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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.
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.
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.
AMARRE aims to connect forcibly displaced artists (or artists in exile) to their host communities. It is a residency programme that provides a safe working space for the selected artists to develop their projects and share them with the local audience, as well as connect them to the professional networks in their new environments. Each local partner will host and accompany the selected artists in exile in the respective countries with the perspective of supporting a culture of openness, free expression and living together. This call is open to artists 1) of Syrian origin 2) currently in exile 3) in France / Turkey / Lebanon (performing arts / music). Deadline: 15 March 2019.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The OISTAT Sound Design Group (SDG) is pleased to offer free international mentoring opportunities for theatrical sound designers and sound artists and theatrical composers. In order to be eligible for the program, the applicant must reside in a location that lacks opportunities for sound design education. Check out the details and send your questionnaire to the mentorship committee!
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!