Australian arts organisations and artists are presented in an exciting array of international contexts. The Australia Council supports artists and companies to take advantage of international opportunities and provides funding to assist international tours and one-off presentations of performing arts and live art.
Australia International Cultural Council (AICC) Grant Program
The AICC grants program provides funding for international arts and cultural projects that focus on the AICC priority regions, which reflect Australia's broad public diplomacy and foreign and trade policy interests. Applications should be for cultural diplomacy projects incorporating activities in priority regions.
More information is available about the Grants Program, including full details on eligibility and how to apply, click here.
Asialink Arts Residencies in Asia
Each year the Asialink Residency program sends 40 Australian writers, performers, artists and arts managers to live and work throughout Asia. The grant of up to $12,000 goes towards travel, living and project expenses, and affords recipients the opportunity for in-depth research, stimulating cultural exchanges, international collaboration and uninterrupted time for creativity.
Performing Arts Forum (PAF)
Performing Arts Forum (PAF) , is an artist residency program, open all year. It is located in the village of St. Erme, France, approximately 130km northeast of Paris, between Laon and Reims. This residency is an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to come together in an autonomous environment to share ideas and practices.
There is no formal application process. If you are interested in attending or would like further information please contact
Jan Ritsema / PAF | 15, rue Haute | F-02820 St Erme Outre et Ramecourt
T/F +33323801846 | mobile Jan: +33637031645 | mobile Nariman +33664198369
email Jan: email@example.com | Nariman: firstname.lastname@example.org
or check out www.pa-f.net
Thousands of professional dancers, choreographers and teachers from all over the world, come together, work together, for five weeks, in one city - ImPulsTanz - a workshop festival for contemporary dance and bodywork in July/August 2013.
Contradase - Belgium
Contredanse was set up in 1984 in order to support and stimulate choreographic creativity.
Contradanse works to
- inform dancers and choreographers on training courses, festivals and auditions.We
- produce publications that are now a point of reference for many choreographers, dancers and researchers in Belgium and abroad,
- organise training courses in direct connection with the subject of our publications, We
- organise events such as round tables, seminars, performances, exhibitions, conferences and book launches to encourage the discussion and sharing of ideas on current and future developments in the world of dance.
The Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee 2013 will take place in Berne from August 21 - 31, 2013 and will be curated by Sue Williamson. The theme of the academy 2013 will be "You are HERE. Here is wherever I lay my head".
Artists, curators and critics under the age of 35 with a degree or an equivalent qualification are eligible to apply.
Application deadline is January 31, 2013
Moving Cake (Gibanica) Festival - Slovenian Contemporary Dance Platform
Since 2003 the Gibanica (Moving Cake) Festival of Slovene Dance has been a competitive contemporary dance festival whose name is a pun on the Slovene verb for moving (gibati) and a traditional Slovene pastry (gibanica), which varies from region to region. The biennial festival presents an overview of the most outstanding Slovene dance performance of the preceding 2 years.
Serving a biennial selection of the best contemporary dance local productions since 2003, Gibanica will between 21st and 23rd February 2013 "occupy" the following venues in the capital of Slovenia: Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom, Dance Theatre Ljubljana and Španski borci Culture Centre.
The festival aspires to present the diversity of the Slovene dance scene to the local and international audiences. Presented at various venues in Ljubljana, it embraces a range of dance forms from "pure" to "hybrid", including works of both the established generation as well as dance pieces by newcomers who are just beginning to make their mark on the dance scene. The main programme of the Moving Cake Festival features around 12 shows by selected Slovene dance artists, which compete for the Gibanica (Moving Cake) Festival of Slovene Dance Award – one is selected by the audience and the other by an international jury. Several performances are presented in the side programme, which also includes discussions and round tables taking a critical look at the Slovene dance scene, and occasionally workshops. The festival is attended by numerous international dance critics, festival directors, and producers.
The selection of the programme is entrusted to an international team of dance experts and/or artists, who make a selection from commonly over 50 applied productions. Thus, beside Slovene selectors, the 2005 festival hosted as a co-selector John Ashford, the director of the referential London-based dance centre The Place. The 2007 festival invited the Latvian dance curator Laura Stasane, the Croatian dramaturg and dance theoretician Ivana Ivković, and the artistic coordinator of Dance December Festival Samme Raeymaekers, who also co-selected the 2009 programme. The 2011 co-selector was Virve Sutinen, President of IETM Board and Artistic director of Dansens Hus, Sweden
What Now 2013
What Now 2013 is the fifth edition of this artist-curated festival of new work, this year led by Frank Bock. In his curation Frank is seeking to unearth and explore both the nature and the significance of 'context' in defining new developments in dance and choreographic thinking, both in the UK and abroad. Frank sets out to achieve this through an eclectic and thoughtfully diverse programme of performances, screenings, installations, talks and workshops, all accompanied by the presence of choreographic thinkers in residence. Alongside the festival, Frank will host both a Mentoring Lab investigating the artist / mentor relationship, and an artists' Mentoring Scheme.
Amongst the artists participating are Ivana Müller, Theron Schmidt, Neil Callaghan, Gigi Argyropoulou and Hypathia Vourloumis.
The What series of festivals is a showcase for the incredible innovation and diversity of contemporary independent dance artists working today.
It was created by former ID co-director Gill Clarke. Gill's passion focused on presenting artists and independent makers on the edges of visibility who generate excitement and debate in dance. She was driven by an aim to expand the notion of what might be perceived as the legitimate concerns of a dance practice, drawing on her broad vision that embodiment, movement and choreography are investigative processes we are all involved with. These processes can be rigorous and invite connections across disciplines. Gill was drawn to works which respond to questions about what is happening now and where creative concerns are heading.
Jacob's Pillow Dance
Each year thousands of people from across the U.S. and around the globe visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts to experience the Festival with more than 50 dance companies and 200 free performances, talks, and events; train at The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S.; explore the Pillow's rare and extensive dance Archives; and take part in numerous Community Programs designed to educate and engage dance audiences of all ages.
Atelier for Young Festival Managers
Do you belong to the next generation of artistic festival directors? Do you feel the need to broaden your programming skills, grow your network and get inspired by your peers and experienced forerunners? Are you excited to dig into the cultural and festival life in Ljubljana?
The Atelier for Young Festival Managers is a unique, intense, 7-day training programme initiated by the European Festivals Association.