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December 2017 Cultural Mobility Deadlines

Even if many of you will be soon on holiday for the end of the year's celebrations, do not forget these cultural mobility funding opportunities whose deadlines are in December (funding, calls, residencies, collaborations, training, jobs etc.).

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12e édition du Festival TransAmériques (Canada) > Appel à candidatures

Les Rencontres internationales de jeunes créateurs et critiques des arts de la scène consistent en un séjour de 11 jours réalisé du 28 mai au 7 juin 2018 dans le cadre de la 12e édition du Festival TransAmériques qui se déroulera du 23 mai au 7 juin 2018 à Montréal. La délégation 2018 rassemblera des créateurs.trices et critiques venant de France, de Wallonie-Bruxelles, de divers pays de la Francophonie et du monde arabe, d’Allemagne, d’Italie, d’Amérique latine, de Suisse, du Québec et du Canada. Différentes dates limites en général jusqu'au 31 janvier 2018.

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Fogo Island Arts (Canada) > artists in residence

FIA residencies are intended for professional contemporary artists with specialized training, recognition among their peers, and a history of public presentation of their work in a professional context. Applications are welcome from Canadian and international contemporary artists working in a wide range of disciplines including visual art, film, arts writing, music/sound, curating, design, and theory. Deadline: 21 December 2017.

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La Bande Vidéo (Québec) > Open call for artists

La Bande Video is inviting artists working in media arts (or artists seeking to experiment with the videographic medium) to submit proposals for : exhibitions or production residencies or exhibitions residencies. Deadline: 15 January 2018.

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USArtists International

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets. Deadlines: 1 December 2017 and 5 April 2018.

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Los Paisanos de El Chamizal & National Park Service (Texas, USA) > Two open calls for performances

The two calls are for Modern Artistic Latin Performances and Siglo de Oro Period Theatrical Performances. The Festival brings theatre companies from all over the world to perform works from the 16th and 17th centuries, known as the Golden Age of Spanish art and culture; however, this year the organisers are expanding the festival to include modern works. Deadline: 15 December 2017.

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International Award 'UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21' > Call for participation

The objective of the International Award 'UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21' is, to recognise leading cities and individuals that have distinguished themselves through their contribution to culture as a key dimension in sustainable cities. Deadline: 16 March 2018.

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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (USA) > Open Call 2018 Artist-in-Residence Opportunities

Residency opportunities are open to national and international artists 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, music composition, and choreography. Deadline: 15 December 2017.

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Africa Centre > Open call for residencies (Italy, USA, Spain, Brazil and Australia)

Africa Centre is now accepting applications for its 2017 Artist In Residency (AIR) Programmes. They are offering residencies in Australia, Brazil, Spain, Italy and the United States. They are seeking high calibre African artists, in different stages of their development (from emerging to late career), who are provocative, innovative, and stretching the boundaries of their artistic practice. The residencies are available to composers, writers, video/filmmakers, curators, visual and performance artists as well as other forms, whose work is inspired by or relates to the challenges facing humanity. Deadlines: 1 December for Mid-Late Career Artists and 16 December for Emerging-Mid Career Artists.

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DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland (USA) > Fellowships

The program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world through a competitive application process. Fellows attend a four-week residency in Washington, D.C. each summer for three consecutive years and receive ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies. Applicants must currently serve as an executive or department head within an arts or cultural organization and have a minimum of five years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization.Deadline: 15 December 2017.

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Vermont Studio Centre > Displaced Artist Fund (USA)

Vermont Studio Center’s Displaced Artists Fund exists to assist visual artists and writers displaced due to natural disasters, climate change, or political turmoil or threat by providing residencies in a safe and supportive community of creative peers. Applications on a rolling basis.

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Institute of International Education (USA) > New programme to assist threatened artists

The Institute of International Education announced on 26 May the launch of a programme to save the lives and work of artists who face persecution in their home countries. The new Artist Protection Fund (APF), a three-year pilot programme supported by a $2.79 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will make life-saving fellowship grants to threatened artists from any field of artistic endeavor, and place them at host universities and arts centers in countries where they can safely continue their work and plan for their future.

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World Cultures Connect, a new international networking platform for the cultural and creative sectors

World Cultures Connect is an online meeting place for cultural managers and creative or artistic professionals to promote their work and services, discover and connect with new partners, tools and resources to support their international work. This newly launched project allows any individual or organisation to create a free profile to join a community of international artists and organisations talking about artistic exchange, global mobility and new opportunities. Join today and start connecting!

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UN post-2015 development agenda : final round of talks: Take action!

Check the latest contribution on targets and indicators from the collective of global networks leading the “Future we wants include culture” campaign. You can assist the collective of global networks by ensuring that the text is being sent to your country’s national negotiation team leaders and share examples of good practices linked to the proposed cultural indicators.

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Art Basel: Crowdfunding platform for visual art projects

Art Basel has launched an exciting new digital initiative in partnership with Kickstarter, the funding platform for creative projects. Designed specifically for non-profit visual arts organizations from all over the world, the initiative will offer visibility and support for a wide variety of artistic projects, selected by an independent jury. Discover the projects and propose yours!

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