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Victoria Square Project and partners are inviting applications from emerging artists of all disciplines to participate in a year-long residency programme to reimagine Greek identity. Selected artists will work in teams of four over three months to engage in a series of ‘contextualisations’ of Johannes Pfuhl’s neoclassical sculpture of Hippodamia in Victoria Square in Athens. Deadline: 5 March 2021.
i-Portunus supports the mobility (physical and, if necessary, virtual) of artists, creators and cultural professionals among Creative Europe countries. Its main focus is to connect artists and support international collaborations. The current call is open to composers, musicians and singers, as well as artists, creators and cultural professionals active in cultural heritage, residing in a Creative Europe country. Individuals or groups of up to 5 people can apply. Deadline: 15 April 2021.
Open call for literary translation residencies > Translation in Motion Programme (France, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Sweden, Macedonia, Albania, Latvia, Serbia and UK)
The Translation in Motion consortium of translation residencies invites applications by literary translators working from or into the languages of the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia). Translation in Motion is a programme that aims to enrich and intensify the flow of translated literature in contemporary Europe, and specifically between the Western Balkans countries and the EU member states. Applications till 30 April 2021 (check carefully the calls related to each organisation as some deadlines may be before like for Bulgaria).
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 week residency in summer 2021, and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition in October 2021. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
Mophradat is opening up its venue in Athens as a summer retreat (14 June – 15 July 2021) for artists and their families to live together, where artists can work and children can play in an experiment of communal living. Applicants must be from or have origins in the Arab world, be residing in Europe, and be at present a primary (co-)caregiver and planning to travel with no more than two children under the age of five who will join them in residence. Deadline: 25 March 2021.
Next Page Foundation in Sofia runs a residency programme that aims to connect residents to the Bulgarian literary and publishing field, and to the audiences and cultural life of Sofia. It is currently offering three fellowship for stays of 3-6 weeks, aimed at literary translators and writers of Bulgarian literature. Deadline: 15 March 2021.
From 2020 to 2023, the scientific and artistic collaboration Driving the Human is developing and producing seven tangible prototypes responding to complex contemporary scenarios. Designers, artists, scientists, initiatives, and agents from any other field of expertise, from anywhere in the world, are invited to submit proposals for projects that critically engage with the present. 21 proposals will be selected to present in Berlin 15-17 October 2021, with 7 then chosen for further development. Deadline: 9 April 2021.
EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. EUNIC’s vision is to build trust and understanding between the people of Europe and the wider world through culture. EUNIC is recruiting a director for an initial 3 year contract, starting from 1 August 2021 and working in Brussels. Deadline: 28 February 2021.
Beyond Matter > Virtual Media Residencies for Artists and Theorists (Germany / Estonia / Albania / Online)
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 2021 and from 1 May – 30 June 2022. 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 2021.
Perform Europe supports experiments to make touring of performing arts works in Creative Europe countries more sustainable and inclusive. The ultimate goal of Perform Europe is to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts. This survey is very important as it is the first step towards designing this new support scheme. Through it, the organisers aim to collect information on your experience, needs and priorities. It will only take 10 minutes to complete it!
Light Moves Festival of Screendance > ‘Open Futures’ Residency for Dance and the Digital Arts (Ireland)
Organised by Ireland’s Light Moves Festival, Open Futures 2021 will enable 8 artists, consisting of 4 collaborating pairs, from the fields of dance and the digital arts, to investigate and explore the potential for interdisciplinary exchange that encompasses practices for the stage, gallery, installation, and outdoor settings. Artists from around the world can apply as individuals or duos. Selected artists will undertake two weeks of creative residency (28 June – 3 July 2021 and 27 September – 2 October 2021) in Limerick, Ireland. One pair will be selected to receive a further development grant. Deadline: 5 March 2021.
Elevsis European Capital of Culture > Open Call for Artistic Programme ‘Mysteries of Transition’ (Greece)
In 2023 the city of Elevsis will host the title of the European Capital of Culture (ECoC), presenting a multifaceted programme entitled ‘MYSTERIES of TRANSITION’. The organisers are calling for project proposals across all disciplines, from small-scale to large-scale, for new projects/actions to take place during 2022 and 2023. Deadline: 31 March 2021.
Face to Faith: Open Call for Performing Arts Project Proposals on the Topic of Faith (Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Poland and Ukraine)
Face to Faith is an international cooperation project aiming to understand the diverse meanings of faith in European societies. The Face to Faith project involves producing seven new performance productions, with each of the seven project partners managing one of the productions. After the premiere held by the producing partner organisation, the project will tour each production in at least one other Face to Faith partner city. The productions will premiere between October 2021 and September 2022. Deadline: 7 March 2021.
Freie Universität Berlin > Fellowships in ‘Authoritarianism and Global Capitalism - Emancipatory Counter-Strategies in and from the Middle East’ (Germany)
Postdoctoral researchers, research-based artists, and journalists from ODA-recipient countries of the Middle East and North Africa are invited to apply for up to six short-term research fellowships focusing on 'Authoritarianism, Global Capitalism, and Counter-Strategies’. Fellows will be visiting researchers at a number of partner institutions in Germany. Fellowships last up to 9 months and take place in the period from April–December 2021. Deadline: 1 March 2021.
Incubator is one of ENCC’s flagship capacity building programmes. It supports mid-to-senior-levels professionals from cultural centres and other cultural organisations who want to develop a European cooperation project. ENCC members are the main targets of the programme, which is fully funded for them, but there are also a few slots for non-members to participate. The programme includes a consultancy retreat scheduled to happen at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), on 23-25 June 2021. Deadline (extended): 8 March 2021.