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Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) > New cultural programme for North Africa

Through an open call scheme, this program provides up to three-year institutional and programmatic support to active arts and culture entities based in each of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, as well as for transboundary projects that promote joint artistic collaborations, distribution, and the professionalization of arts and culture practices among those five countries and with the rest of the Arab and African regions. Deadline: 15 August 2019 (national fund). For the regional fund, there will be two separate deadlines and announcements, namely August 15 for the first deadline and October 10, 2019 for the first announcement, then November 1, 2019 for the second deadline and January 10, 2020 for the second announcement

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Google Arts and Culture > Artists + Machine Intelligence Grants

Google Arts & Culture and Google AI support contemporary artists working with machine learning in their art practices. As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to support ambitious computer science research and the arts, Google Arts & Culture, in collaboration with Google AI, invite proposals from contemporary artists working with machine learning in their art practices. This opportunity is open to artists at a critical juncture in their career, in which the opportunity to experiment with and receive resources from an AI research team would be impactful. Emerging artists, especially artists from underrepresented communities in art and technology, are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline: 15 July 2019.

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Bourse de recherche curatoriale (France) > Projets Afrique

Dans le cadre de la saison Africa 2020, les Rencontres d’Arles et l’Institut français lancent une bourse de recherche curatoriale ouverte aux ressortissants d’un pays africain, établis la majorité du temps sur le continent africain. La bourse de recherche curatoriale des Rencontres d’Arles & de l’Institut français s’adresse aux commissaires d’exposition du continent africain souhaitant réaliser un projet inédit d’exposition en lien avec l’image / la photographie et s’inscrivant sur le territoire. Date limite : 13 juin 2019.

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Toyota Foundation > Grant programme 2019

The grant programme 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. The covered countries are: Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia as well as Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam. Deadline: 8 June 2019.

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Call for proposals: Cultural and artistic initiatives to environmental challenges

Building on the success of the previous year, the Prince Claus Fund and the Goethe-Institut are issuing a new Call for Proposals to support cultural and artistic initiatives tackling pressing environmental issues around the world. This call for proposals is aimed at Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. It seeks to support initiatives that enable local communities as well as global institutions to engage with the threatening changes of nature and our environment through contemporary artistic and cultural interventions. Deadline: 14 June 2019.

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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. The target group comprises professional artists and ensembles abroad and in Germany, which demonstrably lack sufficient resources to realize their coproduction project on their own. Projects between German and non-European partners, in particular from transition countries, are preferred. Deadline: 15 October 2019.

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Intercultural Innovation Award > Open call

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group launched the call for applications of the sixth edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award. Grassroots initiatives that encourage intercultural understanding through innovative methods, with the aim of alleviating identity-based conflicts around the world, are encouraged to apply online for this award. Deadline: 31 May 2019.

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Kunsthal Gent (Belgium) > Open call > Development programme

The Development Programme offers the context of - an experimental intersection for contemporary art, located in a 13th century monastery in the centre of Ghent - as a workspace and an opportunity for the development of artistic practice. Six artists, collectives, small organisations or collaboration initiatives per year are offered a Development Fellowship of up to 3 months: a period of research and development, tailored with and around each selected participant, supported by a team of collaborators and invited guests. Deadline: 2 June 2019.

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Nordic Summer University (NSU) > Call for proposals (Denmark and Norway)

The Nordic Summer University (NSU) is commissioning artistic projects, research projects and new collaborations around its historical archive in Copenhagen. They are seeking proposals for works which trace the spread of NSU’s values across the world. The projects will culminate in a mini-festival in Norway in Summer 2020 to celebrate NSU’s 70th anniversary – truly the oldest Nordic institution of its kind! Deadline: 31 May 2019.

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Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and Robert Bosch Stiftung > Crossing Borders programme > open call

Through the Crossing Borders programme, the organisers fund international research trips by authors, filmmakers and photographers: from China (incl. Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam, to Germany and from German-speaking countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The organisers welcome applications from authors, filmmakers and photographers who intend to gather information first hand, visit authentic sites and dare to forge their own, new perspective. The intended publication may range from literary and essayistic prose works, poetry, photo-text volumes, children’s and young adults’ literature, scripts for documentary and feature films, to radio programs and multimedia productions. Deadlines: 30 April and 31 October 2019.

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Hermès Foundation > New Settings programme

Since 2011, the New Settings programme has been inviting performance artists to invent entirely original ideas. From dance to fine arts, from theatre to cinema, from music to algorithms: Apply to take part in the 2020 edition of New Settings, the programme that encourages all forms of hybrid performances. Depuis 2011, le programme New Settings invite les artistes à imaginer des propositions inédites. Des arts plastiques à la danse, du théâtre au cinéma, de la musique aux algorithmes, candidatez pour participer à l’édition 2020 de New Settings, un programme qui encourage les formes de spectacles hybrides. 1/7/2019.

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Swedish Institute >Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region

Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region offers Swedish actors the opportunity to apply for project funding for the inclusion of actors from Russia or the countries of the EU Eastern Partnership in a current EU project or a flagship within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The main applicant has to be based in Sweden. The application must include at least two actors in two different countries eligible for support, one of which is Sweden (as main applicant). The funding is available for actors from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Sweden and Ukraine.Deadline: 28 May 2019 (opens from 1 April 2019).

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10th International Fund for Cultural Diversity (UNESCO)

The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through: the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of and access to a diversity of cultural expressions, including cultural goods, services and activities; the reinforcement of human and institutional capacities of public sector and civil society organizations, deemed necessary to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets in developing countries. Deadline: 13 June 2019.

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Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism > Open call

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.ECFJ supports a variety of work, including text, photography, audio and video. Artists with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply. In an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists can apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis.

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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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