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Call for applications - Music WorX Accelerator 2018 (Germany)

Music WorX is one of the few accelerators worldwide, specifically aimed at start-ups and entrepreneurs from the music industry. Up to four new companies are funded through a compact, three-month programme and work hard with the support of experts and mentors from Hamburg’s music industry to develop their business ideas even further. Deadline: 17 June 2018

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Appel à candidature au prix de la Fondation culturelle franco-taiwanaise 2018

Etablie en 1996 sous l’égide de l’Académie des sciences morales et politiques, la Fondation culturelle franco-taiwanaise a pour objet de "récompenser chaque année, par deux prix, des œuvres, artistiques ou littéraires, mettant en lumière les rapports entre l’Europe et Taiwan et/ou contribuant à l’intensification des rapports culturels entre l’Europe et Taiwan". Date limite : 30 juin 2018.

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Toyota Foundation (Japan) > Program Title: Cultivating Empathy Through Learning from Our Neighbors: Practitioners' Exchange on Common Issues in Asia

The grant program focuses on deepening mutual understanding and knowledge-sharing among people on the ground in East and Southeast Asia who are finding solutions to shared issues. Through promoting direct interaction among key players, the grant program aims to survey and analyze situations in target countries, obtain new perspectives, and expand the potential of future generations. Among the topics is the one: Creating New Culture: Toward a Common Platform for Asia. Deadline: 15 June 2018.

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Transdisciplinary Experimental Slovenian Art Award - TESLA AWARD > Water stream

This year, TESLA Award 2018, an initiative of MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, is organized in partnership with Artbat Festival Almaty and several international partners – the Artecitya Network, Bellastock Paris and Todays Art Hague. The partners are looking for ideas for outdoor artworks that use water as a structural element or that reflect on the importance of water in cities. The artworks can incorporate the existing waters and water structures of Almaty (for example, the Aryk channels, fountains, rivers and other forms of water in the city center). The artworks will be installed in public spaces near the water structures or in them (for example in the water streams, lakes, etc.) if appropriate. Deadline: 20 June 2018.

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Musique contemporaine: Trois appels : France / Suisse / Allemagne / Grande Bretagne et Etats-Unis

Trois appels en lien avec la musique contemporaine sont en cours: Impuls Neue Musik - Fonds franco-germano-suisse pour la musique contemporaine: date limite : 22 mai 2018; Diaphonique - Fonds franco-britannique pour la musique contemporaine : date limite : 20 mai 2018; FACE : Fonds Franco-Etats-Unis pour les Echanges culturels: New Music Fund : date limite : 7 juin 2018.

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The Japan Foundation / Asia Centre > The Grant Programme for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration

This programme is designed to generate new cultures together within Asia. Grants are provided to successful collaborative projects conducted by organisations and professionals in Japan and ASEAN. Deadline: 1 June 2018.

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Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award 2018

The award will be presented to a professional photographer of any age, sex or nationality who wishes to cover a social, economic, political or cultural issue in a journalistic manner. The award is given in order to allow the winner to produce a story that has never been told but that the photographer cannot find support for within the media. Deadline: 14 June 2018.

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COAL Prize 2018 > 10th year edition

The COAL Prize is open to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organisations, and production methods. Together, they are building a new collective narrative, a new vision, developing our future heritage, and in doing so creating the necessary optimistic framework for everyone to find the means and the motivation to implement the changes needed for a more sustainable and just world. Deadline: 31 July 2018.

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Getty Images > ARRAY grant

The Getty Images ARRAY Grant, offered in partnership with award-winning director and producer Ava Duvernay’s ARRAY Alliance, will provide financial support and mentorship to artists who capture the visual narrative of underrepresented ethnic communities and use their medium to progress visual representation - communities such as African-American, Caribbean, South Asian, Arab, Indigenous or Latinx for example. In addition to financial remuneration, recipients will also receive mentoring support and guidance. Deadline: 8 June 2018.

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Call for Submissions – BigCi Environmental Awards 2018

Australian and International Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2018. Deadline: 1 June 2018.

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Hermès Foundation > New Settings > An international programme dedicated to the performing arts

With New Settings, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports each year the creation and diffusion of new performance works. The chosen projects all feature crossovers of some kind or another: playing on the porosity of the boundary between performing arts and visual arts, their creators experiment with original and unusual forms. Deadline: 1 July 2018.

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Institute of International Education (USA) > New programme to assist threatened artists

The Institute of International Education announced on 26 May the launch of a programme to save the lives and work of artists who face persecution in their home countries. The new Artist Protection Fund (APF), a three-year pilot programme supported by a $2.79 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will make life-saving fellowship grants to threatened artists from any field of artistic endeavor, and place them at host universities and arts centers in countries where they can safely continue their work and plan for their future.

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Prince Claus Fund > Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme (Disaster relief for cultural heritage)

The Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme provides quick help to evacuate, stabilise or rescue cultural heritage under imminent threat of destruction or damaged by man-made disasters, natural disasters or conflict.

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Art Basel: Crowdfunding platform for visual art projects

Art Basel has launched an exciting new digital initiative in partnership with Kickstarter, the funding platform for creative projects. Designed specifically for non-profit visual arts organizations from all over the world, the initiative will offer visibility and support for a wide variety of artistic projects, selected by an independent jury. Discover the projects and propose yours!

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The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc. grants

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. There are no deadlines.

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