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As part of its 2020 residency programme, the VR arts festival VRHAM! is looking to host two teams (one international) who are currently developing a groundbreaking and innovative VR-/AR-/XR-project. Residencies will take place 31 May – 4 June 2020. The presentation of the works will then take place during the opening weekend of VRHAM!, 5-8 June 2020. Deadline: 12 April 2020.
The Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid is calling for applications for three research residencies. The residencies are connected to its EU project Our Many Europes, which looks at various artist and activist trends from the 1990s. Residencies will run for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 12 months in the period spanning 4 May 2020 – 30 April 2021. Deadline: 15 days after museum activity resumes.
Tallinn Art Hall, Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art, and the ZKM I Centre for Art and Media are jointly calling for European art practitioners / theoreticians to apply for one of the three production residencies taking place in Karlsruhe, Tallinn, and Tirana from 1 September – 31 October 2020 and from 1 May – 30 June 2021. The organisers invite applications not only from those working in the field of virtual media but also artists and theoreticians with various artistic and theoretical practices and outcomes. Deadline: 30 April 2020.
REAKTOR, a privately run transdisciplinary art institution based in Vienna, is calling for conceptual proposals for a visual arts project that will respond to the architecture of the organisation's main hall. The chosen artists will be invited to flesh out and implement their submitted concept as part of a 1-2 week residency in July 2020, and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition in October 2020. Deadline: 31 May 2020.
V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary centre for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Its Summer Sessions are short-term international art and technology residencies for emerging artists and designers, taking place at institutions in six countries. Residencies last approximately eight weeks and take place between June and September. Applications are open to artists from the sponsoring countries: Taiwan, Spain, South Korea, Croatia, China, and Argentina. Deadline: 1 May 2020.
Taking place in Zurich every year, the Zürcher Theater Spektakel is one of the most renowned international festivals of contemporary performing arts. Street art is an integral part of the event, and the curated programme takes place on open air stages (one of them roofed) located at the centre of the festival site. Applications are invited from traditional street art, physical theatre, nouveau cirque, puppet theatre, clowning, performance, dance, and other similar acts. Unplugged concerts are also possible. Deadline: 31 May 2020.
The aim of the international visual arts competition The Victim of Vukovar 1991 is to establish a dialogue with contemporary art practices based on the culture of memory and symbolism of war and the suffering of the city of Vukovar. The competition will select four new works of art (that have never been presented to the public) to be exhibited in Zagreb in June 2020. It is open to professional artists (not students) who are EU Member States citizens, working in the field of visual arts. Artists can apply individually, in pairs or as a part of an art collective. Deadline: 9 April 2020.
Open Call for International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival, ‘The Wonders of Possible’ (Italy)
Organised by Kyber Theatre, the 7th Edition of the International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival ‘The Wonders of Possible’ will take place in Cagliari, Italy during November 2020. The current open call, addressed to Italian and international artists, is for projects on the topic of ‘Interaction between arts and technology’. Participation is open to artists working individually, or in a group of maximum 5 people. Deadline: 15 May 2020.
In 2020, the Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize will be awarded for the best playwriting response to the theme ‘Forgiveness and Retribution’. The Prize is aimed at encouraging theatre writers at the start of their careers to explore and challenge philosophical ideas using the dramatic form. A winner and several runners up will be invited to attend the Fellowship’s annual Symposium in Fjällnäs, Sweden. The Prize is open to theatre writers from around the world above 18 years of age. Deadline (extended): 15 April 2020.
Gabriela Tudor Foundation in Bucharest, in partnership with the residency centre AGITLab in Agueda and the City of Agueda, is launching the Gabriela Tudor 2020 residency programme, aiming to support mobility and artistic creation in the field of dance and contemporary art. Residencies take place over approx 4 weeks at two locations: in Agueda, Portugal (1-28 September 2020) and in Bucharest, Romania (8-30 September 2020). Deadline (extended): 1 May 2020.
1646, a project-space for contemporary art, is offering a residency for international artists and curators to stay and work/research at their venue in the centre of The Hague, Netherlands. The residency period runs from September to December 2020. Exact dates and duration will be decided by the applicants in conversation with 1646, but residencies are a maximum of two months. Children or partners can accompany the artist. Deadline: 1 May 2020.
The housing association Peabody is seeking proposals for a significant new art commission of ambition and scale that will raise the profile of Thamesmead (an area of south-east London, England), taking inspiration from its current and future communities. Proposals are welcomed from individual artists and creative practitioners, cultural organisations, and consortiums of artists or organisations. The project should be undertaken July 2020 – March 2022 (although the work can be completed sooner). Deadline (extended): 18 May 2020.
Socially engaged artists are invited to join a one-month artist residency in the villages of Deleyna and Sinagovtsi (Vidin, Bulgaria), organised by the project platform Ideas Factory. The residency will take place 1 -30 June 2020. This call is addressed to artists from Europe (including non-EU countries). However, two scholarships covering participation are reserved for Balkan artists who have strong will to participate but limited resources to do so. Deadline: 15 April 2020.
Flekkefjord is a small town in the south of Norway. In 2020, it will hold the fifth edition of its street arts festival, and the organisers are looking for a street artist to work on the wall of a tower in the town. The artist is expect to arrive from 1 June 2020. Work needs to be completed 5 June, and then the festival begins on the 6th. The theme for the project is ‘Change’. Deadline: 10 April 2020.
MOST is a project that aims to boost the music market of the Balkans by connecting and supporting actors of the world music scene. It has a number of programmes running through 2020-2021 that support artists, managers, festivals and institutions. Open to applicants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. Deadlines: 12 March 2020 & 15 April 2020.