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International Award 'UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21' > Call for participation

The objective of the International Award 'UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21' is, to recognise leading cities and individuals that have distinguished themselves through their contribution to culture as a key dimension in sustainable cities. Deadline: 16 March 2018.

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European Media Art Platform / European Media Artists in Residence Exchange 2018

The new European Media Art Platform offers residencies for Media Artists in the fields of digital media including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound or video as well as robotics or bio-art. Artists with European residence or a European passport can apply for a two-months residency at one of the following institutions: Ars Electronica Center, Linz; Bandits Mages, Bourges, France; Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, United Kingdom; IMPAKT, Utrecht, Netherlands; Kontejner, Zagreb, Croatia; LaBoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Guijón, Spain; M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland; Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece; RIXC, Riga, Latvia and WRO Center for Media Art Foundation, Wroclaw, Poland; Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany. Deadline: 20 January 2018.

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International Theatre Costume & Makeup Design Competition & Exhibition 2018 (China)

As announced during the first iSTAN Stage Art Summit, held in Beijing 2016, iSTAN is pleased to announce a competition which concentrates on Costume Design and Makeup Design.The goal of the competition is to promote and stimulate the artistic creativity of stage art and design professionals and students. Beyond students, the competition is open to designers who have worked in the field of the stage arts professionally as a Costume Designer or Makeup Designer. The entry should be stage costume works and makeup design works which have been formally shown. Deadline: 28 February 2018.

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Allianz Cultural Foundation > Open call for grants

The non-profit Allianz Cultural Foundation initiates and sponsors multilateral art, culture and education projects in Europe and the Mediterranean fostering mutual understanding and dialogue that transcends borders. Its main focus is on cross-disciplinary and contemporary projects that put innovative approaches in art, culture and education into practice and that help shape social change in the spirit of European integration. They particularly support programs that promote exchange, encounters and digitization, that ignite enthusiasm for the European project in young people, and that forge sustainable ties between participating players. Deadline: 1 March 2018.

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Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre > International Contest Barroco Infantil (Spain) > Open call

Strongly encouraged by the reactions of the younger children fascinated by what is happening on stage throughout the five editions of the Contest, the Festival continues to support this initiative that offers a space to professional companies to bring family audiences closer to Classical Theatre. Deadline: 11 February 2018.

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Setouchi Triennale 2019 (Japan) > Call for projects

Setouchi Art Triennale has an international call for site-specific art projects exploring the local resources of each venue of the Setouchi Triennale 2019. Deadline: 31 January 2018.

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Almagro OFF International Contest (Spain) > Open call for applications

The Almagro OFF International Contest represents the commitment of the Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre to give space and visibility to the young stage directors, who work with a renewed language and staging approach to the classical texts in order to point directly at the curiosity of today’s audience. This Contest aims to discover and reward new directors working on baroque texts from a perspective of originality, innovation, risk and contemporaneity. Deadline: 11 February 2018.

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Ticket Fund by Prince Claus Fund

The Prince Claus Fund’s Ticket Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners by covering travel costs, in particular for artists and cultural practitioners living in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, non-EU Balkans and non-EU Eastern Europe who wish to travel within these areas. Please note that the Mobility Fund is not accepting applications at the moment. However, the Mobility Fund will open again on 1 February 2018, and you are welcome to submit your application after that date.

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Pro Helvetia > call for performing arts cooperation projects across Europe

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is launching a call for performing arts cooperation projects in Europe in order to foster partnerships between Swiss and other European cultural institutions and organisations in the performing arts field. With the support provided, Swiss cultural institutions and organisations are given the opportunity to expand their professional network and to familiarise themselves with local scenes and the working methods of their peers in other European countries. They are also given the possibility of enhancing their own artistic practice through new forms of collaboration. Projects from the following disciplines may be submitted: theatre, dance, literary and visual art performance, contemporary music theatre, contemporary circus. Deadline: 1 March 2018.

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TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries

In 2012, the Federal Cultural Foundation established the TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries in order to encourage a wide range of German institutions to shift their focus on the artistic production and cultural debates in African countries.In order to respond to the continued interest in these joint projects, the Federal Cultural Foundation has extended the programme with additional funding until 2021 (originally scheduled to end in April 2020). Deadline: 31 March 2018.

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Information about job vacancies, open calls, networks etc within cultural sectors in Europe and internationally

Looking for information about vacancies, open calls, networks etc within Cultural sectors in Europe and internationally? Check this list was prepared and updated by the Swedish Public Employment Service Culture Media Sweden /EURES Sweden.

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UK-China Connections through Culture Grants

Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK. The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK. Application deadlines: Friday 5 May 2017, Friday 4 August 2017, Friday 3 November 2017 and Friday 2 February 2018.

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British Council, Doen Foundation and Lambent Foundation > Mobility East Africa Travel Grant

This fund is exclusively for East African nationals and residents looking to travel to either Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda or Ethiopia (18-35 years old). The Mobility East Africa grant programme accepts applications all year round. You can apply at any time but grant review can take up to 3 months.

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Vermont Studio Centre > Displaced Artist Fund (USA)

Vermont Studio Center’s Displaced Artists Fund exists to assist visual artists and writers displaced due to natural disasters, climate change, or political turmoil or threat by providing residencies in a safe and supportive community of creative peers. Applications on a rolling basis.

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Goethe-Institut > International Coproduction Fund

This funding is intended for coproductions by artists in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art, in which hybrid and interdisciplinary formats and the use of digital media may be key components.Preference will be given to projects between German and non-European partners, particularly from transition countries. Deadlines: for 2017: April 30, 2017 and for 2018: October 30, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

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