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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.).
L'appel pour le fonds général de mobilité du Fonds Roberto Cimetta sera ouvert dès le 1er janvier 2018 avec une échéance au 31 janvier 2018. The call for the general mobility fund of the Roberto Cimetta Fund will be open from 1 January 2018 with a deadline on 31 January 2018.
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.
Change of Scene is looking for cooperative projects that address prevailing social themes and change, and manifest them in a joint artistic response. This last call for proposals is directed at city and state theaters as well as independent companies from the German-speaking realm (Germany, Austria or Switzerland) who wish to develop a new artistic project with a partner from North Africa or Eastern Europe. Deadline: 15 February 2018.
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.
The non-profit Allianz Cultural Foundation initiates and sponsors multilateral art, culture and education projects in Europe and the Mediterranean fostering mutual understanding and dialogue that transcends borders. Its main focus is on cross-disciplinary and contemporary projects that put innovative approaches in art, culture and education into practice and that help shape social change in the spirit of European integration. They particularly support programs that promote exchange, encounters and digitization, that ignite enthusiasm for the European project in young people, and that forge sustainable ties between participating players. Deadline: 1 March 2018.
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.
The Prince Claus Fund’s Ticket Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners by covering travel costs, in particular for artists and cultural practitioners living in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, non-EU Balkans and non-EU Eastern Europe who wish to travel within these areas. Please note that the Mobility Fund is not accepting applications at the moment. However, the Mobility Fund will open again on 1 February 2018, and you are welcome to submit your application after that date.
In 2012, the Federal Cultural Foundation established the TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries in order to encourage a wide range of German institutions to shift their focus on the artistic production and cultural debates in African countries.In order to respond to the continued interest in these joint projects, the Federal Cultural Foundation has extended the programme with additional funding until 2021 (originally scheduled to end in April 2020). Deadline: 31 March 2018.
The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER), and the Whiting Foundation announce a new call for proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until 31 December 2017 at 17:00 Amsterdam time (CET). Applications received after this deadline cannot be considered.
This fund is exclusively for East African nationals and residents looking to travel to either Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda or Ethiopia (18-35 years old). The Mobility East Africa grant programme accepts applications all year round. You can apply at any time but grant review can take up to 3 months.
STEP stands for ‘Supporting Travel for Engaged Partnerships’. The STEP travel grants funding programme has been initiated and managed by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo (CdSP). STEP travel grants support creative and critical individual cultural workers who are travelling across Europe and neighbouring countries, to help foster a society with greater solidarity, equality and a stronger sense of social justice. You should apply at least 60 days before the mobility.
The mobility programme Moving MENA of the Goethe-Institut in Cairo makes it possible for cultural actors, particularly from the Arab countries Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Jordan, to participate in festivals, exhibits, and other relevant events in Germany and also in other countries of the Arab world. In some cases, travel for the research of future projects can also be supported.There is no specific deadline but applicants should be aware of the visas' timeframe to apply for support.
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.Preference will be given to projects between German and non-European partners, particularly from transition countries. Deadlines: for 2017: April 30, 2017 and for 2018: October 30, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
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.