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Applications are currently open for Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS)’s International Creator Residency Programme, targeted at individual creators working in visual arts, film, design and architecture. Residencies last three months, taking place September – November 2021 or January – March 2022. Applicants should reside outside of Japan and have 5 years or more of experience in their specialised area of expertise. Both individuals and duo creators can apply. Deadline: 24 June 2020.
The ninth edition of Singapore Art Week will be held 22-30 January 2021. This nine-day celebration of the visual arts will take place across Singapore, from arts and cultural institutions and private galleries, to art precincts, independent art spaces and public spaces. Artists, collectives, institutions, organisations and other art intermediaries are invited to propose projects for the Art Week. Proposals that involve collaborations with foreigners are eligible, as long as the lead applicant (who plays a lead role in the production) and at least half the artistic team/cast is Singaporean or a permanent resident. Deadline: 8 June 2020.
Mekong Cultural Hub / British Council > SEAΔ 2020-2021 (Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia)
SEAΔ is a programme co-created by Mekong Cultural Hub and British Council that creates space for cultural practitioners to reflect on how their work in arts and culture can contribute to sustainable development within South East Asia through their individual and collective leadership. The focus area for 2020-2021 is 'Biotrade'. The programme has four stages, with gatherings taking place in countries in South East Asia between November 2020 and September 2021. 10 Fellows will be selected from 10 countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Deadline: 15 July 2020.
Japan Foundation > Call for Proposals for International Cultural Exchanges During the COVID-19 Crisis
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok is seeking project proposals for new ideas and approaches on how to implement and/or experiment with cultural exchange projects in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The call is open to individuals, teams and non-profit organisations of any nationality. Proposed projects are expected to promote cultural exchange between Japan-Thailand and/or regional exchange in Asia. Deadline: 30 May 2020.
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.
The Pier-2 Artist-in-Residence Programme (PAIR) is run by Pier-2 Art Center, a harbourside facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. For 2021, the organisers are organising the programme around the theme of ‘Ocean: The Dark Side’. The residency will last 60-90 days, and take place between 1 March 2021 and 31 December 2021. Artists from all over the world are invited to apply. Deadline: 31 May 2020.
Science Gallery Bengaluru > Open Call for Interactive and Participatory Works for ‘Contagion’ Exhibition (India)
Science Gallery Bengaluru seeks interactive, participatory works for Contagion, an exhibition that explores the phenomenon of the transmission of emotions, behaviours, and diseases. Proposals can be for artworks, video, performance, poetry, craft, sound, web-based work, socially engaged work, live experimentation, design, data sharing, etc. Applicants can also propose activities for a public programme around the exhibition. Proposals using digital platforms are especially sought. Deadline: 30 May 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!