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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.
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.
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.
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.
Genius Loci festival in Weimar are looking for ideas and concepts for the realisation of walk acts, installations or performances during the next edition of the festival from 27-29 November 2020. Genius Loci Weimar provides a platform for projects in the fields of multimedia, performance, light art or similar with the walk acts along the festival route. Submitted projects must be weather-resistant and available during the whole weekend from 27-29 November 2020, daily, between 6pm and midnight. Deadline: 30 September 2020.
Nida Art Colony is organising a new research/residency programme called Neringa Forest Architecture. Applications are sought from researchers, designers, architects and artists from Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, the Åland Islands and Greenland, for the period December 2020 – March 2021. Designers, architects, artists, historians, new materials’ scientists and forest researchers, in particular women and underrepresented minorities, are invited to propose projects. Deadline: 1 November 2020.
Uniarts Helsinki > Performance Philosophy Problems 2021: Call for Participation & BIPOC Bursary (Finland)
The fifth international Performance Philosophy conference will take place 9-12 June 2021 in Helsinki, Finland. In addition to individual and panel presentations, the conference organisers invite participants for a new organisational model in which keynote speakers will be replaced by collective agencies: key groups (KGs). Alongside other forms of support (including access costs), the conference is offering a bursary for an artist or scholar who identifies as black, indigenous, and/or a person of colour. Deadline: 15 December 2020.
The two-part exhibition ‘In VR we trust’ will take place at the Nudel in Zeitz 22-25 April 2021 and at the NRW Forum in Düsseldorf 13-16 May 2021. The organisers are looking for works that critically deal with a set of questions including 'Why should artists deal with VR?' and 'What can VR art look like that primarily triggers an artistic and not a media experience?'. Selected works will each be shown for one day at the NRW Forum in Düsseldorf and at the Nudel in Zeitz in two four-day discursive exhibitions. Deadline: 30 September 2020.
Fondation Fiminco, in partnership with the European S+T+ARTS (Science, Technology & the Arts) programme and the Sony CSL Paris research laboratory (Computer Science Laboratories), is launching a call for applications from visual artists of all disciplines, from all over the world, to undertake a residency (creative research and production). The framework for the residency is ‘Urban mobility: exploring new imaginaries’, and it will take place January to May 2021 at Fondation Fiminco, located in Romainville (Seine-Saint-Denis) and the Sony CSL laboratory, located in Paris. Deadline: 15 October 2020.
The Academy for Theater and Digitality in Dortmund, Germany brings together staff and fellows to explore innovative technologies, changing work structures, and new narrative forms. The Academy is currently calling for applications for the research period running September 2021 to January 2022. The call is addressed to people interested in researching artistic-technical contexts in digital narratives in theatrical spaces and their practical implementation. Group applications with up to three members are permitted. Deadline: 4 October 2020.