This page introduces cultural mobility news and opportunities - with travel cost at least partially funded - at least three times a week. You can search the news by topic (funding, call, residency, training, meeting etc.) or world regions (destination).
OneBeat is running two virtual exchanges for musicians and sonic artists in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: OneBeat Virtual (12 July – 6 September 2021 or 20 September - 17 November 2021; for musicians from 44 countries) and OneBeat Lebanon (5-26 July 2021; for musicians from the US and Lebanon). Applicants for both programmes should be aged 19-35. Deadline: 26 February 2021 (OneBeat Lebanon) / 10 March 2021 (OneBeat Virtual).
Located in Niigata, Japan, YUI-PORT is a cultural centre focused on international exchange and cultural activities for young people. Artists or groups working in any genre are invited to apply for a three-month residency to take place 1 September – 30 November 2021. Deadline: 28 February 2021.
This year Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) in Japan will run its residency programme for both in-person and remote participation. Various residency periods are available between September and December 2021, divided into two-week blocks. Applications are open to individuals and groups, and to curators, researchers, artists, and others engaged in artistic pursuits. Deadline: 21 March 2021.
AAC – the Asian Cultural Council is supporting two exchange programmes: a virtual exchange programme between Taiwan and Asia and between Taiwan and the United States, and a second in-person and virtual programme for exchange between Mainland China / Hong Kong / Macau, Asia and the United States. Proposed activities can include online research, online training, online study, and online exploration, but should take place between 1 June 2021 – 1 June 2022. Deadline: 31 March 2021.
FAKI Festival > Open Call for Online or Face-to-face Performance Works on the Theme of Escape (Croatia)
For its 24th year, FAKI International Festival for Alternative Performance (24-30 May 2021) will gather theatrical artistic gestures around the theme ‘Escape!’ – both in person in Zagreb’s former pharmaceutical factory ‘Medika’ and online. These can be theatre plays, circus, dance, installation, street performance, puppetry, workshops, or totally new forms of expression. Deadline: 5 March 2021.
Victoria Square Project and partners are inviting applications from emerging artists of all disciplines to participate in a year-long residency programme to reimagine Greek identity. Selected artists will work in teams of four over three months to engage in a series of ‘contextualisations’ of Johannes Pfuhl’s neoclassical sculpture of Hippodamia in Victoria Square in Athens. Deadline: 5 March 2021.
i-Portunus supports the mobility (physical and, if necessary, virtual) of artists, creators and cultural professionals among Creative Europe countries. Its main focus is to connect artists and support international collaborations. The current call is open to composers, musicians and singers, as well as artists, creators and cultural professionals active in cultural heritage, residing in a Creative Europe country. Individuals or groups of up to 5 people can apply. Deadline: 15 April 2021.
Open call for literary translation residencies > Translation in Motion Programme (France, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Sweden, Macedonia, Albania, Latvia, Serbia and UK)
The Translation in Motion consortium of translation residencies invites applications by literary translators working from or into the languages of the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia). Translation in Motion is a programme that aims to enrich and intensify the flow of translated literature in contemporary Europe, and specifically between the Western Balkans countries and the EU member states. Applications till 30 April 2021 (check carefully the calls related to each organisation as some deadlines may be before like for Bulgaria).
REAKTOR, a privately run transdisciplinary art institution based in Vienna, is calling for conceptual proposals for a visual arts project that will respond to the architecture of the organisation's main hall. The chosen artists will be invited to flesh out and implement their submitted concept as part of a 1 week residency in summer 2021, and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition in October 2021. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
Mophradat is opening up its venue in Athens as a summer retreat (14 June – 15 July 2021) for artists and their families to live together, where artists can work and children can play in an experiment of communal living. Applicants must be from or have origins in the Arab world, be residing in Europe, and be at present a primary (co-)caregiver and planning to travel with no more than two children under the age of five who will join them in residence. Deadline: 25 March 2021.
Next Page Foundation in Sofia runs a residency programme that aims to connect residents to the Bulgarian literary and publishing field, and to the audiences and cultural life of Sofia. It is currently offering three fellowship for stays of 3-6 weeks, aimed at literary translators and writers of Bulgarian literature. Deadline: 15 March 2021.
Creatives, artists and cultural practitioners around the world are invited to join the Resources Mobilisation Digithon, a 24 hours non stop virtual meeting marathon that will gather over 10,000 CC actors worldwide and CCI mentors, supporters, investors and grantmakers. The event will take place on 26 May 2021. Participation is free but places are limited. Deadline: 28 February 2021.
From 2020 to 2023, the scientific and artistic collaboration Driving the Human is developing and producing seven tangible prototypes responding to complex contemporary scenarios. Designers, artists, scientists, initiatives, and agents from any other field of expertise, from anywhere in the world, are invited to submit proposals for projects that critically engage with the present. 21 proposals will be selected to present in Berlin 15-17 October 2021, with 7 then chosen for further development. Deadline: 9 April 2021.
EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. EUNIC’s vision is to build trust and understanding between the people of Europe and the wider world through culture. EUNIC is recruiting a director for an initial 3 year contract, starting from 1 August 2021 and working in Brussels. Deadline: 28 February 2021.
In 2021, the Pina Bausch Fellowship will take place online. Interested applicants can apply with a virtual cooperation. The adapted format gives grant holders the opportunity to test how exchange and artistic development can be realised in the digital space. The digital format can be designed individually by the applicants and their cooperation partners. Deadline: 15 March 2021.