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The Roberto Cimetta Fund supports artistic exchanges and the mobility of professionals in the Mediterranean

The Roberto Cimetta Fund is an international association promoting artistic exchange and the mobility of professionals in the field of contemporary performing arts and visual arts within the Mediterranean area. The fund’s website notes that

“Arts mobility, travel, meeting with other professionals are all aspects of artistic vitality. In a region where artists are often confronted with economically difficult situations, the Roberto Cimetta Fund supports and encourages travel that allows culture professionals to find the opportunities, partners, and means to realize personal or collective projects, thus facilitating networking, exchanges of experience, and cultural and artistic cooperation.

With the support of a number of partners, the Roberto Cimetta Fund has set up a program for awarding individual travel grants. These cover travel and visa costs for trips such as attending professional cultural network meetings, workshops, artist’s residences, symposiums, etc. The program is intended to operate simply, flexibly, and quickly. Selections are organized regularly (every 5 to 6 weeks) …

The travel grant program is addressed to all professionals, artists, or cultural operators in all fields of contemporary arts in the Mediterranean (the countries on the north shore from Portugal to Turkey, and on the south side from the Near East to the Maghreb). European professionals may apply but only if their project has a strong Mediterranean connection. The Roberto Cimetta Fund travel grants are individual—they are granted to specific individuals and not to organizations …
The next selection will take place on June 25, 2010.

Your application must be sent by June 11, 2010, at the latest.
We cannot review your request if your trip has already taken place.
Provisional dates for the following selection committees are:
October 8 (deadline for receiving applications: September 15)
January 7, 2011(deadline for receiving applications: December 15)”

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