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The award will be presented to a professional photographer of any age, sex or nationality who wishes to cover a social, economic, political or cultural issue in a journalistic manner. The award is given in order to allow the winner to produce a story that has never been told but that the photographer cannot find support for within the media. Deadline: 14 June 2018.
Acts of Life wants to understand the intertwined idea of nature and culture, as a character that plays out differently in new urban settings between vulnerability and resilience, ephemerality and viscosity. The organisers (Goethe Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila and NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore ) invite creative and interdisciplinary working scholars of related fields (e.g. art, design, architecture, urbanism, humanities, digital sciences, etc.) to participate in a short-term residency in both Singapore and the Philippines, Manila. The participants (who who live and work in Southeast Asia and/or Germany) will work on their respective fields of research, together with selected counterparts of their interest, deploying conceptual, terminological, or methodological research tools. Deadline: 30 May 2018.
Asia Research Institute, NUS, with National Gallery Singapore: Call for papers > CFP | Shifting Undergrounds in East and Southeast Asia: Transformations and Declinations of Cultural Self-Expressions and Communities in Cityscape
To critically re-examine what kind of social, ideological, cultural or conceptual significance undergrounds may still have in East and Southeast Asian cities today, this conference seeks new methodological and theoretical approaches that decipher the trajectories and narratives of undergrounds in relation to the geopolitical and sociocultural transformations and their impact on the urban environment. Moving image works primarily from Southeast Asia and wider Asia will be shown, accompanied by talks and panel discussions. Deadline for conference papers: 25 May 2018.
Kyoto Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence Programme offers support to emerging artists and art researchers who wish to pursue creative activities in Kyoto. The organisers switch between hosting visual artist and performing artist every year. In 2019, the programme is open for visual artists / researchers. Deadline: 30 June 2018.
The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori Public University opened in December 2001 as an artistic institution centered on an ‘Artist in Residence’ (AIR) program. Invited artists shall be active in the contemporary art sector. Artists should also be involved in local community life. The artist should be able to explain his or her artwork, and to give lectures or workshops in English or Japanese as part of the exchange program. Deadline: 11 May 2018.
In 2019, “i Light Marina Bay” will be rebranded as “i Light Singapore” to reflect geographical expansions into the Civic District and Singapore River. At the same time, the festival will kick off on 28 January, in conjunction with the launch of the Singapore Bicentennial (SB) commemoration. Artists are invited to propose their interpretation of the theme as an installation at Singapore’s Marina Bay, Civic District and Singapore River. Deadline: 18 May 2018.
To commemorate its 20th anniversary in 2017, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) builds upon its support to cultural mobility over the past 2 decades by launching Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative, a new fund that supports the movement of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals in Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries. The next deadlines for 2018 are 25 April, 31 May and 30 June 2018 (check carefully the calendar for travel dates).
Art Center Nabi operates a global residency program for media artists. Continuing from 2016, Art Center Nabi holds the 3rd Nabi Artist Residency program which works as the platform that communicates and experiments at the intersection of art and technology with talented artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Collaborating with Netherland V2_, Art Center Nabi awaits for the participation of many enthusiastic artists interested in this program. Deadline: 10 May 2018.
Le programme de résidence Villa Saigon s’adresse aux artistes ou collectifs de nationalité́ française ou résidant en France, de toutes disciplines, engagés professionnellement dans la création contemporaine. Il a pour ambition de favoriser le dialogue artistique qui existe entre la France et le Vietnam. C’est pourquoi le principe de la Villa Saigon est que les candidats à la résidence doivent avoir identifié un partenaire ou une structure locale avec lesquels sera mené leur projet. C’est un des critères principaux de sélection des projets pour le jury et cela constitue la garantie d’une résidence intégrée dans la scène culturelle d’Ho Chi Minh-Ville. Date limite : 31 mai 2018.
The special issue of the Online Magazine InterArtive will be dedicated to Walking Art. Theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject are invited to participate. This special issue aims to address this important topic, by focusing on the realization of the walking approach as art practice, its theoretical background and the historical approaches of walking. Deadline: 31 May 2018.
La plateforme Tour Manager pour postuler pour une tournée dans le réseau des 15 Alliances françaises en Chine est ouverte du 15 février au 31 mai 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.
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.Preference will be given to projects between German and non-European partners, particularly from transition countries. Deadlines: for 2017: April 30, 2017 and for 2018: October 30, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
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!