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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.
March Meeting 2018 (MM2018) explores issues of resistance through consideration of organising as a primary act of and condition for artistic and cultural production. Over three days, MM2018 provides the opportunity to collectively examine practices in art, writing, film, music and architecture that extend engagement with present and past knowledges of resistance. The MM2018 open call welcomes proposals from artists, writers, curators and art practitioners that resonate with this year’s theme. Applicants are invited to propose a presentation in performance, lecture performance, talk or other form. Deadline: 10 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 IWPA 2018 Award is a photography award organized by the International Women Photographers Association, Antidote Art and Design and Myartspy. Canon Middle East is the official sponsor and Alliance Française Dubai its institutional partner. IWPA’s goal is to provide a platform for women photographers to exhibit their work to a wide and diverse audience, to gain global recognition and to boost their careers creatively and professionally. Last year’s edition received 784 submissions from 84 countries. Deadline: 15 December 2017.
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.
Are welcome visual art proposals from artists, collectives and collaborative groups. These collaborations may be between visual artists and choreographers, composers, filmmakers, writers, curators, theorists or other professionals working in fields such as science or philosophy. Proposals can be made for any media including time-based media, installation, sculpture, artist books or performance. While the Foundation has not set a specific theme or criteria, they are looking for work that relates to or that can be of relevance to the MENASA region. Deadline: 15 January 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.