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Art Explora / Cité Internationale des arts > Residency Programme for Artists and Researchers (France)
The Art Explora Foundation and the Cité internationale des arts are collaborating to co-construct a unique residency programme for French and international artists and researchers. There are two strands: one for solo artists, one for artist-researcher duos. The first session will begin in March 2021. Eligible artistic disciplines: visual arts, performing arts, digital art. Eligible areas of research: humanities, social sciences, sciences, technological innovation & sustainable development, art criticism & exhibition curating. Deadline: 6 November 2020.
Mophradat has partnered again with Kunstencentrum BUDA and NEXT Festival in Belgium, this time to offer a performing artist from the Arab world the opportunity to be in residency for a three-week period (October / November 2021) and use BUDA’s facilities to finalise a piece in-progress. Immediately following the residency, the new work will be performed during the 2021 edition of NEXT Festival, which takes place across the Eurometropolis region of Kortrijk and Tournai in Belgium, and Lille and Valenciennes in France. Deadline: 1 December 2020.
Every year from April to June the city of Pforzheim invites international young designers to the city as part of the Designers in Residence scholarship programme. Designers in Residence addresses young designers working in the fields of jewellery, fashion, accessory and industrial design. Three scholarship holders will be invited to the EMMA – Creative Center Pforzheim for a three-month working phase, running 1 April 2021 – 30 June 2021. Deadline: 15 November 2020.
UNESCO are seeking an Associate Project Officer (Knowledge Management Systems) to work at their offices in Paris. The role of the Knowledge Management Systems is both to facilitate the sharing of information and to be a working tool, a repository of documents, a reference and an information base that streamlines internal work. Deadline: 12 October 2020.
European Commission > Pilot Project for the Safeguard and Promotion of Culture in the Outermost Regions and the Overseas Countries and Territories
The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals for a pilot project focusing on safeguarding and promoting culture in ‘the Outermost regions and the Overseas Countries and Territories’, which include Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal) and the Canary Islands (Spain). Only applications from legal entities established in the EU Member States, including EU Outermost regions and the Overseas Countries and Territories are eligible to apply. One organisation will be selected to deliver the pilot project. Deadline: 16 November 2020.
Voices of Culture provides a framework for discussions between cultural stakeholders and the European Commission. The third topic of Voices of Culture 2019 – 2021 will ask questions about the challenges and opportunities for culture and the sustainable development goals. How can new priorities, policies, actions and funding streams better address this issue? Organisations from the 28 EU Member States are invited to apply to take part in a digital Brainstorming Meeting taking place 2-3 December 2020 and to a Dialogue Meeting on the 11 February 2021 to share their input. Deadline: 11 October 2020.
CEC ArtsLink invites artists, arts leaders and curators from all arts disciplines from 37 eligible countries to apply for the ArtsLink International Fellowships 2021. The multi-year Fellowships are framed by the creative process, artistic intention, and an active commitment to community engagement and dialogue. The initial six-week residencies will take place in autumn 2021, but with a flexible model that will see host organisations collaborating through online dialogues, virtual networking, and research in preparation for projects that will take place when feasible. Deadline: 30 October 2020.
AiNIN – Artists in Nature International Network is calling for proposals for a virtual residency programme on the theme of ‘Dynamic natural connections’ to celebrate the germination of ideas, continual growth, and our inherent capacity for transformation and renewal. There are two residency periods: 11-31 January 2021 and 1-21 March 2021. Artists, researchers, designers, scholars working in the field of contemporary art and research with a focus on nature are eligible to apply. Group or collaborative applications are welcome. Deadline: 15 November 2020.
MitOst are seeing a Project Manager to work from their office in Berlin on the VAHA project, an initiative which aims at connecting and strengthening autonomous arts and culture spaces as local impulse hubs in different local civil society contexts in Turkey and from chosen contexts in Turkey’s wider European neighbourhood, including EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe. The position is to start as soon as possible, but at the latest by 15 November 2020. Deadline: 5 October 2020.
‘No Rio há uma cidade nos separa’ / ‘In the city there is river which separates us’ is an international residency supported by Nordisk kulturfond and Solar Real. 8 performers, makers and artists interested in working in the field of (de)colonialism and territoriality will co-create a durational performance installation in 2021. The residency will take place in two phases: one month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (January - February 2021), and one month in Aarhus, Denmark (June – July 2021). The collaboration between the Brazilian and Nordic artists will take place remotely. Deadline: 15 October 2020.
Mekong Cultural Hub is arranging a Meeting Point for people concerned with arts and social action in Asia. In preparation for the Meeting Point, MCH are launching an open call for people who would like to take part in three small ‘curated conferences’ (taking place between November 2020 and April 2021) that will be part of the Meeting Point programme. In May 2021, the groups will meet in person in Taipei. Applicants should be citizens of an Asian country. Deadline: 11 October 2020.
AUSSICHT is a new support fund by the Goethe-Institut Singapore. The fund is open to Singapore-based artists, practitioners and organisations. It aims to give support to those who value artistic innovation and experimentation with limited funding or limited access to funds. Applications with an interest in projects demonstrating potential for inter- and transnational collaboration are preferred. Deadline: applications will be assessed and funds disbursed on a rolling basis until November 2020.
Kaunas Artists’ House / Kulturni Centar LAB > Decoding Modernity Residency Programme for Artists from Serbia and Lithuania (Serbia / Lithuania)
The DeMo (Decoding Modernity) residency programme is dedicated to the analysis of the modern architectural term EXISTENZMINIMUM (describing subsistence, or minimal, living) and the intensity of its meaning in these fluctuating times. Artists from Serbia and Lithuania are encouraged to apply with project proposals that would reflect on the historical, urban and social developments in terms of living conditions. The first part of the residency will take place online (1 November – 31 December 2020) and then in Kaunas or Novi Sad (2021 - tbc). Deadline: 7 October 2020.
The next edition of transeuropa, a European Festival for Performing Arts based in Hildesheim, Germany, will take place from 25-30 May 2021. The organisers are looking for six performances which can be developed to work flexibly with any possible safety precautions related to the pandemic (taking place online, or in other forms such as solo guided audio walks or appropriately distanced one-to-one performances). Applications should be from emerging artists who live and work in Europe. Deadline: 30 October 2020.
In the Framework of the Map mobility programme, Pépinières européennes de Création and Langage Plus (with its partner the Sagamie Center) launch a call for applications for a two-month residency from 27 January – 27 March 2021 at the Langage Plus centre in Alma, Quebec. Applications are open to professional artists working in visual or transdisciplinary arts who are not Canadian citizens. Deadline: 18 October 2020.