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The UNESCO Austin City of Media Arts Steering Committee, in partnership with the Cultural Arts Division within the Economic Development Department, invites professional artists who work in the media arts field (including but not limited to digital arts, film, music, visual and performing arts) from the fourteen UNESCO Media Arts cities to propose an existing or new artwork for inclusion in the international United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Media Arts Exhibition to be held during the SXSW Festival and Conference between March 8-17, 2019. Deadline: 19 October 2018.
The Labs programs at New Frontier work to identify and foster independent artists and creative technologists innovating the art and form of story at the convergence of diverse forms of creative expression; and to build a community of collaborators across diverse disciplines to push the boundaries of story. The project provides one or more of the following points of entry (broadly defined): film, gaming, theater, music, visual arts, creative coding/robotics, literature, design and web/mobile native arts. The project should make a case for how it is innovating on the art and form of story by using new/emerging technologies and platforms to enable the creation of story. International projects will be considered, but all project materials must be provided in English. Deadline: 17 October 2018.
The Programme is designed to encourage foreign organisations and institutions of interest in the cultural field – both public and private – to feature Spanish or Spanish-resident artists, culture professionals and cultural creators in overseas programmes in order to enhance the international visibility, mobility and recognition of the latter, who should preferably be novel or emerging artists, professionals and creators or at an intermediate stage in their careers and in need of international exposure. Deadline: 30 September 2018.
The Fellowships are no longer framed by arts disciplinary practice but rather by the creative process, intention, and an active commitment to community engagement and dialogue. The expanded Fellowship program offers up to three years of support through the initial residency, a follow up project in the US, and subsequently a project in the Fellow’s home country. Eligible countries are: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Deadline: 15 October 2018.
China Residencies & I: project space are seeking a dedicated and aspiring arts administrator for the inaugural Residency Knowledge Fellowship. This year-long paid fellowship takes place in New York and Beijing, and will provide hands-on and theoretical training in every aspect of running an international residency program. To apply you need to be fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese (reading / writing / speaking). Deadline: 1 October 2018.
On offer this year are artist residencies at Bundanon Trust in Australia, Instituto Sacatar in Brazil, Fountainhead Residency & ISCP-NYC in the USA. Residencies at these spaces are available to early and mid-career African artists who predominantly live and work on the continent. The Africa Centre is also accepting applications from mid-late career, highly accomplished artists for residencies at the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center located on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. All residencies are available to innovative, provocative and socially conscious visual and performance artists, composers, fiction and nonfiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, curators, as well as artists working in digital art forms. Deadline: 15 October 2018.
This funding is intended for coproductions by artists in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art, in which hybrid and interdisciplinary formats and the use of digital media may be key components. The target group comprises professional artists and ensembles abroad and in Germany, which demonstrably lack sufficient resources to realize their coproduction project on their own. With the International Coproduction Fund the Goethe-Institut would like to support the unrestricted international and intercultural exchange of artists and their ideas. The facilitation of such an exchange and the networking it spawns among the various players are equally as important as the productions resulting from the project. Deadline: 15 October 2018.
Much awaited by artists and cultural professionals, the survey’s findings should serve to inform policy decision makers and send an empowering message to the global community– one that allows future generations of creators to make a living from their work. The findings of the survey will be presented by the UNESCO Director-General to the 40th session of the General Conference in Autumn 2019. Deadline: 23 November 2018
Appel à projets franco-québécois > la mobilité au service des jeunes professionnels de la culture (18-35 ans)
Une attention particulière est portée sur les projets favorisant les nouveaux partenariats entre institutions, facilitant la circulation des artistes, créateurs et professionnels de la culture tout en étant ancré dans les réalités actuelles des deux sociétés. Ces initiatives permettent d’élargir les champs d’action des professionnels de la culture et sont garantes de découvertes enrichissantes, tant au niveau professionnel que personnel. Les projets de coproduction, de co-création, d’échange d’expertise, ainsi que ceux démontrant un potentiel de développement de marché ou de rayonnement au Québec seront particulièrement considérés, et ce, dans toute la diversité de la coopération culturelle. Date limite : 30 octobre 2018.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.