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The multimedia platform Nawaat.org are calling on artists, multimedia technicians, developers, web architects, designers and journalists to apply for a creative media projects incubator structured around a series of residencies and events. Collaborations will take place during sessions that span 3 to 6 months of work (starting September 2020), and will be presented online or during exhibitions. Open to residents or nationals of Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and Lebanon, between 25-45 years old. Candidates can respond individually or collectively. Deadline: 15 August 2020.
Do you run a festival or other cultural event? Is social transformation through art at the heart of your work? Do you collaborate – or wish to collaborate - with colleagues from MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and could use institutional support? Your information will help Drosos Foundation make a global map of festivals that focus on the transformative power of art and feed their reflection on supporting future collaborations. Deadline: 20 July 2020.
Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg has launched a call that seeks to enable a modest ‘breathing space’ for arts practitioners, organisations and networks across the sub-continent to rethink ways of working and reimagine the shape and position of cultural and creative work. The call is open to artists, collectives and organisations from across the African continent, excluding North Africa, and covers music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, design and interactive media, and interdisciplinary work. Activities covered by the grant should be completed and reported on by the end of April 2021. Deadline: 31 August 2020.
Goethe-Institut / Federal Foreign Office of Germany > International Relief Fund for Organisations in Culture and Education
On the initiative of the Goethe-Institut and Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, institutions working in international cultural cooperation have set up a relief fund. It is aimed at organisations outside the European Union whose commitment is of great importance for artistic freedom and for a pluralistic society. Structural projects (including projects to develop new digital formats or ways of working) can be funded in the period September - December 2020. An online platform is available for applications from 20.6.2020 to 30.6.2020.
The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg calls for proposals for the 2021 edition of the Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS), a multi-disciplinary roving project space support programme for South Africa. The programme supports work realised in any part of South Africa; ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; in any discipline including visual art, performing arts, film, music or combinations of these forms. Deadline: 17 August 2020.
« Des mots à la scène » est un fonds de production des écritures dramaturgiques contemporaines d'Afrique et des Caraïbes lancé par l'Institut français. Il vise à valoriser les auteurs du Sud peu connus ou joués en favorisant la production de nouvelles mises en scène. Il est financé par le ministère de la Culture. En raison des difficultés liées aux mobilités internationales qui impacteront le monde les prochains mois, le dispositif « Des mots à la scène » sera plus flexible pour soutenir les premières séquences in-situ des créations . Il s’adressera aussi aux auteurs de la diaspora en 2020. Date limite: 15 septembre 2020.
Prince Claus Fund > Mobility Grant for Women and Minority Groups / Mobility Grant in and from Africa
The Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with ASEF and the British Council, is offering two targeted mobility grants which support travel costs. One supports mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young, women and/or disabled artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries. The other supports emerging artists and cultural practitioners from artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Philippines, Lao DPR, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Thailand. Deadlines: on hold.
Through this grants scheme, the European Cultural Foundation funds emerging artists and cultural workers of 18 years old or older in 59 countries to explore and to exchange views, skills and inspiration, create long-lasting collaborations and to instigate a positive change in their communities. STEP travel grants closed its application procedure on December 2, 2019 In line with ECF’s new 2020 – 25 strategy, the team behind STEP is currently reviewing all their mobility support tools. Stay tuned for new cultural mobility and European experience programmes in 2020. The ECF e-zine will keep you up to date (www.culturalfoundation.eu/ezine).
The British Council, and Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development are issuing a Call for Proposals to support Mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries. The mobility fund is aimed at artists and cultural professionals from the following African countries who are looking to strengthen their cultural practice: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Applications must be received at least 8 weeks before the intended date of travel.
The Prince Claus Fund’s Mobility Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners. The Mobility Fund is now accepting applications for countries listed in the DAC List (please check it). The Fund is currently closed. Stay tuned for further updates.
80 organisations from the cultural sector joined forces in a call to the European Institutions to take into consideration the specific needs of the sector in the context of the trilogue negotiations on the Revision of the Visa Code. Read this statement signed by On the Move and share it!
Culture Resource > Wijhat (Destinations) > International mobility fund for artists and cultural actors
Wijhat (Destinations) is a program developed by Culture Resource while merging the Mawa3eed and Tajwaal programs. It is designed to serve artists and cultural actors in the Arab region by offering grants of up to 8,000 US Dollars to support travel both within and outside the Arab region, thereby enabling the grantees to present their works to new audiences and to engage in new and diverse inter- and intra-Arab cultural exchange experiences. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but there are specific times for evaluating the applications and announcing the grantees.
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!
Prince Claus Fund > Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme (Disaster relief for cultural heritage)
The Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme provides quick help to evacuate, stabilise or rescue cultural heritage under imminent threat of destruction or damaged by man-made disasters, natural disasters or conflict.