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).
REGIOPARL (the Regional Parliaments Lab) is looking to commission an artwork that deals with the topics of Europe, Europe of the regions, future of Europe, and/or the interplay of regional and European identities. The piece, and the artist(s), will accompany the project as it visits 4-6 locations during 2020. Deadline: 15 March 2020.
PUSH+ is calling for applicants for their Different Bodies Lab, which will take place in Stamsund, Norway, 8-18 September 2020. They are looking for artists involved in making theatre and dance, ideally with experience of making work for young audiences. Open to artists from Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Scotland and Belgium. Deadlines: 6 March 2020 & 13 March 2020.
Konvent, a not-for-profit arts organisation based in a former convent in Cal Rosal, Spain. Its residency programme allows creators in the areas of visual arts, performance, literature, video, photography, sound art, music, new media, gastronomy, science and technology to undertake a research and creation project. Residencies last 1-2 weeks, taking place within the period 29 June – 9 August 2020. There are no restrictions on age or nationality. Deadline: 29 March 2020.
MOST is a project that aims to boost the music market of the Balkans by connecting and supporting actors of the world music scene. It has a number of programmes running through 2020-2021 that support artists, managers, festivals and institutions. Open to applicants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. Deadlines: 12 March 2020 & 15 April 2020.
The Brown International Writers Project for Creative Writers Persecuted in their Home Countries (USA)
The Brown International Writers Project is currently seeking nominations and applications for its one-year fellowship with residency. The Fellowship is designed to provide sanctuary and support for established creative writers – fiction writers, playwrights, and poets – who are persecuted in their home countries or are actively prevented from pursuing free expression in their literary art. Writers may apply for themselves or be nominated by a third party. Deadline: 1 March 2020.
Visegrad Fund > New York Residencies for Artists from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (USA)
Visegrad Fund is supporting four artist residencies (one for each V4 country) at Art in General, an exhibition and residency space in Brooklyn, New York. The residency period is approximately 3 months, taking place between August and October 2020. Applicants should be visual artists from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia, and should have a good knowledge of English, both spoken and written. Deadline: 1 March 2020.
Operated by the International Elias Canetti Society and funded by the Danube Rectors’ Conference, the Canetti Artist Scholarship is aimed at artists from Europe, as well as neighbouring countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey. It supports various different forms of arts: painters, photographers, writers, performance artists, translators, and musicians can all apply. Scholarship holders will receive a residency in Ruse in spring/summer 2020. Deadline: 30 March 2020.
Goethe-Institut Vietnam > Residency in Leipzig for Artists from Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam (Germany)
Goethe-Institut in South East Asia is funding a three-month residency at LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme, running 2 November 2020 - 29 January 2021. The residency includes the production of one print theme at the Atelier für Radierung Maria und Vlado Ondrej etching studio, and works towards a South East Asia print publication. Applicants do not need to be working in the field of print making, however; training will be provided. The residency is open to artists living or working in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore or Vietnam. Deadline: 31 March 2020.
The 2020 Whitegold International Ceramic Prize is open to artists and artist collectives from across the world including collaborations between artists, cooks, brewers and food producers. Artists, partnerships or collectives are invited to submit two recent projects that demonstrate their work with the inter-relationships of people, clay, soil and food. Five proposals will be selected and funded to produce their project for Whitegold Festival on 19 September 2020, where the final awards will be allocated. Deadline: 29 February 2020.
The Art House / ROSL > International Residency for Artists from Commonwealth or former Commonwealth Countries (UK)
The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) works with the The Art House in Wakefield to provide two residencies each year for artists who are from Commonwealth or former Commonwealth countries, and who have never studied or exhibited in the UK. The two-month residencies are fully funded and focus on networking and creative development with opportunities for artists to share their work with a UK audience. Proposals are welcomed from artists working in all types of contemporary visual art practice. Residency dates are 7 Sept – 31 October 2020. Deadline: 5 April 2020.
Since summer 2011, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research – PIK has been using the building of the former photographic refractor as a studio for visiting artists and a place where scientists and artists can come together. Applications for the 2020 residency are welcome from international contemporary artists working in a wide range of disciplines including visual art, film, literature, music/sound, curating, design and theory. The residency will take place for a three-month period from September to November 2020. Deadline: 8 March 2020.
Council for Australian-Arab Relations > Project Grants Supporting Cultural Relations Between Australia and the Arab World
The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) supports projects that enhance Australia's economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab world. Successful CAAR projects have clear outcomes with benefits leading to greater mutual understanding and cooperation between Australia and the Arab world, on an individual or institutional level. Applications can come from Australian individuals/organisations as well as individuals or organisations from the Arab world working in partnership with an Australian individual or organisation. Deadline: 16 March 2020.
Critical Mass, a contemporary art centre based in Port Hope, is offering socially engaged contemporary artists a paid two- or four-week residency. Residencies will take place in the organisation’s Little Station (a mid-1850s former train station) between 15 April – 15 October 2020. ‘Environment’ is the chosen theme of the 2020 programme. Canadian or international artists are invited to apply, and applications can come from individuals or groups. Deadline: 28 February 2020.
The Internationales Bildhauer-Symposium is an annual sculpture symposium held in St Blasien, Germany. Over one week international artists gather to create wooden artworks, which are then auctioned off on the last day to pay for next year’s event. Sculptors are invited to apply for support to attend the event, which will take place 30 August - 6 September 2020. Deadline: 17 April 2020.
Ljubljana UNESCO City of Literature > Writer in the Park International Literary Residency (Slovenia)
Ljubljana, a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015, is offering two one-month residencies for writers at the Švicarija / Swisshouse Creative Centre located in the heart of Ljubljana’s central park where it is part of the International Centre of Graphic Arts. One residency will take place May 2020 and the other November 2020. Applicants must have a ‘palpable, factual relation’ with any of the other UNESCO Cities of Literature. Deadline: 29 February 2020.