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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 Tom Majors Fund brings world class artists to Key West, Florida who work wholly or in part with wood, and supports the ones in the area already doing so. Proposals are sought for programmes to take place October 2020 - June 2021. Programmes should include a public component – e.g. an exhibition, workshop, lecture or some combination – but may include the creation of new work. Deadline: 15 September 2020.
The Arab Documentary Photography Programme supports documentary photographers in the Arab region in creating unconventional, compelling, non-stereotypical visual documentation of social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region. Applicants whose proposals are selected receive a production grant, two intensive workshops (in September 2020 and April 2021) and mentoring by an established international photographer. Deadline: 1 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: ongoing.
Bitamine Faktoria, a centre for cross-border production and creation, is calling all for artists to undertake a 40 day residency (September – October 2020) in the region of Bidasoa, located between the French and Spanish Basque Country. The residency is open to artists of any nationality, except Spanish, and who do not live in Spain. Deadline: 2 April 2020.
La Becque is a Swiss residency centre located on the shores of Lake Geneva, between Vevey and Montreux. It hosts and fosters the creativity of artists of all backgrounds and disciplines, and from around the world. In it is currently calling for applicants for three-month or six-month residencies, taking place between January and November 2021. Deadline (extended): 7 April 2020.
Le Goethe-Institut du Chili et l’Institut français du Chili proposent un programme de résidences artistiques pour cinq duos franco-allemands. Chaque duo mènera un travail de recherche en collaboration avec le lieu de résidence chilien qui le recevra pendant un mois. Les disciplines recherchées sont : arts visuels, arts de la scène, art sonore, arts médiaux, architecture, urbanisme. Un intérêt sera spécialement porté sur les axes de réflexion suivants : art et science, environnement et artivisme, territoire et conflits, participation citoyenne. Date limite : 20 avril 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: 15 April 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.
Halcyon Arts Lab (Washington, DC) offers a five-month residential fellowship designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. The fellowship runs 1 September 2020 – 14 February 2021. Deadline: 8 April 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: 20 April 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.