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Over the course of 2021 & 2022, the Sommerakademie Paul Klee (SPK) programme involves selected residents in public lectures, closed-door seminars, and access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and technical support at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB) – but also teaching opportunities in the form of workshops at the HKB. This call is addressed to applicants residing within an approx. 1000 km radius of Bern for in-person participation, or anywhere in the world for digital participation. Europe-based applicants with an international/migrant background are particularly encouraged to apply. Deadline: 5 May 2021.
PEN Català, in collaboration with the Ramon Llull Institute and with the support of the European Union, is opening a call for young, emerging writers who wish to take part in a literary residency at Faberllull in Olot, Catalonia from 1-8 October 2021. Applicants must have nationality or residency in one of the member countries of the European project Be(P)art - Belgium, Spain, Hungary, and Serbia - and write in Catalan, Dutch, Galician, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
In response to the acute crisis in Lebanon, which has had a devastating impact on the Lebanese arts scene, the Institut français, the Association des Centres culturels de rencontre (ACCR) and the Institut français du Liban have joined forces to offer residencies in France to 100 Lebanese creative artists and arts professionals via an emergency programme entitled "NAFAS", jointly funded by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of Culture. There are different calls including one by Arts en résidence network (Deadline: 15 April), one by ACCR and one by Institut français (Deadlines on 30 April 2021).
Medinea (MEDiterranean INcubator of Emerging Artists) supports the professional integration of young Mediterranean musicians. It is now inviting applications for four training sessions in Lisbon (Portugal), Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia), Aix-en-Provence (France), and Nuoro (Italy) to explore intercultural and improvised music with the help of the jazzman and composer Fabrizio Cassol. Each session has its own dates and deadline.
Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden on ‘Artificial Intelligence as Factor and Consequence of Social Change’ (Germany)
Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden is open for applications for a six-month residency starting in 2022. The the central topic is 'Artificial intelligence (AI) as factor and consequence of societal and cultural change'. Projects should focus on the interface between art and science, explicitly artistic intelligence and its implications for society and the culture of objects. The residency addresses artists from the fields of media art, conceptual art, performance, etc. Deadline: 10 May 2021.
The ACP-EU Culture Program: Support for the Cultural and Creative Sectors in West Africa – AWA (Art in West Africa) is one of the six regional projects selected under the ACP-EU Program Culture, a joint initiative of the European Union and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States. As part of the implementation of this project, a first call dedicated to support for the structuring of operators of the cultural and creative sector in West Africa has been launched. Deadline: 17 April 2021.
The National Theater & Concert Hall (NTCH) in Taiwan seeks to join hands with cultural institutions from elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, including the Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay, the National Theater of Korea and the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre to organise this workshop. Through the camp, participating producers from the Asia-Pacific Region will enhance their ability to engage and actively communicate with creators and jointly develop a production. Acclaimed international producers, venue operators, and artists will be invited as mentors. Deadline: 21 April 2021.
Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform is an event presenting both emerging and established names of Nordic contemporary dance and choreography to presenters, programmers and other professionals from all over the world. The next edition will be held in Helsinki, Finland from 9-13 February 2022. Applications are sought for performances and pitch presentations from artists living in or receiving support from at least one Nordic country. Deadline: 19 April 2021.
Studio Teatar and LOOP are organising an international public space performance workshop, taking place 6-13 July 2021 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Twenty selected participants from different countries and artistic disciplines will artistically explore multiple locations of Zenica for 8 days. The final outcome of the workshop will be a series of public space performances taking place on the opening night of Summer Nights Festival of Studio Teatar. Deadline: 20 April 2021.
TRAME est un programme de résidences à destination d’artistes francophones du monde entier qui souhaitent développer un projet de recherche et de création dans toutes les disciplines à Paris, pendant une durée de trois mois. Chaque année, dix lauréat.e.s sont sélectionné.e.s. TRAME est un programme de résidence qui s’adresse à des artistes de toutes nationalités, dont les artistes français.es. Il est ouvert à toutes les disciplines artistiques, sans limite d’âge. Date limite : 15 avril 2021.
International public space performance workshop – A Beloved Enemy > Open call Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Studio Teatar and LOOP, would like to invite you to take part in an international public space performance workshop – A Beloved Enemy. The participants will explore the use of public space as a habitat of art, and as an environment for artistic articulation of the public discourse through methods that place language of theatre, body movement and artists themselves at the heart of the urban fabric of the city. Topics such as democracy, public life and art will be fundamental in the research of the workshop. Deadline: 20 April 2021.
Big Pulse Dance Alliance / BPDA is a 4-year partnership (2021-2024) of 12 European dance festivals and institutions united by their passion to promote, strengthen and broaden the reach of the contemporary dance sector. They are inviting Expressions of Interest from artists interested in developing portable, ecologically aware choreographic ideas with the 12 pan-European BPDA partners. Deadline for the expression of interest: 16 April 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.