The Creativate Digital Arts Festival, which runs during South Africa’s National Arts Festival from 25 June – 5 July, is calling all artists, technologists, futurists, animators, gamers, performers and musicians to reimagine, unravel and question our new world and submit a proposal for the 2020 edition of Creativate. Proposals can be made for projects and talks to be hosted on the festival's online platform (still in development due to the coronavirus pandemic). Deadline: 15 May 2020.
Founded by a consortium of cultural schools and institutes in the Normandy region, RADIAN is a practice-led PhD in artistic research intended for artists, architects, designers and/or authors with an established and recognised output in their field. Three PhD students are recruited each year and supported for a period of three years. Deadline: 29 April 2020.
Offcity is an independent platform based in Pardubice, Czech Republic that works with the theme of the city as a structure and a living organism. Now it is launching an international open call for artists, curators, philosophers and other thinkers to participate in an online residency reflecting on the current world situation. It is expected that the output of this residency will take an online form (text, video, sound, etc.) and be published on the Offcity website. Deadline: 10 April 2020.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation invites creative practitioners from all backgrounds and disciplines to apply for their first Artist in Residence (AiR) post, running 1-30 June 2020. The residency has been planned to take place at the Foundation's headquarters in Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK. However, due to the COVID-19 situation the programme may have to be adapted as a virtual post. Deadline: 17 April 2020.
A new initiative of ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Art.ITMO.Residency aims to bring together talents from art and technology to foster interaction between scientific knowledge and artistic perception. Residencies last 1-2 months and will take place September - October 2020. Deadline: 15 April 2020.
The Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju, South Korea is calling for Asian choreographers to participate in their LAB incubator and produce a new creative work that addresses contemporary Asian perspectives and values. The successful applicant will be resident at the ACC for three months, July-September 2020. Deadline: 16 April 2020.
Established by the Onassis Foundation in September 2019, Onassis AiR, (inter)national artistic research residency program, is a year-round program, located in Athens, that grounds its mission in commitment to supporting artistic process, towards a less-product-obsessed arts ecosystem. For its 2020/21 artist in residency programme it is inviting applications for a communal exploration of two research topics: identities and ecologies. Participants will be divided across four movement groups, with sessions in autumn 2020 and spring 2021. Applications are open to participants from anywhere in the world, with no restrictions on age or discipline. Deadline: 24 April 2020.
Gamma_LAB XR is a laboratory dedicated to technologies used to create virtual, augmented, hybrid reality and immersive environments. The lab will take place 12-22 May 2020 in Saint Petersburg, but remote participation is also possible. A number of participants will then be supported to attend Gamma Festival in July 2020. The laboratory is designed for media artists, designers, architects, programmers, developers and researchers in the field of XR. Deadline: 1 May 2020.
In 2020, Sziget Festival in Budapest is organising its third Living Statue Championship, with artists from all around the world invited to apply to perform. The Championship will take place over the six days of Sziget Festival, 6-11 August 2020. Applicants whose performances fit with the themes of ‘Diversity’, ‘Human Rights’ and ‘Green Planet’ will be given preference. Deadline: 20 April 2020.
The Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Arts for Good (A4G) Fellowship is an annual programme that brings together cross-sector professionals such as artists, arts administrators, creatives and programmers from the education and social sectors for a programme of experiential workshops, learning journeys and networking sessions. The theme of this year's fellowship will be Creative Empowerment for Children and Youth. Activities will be spread across an exchange programme in Singapore (15-18 September 2020), a planning phase (September 2020 – January 2021), and a final exchange in Chennai, India (1-5 February 2021). The call is open to applicants of any age and nationality. Deadline: 26 April 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.
The Casa Planas centre in Palma de Mallorca, Spain has launched a call for research residencies aimed at creators, researchers and cultural producers working around the contemporary image, photography and post-photography. The aim of the residency, which will take place 1 June – 15 July 2020, is to develop and produce an innovative project that reflects on borders. Deadline: 15 April 2020.
Malta Festival Poznań in Poland is inviting artists, musicians, researchers and activists, among others, to propose projects that explore how water reflects the social world. These can be for artistic activities, objects and interactive installations, artistic and educational processes, interdisciplinary experiences, and more. Projects should be prepared with one of the selected water basins in Poznań in mind: a lake, pond, wetland, river, pool, stream, channel or reservoir. Projects will be realised within the period 19-28 June 2020. Deadline: 6 April 2020.
Es Far Cultural (Minorque), en partenariat avec Jiser Reflexions Mediterrànies (Barcelone) et le centre d’art Le Lait (Albi), proposent cet appel à candidature afin de participer au programme de résidence DELTA 2020. DELTA 2020 vise à favoriser les échanges artistiques entre les territoires de l’Eurorégion Pyrénées-Méditerranée : Îles Baléares, Catalogne et Occitanie.Le projet prévoit la sélection, à travers un appel à candidature ouvert, de six artistes visuels (deux de chaque région), afin qu’ils/elles réalisent une résidence de deux mois dans espace de résidence géré par Es Far Cultural, situé à Es Mercadal (Minorque). Date limite (prolongée) : 30 avril 2020.
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.