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Each year the Aerowaves network selects 20 of the most promising emerging choreographers in Europe. Aerowaves promotes their work for a year, creating opportunities to perform with their partners. Some artists will also be selected to perform at the Spring Forward Festival which will take place in Elefsina, Greece from 6-9 May 2021. Choreographers apply to the programme with a short (15-40 min), finished work. Applicants must be resident in Europe and the work you are submitting must have been produced in geographical Europe. Deadline: 16 September 2020.
Taoyuan International Art Award aims to promote experimentation and innovation in contemporary art. Artists working in any medium can apply online, and a shortlist will be invited to exhibit their work at Taoyuan Arts Center in Taiwan. The exhibition build-up will take place 4-10 March 2021, with the exhibition itself held from 13 March – 18 April 2021. A grand prize will then be awarded, as well as three honourable mentions. Deadline: 10 July 2020.
Groupe A – Coopérative Culturelle > Call for an Exhibition Artwork Dealing with Urban Transformation (France)
Groupe A – Coopérative Culturelle is calling for artists to submit existing artworks dealing with the subject of urban transformation. These will be shown at an upcoming exhibition at TO6 Chaufferie de l'Union, the experimental cultural site of Roubaix, Tourcoing and Wattrelos in France. The selected artist(s) will be invited to the opening. Deadline: 10 July 2020.
The Burden of Memory is a platform for cultural practitioners from Africa who work on confronting Germany’s colonial past in their countries in various artistic forms. Artists and cultural practitioners of all art genres from Burundi, Cameroon, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Togo are invited to apply for funding for cross-border co-production projects dealing with (German) colonial past and its impacts on contemporary society. Deadline: 11 July 2020.
« Des mots à la scène » est un fonds de production des écritures dramaturgiques contemporaines d'Afrique et des Caraïbes lancé par l'Institut français. Il vise à valoriser les auteurs du Sud peu connus ou joués en favorisant la production de nouvelles mises en scène. Il est financé par le ministère de la Culture. En raison des difficultés liées aux mobilités internationales qui impacteront le monde les prochains mois, le dispositif « Des mots à la scène » sera plus flexible pour soutenir les premières séquences in-situ des créations . Il s’adressera aussi aux auteurs de la diaspora en 2020. Date limite: 15 septembre 2020.
The impuls International Composition Competition is a biennial competition that commissions new works for ensemble by young composers. The selected composers will be invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz, as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz in 2023. The competition is open internationally, but applicants must not have been born before 1986. Deadline: 15 October 2020.
Mekong Cultural Hub / British Council > SEAΔ 2020-2021 (Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia)
SEAΔ is a programme co-created by Mekong Cultural Hub and British Council that creates space for cultural practitioners to reflect on how their work in arts and culture can contribute to sustainable development within South East Asia through their individual and collective leadership. The focus area for 2020-2021 is 'Biotrade'. The programme has four stages, with gatherings taking place in countries in South East Asia between November 2020 and September 2021. 10 Fellows will be selected from 10 countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Deadline: 15 July 2020.
Considering the extraordinary circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the precarious situations in which many artists find themselves simply in living from day to day, the Fondation Villa Seurat pour l’Art contemporain (a foundation under the aegis of the Fondation de France) has decided to launch a call for projects for 2020 on the theme 'Nature reasserts itself'.The call is aimed at artists working in the visual arts, irrespective of nationality or place of residence, and whatever the medium they use. The winning works will be exhibited from 2-14 November 2020 at the Espace Beaurepaire in Paris. Deadline: 31 August 2020.
Mophradat creates opportunities for artists from the Arab world through an inventive approach to funding, commissioning, collaborating, and gathering. Grants can be used to pursue threads of research, stage an event, make new work, publish, travel, take part in a residency or workshop, or present an exhibition or performance. Applicants must come from the field of contemporary arts (all disciplines are welcome). Activities or projects can take place anywhere in the world, but must be by artists or arts practitioners from or living in the Arab world, and/or engaged with the Arab world. Deadline: 1 October 2020.
The Evakahan Foundation is inviting applications for a 1-3 month creative residencies in San Sano, Tuscany. The residencies will take place between October 2020 and May 2021. The Foundation expects to focus on receiving artists from the Central European region. Deadline: 1 September 2020.
First organised in 2011, the Lih Pao International Sculpture Biennial Awards returns in 2021 and invites sculptors from around the world to submit work on the theme of Infinity. Applications are evaluated in multiple rounds, with a number of the eventual prize winners invited to attend the final ceremony in Taipei. Participants must be under the age of 50, and the submitted work must be created out of materials suitable for permanent exhibition. Deadline: 30 October 2020.
The Art House / Outside In > Residency for Artists Facing Significant Barriers to the Art World (UK)
The Art House and Outside In are seeking proposals from individual artists who would like to develop and progress their practice through a residency at The Art House’s purpose-built studios in Wakefield, England. This opportunity is only open to artists who fit the criteria for Outside In as a charity that supports ‘artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation’. The planned residency dates are 3-30 August 2020, with the opportunity to show work at an exhibition 12 September – 17 October 2020. Deadline (extended): 19 September 2020.
The 12th International Obernkirchen Sculptor Symposium will take place in 2021. Approximately ten artists from all over the world will be invited to work with the world famous obernkirchen sandstone. Artists will arrive on 29 August 2021 and leave on 13 September 2021. Deadline: 31 October 2020.
TRAINART is an EU project that aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the European performing arts sector and to shape new skills for cultural operators interested in developing innovative business models in the cultural and creative industries. The organisers are running a survey to help pinpoint the main professional skills required in the cultural and creative sectors of each of the partners’ territories: Italy, Sweden, Spain, Serbia and Ireland. This will be used to develop a training programme which survey respondents can express interest in joining.
ZK/U / Mondriaan Fonds > 2021 Residencies for Visual Artists, Curators, Critics and Theorists (Germany)
Based in Berlin, ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik is a residency centre operating at the intersection of visual arts, art research, architecture and urban innovation. Mondriaan Fonds is sponsoring two six-month residency periods at ZK/U: 1 January – 30 June 2021 and 1 July – 30 December 2021. Applications are open for visual artists and mediators (curators, critics, theorists). Artists are expected to have an advanced professional practice and mediators (curators, critics, theorists) should have a few years of professional experience. The scheme requires applicants to secure some match funding. Deadline (updated): on hold.