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ZK/U / Mondriaan Fonds > 2021 Residencies for Visual Artists, Curators, Critics and Theorists (Germany)
Based in Berlin, ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik is a residency centre operating at the intersection of visual arts, art research, architecture and urban innovation. Mondriaan Fonds is sponsoring two six-month residency periods at ZK/U: 1 January – 30 June 2021 and 1 July – 30 December 2021. Applications are open for visual artists and mediators (curators, critics, theorists). Artists are expected to have an advanced professional practice and mediators (curators, critics, theorists) should have a few years of professional experience. The scheme requires applicants to secure some match funding. Deadline (updated): on hold.
The Museum Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst holds a comprehensive collection of the extensive work of Wilhelm Busch, and a growing collection of caricature from 1600 to the present day. The Museum is offering a fellowship of four weeks, in the period from September to mid-December 2020, for humanities and cultural scholars to conduct original research. Deadline: 31 May 2020.
The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic by announcing an open call for art projects. The application is open to all Finnish and Finland-based professional artists who have lost work opportunities due to the corona epidemic. Projects should be completed by 30 June 2020, and the Institutes are especially looking for projects, which emphasise broad international collaboration – without physical contact. Deadlines: 30 March 2020, 20 April 2020 & 4 May 2020.
The Bibliothek Andreas Züst (Oberegg, Switzerland) has opened applications for one-month studio residencies in November 2020 and April 2021. The Bibliothek is especially seeking projects that respond to the library as a whole or one of its sub-areas. The call is open to national and international cultural workers (individuals or teams of up to a maximum of four persons) across disciplines – visual arts, literature, new media, music, theatre, design, architecture, film, photography, and other art-related disciplines. Deadline: 30 April 2020 & 30 September 2020.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Kone Foundation invites you to apply for a three-month work grant (April-June 2020) for an artist residence that takes place in the artist’s own home. The residence allows new ideas to develop without pressure to complete a piece of work or project. The scheme is open to artists of all disciplines. You can apply for this grant for your artistic work if you are a professional artist working in Finland, a professional artist who is a Finnish citizen working abroad, or an artist with a close connection to Finland. Deadline: 5 April 2020.
Photon Foundation has announced an open call for artistic residencies, during which artists will create audiovisual projects shown in the 360° Gallery in Krakow, Poland. During a seven-day residency, six selected artists will have the opportunity to work on – and create an original piece for – the innovative projection system of the 360° Gallery in the Hevre+1 space in the centre of the Kazimierz district at Beera Meiselsa 18 street in Krakow. There are two possible periods of residence: 18-26 October 2020 and 23-30 November 2020. Deadline: 30 May 2020.
Les Jeux de la Francophonie 2021 se dérouleront du 23 juillet au 1er août à Kinshasa, en République démocratique du Congo. Sous l’égide de l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF), cet événement réunit tous les 4 ans plus de 3 500 jeunes artistes et athlètes issus des Etats et gouvernements membres de l’OIF. Les inscriptions pour les candidats aux concours culturels sont ouvertes auprès du ministère de la Culture en charge de présélectionner la délégation qui représentera la France. Date limite : 30 avril 2020.
Created in 2008, the Prix Levallois is an annual award that supports photographers under 35, of all nationalities. All kinds of submissions are welcome: the Prize does not impose any theme or format. A Prize winner, a Special Mention nominee, and an Audience Choice laureate will all participate in the conception of an exhibition that will be presented at L’Escale gallery, in Levallois in October 2020, and then travel to La Passerelle, Scène nationale des Alpes du Sud, in Gap in December or January 2021. Deadline: 2 May 2020.
Technische Universität Dresden: Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden for Exploring Art, Science and Artificial Intelligence (Germany)
Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden, part of Technische Universität Dresden, has opened applications for a six-month residency that will start in 2021. The Lab brings together researchers and artists to engage in an exploration of the interactions among technology, art, science and entrepreneurship. The Lab’s current guiding theme is ‘Artificial Intelligence and Social Transformation’. Applications are sought from international artists with a project relevant to this theme. Deadline: 10 May 2020.
STUDIOTOPIA is a creative journey addressing sustainable development across Europe through the converging views of art and science. The project is currently calling for EU-resident scientists to join a programme that will see them partnered with visual artists for almost two years of exchange and residencies (residencies take place September 2020 - December 2021, across Europe). Deadline: 3 May 2020.
UNESCO is accepting applications for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). The IFCD finances initiatives that stimulate the Cultural and Creative Industries in developing countries. Applications are invited from public authorities/institutions and NGOs from eligible countries, as well as international NGOs. Deadline: 27 May 2020.
IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts offers a limited number of travel grants to its members to provide financial assistance for their participation in IETM meetings. The next meeting is scheduled to take place 13-16 June 2020 in Galway, Ireland. Only IETM members can apply. Deadline: 5 April 2020.
Art & Well-being > Call for Proposals – Projects Exploring the Relation Between Art, Health and Well-being (Belgium / Romania / Slovenia)
The Art & Well-being project explores the potential of the arts to enhance individual and community well-being. The organisers are now looking for proposals for artistic projects (performance art, installations, public space interventions) from artists or collectives interested in exploring aspects of health and well-being as part of their artistic practice. Residencies and project support are available during the period summer 2020 - spring 2021. Deadline: 8 April 2020.
Every two years Junges Ensemble Stuttgart hosts the festival Bright View, a showcase of ground-breaking international theatre for young audiences in Stuttgart. The organisers are inviting 10 people (18-35 years), living and working in Europe, to apply for a scholarship to participate in the Next Generation Residency 2020. The scholarships address young artists and students of the performing arts (dramaturgs, directors, actors, puppeteers, dancers, performers, stage and costume designers, musicians or theatre educationalists) with a specific interest in theatre for young audiences. Deadline: 13 April 2020.
LABOR, an ephemeral urban laboratory, is calling for proposals for BIVOUAC. Selected artists will work to produce a project at La Rasude, a central district in Lausanne that is currently closed to the public. The call is mainly open to artists, architects, landscape and urban planners but anyone involved in urban development in their respective work field can apply. Artists will develop their proposals during an art residency from 19-25 October 2020. No restrictions on age or nationality. Deadline: 1 May 2020.