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In the autumn of 2019 the Nordic Culture Point (NCP) invites Nordic artists to suggest a site-specific art work to be displayed at our premises at Kaisaniemenkatu 9 in Helsinki. This will be the second of three application rounds during 2018-2020. Applications are welcome from artists with a permanent address in a Nordic country, regardless of nationality. Deadline: 15 May 2019.
International Colloquium > Creativity, Innovation and Dialogue for Inclusive Development > Open call for participation (Belgium)
Do you want to have a say in how culture can contribute to innovation, dialogue & inclusive development? Would you like to be part of a growing international network of cultural professionals? Apply to take part in the If you are between 18 and 28 years old and you believe in the role of culture to build a better future for an inclusive society International Colloquium. Participants might come from the following professions or areas of study related to culture and creativity: artists, cultural entrepreneurs, filmmakers, influencers, policy-makers, researchers, activists, etc. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
The Development Programme offers the context of - an experimental intersection for contemporary art, located in a 13th century monastery in the centre of Ghent - as a workspace and an opportunity for the development of artistic practice. Six artists, collectives, small organisations or collaboration initiatives per year are offered a Development Fellowship of up to 3 months: a period of research and development, tailored with and around each selected participant, supported by a team of collaborators and invited guests. Deadline: 2 June 2019.
The Film Africa Travel Grants 2019-2020 is a pilot scheme primarily aimed at filmmakers aged 18-35 working in short form film, as well as those producing virtual reality, immersive storytelling experiences and installations. However, first and second feature directors will also be considered.The purpose of this funding scheme is to enable African filmmakers to present their work in the UK, develop new contact networks and reach new audiences, whilst increasing the exposure of contemporary film and film talent from the African continent in the UK. Deadline: on a rolling basis (based on a list of film festivals).
Random (Italy) > DEFAULT 19 > Call for research-based artists, curators, researchers and professionals
RAMDOM ASSOCIATION is calling for research-based artists to take part in a 6-day group investigation aimed at ideas related to extreme lands and remote areas. Situated at the southern tip of east Italy on the Mediterranean, Gagliano del Capo poses as an ideal location for participants of the DEFAULT 19 Residency to contribute to an investigation of the extreme land.The call is open to all disciplines: artists, curators, and researchers; or coming from other disciplines: writers, anthropologists, linguists, architects, urbanists, geographers and, professionals from scientific disciplines. Deadline: 10 May 2019.
The Birth of Violence is an international coproduction with the participation of Le phénix scène nationale, Theâtre les Tanneurs, Europalia, Romania–France Season, The team is looking for young performers with experience in the performing arts (actors, visual artists, choreographers, dancers, etc.), good speakers of French, with stage presence and availability for 45 days of rehearsals and travelling in Romania (Bucharest), France and Belgium, in the period September – October 2019, 17 – 24 th November 2019 and 17-20 th December 2019. Deadline: 20 May 2019.
Localize, the festival of culture, art and city (Postdam, Germany) > Open call for artistic positions and residencies
Localize, the festival of culture, art and city, invites you to rediscover the Freundschaftsinsel (friendship island) located in the city centre of Potsdam this summer 2019. The organisers are looking for artists who question, confront and challenge the topic of “Islands” through art, light, sound, objects, photography, video, text, intervention or performance. Whether developed on site during a six-week residency or through the submission of thematically appropriate work — they are looking for artwork that focuses on the subject of “Islands”. Deadline: 20 May 2019.
For the first time the Festival invites national and international journalists to visit Festival der Regionen. The organisers believe that journalists and critics are central agents of culture and the arts, their work is crucial, from an informational point of view, as well as in the development of knowledge around the arts and in the mediation with different audiences, favoring the sustainability of the practices and of the artistic community. Can apply: international cultural and social journalists, art writers and critics, bloggers, working for online or offline magazines, newspapers, radio, television or other types of media. Deadline: 5 May 2019.
TAXED TO THE MAX, 26th edition of the International Photography Festival of Noorderlicht (The Netherlands) > Open call
TAXED TO THE MAX seeks out photographers and artists whose work reveals the costs of widespread acceptance towards the effects of a governance catering to rather than scrutinising the interests of the privileged elites. The organisers specifically invite submissions that focus on the unseen, unspoken, hidden, or ignored social, political and human consequences of neoliberal and corporatist policies. Deadline: 15 May 2019.
Circus creators can apply for this European program that aims at identifying singular and creative emerging circus creators and at supporting their creation processes and touring opportunities. Applicants shall be emerging circus creators and residents in European countries. The projects of application can be a circus creation in progress. Deadline: 7 June 2019.
i-Portunus > Test of a new cultural mobility scheme in Creative Europe countries (visual and performing arts)
Between April and September 2019, i-Portunus will issue three Calls for Applications, providing support for 350-500 short-term (15-85 days), international mobilities of artists active in the fields of the performing or visual arts and residing in a Creative Europe country. These mobilities must have a specific and well-defined objective, such as to develop an international collaboration, to engage in a production-oriented residency or in professional development, to present work in another country or to develop projects with local communities in the destination country. The first call is out with a deadline on 15 May 2019.
culture360.ASEF.org 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. culture360.ASEF.org 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.
In its 5th successive edition, the organisers will work with a group of emerging curators,writers, critics, researchers, and other arts professionals from Hong Kong and abroad, through a series of closed-door workshops, lectures, and site-visits. This intensive programme is designed to provide learning and thinking opportunities, mediated by reputed speakers from Para Site’s International Conference as well as by art practitioners from across Hong Kong’s diverse institutional landscape. Deadline: 19 May 2019.
Trust in Play supports emerging practitioners in forming a career out of making urban games and playful urban experiences. Benefits include enhancing your professional capacity (artistic and business skills) and acquiring the tools necessary to start working sustainably. You will be part of an international community of urban game designers, artists, academics and cultural organisations with a basic goal to support your work and improve your financial sustainability. The school organisers actively involve experts with considerable experience in state of the art urban play projects, community-based artistic games and innovative playful experiences. Deadline: 31 May 2019.
The Nordic Summer University (NSU) is commissioning artistic projects, research projects and new collaborations around its historical archive in Copenhagen. They are seeking proposals for works which trace the spread of NSU’s values across the world. The projects will culminate in a mini-festival in Norway in Summer 2020 to celebrate NSU’s 70th anniversary – truly the oldest Nordic institution of its kind! Deadline: 31 May 2019.