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).
Art Moves Africa, the British Council and On the Move are very pleased to present the 2018 edition of the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide for Artists and Cultural Professionals – Africa. The French version of the guide is supported by the Ministry of Culture of France.
The 3rd edition of the Producers’ Academy proposes a global reflection on how professional producers can deploy their skills as cultural ambassadors. Throughout the programme mixing workshops, case studies and round tables, participants will be invited to question their own practice through several philosophical and political filters. This year, the sector will be specifically approached through the prism of care, one of the fundamental concept of feminism. Deadline: 1 April 2018 (for applicants needing a Schengen visa, the preferable deadline is 15 March 2018).
Amarre, in French, means mooring line: rope, cable or chain by which a boat is attached to the shore or to an anchor. AMARRE aims to connect forcibly displaced artists (or artists in exile) to their host communities. It is a residency programme that provides a safe working space for the selected artists to develop their projects and share them with the local audience, as well as connect them to the professional networks in their new environments. There are currently two remaining open calls for Lebanon (1 March) and Belgium (1 May). The call in Lebanon is open to artists 1) of Syrian origin 2) currently in exile 3) in Lebanon. The call in Belgium is open to artists 1) of Syrian origin 2) currently in exile 3) in Belgium or the Netherlands or Luxemburg.
La plateforme Tour Manager pour postuler pour une tournée dans le réseau des 15 Alliances françaises en Chine est ouverte du 15 février au 31 mai 2018.
Applications are invited for an International Fellowship for early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South, on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South. The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the Global North or South for the purpose of writing up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles or a book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study. Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months. Deadline: 27 April 2018.
Open Call for the International Theatre and Music Project “INSTANT ACTS against Violence and Racism 2018” (Germany)
Interkunst e.V., located in Berlin, is looking for young performing artists for their upcoming theatre and music tour "INSTANT ACTS against violence and racism". The project takes place in Germany and Italy (South Tyrol) and is from September 2nd until November 2nd, 2018. The organisers are looking for performers - soloists or duos, between 18 and 30, who are involved in theatre, dance, music, circus (no aerial acts), x-sport, etc. Deadline: 30 April 2018.
“Transgressing boundaries” is the motto of the 2018 course programme. 18 courses – 17 in Hohensalzburg Fortress and one in the Kiefer quarry in Fürstenbrunn – take diverse approaches to topical questions of art production, encompassing all media and going beyond them. Thus students may make their way from painting to sound (song), from performance to installation, from photography to film and video, or they may concentrate entirely on stone sculpture or miniature painting, or combine a number of artistic approaches in explorations culminating in a shared polyphonic city walk. Deadline: 2 May 2018 (3 April for the grants).
La Fondation pour l’art contemporain a initié depuis 2015 un programme de résidence sous la forme d’un prix (Salomon Foundation Residency Award) à Brooklyn, USA, en partenariat avec l’International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). Ce programme permet à un/e artiste de moins de 35 ans issu/e d’un des pays membres de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, de bénéficier d’une résidence de 6 mois à New-York. Date limite : 20 avril 2018.
Study: Cultural Cooperation between the European Capitals of Culture and Cultural Cities of East Asia: Opportunities and Challenges
In the framework of the Forum on Cooperation between European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) and Cultural Cities of East Asia (CCEA) in Shanghai in November 2017, co-organised by the Cultural Diplomacy Platform, a study has been completed by expert Else Christensen-Redzepovic. This study was commissioned by the European Commission and the EU Delegation to China with the objectives of assessing the potentials and challenges for developing a strategic partnership between the EU cultural flagship initiative “European Capitals of Culture” and the trilateral Japan, China, South Korea cultural cooperation initiative “Cultural City of East Asia”.
LabexMed is a Laboratory for Excellence in Mediterranean Studies. Coordinated by the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme in Aix-en-Provence (France), it has the ambition of moving further along the path towards pluridisciplinary and integrated research on the Mediterranean, while building on the strength of its partner units’ disciplines (archaeology, history, anthropology, sociology, geography, political sciences, economics, law, philosophy, epistemology) by encouraging the dialogue between human and social sciences (HSS) and the earth, life and environmental sciences, throughout any time and geographical scales. The program is open to teams composed of 2 to 5 persons including artist(s) and researcher(s). Deadline: 25 April 2018.
Twice annually — respectively for the months of April and November — , the Bibliothek Andreas Züst offers three studio residency stipends. The length of the stay can vary from one to four weeks according to the needs of the stipendiaries. Application for the Studio Residency Stipend is open to national and international cultural workers (individuals or teams of up to a maximum of four persons) across disciplines — visual arts, literature, new media, music, theatre, dance, design, architecture, film, photography, and art-related disciplines. Deadlines: 31 May and 31 October 2018.
The INNOVATION NETWORK OF EUROPEAN SHOWCASES, or INES, is a European cooperation project initiated by eight international showcase festivals and gigmit, the European digital platform for artist booking. INES#pro is a funding programme that supports professionals to attend all those great European showcase festivals out there, to discover bands, create personal networks, be educated and craft powerful synergies. Representatives from labels, publishers, music startups, management’s, booking agencies, media companies and so on are music pros and can register for INES#pro.
Don't miss these opportunities if you are a Brazilian based artist (deadline: 6 March 2018), a New Zealand based artist (deadline: 27 March 2018) and a Chile based artist (deadline: 3 April 2018).
Plovdiv 2019 is announcing an Open Call for cultural organisations, independent curators and artists from Bulgaria and abroad, aiming to stimulate their participation and contribution to the programme of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019. The call aims to support the implementation of small projects, to stimulate community participation, to attract and develop cultural activities in neighborhoods and alternative spaces in Plovdiv. Deadline: 6 April 2018.
Are welcomed works made by opera and theatre institutions, works created by festivals, or works created by individuals: the jury will appreciate a broad range of submissions that demonstrate new developments and dynamism. Special attention will be given to works, whose musical and theatrical vocabulary originates from outside of the Western European tradition. As a guideline for regions where music theatre or opera are not well defined: the organisers encourage interdisciplinary submissions, where music plays the dominant role. Deadline: 30 June 2018.