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).
The aim of the international visual arts competition The Victim of Vukovar 1991 is to establish a dialogue with contemporary art practices based on the culture of memory and symbolism of war and the suffering of the city of Vukovar. The competition will select four new works of art (that have never been presented to the public) to be exhibited in Zagreb in June 2020. It is open to professional artists (not students) who are EU Member States citizens, working in the field of visual arts. Artists can apply individually, in pairs or as a part of an art collective. Deadline: 9 April 2020.
Open Call for International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival, ‘The Wonders of Possible’ (Italy)
Organised by Kyber Theatre, the 7th Edition of the International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival ‘The Wonders of Possible’ will take place in Cagliari, Italy during November 2020. The current open call, addressed to Italian and international artists, is for projects on the topic of ‘Interaction between arts and technology’. Participation is open to artists working individually, or in a group of maximum 5 people. Deadline: 15 May 2020.
In 2020, the Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize will be awarded for the best playwriting response to the theme ‘Forgiveness and Retribution’. The Prize is aimed at encouraging theatre writers at the start of their careers to explore and challenge philosophical ideas using the dramatic form. A winner and several runners up will be invited to attend the Fellowship’s annual Symposium in Fjällnäs, Sweden. The Prize is open to theatre writers from around the world above 18 years of age. Deadline (extended): 15 April 2020.
Gabriela Tudor Foundation in Bucharest, in partnership with the residency centre AGITLab in Agueda and the City of Agueda, is launching the Gabriela Tudor 2020 residency programme, aiming to support mobility and artistic creation in the field of dance and contemporary art. Residencies take place over approx 4 weeks at two locations: in Agueda, Portugal (1-28 September 2020) and in Bucharest, Romania (8-30 September 2020). Deadline: 15 April 2020.
The Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) is designed to encourage foreign organisations and institutions of interest in the cultural field – both public and private – to feature Spanish or Spanish-resident artists, culture professionals and cultural creators in overseas programmes. Applications can be made by foreign organisations and institutions under the categories of theatre, circus and dance; visual arts, design and architecture; film; literature; and music. Deadline: 15 April 2020.
1646, a project-space for contemporary art, is offering a residency for international artists and curators to stay and work/research at their venue in the centre of The Hague, Netherlands. The residency period runs from September to December 2020. Exact dates and duration will be decided by the applicants in conversation with 1646, but residencies are a maximum of two months. Children or partners can accompany the artist. Deadline: 1 May 2020.
Halcyon Arts Lab (Washington, DC) offers a five-month residential fellowship designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. The fellowship runs 1 September 2020 – 14 February 2021. Deadline: 8 April 2020.
The housing association Peabody is seeking proposals for a significant new art commission of ambition and scale that will raise the profile of Thamesmead (an area of south-east London, England), taking inspiration from its current and future communities. Proposals are welcomed from individual artists and creative practitioners, cultural organisations, and consortiums of artists or organisations. The project should be undertaken July 2020 – March 2022 (although the work can be completed sooner). Deadline: 20 April 2020.
Socially engaged artists are invited to join a one-month artist residency in the villages of Deleyna and Sinagovtsi (Vidin, Bulgaria), organised by the project platform Ideas Factory. The residency will take place 1 -30 June 2020. This call is addressed to artists from Europe (including non-EU countries). However, two scholarships covering participation are reserved for Balkan artists who have strong will to participate but limited resources to do so. Deadline: 15 April 2020.
Flekkefjord is a small town in the south of Norway. In 2020, it will hold the fifth edition of its street arts festival, and the organisers are looking for a street artist to work on the wall of a tower in the town. The artist is expect to arrive from 1 June 2020. Work needs to be completed 5 June, and then the festival begins on the 6th. The theme for the project is ‘Change’. Deadline: 10 April 2020.
L’Art Rue, a Tunisian association carrying out citizens’ and innovative art projects in public spaces, is offering two residency sessions for artists of any discipline from the Middle East and Africa. The first will take place from September to December 2020, and the second from January to April 2021. Regardless of which session(s) artists attend, all successful applicants must also participate in a thinking laboratory, taking place 5-18 October 2020. Deadline: 20 April 2020 (sessions 1 & 2) / 30 June 2020 (session 2 only).
The Curatorial Intensive South Asia is a fully-funded fellowship programme in the field of curatorial practices relevant to South Asia in the visual arts. The programme consists of a two-week residential course in Delhi, India in July 2020 followed by an exhibition curated by the Fellows late in 2020. Open to applicants residing in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). Deadline: 15 April 2020.
Le Fondation Salomon Residency Award permet à un/une artiste de moins de 35 ans issu/e d’un pays membre de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, de bénéficier d’une résidence de 6 mois à New-York (de 2 janvier au 30 juin 2021). Date limite : 26 avril 2020.
Le Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière et le Chalet Mauriac lancent ensemble un appel à candidatures pour un travail de création et de recherche s'inscrivant dans les problématiques actuelles de rapport à l’environnement et l’écologie. Ils invitent un(e) artiste et un(e) scientifique (naturaliste, biologiste, ethnologue, anthropologue, géographe…) à postuler pour une résidence de 8 semaines : du 27 juillet au 20 septembre 2020 à Vassivière et du 5 au 30 octobre 2020 au Chalet Mauriac – Saint-Symphorien. Date limite : 5 avril 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.