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Future Learn (online course): Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World

Get an introduction to issues, agendas and contexts relating to fashion and sustainability in a changing world. The class starts on 9 April 2018.

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UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) > Open call for young writers

2019 marks the 90th Anniversary of the creation of UNIMA. To honour this date, UNIMA is holding an open competition for young writers interested in authoring a script or concept for the puppet theatre that will be performed as part of the UNIMA 90th Anniversary celebrations. UNIMA is in search of a special script/concept for the puppet theatre. This creation will be workshopped into four distinct productions that will be performed in four separate geographical regions of the world: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. Deadline: 15 April 2018.

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Commission internationale du théâtre francophone (CITF) > Appels: Programmes régulier et d'exploration

La Commission internationale du théâtre francophone (CITF) est composée de membres statutaires et de membres associés, représentés à l’Assemblée générale par des fonctionnaires et des experts artistiques choisis parmi les professionnels du théâtre. Le Programme RÉGULIER soutient les coproductions dans toutes les étapes de la création, production et diffusion (voir les critères d’admissibilité). Le Programme EXPLORATION soutient une phase d’exploration en vue de rencontres artistiques pouvant mener à une coproduction. Date limite : 1er mars 2018.

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Barjeel Global Fellowship (USA)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an artist-activated, audience-engaged contemporary art museum. The museum is now accepting applications for the new Barjeel Global Fellowship, offered in collaboration with the Barjeel Art Foundation. This exciting opportunity serves as an opportunity for budding international curators to learn and work in a pioneering, globally-focused American institution and invites a young, new perspective from the Middle East and/or North Africa regions to the MCA. The fellow will engage in exhibition- and/or collection-related research, write reports on possible acquisitions, and help curators plan and organize exhibitions and programming. Deadline: 28 February 2018.

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Open Call for Found Sound China

Found Sound China is a music diplomacy fellowship by Found Sound Nation that brings together eight music producers -- 4 from the U.S. and 4 from China -- for a month of sound collection and collaborative music production. As commercial hip hop and electronic music are currently experiencing unprecedented popularity in China, Found Sound China seeks to promote a DIY music production aesthetic inspired by creative traditions ranging from hip hop to experimental sound art. Deadline: 28 February 2018.

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Etants-donnés - fonds franco-américain pour l'art contemporain / Étant donnés Contemporary Art (USA/France)

Les artistes français, les institutions américaines et les commissaires d'expositions américains peuvent se porter candidats pour des projets se déroulant entre le 1er juin 2018 et le 30 juin 2019. French/France based artists, US institutions and curators can apply for projects to be implemented between the 1st of June 2018 and the 30 June 2019. Dl: 15 / 3 /2018.

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KAMS > Grant Program for International Organizations Presenting Exhibitions of Korean Artists

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) engages in a broad range of international exchange programs to introduce Korea’s contemporary art to an international audience while strengthening its global network. As a part of this effort, KAMS seeks to award grants to International art organizations that 1) invite Korean artists to exhibit, or 2) collaborate with Korean partners – including curators, galleries, and pertinent organizations – to present exhibitions of Korean artists, thereby assisting high-potential Korean artists with extending their reach to international art markets. Deadline: 28 February 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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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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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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The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc. grants

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. There are no deadlines.

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