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The Prize fulfils the organization’s fundamental mission of promoting intercultural dialogue by rewarding significant contributions made by two eminent individuals, groups or institutions (one from the Arab States and the other from elsewhere) to the development, promotion and spread of Arab culture through artistic, or intellectual work that enhances mutual understanding. Proposed candidates should have earned an international reputation in their field of competence. Bearing in mind the significant contribution of women, please take this opportunity to propose renowned female candidates. Deadline: 31 August 2018.
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.
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. The target group comprises professional artists and ensembles abroad and in Germany, which demonstrably lack sufficient resources to realize their coproduction project on their own. With the International Coproduction Fund the Goethe-Institut would like to support the unrestricted international and intercultural exchange of artists and their ideas. The facilitation of such an exchange and the networking it spawns among the various players are equally as important as the productions resulting from the project. Deadline: 15 October 2018.
Les Résidences Sur Mesure permettent à des artistes français ou étrangers résidant en France, d’effectuer et/ou d’approfondir une recherche personnelle afin de mener le projet de leur choix, à l’étranger, dans les pays indiqués. Le second dispositif s’adresse aux Collectifs d’artistes et de créateurs français – ou domiciliés en France depuis plus de cinq ans - qui souhaitent développer un projet de recherche et de création dans les pays de l’Union Européenne pendant une durée d’un à deux mois. Date limite : 13 septembre 2018.
Much awaited by artists and cultural professionals, the survey’s findings should serve to inform policy decision makers and send an empowering message to the global community– one that allows future generations of creators to make a living from their work. The findings of the survey will be presented by the UNESCO Director-General to the 40th session of the General Conference in Autumn 2019. Deadline: 23 November 2018
Institut français > Programme Stendhal et Résidences sur Mesure (arts visuels, architecture, design)
Le programme Stendhal soutient des auteurs de langue française dont le projet d'écriture justifie un séjour à l'étranger d'une durée d'un mois minimum. Date limite: 1er septembre 2018. Les Résidences Sur Mesure permettent à des artistes confirmés d’effectuer et/ou d’approfondir une recherche afin de mener le projet significatif de leur choix, à l’étranger, dans les pays indiqués. Disciplines concernées en 2019 : arts visuels & architecture, design. Date limite : 13 septembre 2018.
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce the open call for its 2019-20 dissertation fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world. The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand US dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to two fellowships will be granted each year. The fellowship duration must range from 4-6 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. Deadline: 15 November 2018.
Le programme de mobilité internationale Passerelle Méditerranée - Île-de-France a été mis en place afin de propager la culture en dépassant les frontières géographiques et sociales. Ce programme s'adresse à tout·e entrepreneur·e âgé·e de 18 à 30 ans dont le projet porte sur les arts et la culture tout en insufflant une nouvelle dimension à son projet grâce à la confrontation de ses idées avec un·e homologue étranger·e. Parmi les conditions d'éligibilité: résider dans l'un des pays/régions suivants: France (Île-de-France) | Maroc | Tunisie | Algérie | Liban | Jordanie. Candidatures possibles jusqu'au 1er septembre 2018.
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 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. Check the conditions before applying (open on a rolling basis).
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!