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).
Institut Potemkin - Begehungen No 14 Arts- and culture festival > Call for entries and residency (Germany)
Under the freely interpretable guiding principle 'Institut Potemkin' the organisers are calling for applications with works of art or a concept for a four-week residency in Chemnitz. This Open Call goes out to all kinds of artistic expressions related to free artistic explorations of the mentioned topic. All works chosen by a professional jury of five will be exhibited at Kulturpalast Rabenstein for the whole festival amidst high media presence against the background of a diverse support program comprised of music, lectures and workshops. Deadline: 30 June 2017.
Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP23 meeting chaired by Fiji and hosted in Bonn, Germany. See how you can become a collaborator before the 1st October 2017.
Sharjah Art Foundation in collaboration with Air Arabia announces its first annual open call for a Curator-in-Residence programme. Air Arabia is the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest Low Cost Carrier (LCC), operating flights from Sharjah to 70 cities around the world. Selected candidates from around the world are offered a residency in Sharjah to conduct research and curate an exhibition with artists from across Air Arabia’s many destinations. Deadline: 30 June 2017.
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture, with member organisations in over 70 countries. Founded in 2001 and based in Sydney, Australia, IFACCA provides services, information and resources, including networking, knowledge and analysis, advocacy and capacity building, to member organisations and the wider international culture sector. Check the job position criteria and apply before 30 May.
'Working internationally and collaboratively is not rocket science. It requires hard work, interest and long hours. It is sometimes infuriating, often puzzling, but also rewarding. We have chosen to work collaboratively and internationally because we are curious and strongly believe larger networks can lead to new possibilities for individual artists and enable development of their artistry. Co-produced, co-funded, co-created productions strengthen the art community by bringing new work opportunities, parameters and models. It widens the horizon of everyone involved. This we say with confidence after 15-20 years in the business. Leading to not only successful and complicated but also failed projects, on our roster'. Read this practical and resourceful guide by ÁSA RICHARDSDÓTTIR and LENE BANG HENNINGSEN.
Dancing on the Edge is looking for artists to present themselves at Meet the Artist, an event that wants to spotlight newly arrived Arab artists in Europe. It will take place during the sixth edition of the Dancing on the Edge Festival (8-18 November in several Dutch cities) as a collaboration between Ettijahat- Independent Culture and Dancing on the Edge. Arab artists living in The Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium, who have settled in Europe recently (during the last five years), are invited to apply. The artists’ background can be from various disciplines, including theater, dance, performance, music, and film/visual arts. Deadline (extended): 15 June 2017.
CASA multimedia guides (Circus and Street Arts) > Focus on Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Spain and Sweden
The CASA website includes guides, providing professional information mapping 5 different cultural context including direct links to more online information, videomaterial and extracts of video interviews with local stakeholders, providing you with inspiring examples of good practices and tips and tricks on topics like audience development and marketing and communication.
Goethe-Institut and the Camargo Foundation > Open call for a residency 'Thinking Europe from the sea' (France)
The Goethe-Institut and the Camargo Foundation invite artists from Germany and the Mediterranean region, in groups of no more than four, to submit applications for a residency. At least one group member must be an artist residing in Germany. Thinking Europe from the Sea invites artists and scholars in the Euro-Mediterranean region to think about Europe from perspectives off the map. What does it mean to think Europe from the water, from the coast as well as from the rivers, streams and rivulets: liquid topological imaginations unfolding against the expansion of borders, the creation of no-land zones (hotspots), the implementation of austerity politics and the petrification of nationalisms. Deadline: 21 June 2017.
Pytheas Research Institute, Calanques National Park & Camargo Foundation > Art and science residency (France)
The Pytheas Research Institute, the Calanques National Park, and the Camargo Foundation invite artists to submit applications for an art & science residency, in order to think, create and work on the human/nature relationship. Priority will also be given to artists from or who have worked before in cities where there is a periurban national park, notably: Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), Cape Town (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Taipei (Taiwan), Tokyo (Japan), Sydney (Australia). Deadline: 22 June 2017.
eeemerging is a European project promoting the emergence of young early music ensembles. Eligible ensembles are less than three years old, formed of between 2 and 14 musicians, all adults and with an average age of 32 or less. Deadline: 5 June 2017.
Every year since 2010 the COAL Prize highlights ten projects by artists working on environmental issues in the field of visual arts. They are selected through an international call for projects. One of them is awarded the COAL Prize by a jury of personalities from the domains of art and ecology. Deadline: 20 July 2017.
The projects should be initiated by civil society organizations which can effectively engage target audiences within the population of the region in their projects’ activities. Organizations requesting grants must be legally registered in one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine. The involvement of additional partners (especially those from the EU) is possible and welcome. Deadline (second): 29 September 2017.
Culture Center of Rokiškis (Lithuania) > Call for the international contemporary art festival STARTAS
The Culture Center of Rokiškis is for the first time organising the international contemporary art festival STARTAS and is curently looking for various artists to present their works. International contemporary art festival STARTAS aims to develop new international relationships and establish collaboration between Lithuanian and foreign artists, performers, dancers, visual artists, and etc. The organisers are looking for site specific projects to be presented at the festival (indoors – outdoors). Deadline: 1 June 2017.
The grant program focuses on deepening mutual understanding and knowledge-sharing among people on the ground in East and Southeast Asia who are finding solutions to shared issues. Through promoting direct interaction among key players, the grant program aims to survey and analyze situations in target countries, obtain new perspectives, and expand the potential of future generations.One of the topic areas is: Creating New Culture: Toward a Common Platform for Asia. Deadline: 20 June 2017.
This 8-day programme is designed to provide learning and thinking opportunities, mediated by reputed speakers from Para Site’s International Conference as well as by art practitioners from across Hong Kong’s diverse institutional landscape. The programme provides a laboratory for experimentation, posing fundamental questions and ideas that challenge various models of curatorial practice. It will also offer opportunities for networking and enhance the development of systems meant to nurture the participants’ careers. Deadline: 31 May 2017.