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6th Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP)

Through a partnership with the Arab Fund for Art and Culture, together with the Magnum Foundation, the Prince Claus Fund has launched the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) in 2014. ADPP supports creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select up to 10 grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects.Deadline: 1 May 2019.

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10th International Fund for Cultural Diversity (UNESCO)

The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through: the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of and access to a diversity of cultural expressions, including cultural goods, services and activities; the reinforcement of human and institutional capacities of public sector and civil society organizations, deemed necessary to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets in developing countries. Deadline: 13 June 2019.

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Open Call > Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia

The Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) at Cornell University, Dhaka Art Summit and Asia Art Archive, with support from the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories initiative, launch a new research project, Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia. The project brings together a team of leading international faculty and emerging scholars to investigate parallel and intersecting developments in the cultural histories of modern South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Preference will be given to applicants based in East Africa, North Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Deadline: 28 February 2019.

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Berlin-Lagos residency programme 2019

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria, in cooperation with the Arthouse Foundation Lagos and the Berlin Art Institutions Galerie Wedding, ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics and SAVVY Contemporary, is offering two residencies for artists / curators from Berlin in Lagos. The project proposals should deal with the economic, ecological, ethnographic and sociological preconditions of historically evolved places in Lagos. Deadline: 15 March 2019..

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Commission internationale du théâtre francophone > appel à projets

La CITF a été créée en 1987 afin de soutenir la réalisation de projets multilatéraux de création et de circulation théâtrale. 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.Vous pouvez postuler au programme régulier ou d'exploration. Date limite : 1er mars 2019.

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Pro Helvetia > Studio residencies (Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Switzerland, Tunisia)

A studio residency (3 months) for Swiss artists, curators and cultural practitioners in the Arab region (to Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon) or, conversely, in Switzerland for artists, curators and cultural practitioners from the Arab region (from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon). The Artists in Residence program started in Egypt in 2002. After being on hold for five years it was re-launched in 2017. The aim of the program is to enhance cultural exchange and artistic collaborations between Switzerland and the Arab region. Deadline: 1 March 2019.

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Culture at Work Africa > Second call for proposals > Supporting Intercultural Dialogue for Social Cohesion in Urban Africa

Culture at Work Africa is looking to support innovative on-the-ground projects aiming at developing safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue and at promoting active citizenship and intercommunity relations. Projects will seek sustainable outputs and will foster multi-stakeholder national and transregional cooperation, inclusive societies, cultural diversity and equal dignity for all. For the purpose of this call, applications are eligible when presented by organizations (not-for-profit / profit; public/private) legally registered in one of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Deadline: 15 April 2019.

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80 organisations sign a joint statement on the revision of the Schengen Code of visas

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!

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Call for applications: Fund for Korean Art Abroad 2019

The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Korea and the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) engage in a broad range of international exchange programs designed to introduce Korean contemporary art to audiences worldwide. As a part of this effort, KAMS awards grants to international art organizations to assist Korean artists with extending their reach globally into the art market. Are eligible: International art organizations—both commercial and non-profit—that exhibit contemporary artworks by inviting Korean artists and/or collaborating with Korean partners. Deadline: 27 February 2019.

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British Council > Sub-Saharan Africa: Art Connects Us > Call for Expressions of Interest

The BC is seeking expressions of interest from UK based arts organisations / curators / programmers working in any of the following art forms - Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Dance, Architecture, Design, Fashion and Film to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa to connect with the local contemporary art sectors, and undertake their own professional research to be shared with a wider UK sector in their chosen field. The trips should take place between April 2019 and March 2020. The countries covered are: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Deadline: 8 March 2019.

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Mobility Fund by Prince Claus Fund

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. Note from the Prince Claus Fund: the Mobility Fund will open again at the end of February 2019 and you are welcome to submit your application after that date.

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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.

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European Cultural Foundation and Compagnia di San Paolo > STEP travel grants

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. They support all kinds of cross-border creativity - including music, visual art, theatre, dance, film, documentary, multimedia, design, photography, fashion and cultural capacity building. #steptravelgrants guidelines are updated! You can now apply for a larger grant if you choose more #sustainable ways of transport such as bus and train journeys. The deadline to apply is a minimum of 60 days before the departure date.

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British Council, Doen Foundation and Lambent Foundation > Mobility East Africa Travel Grant

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.

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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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