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HIAP > Long-distance & Land-Based Trans-Siberian Railway Trip (Finland, Russia, China, Japan)

With the aim of finding tools, mapping and testing options as well as solutions for travelling, HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) are looking for participants for an east-bound train trip from Finland going through Russia (and China) to Japan. The application is open to anyone interested in questions related to travelling, active in the field of art, research and with an interest in ecological and environmental questions. The group will be formed in September 2020 and the trip is to be planned, dependent on the situation, for the year 2021-2022. Deadline: 31 August 2020.

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Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo > ‘#JapanRevisited202x: then–now–after’ Call for Austrian Artists (Online, Japan)

The Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo's project #JapanRevisited202x: then–now–after invites artists from Austria who live in Japan, who have been to Japan, or for whom Japan perhaps only exists in the realm of imagination, to take part in this new, curated online platform (launching September 2020) and subsequent exhibition in Tokyo (planned for 2021). Deadline: 15 August 2020.

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Tsung-Yeh arts and Cultural Center > Artists in Residence Programme (Taiwan)

Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center is located in the Madou district, on the northern outskirts of Tainan city, in an old sugar refinery. The theme for the Center’s 2021 international residency programme is ‘Site-Specific Art’, with artists invited to create works responding to the local environment and culture. Placements can last up to three months. Artists working in visual art, performing art, installation, interdisciplinary contemporary art are invited to apply. Deadline: 11 September 2020.

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Siao-Long Cultural Park > Artists-in-Residence Programme (Taiwan)

Siao-Long Cultural Park is located on the northern outskirts of Tainan city, Taiwan. International artists are invited to apply for SCP's artist in residence programme, which in 2021 takes the concept of ‘Site-Specific Art’ as its theme. Residencies last 45-90 days and take place in the period 1 July 2021 - 30 November 2021. Applications are welcomed from artists working in interdisciplinary modes, or in visual arts, performance or photography. Deadline: 11 September 2020.

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Goethe-Institut / Federal Foreign Office of Germany > International Relief Fund for Organisations in Culture and Education

On the initiative of the Goethe-Institut and Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, institutions working in international cultural cooperation have set up a relief fund. It is aimed at organisations outside the European Union whose commitment is of great importance for artistic freedom and for a pluralistic society. Structural projects (including projects to develop new digital formats or ways of working) can be funded in the period September - December 2020. An online platform is available for applications from 20.6.2020 to 30.6.2020.

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M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2021 (Hong Kong)

Now in its seventh year, the M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2021 will support two separate fellowship projects. The first fellowship will support a Hong Kong–based researcher engaged in investigating topics related to design and/or architectural developments in Hong Kong and its vicinity. The second fellowship will support a researcher engaged in investigating topics related to design and/or architectural developments in a particular geography in Asia, or across the continent. The successful applicants will be attached to M+ (a museum of visual culture in West Kowloon) for three to six months in 2021, conducting independent research, preferably on a full-time basis. Applications are welcome from individuals of all nationalities whose areas of research are in design, architecture, or a related field. Deadline: 16 August 2020.

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The 5th Lih Pao International Sculpture Biennial Awards (Taiwan)

First organised in 2011, the Lih Pao International Sculpture Biennial Awards returns in 2021 and invites sculptors from around the world to submit work on the theme of Infinity. Applications are evaluated in multiple rounds, with a number of the eventual prize winners invited to attend the final ceremony in Taipei. Participants must be under the age of 50, and the submitted work must be created out of materials suitable for permanent exhibition. Deadline: 30 October 2020.

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Prince Claus Fund > Mobility Grant for Women and Minority Groups / Mobility Grant in and from Africa

The Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with ASEF and the British Council, is offering two targeted mobility grants which support travel costs. One supports mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young, women and/or disabled artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries. The other supports emerging artists and cultural practitioners from artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Philippines, Lao DPR, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Thailand. Deadlines: on hold.

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ASEF > Mobility First! 2020 (Asia / Europe)

Mobility First! is a travel grant of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) which aims to enable cultural professionals in Asia and Europe to participate in activities that would benefit their professional development and encourage their positive contributions to society. The scheme is open to individuals travelling from Asia to Europe, or Europe to Asia, within ASEM countries. Deadline: on hold.

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ASEF > Mobility First! Special Open Call

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), through its Mobility First! travel grant, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is launching a special open call that prioritises the mobility support of artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Lao PDR, and Vietnam. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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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). The Fund is currently closed. Stay tuned for further updates.

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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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