Michal, Miss Jessica, Tittaferante Futura, Sahiner Mustafa Dogan, Yazan N. H. Iwidat, Piotrowska Agniezska, Konstantinos Tsioukas, Pjesivac Zeljka, Renczynski Bogdan, Melkonyan Iryna, Berberich Lukas, Sokolova Juliana, Yucel Unlu, Maestripieri Marion, Jawad Aqtash Jawad, Ruano Posada Violeta, Africa Martinez Ferrin, Said Adel, Markopoulou Yolanda, Erdogan Onur Ceritoglu, Angela Movileanu, Martinez Cantera Angel Luis, Griffioen Paul, Vanja Smiljanic, Danielle Van Brunt Smith, Kurylowidz Emilia, Azmi Ali Aqtash, Yassine Khaled, Ciacciavicca Lorenzo,  Paula Zore, Li Thiao Té Jérome, Raie Joyce Wasfi Suleiman, Faltas Youssef, Mahmoud Ahmed, Evie Demetriou, Abu Hamdan Lawrence, Derky Lukman, Yasmin Khaled Elayat, Mendes Margarida, Zinovska Inese, Helmy Malak, Kovacevic Srdan, Boris Bakal, Diego Segatto, Rebecca Holborn, Henrik Marko Malmstrom, Sakkinen Riiko, de maussion de favieres arida noelle sabine, Ljubec Ziva, Farah Saleh, Bugaric Bostjan, Thomas Jay Murphy, Kalia Maliali, Chirco Nhandan Francesca Attilia, Jabr Rimah Abdallah Younes, Elgendy Ahmed, Gumusayak Huri Gonca, Habib Elie, Mazgalieva Jasmina, Samuel Perry, A.W.D. den Ounden Antoinetta, Vaupotic Miran, Petrovska Aneta, Datava Zane, Shawn Renee Lent, Dkhil Narimene, Vogels Heidi, Ataya Salma.

The eligible candidates to the RCF/Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône funding line are :

Alwan Najwa, Beaume Juliette, Bottos Vananti Patricio Hector, El Hammami Badr, Oustad Abdellah, Abidi Sarra, Sanchis Estela, Tekouti Haifa, Deglise Franck, Twemeh Graciela Sarika, Essafiry Saida,  Sevincli Yusuf, Walter-Kurkjian Helen, Bouharaoua Luiza Katica, Neven Vulic, Mr Sherif, Grübel Maude, Al Bakri Wala’, Zammouri Sabeur, Di Munzio Gabriele, Benillouche Sarah, Hana Tefrati, Alvaro Sanchez Sandra, Nastas Fairouze, Allami Khyam, Mireia Chalamanch, Freixa Rafols Esther.

and the eligible candidates to the RCF/Marseille-Provence 2013 funding line are:

Jurcan Marino, Jose Manuel Fajardo, Maehring Klaus, Mewis Hella, Boskovitch Angela Marie, Koushki Jasmine K., Oustad Abdellah, Mhiri Ouadia, Rougieh Anis, Slimane Oualid.


If you sent your request (and can prove you have received the automatic reply) but your name is not on this list, your request has been considered non-eligible (amount requested too high, several trips instead of one, one form for several people, travel outside geographical zone, lack of explanation on your long-term projects and reasons for travel, destination or amount not indicated….).

If your request was considered uneligible you will receive an email during the course of April.


The list once published will only appear on the website until 22nd April to respect privacy.



Open consultation - Improving procedures for obtaining short-stay ‘Schengen’ visas


Make your voice heard before the 17 June 2013!


The Commission is reviewing the procedures for issuing these visas and would like to hear your views on your experience. The idea is to modernise the policy and your input via this public consultation will contribute to make the right changes.


The legislation ( Regulation No 810/2009 Visa Code ) on issuing short-stay visas for travel in the Schengen area (the ‘Visa Code’) has now been in force for three years.

Now the Commission wants to assess whether the legislation has achieved its objectives. Building on this evaluation, the Commission plans to propose amendments to revise the Visa Code and to further develop and modernise the common visa policy.

Among the aims of this review are to ensure that EU visa policy fosters economic growth and cultural exchange by facilitating the process for legitimate travellers to the EU, such as business people, tourists, students and young people, while ensuring a high level of security for the EU.

That is why the Commission wants to hear from the main ‘users’ of the common visa policy: individuals, interest groups, advocacy groups and professional organisations. We want to hear from as broad a range of users as possible, as it is important to get views and input from all stakeholders.


For more information about the online public consultation, please click here.


DOX BOX Syria Global Day 2013 now available online!


Date: March 25 - April 1, 2013


In honor of DOX BOX’s Syria Global Day 2013ArteEast is collaborating with CPH:DOX and DocAlliance to bring the festival to a global audience online for one week.


Syria Global Day 2013 is comprised of two segments.The first is a series of six short films created by a new generation of Syrian filmmakers. Film synopses and links can be found here.

The festival’s second segment, A Citizen with a Movie Camera, features clips of footage shot on mobile phones and hand-held cameras, documenting everyday life. To read more about the thematic compilations and watch the videos, click here.


Manif d'art 7: Call for projects by Canadian Artists


Deadline: May 1, 2013


Theme: Resistance - And Then, We Built New Forms


Manif d'art, major biennial of contemporary visual arts on the Canadian scene, presents in Quebec City the work of nearly 100 artists originating from every horizon. The event will begin by a recognition of the critical role played by visual and media arts in the documentation of conflicts and of manifestations of resistance. The curator will detail the theme by approaching the numerous tactics and strategies which shape radical contemporary practices.


For more information:


Call for artists in Kuwait: In The Name of Peace


Deadline: June 30, 2013


The Art Salon returns this year for another event that will raise awareness for peace throughout the world.

The event In the Name of Peace is an art exhibition whereby half the proceeds will go to a charity and will take place on the 15th of September 2013 at Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Kuwait.


Art Categories: Visual Art & Digital Art, Painting & Drawing, Photography, Installation, Sculpture.


For more information, click here.


Call for participation: The Black Box Theater Workshop


Deadline for application: March 28, 2013


The Black Box Theater Workshop by Bootworks at  Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival


Bootworks presents a four days professional workshop from April 1-4 2013 that will give a group of students/artists the opportunity to work with the directors of the company and with a range of methods and mediums to explore the making of theatre for small audiences.

The workshop will be held in English with Arabic translation at Hotel Viennoise, Downtown Cairo.


For application forms and more information:



Call for entries: Artist-In-Residence International Program 2013 at Buenos Aires


Open Call Deadline: March 30th, 2013


La Fundación ´ace para el Arte Contemporáneo invites career as well as  emerging artists to apply for residencies within the frame of acePIRAR  Artist-in-Residence International Program.  Production, exploration,  urban intervention and networking are key words of this program Located  in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a cosmopolitan city with the perfect  combination of European and South America's roots soul, this modern  place for contemporary art production consist of 4 exhibition spaces,  painting studio, reading room, a well equipped workshop and printmaking  facilities oriented to artists, designers, performers and curators.

Guidelines, residency types, fees, application form and comprehensive FAQ, are available online at


Support the Manifesto of the European Day of Artistic Creativity


12 European cities and institutions, partaking in the “Network of Cities for Artistic Creation” have launched the“European Day of Artistic Creativity” initiative, which will take place on March 21, 2013.

The objective is to celebrate once a year, and at a European level, artistic creativity with open activities in museums, public and private cultural institutions, visual arts centres, art schools, galleries, educational centres, etc.

The “European Day of Artistic Creativity” will become the springboard for new, original and necessary ideas, aimed at the general public, professionals and institutions.

If you would like to support this project, please adhere to the manifesto on this website!


Atelier for Young Festival Managers BEIRUT 2013


Application Deadline: 31 March 2013


The European Festivals Association (EFA) and the Beiteddine Art Festival are organising the sixth edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers BEIRUT 2013 –the first Atelier in the Arab world –from 5-12 October 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon.

The Atelier for Young Festival Managers is EFA’s 7-day training platform addressed at emerging artistic festival directors.


Find out all you need to know about the Atelier’s mission and format, Beirut and the Beiteddine Art Festival on


In case of further questions please contact or call +32 9241 8080.


IFPC Call for Proposals 2013


Deadline for submissions: 2 May 2013 at midnight CET


If your project meets the criteria set out in the Operational Guidelines of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC), you can submit your projects to benefit from the support of the Fund.
Priority will be given to young artists/creators (18-30 years) and to projects benefitting youth. Priority will also be given, as far as possible, to projects from or benefitting developing countries. Please note that funding can not be provided to projects that are already in receipt of funding provided by other UNESCO Funds or programmes.
To apply, please fill in the online application form in English or in French and send Please ensure that the application form is filled in as completely and clearly as possible and that the budget breakdown is clearly stipulated.

For more information:


RCF: second 2013 open call for travel grants from 1st to 31st March 2013



We are launching the second 2013 open call for travel grants from  1st to 31st March 2013. Artists and cultural operators living and working in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa can apply in Arabic, English or French. Priority is given to mobility from the South and East of these regions.


The General Fund is open to all requests for travel grants that respect the eligibility criteria of RCF, whatever the destination of travel, the artistic discipline or the direction of mobility. The General Fund functions on an annual basis which means that candidates can apply for the March session and to the other sessions in June and September depending on the funding available.


Some grants for travel from the South on the General Fund are provided by the European Union as part of the Istikshaf programme.


The Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône and Marseille-Provence 2013 provide funding on two specific funding lines. Details concerning these funding lines are provided on the Cimetta Fund website


The following general criteria of RCF apply to all of these funds.

1) The aim of your trip must directly or indirectly show potential for a constructive and long-term impact on the arts sector in the Mediterranean basin. This means that your travel must contribute to your own capacity building, which in turn can be shared in a “networking” fashion that will benefit connecting artists and operators in your own country or region so as to maintain, renew and develop contemporary arts.

2) New criteria: Your trip can take place as soon as the call opens but in this case you run the risk of buying your ticket without knowing if the application is successful or not.

3) Applicant’s profile

-     No nationality or age criteria: Applicant lives or works in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

-     Profession: performers, creators, teachers, cultural organisers, administrators, project leaders.

-     Financial means: applicants who are unable to find the financial resources themselves.

4) Applications must be made by individuals not organisations. Only 3 members of a group can apply for a grant concerning the same project. A grant holder can only reapply twice. Applicants must choose the cheapest form of transport and can only apply for one international return travel ticket and visa costs (local transport, per diems and accommodation costs are not reimbursed).


The results are announced as follows:

Second session: 1st June 2013 (Deadline for receiving applications: 31/03/2013)

Third session: 1st September 2013 (Deadline for receiving applications: 30/06/2013)

Fourth session: 1st December 2013 (Deadline for receiving applications: 30/09/2013)


If you want to apply, please visit the Roberto Cimetta Fund’s website and fill in the contact form on the website The office of the Fund will send you the link to the online form to fill out.


Call for Collaborators | Future Tools. Interactivos?'13 workshop on Libre Graphics


Deadline: April 9, 2013.

Open call to collaborate in the project development workshop Interactivos?'13: Tools for a Read-Write World (April 15 - 27, 2013 in Madrid, Spain). Collaborators will participate in the production of selected projects, aimed at the creation of tools to design, edit, draw and write together. This edition focuses on (re)inventing a Libre Graphics workflow that supports collaboration and exchange Medialab-Prado offers free lodging to collaborators in a Youth Hostel during the workshop (limited seating).
This call is part of the Libre Graphics Research Unit project and is preceeded by the international event Libre Graphics Meeting (April 10-13, 2013). Collaborators can also take part in the meeting. Registration is required.

More information and submission form:


Anna Lindh Foundation: Call for Applications - Citizens Exchange Programme


Deadline for receiving applications: 14 APRIL 2013 at 16:00 EGY time.


Are you a member of an organisation in one of the 42 Euro-Med countries?


Would you like to take part in a unique training opportunity in another Euro-Med country?

This is your chance. Apply now through your organisation!

In the framework of the “DAWRAK-Citizens for Dialogue”(2012-2014), the Foundation is launching the 2nd Call of Citizens Exchange Programme for Euro-med civil society exchanges, that will be taking place between the 1 July and 31 December 2013.


To apply for the traineeship you are kindly asked to use the online form available on Applications must be in English, French and Arabic. Applications sent to any of the ALF staff members email addresses are automatically excluded from the call.

In case you have questions please contact us


Publication of the summary of the exchange platform – مدارات – MADARAT*, 20 - 22 November 2012 Beirut, Lebanon


The Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF), is publishing the summary of the debates during the Madarat - platform for exchange on 21st November 2012 at the Institut français de Beyrouth. To read the summary, print or download it click here.


This meeting grouped together 55 artists, operators, journalists, institutional representatives, experts and Board members of RCF and regional members of the Istikshaf platform from 21 countries (Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey).


The report of the Istikshaf platform that took place on 20th November at the French Institute in Beirut will be published by the Arab Education Forum. You can already view photos of this meeting here and visit the facebook page of the Istikshaf Campaign.


Quote from a grantee : “mobility is an occasion to familiarize oneself with the art scenes of different countries, especially the independent spaces that might not be part of the international institutional network ».


Job Vacancies at the Arab Education Forum – Jordan


Two job vacancies:

- Accountant/ Financial manager 
- Public Policy Advocacy campaign coordinator (Istikshaf) 

The main qualifications necessary to work with us, in addition to the technical knowledge and experience required for the specific job, and a good working knowledge of Arabic and English (writing and reading), you need to be able and willing to learn, volunteer and work cooperatively within a team, have a passion for reading and learning about inspiring ideas, and a sense of adventure and initiative to explore new experiences. 

If you are interested please send an email explaining why you wish to work with the AEF with a copy of your CV, preferable in Arabic, but we accept letters sent in English as well. 
Please send your email to:


U40 Arabesque - Call for Applications


Deadline to Apply: 2 March 2013


The inception meeting of U40 Arabesque will take place in the city of Alexandria during the period from 13 to 15 March 2013. The meeting will gather 5 participants from countries other than Egypt and 7 other participants from Egypt. A total of 12 participants will set the strategy and the plan for the future of the network and the methodologies of promoting the 2005 UNESCO Convention in the respective countries. It will also determine ways of communication among network members and the other U40 Networks.


How to Apply:

Send the following to
 - A motivation letter, illustrating your professional background, your networks, and your interest to join the network and promote the convention. The letter should also include a short paragraph about the cultural scene in your country.


According the procedures to joining the U40 Network:
• Did my country of origin (and/or current place of living) ratify the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and the Promotion for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions? If so, did the Government designate a national point of contact for the Convention (Art. 9) and/or did they assign some special (legal) structures for its implementation? You might want to contact this focal point, your National Commission for UNESCO or other relevant information sources.

• Does a Coalition for Cultural Diversity exist in my country? If so, who are the members? What are their activities? If not, which neighbouring country or other country in the target region does have a Coalition? What are their activities? Who are their members? If not, who could be adequate bodies /persons to group a Coalition?
• How can I contribute to improve the visibility and the understanding of the Convention in my country / region?
• Please describe your engagement for the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions, your motivation for applying and a short description of what you intend to do as follow-up.
- Your Resume (2 pages max)


What is U40 Arabesque: To translate the 2005 UNESCO convention into action in the Arab region there is a need to initiate an extension of the U40 Network "Cultural Diversity 2030" in the Arab countries, namely U40 Arabesque. The regional network is concerned with the promotion of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the respective Arab Countries aiming at coherent implementation of cultural policies in the region.



Call for applications: Thupelo Cape Town


Deadline for applications: 12h00 on Tuesday 6 March


Great More Art, 18 to 28 March 2013: 20 artists, 10 days of focused work, interaction and skills sharing.


To apply please send a brief biography, 3 to 5 images of your work and a letter of motivation to or deliver to Zipho at 47 Greatmore Street, Woodstock, tel 021 4479699.


If you wish to be a funded participant please also motivate for that (funded participants get a daily free for materials, transport and catering).


New media art call: MADATAC International Essay Prize


Deadline for the reception of originals: September 2, 2013.


MADATAC calls for a prize of essay eligible for all authors, regardless of their nationality, provided that the manuscript is written in Spanish or English language and fits the theme of the prize, be original, unpublished and has not previously been awarded in any other competition, or corresponds to a deceased author before submitting the work for the award. Collections of articles will not be accepted.


TOPIC: new media art, electronic audiovisual art, multimedia art, video art, cyberart, bioart, digital technologies and any creative symbiosis between art, science and technology.


For more information:


1. In this first call works will be presented on digital format (PDF or Word) and must contain one or several literary essays grouped in an organic way to configure a single book, with an optional contribution of 8 to 16 images in colour and no limit for images in black and white. The works will have a minimum length of 120 pages, size DIN A4, printed single-sided with the title of the essay, the name and surname of the participant, the postal address, email, a contact telephone number and also the Curriculum Vitae of the author. The shipping shall also contain a signed statement that the work is not competing in any other prize and is free all rights of exploitation. Correspondence will not maintained with the participants nor any information relating to the follow-up of the works presented shall be provided.
2. Originals can be sent to or by postal mail, with the documentation on a cd, dvd or pend drive, to MADATAC: Galeno 41, C.P. 28232, Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain, clearly indicating in the envelope MADATAC INTERNATIONAL ESSAY PRIZE. The organisers are not responsible for any losses or deterioration of the originals, or of any other circumstance attributable to emails or third parties which may affect the sending of works.
3. The receipt of original opens with the publication of this call and closes on September 2, 2013.
4. The prize may not be declared void. There will be a single winner, no finalists.
5. The jury will be composed by prominent members of the cultural world.
Its decision will be final and will be made public in a ceremony that will be held in December 2013 during the celebration of the MADATAC 05
6. The unique Prize will consist on the publication of the  awarded work by the books publisher Editorial Casimiro  ( which will be distributed and sold in Spain and Latin America. Distribution in Europe will depend on arising co-edition partnerships.
7. The author of the winning work will sign a publishing contract by means of which 8% will be liquidated (to him or her) after one year in the paperback editions, calculated on the recommended retail price without VAT of every country. Editorial Casimiro and MADATAC reserve the right to hire any of the works submitted for the award.
8. The participants authorize the organizers to use their names and
image for advertising purposes as participants in the award. The winner
is also committed to  participate personally in promotional events of
the book that are considered suitable by the organizers of the prize.
9. Participation in the award implies automatically acceptance of these
conditions by the authors, as well as its commitment not to remove his
work once sent. For any differences that had to be settled through the
courts, parties, renouncing their own jurisdiction, expressly submit to the courts and courts of Spain.
10. Any situation not contemplated in this call will be resolved by the jury and the permanent Chairman of the award.


Open call for Artists-In-Residence Laboratory at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw


Submission deadline: February 28 2013

The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and the City of Warsaw invite art professionals from eligible countries to apply for one-month long residencies in April, May and June 2013 within the frame of Artists-In-Residence Laboratory programme at
the CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.

This open call is the first phase of the project, and will shortly  be followed by artistic residencies and small exhibitions.

For more information:


The A-I-R Laboratory has been organizing an international  residency programme at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle  in Warsaw since 2002. The notion of 'RE-DIRECTING' refers here to a  need to facilitate collaborations with art initiatives from regions with  which the A-I-R Laboratory hasn't had an
opportunity to collaborate so  far.

Eligible countries:  Afghanistan,  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel,  Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Moldova,
Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria,  Tajikistan,
Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates,  Uzbekistan and Yemen.

Fellows should be prepared to:
- Give a speech providing an overview or insight into specific issues
relating to the current art scene in their country.
- Prepare a portfolio review of selected artists and art initiatives from
their homeland in Warsaw.
- Participate in the A-I-R Laboratory programme (seminars, meetings, study
- Collaborate with CCA curators on preparing the artistic residencies for
their respective locales.
Selection  will be based on the professional excellence of the applicant's
work  and his/her plans for sharing the benefits of the exchange with artists
and institutions in his/her home country. Applicants must have  sufficient knowledge of English to function independently and  communicate with A-I-R Laboratory staff and other residents.


ARCOmadrid 13 - 17 February 2013: Focus Turkey


The 32nd edition of ARCOmadrid, will bring together a total of 202 galleries from 30 countries. 

One the main attractions of the fair will be Focus Turkey, a section which has benefited from the collaboration of the Turkish Embassy in Spain. The project, which will gather 10 galleries  with a wide selection of Turkish artists, will provide an opportunity to bring the contemporary artistic production of Turkey to collectors and the general public.

For more information:


Masterclass: Festival and Event Management


Deadline: February 25 2013


The 2013 edition of the Festival and Event Management Masterclass will be held from 11-12 March in Brussels at the Centre International pour la Ville, l'Architecture et le Paysage (CIVA).

This is an intensive 2 day programme designed to inform and inspire anyone involved in the business of creating, managing and developing festivals and events.


For more information:


Mobility impact assessment RCF


RCF is pleased to publish an assessment on the impact of mobility.


This assessment is a necessary follow-up, in the collaboration we have undertaken with regional and local partners, to define strategies for transnational artistic mobility. Our work aims to identify positive effects of travel and consequences in the nature and diversity of cultural and artistic products or offers.

The RCF decided  to send a questionnaire to the grantees of the Fund in order to identify the concrete output of their travel and their opinions on mobility in the euro- middle east- north african region.

The questionnaire was drafted together with Inga Farina Petzhold from the University of Hildeshiem in Germany and Matina Magkou, PhD student working with Cristina Ortega Nuere at the Institute of Leisure Studies, University of Bilbao, Spain.

The questionnaire was sent to all the grantees of the Fund in October (around 500 email addresses). We registered the reception of this questionnaire in 18 countries such as Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Portugal, Serbia, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Croatia, United Kingdom and Spain. The 108 answers were received in November and December 2012.

A majority of the respondents mentioned that their travel grant led to a better integration in the artistic and cultural field and to concrete realizations (exhibitions, screenings, concerts, performances, touring, publications). The main motive for travelling was to set up or continue artistic projects.

The impact of the travel grant is realised on a short term period as 57,5% of the respondents realised that their travel had had a positive impact on their work either during or right after their travel.

96% of the respondents are still in touch with their host and 67%  of them have returned or have concrete plans to return to the hosting countries for professional reasons. Finally, 45% of the respondents engage in mobility practices in the euro-middle east-north african region for professional reasons more than once a year.


This report does not seek to be an overall evaluation nor to reflect the opinions of all grantees. It is the first step of « a work in progress » that the RCF will continue in the next months.


Emobility, open call for 2 residencies: Map 2 Transcultures and M4m Paris


Residency Map 2 Transcultures 2013 - Mons, Belgium

Deadline: 11 February 2013


Transcultures, Interdisciplinary Center for Sound and Electronic Cultures is an association born in 1996 in order to promote and develop crossings between contemporary artistics practices and arts/society/technology stakes; focusing on sound art and digital creation.


For more information and to apply click here.


M4m residency, Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes - Paris, France

Deadline: 15 february 2013


The Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes have been developing mobility, co-productions programs with more than 160 places of creation and diffusion.

Choreographer, artists, video directors, circassiens, performers are invited to apply for that residency.


Applicants should be residents of countries eligible under the European Commission’s Culture 2007-2013 Programme. French and foreigners living in France aren’t eligible for this residency.


For more informations on this residency click here.


Meeting of the network Zone Franche: visa issues for non EU artists


The RCF participated in the meeting organized in December 2012 by the network by Zone Franche. The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the question of artistic and cultural mobility and a critical analysis of the visa issue was proposed.

La Scène, a French professional magazine for the performing arts sector, published an article following this meeting about visa issue for artists from non EU countries and the action of the Roberto Cimetta Fund was underlined.

To read the article click here.


IFA 2013


Deadline: February 28th

Call for proposal - a period of residential work including:
- 3 workshops with the artists  Cláudia Dias (PT), Geraldine Pilgrim (GB),
Idoia Zabaleta (ES), to let the participants gain suggestions and sparks useful
for the development of the projects;
- 1 week of study, to improve the projects;
- the presentation to a Jury of Professionals that will select the most
interesting projects to be presented in the frame of InteatroFestival 2013;
- an additional period of research of 1 month, reserved for participants
involved in selected projects, to create and set up the works.


RECIPIENTS > The program has 15 vacancies for young artists/performers  aged between 18 and 35 years, of different nationalities.
The selection is primarily addressed to dancers, choreographers, performers
with experience in dance / physical theatre / circus.

TERMS OF SUBMISSION > Applications must arrive to Inteatro by February
28th 2013 [, Inteatro, Villa Nappi - Via Marconi 77, 60020
Polverigi (An) - Italy]

Date as postmark is NOT valid.
Applications must include: letter of motivation; curriculum vitae with
personal details; research project proposal (max 2 A4); video and photo

IFA - InteatroFestival Academy is the residential program of research and
professional training, promoted and founded in 2006 by Inteatro, that gives the opportunity to young performers to work with established artists of the
international theatre and dance scene for the development of their practice.

During the month of creation will be provided to participants artistic
support and mentoring for the productive development of the project.
Moreover, the selected projects could be also presented in the winter
festival Danza al Museo (October > December 2013, in the Marche region

SELECTION BY DOSSIER > The applicants will be selected on the basis of the proposed research project.
This can be a "solo" or a show/performance that foresees the participation of other performers (the author may ask the other IFA participants to take part in
the project).
 The proposed project must be original.
PARTICIPATION TERMS > The IFA program provides lodging, workspace, assistance and support. In the guest house of Villa Nappi there is kitchen facilities,
common space and free wifi area. To participate in the program we require a fee to cover the costs of the attendance, lodging, work and study spaces.
Participants are responsible for their travel, living costs and personal



Call for texts and artistic projects: Art & Copyright


Deadline: February 10, 2013

To mark the publication of issue # 50, the digital journal Interartive will publish a special issue devoted to various aspects of the current discussion about Art & Copyright. We invite theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject to participate.

Due to the speed at which new technologies are developed and the ease of hacking and sharing content on the web, the status of copyright has been threatened considerably. However, contemporary thinking about copyright is yet to be developed at the same speed as the means and practices that enable it. Therefore, it seems appropriate to launch a broad discussion that evokes the significant changes in the ways of thinking about authorship and rights, as well as the different ways of protecting works without putting a stop to the technological advantages of diffusion.

Furthermore, although nowadays copyright is almost always linked to the digital and commercial sectors, it also has a historical and creative dimension. For example, the subject of copy has been a constant theme in the field of art; each age has had their respective position, causing reactions and dialogues that have challenged the ways of understanding the issue and allow us to contextualize the current debate.

Proposals will be accepted to consider one or more of the following topics, among others:

- Theory, Practice and Criticism of copyright in the digital age
- Hacking, piracy and Free Culture
- Creative Commons and free licenses
- Original, copy and copyright
- Co-authoring, open work and copyright
- Quote, appropriation and copyright

Texts should be around 800 to 3000 words: Format Guidelines (pdf)

The works and art projects will be published in the form of Virtual Gallery (images and short text): Format Guidelines (pdf)

Proposals should be submitted until February 10, 2013, by mail at:
The editorial board’s decision will be communicated to the authors on March 11, 2013.

The 50th issue of Interartive will be published at the end of March 2013.



YATF - deadlines in January 2013


From Now and till the 1st of January 2013


The Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) would like to invite you to apply for the Production and Touring programs before the next deadline, on the 1st of January 2013.


YATF encourages young artists working in contemporary arts, through different artistic disciplines, to apply for the production (theatre, dance, music, installation, video…) and touring programs (performances, exhibitions…).


From Now and till the 15th of January 2013


YATF continues providing its support to the independent cultural spaces in the Arab world, and launches the new call for projects under its dedicated program aiming at contributing to the empowerment and development of cultural venues in the region (theatre, dance, music, visual arts, cinema, residencies…). The next deadline to receive your application: the15th of January 2013.

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YATF is an International Association without Lucrative Purpose (a.i.s.b.l) that encourages young artists living and working in the Arab world, and who are producing multidisciplinary projects including theatre, dance, video, installation and music, through 3 annual calls for proposals for production and touring grants: 1st of January1st of May and 1st of September. YATF also supports independent cultural spaces and operators, as well as curatorial approaches in the Arab world, through dedicated programs announced separately.


All applications and guidelines are available on YATF

For further information and



Exchange Platform مدارات - MADARAT


Exchange Platform مدارات - MADARAT - 20th – 22nd  November 2012 Beirut, Lebanon


The Roberto Cimetta Fund organised the “Madarat - platform for exchange” on 20th and 21st November 2012 at the Institute français de Beyrouth.

55 artists, operators, journalists, institutional representatives, experts and Board members of RCF and regional members of the Istikshaf platform* from 21 countries (Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey) took part.

The two-day debate allowed for dialogue between engaged actors in the region and consolidated network building as an essential component to provide the quality conditions necessary to develop and sustain transnational arts and culture projects. Local operators in Beirut were able to share and compare their points of view with participants from other countries in the region and a speed-dating session allowed for individual interaction and project building. In the changing contexts both in Europe and the Arab world, new ways of working should develop to create networks that generate physical mobility as well as movement of ideas for the enrichment and sustainability of art practice. The Istikshaf Regional Policy Agenda was launched outlining the ways in which members of the Istikshaf platform can work together at local, regional, national and international levels to place mobility on national agendas, to fund mobility, to allow for the crossing of borders and to mobilise communities.

RCF presented its first evaluation on the impact of its funding scheme for mobility. This evaluation highlighted the fact that individual mobility leads to a better integration into one’s art field/practice and that rapid concrete results were obtained such as follow-up projects, publications, performances, screening, press coverage, concerts and not only touring as one could more readily imagine. The report will be published beginning of 2013.

RCF also presented its Charter of Ethics recently drafted by the Board of Directors in September 2012 in Amman, Jordan.

Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament, addressed a video message in which she outlined her views on cultural exchange, highlighting our common needs, during these difficult times, to focus on people to people contact and to find ways to unite us instead of enlarging differences. Representatives from European and Arab organisations such as the Arab Towns Organisation, Anna Lindh Foundation, EUNIC, Culture Action Europe, On the Move, Institut du Monde Arabe, MUCEM and Maribor - European Capital of Culture 2012 gave valuable inspiration and insight to the debate.

RCF intends to further these opportunities for debate in other countries such as Bahreïn and Serbia in the near future.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the French Institute in Beirut for hosting and supporting the event, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication for their support and contribution as well as the Institut français, partner of the event.

Photos available on flickr : click here 

For more information please contact: Angie Cotte at RCF


Quote from a grantee : “mobility is an occasion to familiarize oneself with the art scenes of different countries, especially the independent spaces that might not be part of the international institutional network ».


Video message of Marietje Schaake here-below.



Official launch of the Working Group on the Algerian Cultural Policy (GTPCA) Website


 The working Group on the Algerian Cultural Policy is delighted to announce the official launch of its website. Composed of different sections of information (funding opportunities in the cultural sector, internship, studies on the sector, legislations...) the website tends, mainly, to spread the Project of a Cultural Policy for Algeria. This ambitious initiative is led by Algerian youth who aim, on the one hand, to provide the country with a clear strategy that will enable all protagonists of the artistic and cultural sectors to find their place, and on the other hand, to ensure effective and transparent management of the cultural sector, which must enrol in a logic of democratisation of culture and widening of audience.   Equally important, the GTPCA website provides the opportunity to comment on the publications and on the « Cultural Policy for Algeria Project ». The text will be accordingly enriched and strengthened through observations and comments by Algerian citizens.
Get connected now! : WWW.GTPCA.ORG


Lebanon Support


The Civil Society Knowledge Centre (CSKC) is a new platform developed by Lebanon Support to serve as a hub for a wide spectrum of tools and resources to serve Lebanon’s civil society information and knowledge needs in humanitarian, recovery and development efforts.CSKC aims to guarantee a more equal access to information and to reduce information gaps among civil society actors and campaigners in order to facilitate social change and reform. For more information click here


Dawrak Exchange - Deadline 30th November 2013


The Anna Lindh Foundation has launched a call for participation in “DAWRAK-Exchange”, which offers members of civil society organisations (CSOs) an opportunity to travel to a counterpart organisation in another Euro Mediterranean country for exchange of experience and knowledge and learning by doing in the host organisation. - For more information click here.


Interartive - Special Issue #55


Interartive - the virtual magazine for contemporary arts has just published a special issue on "Art and Mobility". 


The primary purpose of this special issue on “Art and Mobility” is to reflect on the multiple aspects of cultural and artistic mobility and to open the way towards a transdisciplinary field of study that increasingly claims its place in the analysis and research of the social and cultural dynamics of the contemporary world.


To read the articles of the special issue that includes articles by Ferdinand Richard, RCF's chairman and Angie Cotte, RCF's Secretary General click here


TEH meeting 76 in Marseilles


The Roberto Cimetta Fund would like to inform you about the upcoming meeting of Trans Europe Halles intitled "Jalla Jalla! The Power of Culture in Social Change" that will take place at La Friche la Belle de Mai, in Marseilles from 28th November to 1st December 2013.


La Friche* is one of the member organisations of the Trans Europe Halles network and RCF is happy to be collaborating with TEH, La Friche and AMI* in the organisation of this meeting.


Marseille, the legendary Mediterranean seaport is the perfect place to gather activists and artists from the Euro-Arab zone to share experiences and start new collaborations. 25 artists and cultural operators from Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey will be guests at TEH Meeting 76 to give inspirational examples of how they work in a culture of independence and to share their stories of how culture actions can lead to social change and a more open society. 


Through vivid panel discussions, exclusive one-to-one sessions, focus groups and joint dinners you will have a unique opportunity to discuss and learn about alternative methods of working and meet potential partners from Europe and beyond. Moreover you will have the chance to discover contemporary theatre performances at the on-going Hiwarat Festival, produced in collaboration with artists and cultural operators from France and the Arabic world. 


TEH Meeting 76 will also be the occasion to celebrate the 30 years of the network with an anniversary party on the Saturday night.


The meeting is co-organised by La Friche la Belle de Mai, Roberta Cimetta Fund and L'AMI. The meeting is powered by Engine Room Europe, a three-year project funded by the European Commission and dedicated to independent cultural workers and their creative processes.


* Trans Europe Halles is a European network of independent cultural centres that brings together about 50 multidisciplinary cultural centres and 20 friends organisations all around Europe. As a network, Trans Europe Halles provides dynamic forum for ideas, experiences and exchange, supporting its members and their communities. Trans Europe Halles faciliates and encourages artistic collaborations throughout Europe.


* Engine Room Europe is a three-years programme funded by the EC Cultural Programme and dedicated to independent cultural workers and their creative processes. It is the biggest project ever organised by Trans Europe Halles. Coordinated by Melkweg (Amsterdam, The Netherland) and co-organised by 10 TEH members, Engine Roome Europe offers a wide variety of activities dedicated to mobility and capacity building.


* La Friche la Belle de Mai is a former tobacco factory in Marseille that has become over the span of 25 years, a lively and active independent cultural space open to all forms of art and encouraging experimentation and interaction at all levels. Le Système Friche Théâtre is one of the 70 independant cultural organisations that have office space in La Friche and that work on promoting new works in theatre. Today La Friche is one of the biggest spaces for culture in the region with its 150,000 visitors per year and contains concerts halls, theatres... Recently they opened a new rooftop gallery and garden with an outstanding view over Marseille.


* AMI is an Association for innovation in music that has been running many exemplary programmes over the last 25 years to diversify and support music practice in France, Europe and all over the world. They have developed a renowned international festival called MIMI as well as many local support systems and incubators for entrepreneurs in culture and arts and many workshops and projects run in Africa, South America and other parts of the world.


Full information about registration are on Trans Europe Halles website. Register to the meeting here!



FRC/RCF - Extended deadline Open call for travel grants: 12/07/13


The deadline for the current call for travel grants on the Roberto Cimetta Fund/Marseille-Provence 2013 mobility funding line is being extended to 12th July 2013. The criteria of eligibility are being enlarged to encompass travel grant requests that enable current activities and collaborations coproduced by Marseille-Provence 2013 to be prolonged into next year. This criteria is applicable to this call and to the fourth call in September 2013, both of which are open to artists and cultural operators living and working in the Euro-Arab geographical zone. Applications can be made in Arabic, English or French.



  The following general criteria of this funding line are:
  1) Projects need to be linked (or were linked) to the Marseille-Provence 2013 project and/or the concerned area of Marseille Provence 2013.
  2) Candidates are selected on the basis of the quality of their project and the impact it will have on their return at a local level particularly in the Arab world and Balkan region. This means that your travel must contribute to your own capacity building, which in turn can be shared in a “networking” fashion that will benefit connecting artists and operators in your own country or region so as to maintain, renew and develop contemporary arts.  
  3) Concerning the mobility direction, priority will be given to the following directions of mobility :
  - From a country on the Arab world or the Balkans to another country of the same geographical zone
  - Form a country on the Arab world or the Balkans to a European country, preferably other than France
-   Only in exceptional cases will mobility from a European country to a country of the Arab world or the Balkans be considered.
 - The same applies for mobility linked to countries of the Arabian peninsula.
  4) Your trip can take place as soon as the call opens on 1st June 2013 but in this case you run the risk of buying your ticket without knowing if the application is successful or not.
  5) Applicant’s profile
  -      No nationality or age criteria: Applicant lives or works in the Euro-Arab region.
  -      Profession: performers, creators, teachers, cultural organisers, administrators, project leaders.
  -      Financial means: applicants who are unable to find the financial resources themselves.
  6) Only individuals can make the applications, not organisations. Only 3 members of a group can apply for a grant concerning the same project. A grant holder can only reapply twice. Applicants must choose the cheapest form of transport and can only apply for one international return travel ticket and visa costs (local transport, per diems and accommodation costs are not reimbursed).
 The results are announced as follows:
  Third session: 1st September 2013 (Deadline for receiving applications: 12/07/2013)
   Fourth session: 1st December 2013 (Deadline for receiving applications: 30/09/2013)
  If you want to apply, please visit the Roberto Cimetta Fund’s website and fill in the contact form on the website The office of the Fund will send you the link to the online form to fill out.


Interartive Magazine: Call for texts and artistic projects: Art & Mobility


Deadline: July, 15 2013


For the publication of issue #55, the digital journal InterArtive will publish in partnership with the Roberto Cimetta Fund a special issue dedicated to diverse aspects of the current discussion about Art & Mobility. We invite theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject to participate.


Artistic practices and creativity are directly and closely linked to mobility. A great part of the art and architecture that we know would not have existed if it weren’t for the urge to travel, to discover, the need to go beyond the limits - territorial and intellectual - of the known.


To reflect on mobility today means to widen the perspective, to go beyond the concepts of travel, discovery and displacement; it calls for an analysis of the social, political, economic and cultural phenomena linked to it.


The practice of mobility can be thought of as a phenomenological experience where identity comes into contact with alterity, as a path of transformation where ideas, perceptions and preconceptions are questioned, as a value and as a conscious process of enrichment and of knowledge, and not just as a simple trip, or a simple displacement.


Mobility presents multiple facets: it is directly related to the issue of diversity, exchange, experience and intercultural dialogue. At the same time, it makes us reflect on migration, exile and the obstacles faced when crossing borders.


The objectives of this call are to reflect on a history of mobility, to go in depth in the processes of transformation of knowledge, culture and art in the practice of mobility and, above all, to think about mobility today, in a contemporary context.


Proposals that consider one or more of the following topics, among others, will be accepted:

  • Mobility, Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue

  • Migration, Exile and Diaspora

  • Obstacles to Mobility and Visa issues

  • Cultural Exchange, Artistic Residencies, Hospitality

  • Human interaction, Responsibilities, Eco-Mobility

  • Nomadic art practices

  • Translation and Language

  • Travel, Exploration and History of Mobility

  • Virtual mobility


Texts should be around 800 to 3000 words: Format Guidelines (pdf)

The works and art projects will be published in the form of Virtual Gallery (images and short text): Format Guidelines (pdf)

Proposals should be submitted up until July 15, 2013, by mail at:

The 55th issue of Interartive will be published at the end of September 2013.


For more information:


Call for applications from musicians


Closing date for applications: 31st July 2013.


Since its foundation in 1986 the "Orchestre National de Jazz" has played a considerable role in the recognition of jazz in cultural and institutional circles, through nine exciting artistic adventures in music conducted by the Orchestra's successive directors.


The new vocations of AJON ["Association pour le Jazz en Orchestre National", the organization charged with the administration of the ONJ], today lead to the reinforcement of its initial aims: amongst others, favouring original works, the development of young artists' careers, transmitting skills and increasing public awareness of jazz.

In the context of the new mandate (2014-2017) of Artistic Director Olivier Benoit, AJON is recruiting 9 professional musicians (male or female). 


The successful candidate will be called upon to take part in various ONJ projects which include:
- Itinerant creative residencies to perform original works in various European capitals.
- An original programme commissioned from several contemporary composers close to the jazz aesthetic.
- A creative residency in New Orleans.


If you are interested, you can find more information on the ONJ website.


Centre Rézodance Egypte - Recruitment of a dance teacher for the school year 2013-2014


In the development of its activities, the Centre Rézodanse Egypt wants to recruit a full time teacher of classical dance for the school year 2013-2014, starting in September 2013.

Besides teaching, the candidate will be responsible for the implementation of a program of instruction in schools, and will intervene on artistic activities implemented by the Centre Rézodanse.


For more information, please click here or contact Lucien Arino at


Call for artistic curators - Matera European Capital of Culture 2019 - candidate city


Deadline: 28th May 2013


In order to prepare and support the candidature of Matera for the European Capital of Culture title, the Matera 2019 Committee was set up in July 2011. The Matera 2019 Committee is looking for 3 cultural curators.

Their task will be to identify and develop key cultural projects based on European cooperation and/or co-production that will form the backbone of the cultural programme of the Matera 2019 application.


For more detailed information: click here


Open Call May 2013: Park in progress 7


Deadline:  June 6th 2013


In the framework of the European Park in progress and the next edition of the International festival of sound art City Sonic, proposed in September 2013 Mons, Transcultures, Centre of digital and sound arts, launches a call for projects/residences for the realization of small forms/formats (performances, installations, concerts...) inter of multidisciplinary with a sound dimension.


For more information:



Artist Mobility Information for foreign artists and professionals in Austria


The guide has been elaborated by the Federal ministry for Education, Arts and Culture in cooperation with other Austrian ministries and the Austrian Commission for UNESCO.


It provides useful information on applicable legal provisions and explains different procedures and conditions in practice for employement, entry and stay for a duration of up to 6 months or residence of more than 6 months.


For more information:


Touring Artists: information portal for internationally mobile artists


This project was initiated by the German International Theatre Institute and the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK).


The portal provides information about legal regulations and administrative procedures in Germany, for foreign artists who work temporarily in Germany and for German artists who live in Germany but work abroad for a limited time.


The following topics are examined: taxes, social insurance, visas, transport, copyright, support for international exchange projects.


For more information:


Call for entries AIR 2014


Deadline: 31 May 2013


In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Ministry of
Education, the Arts and Culture makes available residencies in Vienna for the year 2014.

This call is open to artists, writers, composers, curators and art educators whose place of residence is outside of Austria.


The residencies are available for the following disciplines: visual arts, art photography, video and media art, design, composition, literature and literary translation, contemporary dance and choreography.


In addition, art educators and curators are also invited to apply.


More detailed information:


Call for Submissions: The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)


Deadline for applications: April 1, 2013

The results will be announced on June 15th, 2013


The AFAC has issued a new open call for proposals in the categories of Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature.

Applications are open to Arab individuals living in the Arab region or in diaspora and to local, regional and international institutions whose projects are related to contemporary Arab culture.


For more information, click here.


Call for Submissions: 3rd Edition of the Animation Film Festival Beirut Animated


Deadline: April 15, 2013


Beirut Animated, an Animation Film Festival, presents the 3Rd Edition of Beirut Animated, which will take place from the 14th to the 18th of June, 2013. Reruns will take place in Tunis, Cairo and Tangier in partnership with the cultural institutions Cinemadart, Cimatheque and la Cinematheque de Tanger respectively. This call for entries is open for Arab animation films produced between 2011 and 2013.


For more information, click here.


Call for Participation: Miniatures - A Month for Syria


Deadline for submission is March 31, 2013


SHAMS, the Cooperative Association of Cultural Youth Theatre and Films, invites artists, designers and citizens of the world to participate in the scene open "Syria at the heart of the world ... Syria around the world", an event platform "Miniatures" organized by the Association Shams from April 1 to May 5, 2013.


For participation, kindly send your contribution – or downloadable links through this email:

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to send us your request by email to


Studio Emad Eddin: Call for Professional Dancers


Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival will be holding auditions to find 2 professional Egyptian Dancers - one male and one female- to perform in a short contemporary dance duet. The piece will be performed on Sunday 28th of April 2013 during the closing night of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF).


Auditions will be held on Saturday 30th March, the rehearsals will take place regularly during the period of the 1st until the 27th of April.


Deadline: if you are interested please email your CV, a short cover letter and any links or videos of previous performances to by Thursday 28th March 2013.


Call for artworks and papers: Amber'13


Deadline for applications: 20th of May 2013

AmberFestival is interested in interactive installations and papers that
explore its title with the subtitle of "Fool your smartness". We are suggesting several discussions around the theme from market-speak of todays sophisticated -so called- smart technologies to foolishnes, from the "drama" of being unconnected
to commedy of it.

The works selected among the applications to this international call, will
be exhibited at Amber'13 Art and Technology Festival. We also encourage outdoor interactive installations.


For more information:


35th Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film, 25 Oct.-2 Nov. 2013


Dates of the 35th Cinemed: 25 October-2 November 2013.
Online submission of films to be selected for the different competition or panorama sections is available from 15 February to 31 August 2013 on our website
Participation is open to films completed since 1 July 2012. The subject and handling of the films must contribute to the cinematic representation of the Mediterranean and the director must be from one of the states in the
Mediterranean Basin, the Black Sea states, Portugal or Armenia.
Deadlines for registration:
- Fiction features: 31 August 2013
- Fiction shorts: 15 July 2013
- Documentaries: 15 July 2013
- Experimental : 15 July 2013
- Development Grant: 15 July 2013


Publication of a paper on the role of young people in the promotion of intercultural and interfaith dialogue


RCF is pleased to publish a research commissioned by the Euro-Med Youth Platform and conducted by Matina Magkou, a PhD student in Cultural Policy on the role of young people in intercultural and interfaith dialogue in the EuroMediterranean region.


This paper is can be a first step for reflection on a topic that is highly interesting and extremetely wide. If you would like to read it, click  here.


A.M.I is looking for an intern


In the framework of the development of the platform economy of Culture "Dynamo" that implements la Friche Belle-de-Mai/Marseille, A.M.I
offers a five-month internship (March to July 2013) oriented towards administrative support and secretariat. According to results, possibility of post.

Please send your application (CV + cover letter) to Cecilia Jumez <>


Press release - Green mobility guide for the performing arts launched in 4 new languages


The Green mobility guide for the performing arts English Edition, produced in 2011 by Julie’s Bicycle and On The Move shows directors, tour managers, light designers and other professionals from the performing arts how to “green” their touring practices.

The Guide is the result of a partnership between Julie’s Bicycle – a London
based not for profit organization working on sustainability within the creative industries - and On the Move - an NGO active since 2002 in the provision of information about the mobility of artists and cultural professionals of all fields and disciplines. All five versions of the guide are available for free download from On the Move’s website and Julie’s Bicycle website.

For more information, please contact Lucy Warin, Communications Manager, Julie’s Bicycle:


Charlotte Street Foundation: Seeking Applicants for Executive Director Position


The Organization: 
Charlotte Street Foundation is a nationally leading, artist centered, non-profit organization based in Kansas City, Missouri, whose mission is to challenge, nurture, and empower artists of exceptional vision.


The Position: The Executive Director is a passionate advocate for the mission, vision, programs, and values of the Charlotte Street Foundation. The Executive Director provides dynamic, multi-dimensional organizational leadership for staff, supporters, and the artists' community it serves, and hands-on management of the organization's ongoing operations. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works strategically with the Board and Director of Artistic Programs to successfully fulfill the organization's vision and outcomes.


For complete details about this position, including responsibilities and qualifications,visit


Istikshaf presents: The Arab Travelers’ online Guide


The mobility of artists and cultural activists is gaining increased importance following the pivotal events that have shaken the Arab world in the past two years.

 These developments has prompted Istikshaf to start working on a guide that compiles all the necessary information for travelers and explorers.

The “Istikshaf” website will be launched during the first half of 2013, containing an interactive space that allows users to contribute and share their experiences of places they visited or live in.
If you wish to share information about your city before the website is featured online, please contact and request a form to fill.


Open Call: Materiais Diversos procura colaborador (produção executiva)


A Materiais Diversos é uma associação cultural sem fins lucrativos com
direcção artística do coreógrafo Tiago Guedes. Organiza anualmente o Festival
Materiais Diversos nos concelhos de Alcanena, Torres Novas, Cartaxo e Lisboa;
promove uma programação regular de dança, serviço educativo e residências
artísticas e técnicas; desenvolve projectos de curadoria própria a nível nacional e internacional; produz e difunde  trabalhos de coreógrafos como Tiago Guedes, Filipa Francisco, Elizabete Francisca, Teresa Silva, Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz.

Para acompanhar  o alargamento da nossa actividade, procuramos integrar um colaborador para assumir responsabilidades de produção executiva de projetos artísticos em criação e difusão a partir de 1 de abril de 2013.


O candidato ideal tem no mínimo 3 anos de experiência profissional relevante.
Demonstra excelente capacidade de planeamento e organização, e sensibilidade para o acompanhamento de projetos artísticos. Tem sólidos conhecimentos do panorama artístico nacional e internacional na área da dança contemporânea.
Domina o inglês e o francês, falado e escrito. Está disponível para breves deslocações nacionais e internacionais e ainda uma estadia anual de cerca de dois meses em Minde, sede do Festival Materiais Diversos. Identifica-se com o
projecto da associação, do seu festival e dos artistas que apoia, e está motivado para se dedicar ao seu desenvolvimento.
Os interessados devem remeter uma curta carta de motivação e CV com indicação
de 2 referências profissionais para até 28 de fevereiro de 2013.
Os candidatos seleccionados para entrevista serão contactados no dia 4 de
março de 2013.,


Open call for artists - berlinerpool


Submission deadline: February 22nd 2013

Berlinerpool invites artists working in Berlin or connected to Berlin to participate in a self-curated artists' archive.


To apply, complete an online application form and send 5 to 10 images of your latest work to


Full text of the open call -
Online application form -


Berlinerpool is an art project and a cooperative network of artists, curators and art spaces, since 2005. berlinerpool realizes exhibitions, opens discussions, offers consulting and research opportunities. 

The physical mobile artists' archive presents its collection in the context of galleries, museums, art spaces or art fairs. For today the archive contains portfolios and project documentations of around 180 artists and art collectives, selected by participating artists themselves.


Call for application: short film contest "MADE in MED"


Apply before February 28 and give yourself a chance to participate in the International Cannes Film Festival 2013 and the Short Film Corner!


“MADE IN MED” is a short film contest organised by the Euromed Audiovisual III Programme of the European Union. The contest includes three different short film competitions around three subjects dear to the Mediterranean:

- Talking ‘bout (A)rab Revolution – The Arab Spring in Focus

- Euromed-itation – Tales from the Mediterranean

- Preserving the Med – Environmental heritage around the Mediterranean


For more information:


Call for papers: Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics


Contributors  from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit essays,  exhibition reviews or interviews that address the theme 'The politics of  African contemporary art' through a high variety of possible angles.


Please e-mail your proposal, CV and samples of earlier work to us within February 20, 2013.

Completed work will be due March 8, 2013.  



Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics is a  bilingual English and Norwegian quarterly, which investigates the possibilities of artists and art scenes worldwide to reflect and  influence their local political situation.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to:
- The role of art and artists in the rewriting of (art) history and political geography.
-  The development of international contemporary art venues/ festivals/  biennials in African countries, and their impact on the societal  function and meaning of art in these contexts.
- The agency and potential of art to stimulate new future trajectories in precarious socio-political situations.
- Political activism and post-colonial consciousness in art and art communities under colonial rule.
-  The relationship between cultural politics/ geopolitics and  international contemporary art venues/ festivals/ biennials in African  countries.
- Changes to the role and the economy of the artist in African societies.
- Processes of translation in the global mediation of African contemporary art.
- Aesthetics and politics of art in 'African diaspora'


RCF - Session 1 2013


The first session of travel grants in 2013 received 46 requests. The office of the Fund has checked the eligibility of the requests. This eligibility simply means that the request can be evaluated by the experts because the eligibility criteria has been respected. Eligibility does not imply that the travel grant has been given.

For the first session 2013, eligible candidates for the RCF/Marseille-Provence 2013 funding line are:

Ferroukhi Noureddine Ahmed, Lejri Feriel, BEN AZOUZ MOHAMED NEJIB, Nammour Yendi, MARQUIS YANN, IMBERT Jérôme, amin el badri, Younes Beckoury, JANNER Laurence, GRAZIOSI ANDREA, Bellier Michel, Cattino Joëlle, Ecer Sedef, Le Touze Lénaïg, Andoura Sharif, Ben Loulou Didier, Kamacı Elif, Balke Thomas, Argyriou Polyxeni.


Eligible candidates for the RCF/Regione Puglia funding line are :


RAGOUCY Maureen, Enza PAGLIARA, GIOMI Mariana, BIANCO LUCA, Sbiroli Elisabetta, Tannoja Maria Giulia, Paolo Mele, Topal Hakan, Jubeh Iyas, Fernando Garcia, Abu Eisheh Bisan, parrin gaia.


If you sent your request but your name is not on this list, your request has perhaps been considered non-eligible (amount requested too high, travel outside geographical zone, lack of explanation on your long-term projects and reasons for travel incompatible with the aims of RCF, too many requests for the same project….).

This list will only appear on the website until 19th February to respect privacy.



Call for participation - Third Festival of the Alexandrian Francophone Youth - 31 January 2013


Deadline for applications: 15 February 2013.

The BA Francophone Library, in cooperation with the Institut Français à Alexandrie, holds the third Festival of the Alexandrian Francophone Youth, from 17 to 35 years old, on 8 and 9 March 2013.

The Festival includes singing, poetry, theater, dance, photography and art, in addition to a short story competition entitled “True Stories from Alexandria”, emerging from the project “True Stories from the Mediterranean” that was launched by Writer François Beaune within the activities of celebrating Marseille as the 2013 European Cultural Capital.

To participate in the Festival, please ask the registration form at


Call for participation - 26th Alexandria Biennale 2013


The 26th Alexandria Biennale 2013 for Mediterranean countries will take place in next November/December.

The theme of the biennale is: "the new presence...Bilateral demolition and construction".
If you are interested, please contact Moataz El Safty, Executive Commissaire at 26th Alexandria Biennale 2013
for Mediterranean Countries, at


Interchange programme 2013


Deadline for applications:March 4th, 2013


The Interchange programme was created with the goal of building cooperation
between film professionals from Europe and the Arab world through professional training centred on the in-depth development of a number of feature-length fiction film projects every year. It is open to 10 teams of writer/director &
producer – usually about half of the participants are Arab and half are
European –, as well as to 3 Arab film professionals interested in story editing

Through 2 workshops – 1 in Turin and 1 in Dubai – and 2 midway on-line
tutoring sessions, participants develop the projects and prepare for the
conclusion of the programme: a final pitch at Dubai Film Connection, the
largest co-production market between Europe and the Arab world with industry
attendees from both areas, adding further value to the previous stages of the

For more information about the programme and how to apply:



About Interchange

The four main concerns around which the course is built are project development (including script and comprehensive production development), co-production strategies between the European and Arab world, pitching & networking (at the Dubai Film Connection). The project-based training is designed to match the needs of experienced professionals who want to develop their skills through concrete work on their projects - under the expert guidance of international tutors – and who are ready to share their ideas with colleagues and engage themselves in discussions in order to improve and increase their knowledge.
More specifically, we aim at bridging the two regions by training and supporting film professionals from all over Europe and from the following Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. We will select
10 teams of writer/director & producer + 3 Arab trainee script consultants, and
bring them together for 2 residential workshops, one in Turin at the end of
May/beginning of June and one in Dubai in December. The trainee script consultants will be trained as story editors working each on 3 or 4 out of the 10 selected projects.
Interchange is run by TorinoFilmLab, the Dubai International Film Festival and EAVE and it is supported by MEDIA Mundus.

Who can apply?
Teams of writer/director and producer applying with a fiction feature film project: writers and producers must come from either Europe or one of the following Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
All producer applicants should have a demonstrable track record of producing in their own country, as well as, possibly, internationally. This could include the production of feature films, documentaries, music videos, and advertising.
European applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear connection to or
involvement with the countries indicated above, and the projects they submit should come from or be related to those countries.
Arab film professionals interested in story editing training: film professionals applying as story editor trainees must come from one of the above listed Arab countries and have a good knowledge of Arabic.
The working language of all Interchange workshops and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
Workshops & on-line sessions

Participants’ activities take place across 6 months as follows:
May:  1st four-day residential workshop in Torino: assessment of projects’
status, development and pitching workshop with group sessions, lectures and case-studies
August - September: 1st on-line/Skype/e-mail development session: feedback &
consulting, task-setting
October - November: 2nd on-line/Skype/e-mail development session: feedback &
consulting, task-setting, preparation of Book of Projects (catalogue for the
final pitching event)
December:  2nd five-day residential workshop in Dubai: final script assessment, project advice, pitching training, producers’ coaching, case studies + Pitching event and one-to-one meetings at Dubai Film Connection with
film industry professionals from EU and Arab regions.
The training of writers/filmmakers, producers, and story editor trainees is
carried out simultaneously in both residential workshops and, as mentioned
above, the curriculum is designed around project development and co-production
strategies, as well as pitching training in the final session.
Participants will continue working on-line between the two residential workshops and will receive feedback on project development through a schedule
of Skype/e-mail consultations.
A Head Producer will supervise all 10 teams. Each team’s project will also be
analyzed in depth by one of the 3 professional tutors overseeing and guiding as many working groups.
Participation fees & scholarships
There is no entry fee.
Torino Film Lab covers participants' accommodation expenses (hotel and meals) during the workshops. Participants must pay all travel costs.




Artists' mobility and Schengen visas: a step forward


As a part of its advocacy activities for better conditions for the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals, On the Move (OTM) tackles visa issues: on this crucial theme we have developed a part of our Charter for a sustainable and responsible cultural mobility (soon online on this website) and we organise capacity building activities for our members, in particular a training workshop in November, 15th- 16th in Brussels devoted to Schengen visas. The results of this workshop form the core of this report.

Although Schengen is not the only problematic area in the world, the workshop focused on it for different reasons. Firstly, most of OTM members are based in, and have relations with, the EU or neighbouring countries; in addition, the discussion on artists’ mobility and visas is on the agenda of the European Commission - DG EAC as a part of the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014, and the DG Home Affairs is going to revise the EU Visa Code (in force since 2010) in 2013. The workshop gathered 9 OTM members and 19 selected external experts to discuss the situation of non-EU artists having to travel to the Schengen area and needing a visa. While acknowledging the improvements introduced with the EU visa code, the real-life problems pointed out by the – relatively small, but still significant – sample were discussed, and possible solutions in the short, medium and long term were commented. The meeting took place in an informal setting allowing exchange and debate between cultural organisations from EU and non-EU countries, representatives of the European Commission (DG EAC and DG Home) and of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, France. 

As the workshop Artists’ mobility and Schengen visas: a step forward was a constructive exchange among the participants about the problems faced by non-EU artists applying for a Schengen visa – and possible solutions –, so this report is a concise document presenting problems, explanations and concrete actions to undertake in order to help improve the conditions for mobile artists traveling across the Schengen borders.

The report is meant in particular as a reference for cultural organisations and institutions based in the EU and inviting non-EU nationals for short periods, and for EU Member States and their representatives (at Embassies, Consulates), who are responsible for the way the visa procedures are handled and for the final decision taken on applications. Artists and cultural professionals can find in this report selected and concise information related to the Schengen visa process.    

Far from being a solution in itself, this report is a milestone in OTM’s concrete engagement on visa issues: On the Move aims to create a platform for dialogue between the cultural sector and the policy- and decision-making level (nationally, EU-wide and internationally), while taking into account the experiences of the cultural field and of other advocacy groups. Our work goes on: in the upcoming months, and in particular with the launch of our Charter for a sustainable and responsible cultural mobility, we will continue advocating for better conditions for artists and cultural professionals working across borders. As we like saying, mobility happens anyway: let’s make it happen better! 

To download the report click here



RCF publishes its report


RCF) is pleased to publish the report on the seminar “International Artistic Mobility and Territorial Diplomacy» that took place in Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012 on 24th May last.


This document is the first step in discussing and identifying local and regional strategies to develop transnational artistic mobility. We hope to continue and enlarge this working process with local and regional authorities in Europe and the Arab world taking into account the impact of globalisation and the models of cooperation that could be possible and relevant in this context.


50 stakeholders (artists, cultural operators, local and regional representatives or institutions) from 8 Arab, 10 European countries shared their expertise on these complex issues.


At a time when geographical concepts are adapting to the new axes of global exchange and alliances are being formed at regional and local levels as a consequence of the building of Europe, RCF would like to reassert the need for a cultural partnership between Europe and the Arab world. Investing in artistic mobility is not only an individual moment of political responsibility but has long term spin-off effects on the appropriation of global cultural products, identity building and new forms of cultural expression that can be source of renewal in the country of residence as well as the country of origin.


We extend our sincere gratitude to the partners of this seminar, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012.


Internet links to documents mentioned in the report

Link to the Mobility Information Standards

Link to the Report defining Five priorities for artistic mobility




Ethical Charter of RCF


This charter asserts the values promoted by the Board, the Committee of funders, the Committee of experts and the staff. It was first drafted in Amman, Jordan in September 2012. If you would like to download the Charter, click here.


Applicants to the Fund are invited to read the charter before submitting their application. If they are selected they must agree with the values promoted in this charter.

The Roberto Cimetta Fund’s action is in line with the principles of the following cultural policy agendas which uphold the values defined hereafter: Fribourg Declaration of Cultural Rights, UNESCO Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of cultural expressions, Agenda 21 for Culture, European Agenda for Culture in a globalized world.

RCF values the freedom of artistic expression, the freedom of the individual and promotes an equal facility for artistic and cultural development in any corner of the globe.

RCF values genuine transnational meetings between individuals as a necessity for strong partnership building and promotes round-trip circulation of individuals.

RCF values transnational mobility as an essential element in the regular working life of an artist and a cultural operator and promotes the direct feedback effect that quality mobility has on local cultural development in the hosting and departing countries.

RCF values the role of artists and creators at local, regional, national and international levels and promotes their capacity building and interaction.

RCF values the contribution of public actors to cultural challenges and promotes funding mechanisms that support individual artists and cultural operators in addressing these challenges.

RCF values the dignity of producers and promotes their financial and decision-making autonomy.

RCF values cultural and artistic action and recognises its essential role in the development of democracy.

In regard to current global challenges RCF respects the self-determination of peoples and cultures and fights against the isolation of individuals and populations.

RCF asserts the need to strengthen artistic solidarity and addresses the artistic, geographical and directional imbalances that are characteristic of current cultural and artistic models of international partnerships.

RCF asserts the need to address the obstacles to international circulation for artistic practice particularly on the question of visas and promotes their rights to quality working and social conditions.

RCF asserts the need to safeguard the diversity of cultural expression and the transmission of values.

RCF aims to contribute to changing the unequal flows of arts productions between North and South.

RCF aims to contribute to changing the perception of transnational mobility as a learning process with positive benefits.

RCF aims to contribute to changing the perception of hospitality into a shared investment organising economies that prioritize the sustainability of artistic creation.

RCF agrees that culture and the arts are crucial in the emergence and resolution of conflicts.

RCF agrees that increasing round-trip mobility leads to peace-keeping.

RCF agrees that bio-diversity, cultural diversity, sustainable energy use/production and democratic pluralism are key to humanity’s shared global agenda.



Calls for application RCF 2013


Timing of next sessions - 2013

In 2013 there will be four calls and four sessions:


First call for applications: from 1st to 31st January 2013

Funding lines open: RCF/Regione Puglia and RCF/Marseille-Provence 2013

Processing the applications: 1 to 15 February 2013

Evaluation of requests by experts: 15 February to 15 March 2013

Validation of final selection by Board: 15 to 31 March 2013

Response to candidates: 1st April 2013


Second call for applications: from 1st to 31st March 2013

Funding lines open: all funds

Processing the applications: 1 to 15 April 2013

Evaluation of requests by experts: 15 April to 15 May 2013

Validation of final selection by Board: 15 to 31 May 2013

Response to candidates: 1st June 2013


Third call for applications: from 1 to 30 June 2013

Funding lines open: all funds if funding still available

Processing the applications: 1 to 15 July 2013

Evaluation of requests by experts: 15 July to 15 August 2013

Validation of final selection by Board: 15 to 31 August 2013

Response to candidates: 1st September 2013


Fourth call for applications: from 1 to 30 September 2013

Funding lines open: all funds if funding still available

Processing the applications: 1 to 15 October 2013

Evaluation of requests by experts: 15 October to 15 November 2013

Validation of final selection by Board: 15 to 30 November  2013

Response to candidates : 1 December 2013



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