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Western Balkans Fund (WBF) is pleased to announce the First Call for regional Project Proposals. Following the WBF objectives and scope of work, the call aims to promote cooperation and strengthening the relations between Contracting Parties by sharing common values between citizens, civil society and non-profit organizations in the region, and improving the people-to-people contacts.The areas of intervention for this call for proposals are following: Cultural cooperation, Education and Scientific exchanges and Sustainable Development. Deadline: 22 December 2017.
State Machines is a programme of activities devoted to the investigation of new relationships between states, citizens and the stateless made possible by emerging technologies. Focussing on how such technologies impact identity and citizenship, digital labour and finance, the project joins five experienced partners: Aksioma (Slovenia), Drugomore (Croatia), Furtherfield (UK), Institute of Network Cultures (Netherlands) and NeMe (Cyprus) together with a range of artists, curators, theorists and audiences. The call is open to European artists, technologists, activists, inventors and individuals, groups and hybrid human- artificial intelligence collaborations. Deadline: 31 January 2018.
The aim of the residency is to explore the idea of digital natives and digital immigrants. The residency is located at MAAJAAM, an old farmhouse in Southern Estonia that blends together the two realities of digital immigrants and natives. Created to encourage experimentations with technological realities, the residency gives space to contemplate, question and explore aspects of technological society; its influence on our behaviour, perception and thinking as well as on our surrounding environments.Expected forms of works are: site-sensitive installations, interventions, performances, workshops and other process-based projects. Deadline: 15 January 2018.
Designers, architects, engineers, researchers and other practitioners from all over the world are invited to submit research proposals that can benefit from the know-how and expertise of atelier LUMA. Submitted proposals should take in consideration the following criteria: environment, use of local resources, hospitality, culture and education, innovation and excellence. Deadline: 5 January 2018.
In order to contribute to the development of the common Union policy on asylum and immigration and to the strengthening of the area of freedom, security and justice in the light of the application of the principles of solidarity and responsibility-sharing between the Member States and cooperation with third countries, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) was set up. It aims at supporting actions to contribute to the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration. Deadline: 1 March 2018.
The Rencontres d’Arles exhibition research and production fellowship is intended for curators wishing to produce an unprecedented exhibition project with a relationship to images/photography. The research and production fellowship is generously supported by Jean-François Dubos. Deadline: 17 December 2017.
USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets. Deadlines: 1 December 2017 and 5 April 2018.
As an international platform for knowledge transfer, Forecast offers pioneers from anywhere in the world working in various disciplines the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition, and to present them to the public. The following mentors are participating in the current edition of Forecast in 2018: museum director Tulga Beyerle (AUT), curator David Elliott (UK), video artist Omer Fast (ISR/GER), musician Holly Herndon (USA), artist Laura Lima (BRA), and curator and producer Peter Meanwell (UK/NOR). Deadline: 20 December 2017.
Horizon 2020 > Inclusive and sustainable growth through cultural and creative industries and the arts
Proposals should explore the conditions for a successful CCI sector, considering business models, resilient strategies and innovative solutions to boost sustainable employment and growth in the sector, and their interactions with research and development processes, especially for the self-employed and micro enterprises. Deadline: 13 March 2018.
Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives - Central european University > Aaron Swartz Fellowship (Hungary)
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (Blinken OSA) at Central european University, one of the initiators of the open Access movement awards a fellowship each year either to an unconventional technology expert early in his/her career, or a scholar or activist working at the intersection of humanities, social sciences and technology studies or technological solutions. Deadline: 31 December 2017.
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.
Within the recently inaugurated international residency program, MNAC Bucharest -The National Museum of Contemporary Art of Romania relaunches its annual call for proposals, addressing experts in the visual culture, who are seeking to work in and around the museum for a time frame spanning from 3 to 6 months. The museum is looking for international curators with a broad crosscultural vision, manifesting an interest in Eastern and Central European Art, with good command of English and good communication skills. Team work or at least a close exchange between residents is preferred. Deadline: 7 January 2018.
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.
Seconde Nature and ZINC (France) > International call for projects Chroniques 2018 : creation and distribution of digital works 'Levitations'
In preparation of “Chroniques” an international biennial dedicated to new media art and digital culture, Seconde Nature and ZINC create a production platform, financed by the Conseil Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (FRANCE), to help the production and circulation of original art. Together with other partners, they are calling for national and international artists to produce an original artwork. Deadline: 17 December 2017.
Imaginarius – International Street Theater Festival of Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal) > Open call for applications
In 2018, Imaginarius – International Street Theater Festival of Santa Maria da Feira gives space to the creativity of emerging artists from all over the world, through the competition of artistic creations for the public space – Mais Imaginarius. Mais Imaginarius is a section of the Imaginarius festival that challenges national and international artists to present proposals that approach the public space in its most diverse perceptions, testing formats and models, towards the construction of new artistic identities. Deadline: 31 December 2017.