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Center Stage Korea (CSK), initiated and organized by Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), is a partnership with international presenters. In cooperation with festivals, venues and networks, Center Stage Korea introduces Korea’s diverse performances to audiences around the world, thus strengthening cultural enrichment, mutual understanding and exchange in the field of arts. International presenters (in charge of a festival, venue or network) seeking to organize a program featuring Korean artists/groups can apply. Deadline: 30 November 2018.
Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio is an artist in residence program and facility that opened as a project of Sapporo City in the context of the Sapporo International Art Festival in summer 2014. Surrounded by rich nature and a quiet environment, the building hosts 13 studio apartments, an exhibition space and common studios accessible to the community. There are three open calls: UCCN program (open to the UNESCO Media Arts Cities' natives, workers or residents), Exhibition program and artist-in-school program. Deadline: 21 October 2018.
Ethno Cambodia is a week-long music workshop for young musicians and singers. It’s open to applications from Cambodia, the Mekong Region, and beyond – as long as you have a passion for sharing, learning, and teaching traditional music. There are different bursaries available for trips from Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar (through the Mekong Cultural Hub), Japan and Taiwan. Deadline: 4 November 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. 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.
The Roberto Cimetta Fund re-opens the General Fund for Artistic and Cultural Mobility in the Euro-Arab-Middle East region on 1st October 2018. Artists and cultural operators living and working in Europe, the Arab world and the Middle East (including Turkey, the Balkans and Persian speaking countries) can apply. This call will focus on artists and cultural operators traveling to or from Persian speaking countries (Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan). Deadline: 31 October 2018.
This program aims to support the development of professionals specializing in the study of Japanese art by providing an opportunity for curators and researchers from abroad to conduct research in Japan, and by so doing, promote the study of the field and the introduction of Japanese art overseas. Deadline: 3 December 2018.
The proposed duration of stay in Taiwan cannot exceed six months. For this particular open call, only projects that would take place between January and October 2019 will be taken into consideration. So far, 81 projects have been completed and 19 overseas showcases have been held across Southeast Asia. Deadline: 19 October 2018.
For the year 2019, 1-3 artists will be selected from 21 countries/region in Asia. The programme will take place even more importance on “exchange” with the museum visitors and local community through a creative channel of art. Eligible countries / regions are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Deadline: 10 November 2018.
This is an international open call for the 9th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA), an award that aims to feature French and Singaporean professional artists. Providing a platform to showcase their creative talents to an international audience, this award raises awareness of the experimental and emerging styles of photographic art. It is also organized to promote the exchange of artistic knowledge, experiences, and ideas between the artists from France and Singapore. Deadline: 30 November 2018.
Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe (PAJ Europe) was started by the Japan Foundation in 2006 to revitalise and facilitate the exchange between leading artists in Europe and Japan. The main feature of this scheme is that this grant will be made available to those organisers based in Europe who are planning to organise Japan-related performing arts projects in European regions. There are two grants: Touring Grant and Collaboration Grants. Deadline: 31 October 2018.
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, Germany Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Ongoing deadlines.
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
The Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) – as an exhibition showcasing the present and trends of global ceramics and acting as a gateway for newly emerging artists to acquire a presence in the global art scene – will offer diversified support programs that will help artists expand their worldview. Artists from all parts of the world are welcome to submit works, both artistic and practical, made from clay (ceramics) or made with the theme of clay (ceramics). Deadline for applications: 1-31 October 2018.
Soulangh Artist Village arose from the former Jiali Sugar Factory. The Soulangh Artist Village’s revitalized Japanese era sugar refinery warehouses successfully merge historic architecture with modern design in an area rich in history, culture and agriculture. SAV takes as its theme the concept of ‘Site-Specific Art’. The artworks should respond to the Soulangh Artist Village’s environment, including the warehouses, corridors, the railway landscape, the children’s museum, and either the indoor or the outdoor spaces. Artists into interdisciplinary art, visual art, performance and photography can apply before the 16th of December 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.