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In May 2018, the British Council in partnership with Nesta (the UK’s innovation foundation) will deliver the Creative Enterprise Programme again to East Africa. The organisers are looking for creative entrepreneurs from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda to attend this four-day training in Kampala, Uganda. Deadline: 1 April 2018.
The University of Torino, with the support of the European Commission and the banking foundation Compagnia di San Paolo, is going to launch “PhD Technology Driven Sciences: Technologies for Cultural Heritage (Tech4Culture)”, a new doctoral programme in “Heritage Sciences” specifically focused on technologies applied to Cultural Heritage. The present First Call for Applications to the Tech4Culture PhD Programme offers up to 10 fellowships for transnational incoming early stage researchers (see Art. 3 for eligibility conditions). A second call will be published in March 2019: up to 8 positions will be granted. Deadline: 23 April 2018.
The invention of forms of representation in the age of globalisation > Art and Research Residency 2018 (France)
This programme aims to create an interdisciplinary and intergenerational exchange between research and art practices around questions concerning the invention of forms of representation in the age of globalisation. The primary goal of this programme is to interrogate conventional modes of knowledge production that, by and large, marginalise the arts and their heuristic properties, in social science and humanities. All researchers and/or artists are eligible to apply to this programme, irrespective of discipline,age, gender or origins. In this first phase of selection, applications can be written in the candidate’s mother tongue. However, a working knowledge of English and/or French is necessary. Deadline: 30 April 2018.
Crée en 2018, le programme franco-finlandais pour le cirque est un projet pilote qui offre une bourse de voyage et de production destinée aux compagnies de cirque en tournée en Suède. Il est créé et soutenu par l’Institut finlandais de Suède et l’Institut français de Suède. Ce programme est voué à soutenir les nombreuses compagnies de cirque composées d’artistes de cirque français et finlandais, enregistrées en France et en Finlande et / ou comprenant des artistes et musiciens de cirque français et finlandais dans le cadre de leurs créations ou de leurs représentations. Date limite : 2 avril 2018.
AIR Konstepidemin would like to invite an artist from Iceland, Finland or Lithuania. They are looking for an artist who is interested in communicating and connecting with the local art scene in Gothenburg. The selected artist will be offered to exhibit at Galleri Konstepidemin along with a Swedish artist. The local Swedish artist will be selected in the way that corresponds with the resident artist’s subject and artistic practice to establish a close collaboration. Deadline: 15 April 2018.
Le programme de résidence Villa Saigon s’adresse aux artistes ou collectifs de nationalité́ française ou résidant en France, de toutes disciplines, engagés professionnellement dans la création contemporaine. Il a pour ambition de favoriser le dialogue artistique qui existe entre la France et le Vietnam. C’est pourquoi le principe de la Villa Saigon est que les candidats à la résidence doivent avoir identifié un partenaire ou une structure locale avec lesquels sera mené leur projet. C’est un des critères principaux de sélection des projets pour le jury et cela constitue la garantie d’une résidence intégrée dans la scène culturelle d’Ho Chi Minh-Ville. Date limite : 31 mai 2018.
The special issue of the Online Magazine InterArtive will be dedicated to Walking Art. Theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject are invited to participate. This special issue aims to address this important topic, by focusing on the realization of the walking approach as art practice, its theoretical background and the historical approaches of walking. Deadline: 31 May 2018.
Routes4U is a joint programme between the Council of Europe (Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA), Directorate General of Democracy) and the European Union (European Commission, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy) for 2017 until 2020. Routes4U is currently setting up a list of independent experts and are seeking professionals in the following fields of expertise: Regional development and/or sustainable growth, Social participation and/or cohesion and Communication and/or public relation work. Deadline: 31 March 2018.
START is a capacity building and fellowship program for aspiring cultural managers in Greece. The program supports creative minds to kick-start cultural initiatives that generate a positive social impact on their local communities. By facilitating growth and exchange in the sociocultural sector, START aims to create new perspectives for young professionals in Greece and foster social cohesion in Europe. Deadline: 5 April 2018.
In its 24 years history, ARCUS Project has invited 100 artists including pairs from 33 countries/regions, and supported their artistic projects and researches during the residence. A number of previous resident artists are now known as cutting-edge artists in the international art scene. ARCUS Project Artist-in-Residence Program has focused on the “process” of activities. Therefore, the organisers are looking for a project which does not regard final presentation as a goal, but tries to conduct a site-specific research/project within a certain period of time. It is also expected that the research/project is open to public for sharing the process and collaboration. Deadline: 27 April 2018.
Qalandiya International 2018 > Ramallah Municipality’s Mamarat (Paths) residency programme (Palestine)
Mamarat (Paths) is the residency programme of Ramallah Municipality seeking to utilise its growing global networks in the field of culture for the purpose of the 2018 edition of Qalandia International, its theme being (Solidarity). Selected artists will have the opportunity to meet local Palestinian artists, art professionals, and contribute to the final exhibition produced by the Municipality of Ramallah and curated by Reem Fadda, which will be part of this edition of Qalandyia International in October 2018. Deadline: 1 April 2018.
Culture Backstage is an EU funded training program for young cultural entrepreneurs who wish to develop and implement projects on a European scale. It is developed by the European Creative Network for Culture, under the leadership of Creature. This program is designed for young aspiring cultural and artistic entrepreneurs (18-30 years old) - based in France, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Italy - to acquire the theoretical and practical means to make their idea come true. The participants will learn about culture, entrepreneurship, art, media, philosophy, marketing and much more while exploring major European cities and cultural hubs. Deadline: 15 April 2018.
Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Culture Resource) > Open call for projects and initiatives in the framework of cultural policy
Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Culture Resource) announces an open call for projects that aim to develop or change cultural policies on the local or regional levels in the Arab region. The call is open for projects within the following themes: Freedom of expression and cultural rights, Laws and legislations related to the field of arts and culture, Accessibility of culture to wider audiences in Arab countries and Civil society and professional organization of artists and cultural groups. Deadline: 12 April 2018.
The residency period is developed together with Science Village Scandinavia. They are responsible for the development of the physical area between the two science facilities MAX IV and ESS are situated, including a future visitor center for science and culture.Two participating artists will for the very first time explore where the arts meet the science of material studies at a site where a UNESCO biosphere reserve meet science facilities. As in Art, Ecology & Science.The theme to work through is "Perspective through details" and the question to discuss is "How can the Arts describe the very search for a greater understanding through the science of details?". Deadline: 16 April 2018.
With New Settings, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports each year the creation and diffusion of new performance works. The chosen projects all feature crossovers of some kind or another: playing on the porosity of the boundary between performing arts and visual arts, their creators experiment with original and unusual forms. Deadline: 1 July 2018.