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British Council > Ise City Residency (Japan)

The British Council has launched an open call seeking five UK-based artists working in any art form, to travel to Japan for an artistic research residency as part of 'UK in Japan 2019-20'. During the two-week research residency, five UK artists will take part in a programme which includes: visits to hidden parts of Ise Shrine which are not generally opened to the public; travel to other cultural heritage sites and meetings with Japanese Shinto priests, craft makers, local residents as well as Japanese contemporary artists. Deadline: 31 May 2019.

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Asia-Europe Foundation > Call for articles for on #Peripheries is an online platform offering up-to-date information on arts, culture & heritage from 51 countries in Asia & Europe. It is a website for artists, cultural professionals, policy makers and anyone interested in international cultural co-operation. is looking to commission a series of articles related to the topic of peripheries, be it smaller cities, islands or rural areas that are geographically distant from the big cultural centres. Deadline: 15 May 2019.

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Paradise AIR (Japan) > LONGSTAY Programme 2019

This year, the organisers have invited Futoshi Hoshino as the programme’s guest researcher, who will be accompanying the artists on their residency. The theme of the open call is “Unknown Pleasures”. Also, the term of the residency will be divided into two parts – Research and Creation – which will hopefully offer artists a chance to observe and engage with the city in more depth. Deadline: 30 April 2019.

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Taipei Artist Village & Treasure Hill (Taiwan) > International residency programmes

AIR Taipei has two residency locations, Taipei Artist Village (TAV) and Treasure Hill Artist Village (THAV). Taipei Artist Village is a four-story building located in the heart of Taiwan's vibrant governmental district in Taipei City. There are currently three calls: International Residency Program 2020, Contemporary Meets Classical–Thematic Residency Program 2020 and 2020 Treasure Hill Light Festival Art Project. Deadline: 10 June 2019.

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Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and Robert Bosch Stiftung > Crossing Borders programme > open call

Through the Crossing Borders programme, the organisers fund international research trips by authors, filmmakers and photographers: from China (incl. Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam, to Germany and from German-speaking countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The organisers welcome applications from authors, filmmakers and photographers who intend to gather information first hand, visit authentic sites and dare to forge their own, new perspective. The intended publication may range from literary and essayistic prose works, poetry, photo-text volumes, children’s and young adults’ literature, scripts for documentary and feature films, to radio programs and multimedia productions. Deadlines: 30 April and 31 October 2019.

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Mobility Fund by Prince Claus Fund

The Prince Claus Fund’s Mobility Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners. The Mobility Fund is now accepting applications for countries listed in the DAC List (please check it). This year, in addition to the regular support of the Mobility Fund, the Prince Claus Fund in cooperation with Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is issuing a mobility call specifically for artists and cultural practitioners from the following Asian countries: - Bangladesh - Pakistan - Cambodia - Philippines - Lao DPR - Vietnam - Myanmar - China - India - Kazakhstan - Indonesia - Malaysia - Mongolia - Thailand, and particularly from women and minority groups.

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Alliances françaises en Chine > Tour manager > Appel à projets

Vous êtes un artiste, une structure culturelle, ou un professionnel, la plateforme Tour Manager est faite pour vous ! Elles en sélectionnent entre 40 et 50, qui sont autant d’occasions pour les artistes de partager des moments inoubliables, en Chine. Date limite : 30 avril 2019.

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Villa Saigon > Appels à candidatures: Villa Saigon et A.Farm x Villa Saigon

A travers le programme de résidence « Villa Saigon », l’Institut français du Vietnam crée une passerelle entre la jeune création contemporaine française et la scène culturelle vietnamienne, en invitant chaque année douze artistes ou collectifs français, de toutes disciplines, à développer un projet de création au Vietnam. Aussi, pour la première fois, l'IF du Vietnam s’associe à A.Farm, un nouvel espace “incubateur” de talents, piloté par Nguyen Art Foundation ainsi que les centres d’art Mot+++ et Sàn Art, pour proposer un nouveau programme destiné aux artistes visuels français désirant réaliser un projet au Vietnam, dans le cadre d’une résidence avec studio en totale immersion dans la scène artistique locale. Date limite : 3 mai 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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ASEF > 2019 > Mobility First Travel Grants

Plan to apply for the ASEF Mobility First travel grants for travels between Asia and Europe, within Asia, Australia/New Zealand and Europe and Russian Federation to Europe. Check carefully the 2019 deadlines, dates of travels and the eligible countries.

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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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TelepART - Mobility Support

TelepART Mobility Support promotes opportunities for performing artists to travel and perform internationally. It is a light micro-funding format aimed for emerging and semi-established professional artists. Run by the Finnish Cultural Institutes, the platform hopes to generate more cultural exchange opportunities between Finland and the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Francen Germany Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Ongoing deadlines.

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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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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!

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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.

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