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).
Little Islands Festival | Moving Image & Sound seeks to connect the landscape and nature with man and art by initiating an exploration of their natural and imaginary boundaries. The site-specific open call under the name ‘Living Environments’ is looking for artists of all nationalities who are experimenting with new forms of audiovisual arts and media – such as projection mapping, multimedia/interactive installation, VR, performance – for the next festival from 21-25 August 2021. Deadline: 20 January 2021.
With the CCP Fellowships, the ifa’s CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 100 professionals and committed volunteers from 42 countries each year. During two to three months of practical training in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. For the 2021 programme, activities may take place online or in-person, depending on the feasibility of travel. Applicants must be between the ages of 23 and 45 at the time of the application and have good written and spoken English skills. Deadline: 15 December 2020.
The British Council is inviting applications for creative commissions that bring together art, science and digital technology and offer innovative responses to climate change. The commissions will be part of the cultural programme in the build up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which the UK is hosting in Glasgow in November 2021. Collaborative applications are sought from individuals and organisations in the UK with partners from eligible countries and states overseas. Deadline: 13 December 2020.
Season for Change is a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change. The Season for Change toolkit is a collection of online resources for individuals and organisations who want to join together and urge for a just and sustainable future through the arts and culture.
In partnership with the Pépinières Européennes de Création, IONNYK is launching its first call for participation aimed at contemporary visual artists around digital black & white photographic art. Applicants will have the opportunity to join the IONNYK online catalogue. This call is for contemporary photographic and digital artists. Deadlines: 15 November 2020 / 1 December 2020 / 15 December 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis it created have had a devastating effect on the cultural and creative industries, revealing and magnifying their pre-existing volatility. Culture in Crisis offers advice on how to respond to the most pressing needs and how to induce the structural changes needed to strengthen the resilience of the cultural and creative industries and prepare for the ‘new normal’.
Artists of any nationality or creative discipline are invited to submit a project proposal involving research and production phases during a two-month residency at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva. The artist will also have the opportunity to expand their research and test its applications during a one-month residency in Barcelona. Individuals and collectives may apply for the residency, which will take place in 2021. Deadline: 7 December 2020.
The All-Around Culture Programme aims to foster a vital cultural ecosystem as an enabling environment for social and economic inclusion of young people in seven countries across the Arab region including Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Libyan and Syrian communities in these countries. The programme currently has two open calls – for Youth-led Initiatives and Cultural Alliances. Deadlines: 25 December 2020 & 7 January 2021.
Amant’s NYC Residency Programme enables practitioners to pursue their individual artistic goals while also being closely integrated into the organisation’s wider community programming during a three-month stay in New York City. The residency welcomes applications from around the world from both emerging artists and from artists with professional standing in their field. Deadline: 18 December 2020.
The International Association of Puppet-Friendly Cities (AVIAMA) gathers cities and local governments of the world around puppetry to create a real network of cooperation and exchange. Their grant programme helps to support cooperation projects, with cost of travel generally an important part of the support: the main purpose of the grants is to assist in travel and stays at AVIAMA member cities. Deadline: 11 January 2021.
Invisible Lines > Call for Artists Working in Comics, Graphic Novels and Illustration (Italy, France, Czech Republic)
Invisible Lines is an international project on comics, graphic novels and illustrations. Young European artists (18-30 years old) are invited to apply to attend three workshops which will take place between May and July 2021 in Venice (Italy), Strasbourg (France) and Tábor (Czech Republic). The artworks created during the three workshops will be featured in public exhibitions throughout Europe between 2021 and 2022, and a selection will be included in a book to be published. Deadline: 10 December 2020.
The 2021 edition of the EIB Institute's Artists Development Programme (ADP) is looking for one visual artist (born after 1 January 1986) from Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Poland or Romania. The ADP offers emerging European visual artists a 6-8 week residency in Luxembourg, which will take place between early May and end of June 2021. Deadline: 10 January 2021.
BETA CIRCUS aims to address new trends in contemporary circus and to offset the lack of opportunities for artists to get training at a high professional level. 12 participants will be selected for an international capacity building programme in new trends for circus arts, with a focus on new magic, to be promoted in between May 2021 and March 2022 with training weeks in Serbia, Italy, Portugal and Latvia. Deadline: 15 December 2020.
Invisible Flock are an interactive arts studio operating at the intersection of art and technology and based at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England. Artists based in the UK and Finland are invited to apply to their Cost of Innovation residency programme, which will focus on exploring the use of LiDAR as an artistic medium. The residency includes 8 months remote support from December and 1 month studio residency in July 2021. Deadline: 2 November 2020.
China’s classical music market is booming and you want to seize opportunities in China in this field? Previous analyses of EU-China cultural relations concluded that concrete existing cooperation initiatives can be a useful starting point to develop further ties. In partnership with the Pavillon Rouge des Arts HK, Culture Solutions are delighted to publish the first free and open sectoral mapping on classical music in China to enhance cultural cooperation between Europeans and Chinese cultural professionals.