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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.
CECIA (Collaborative Electroacoustic Composition with Intelligent Agents) is an innovative art project within the framework of the Interfaces -activity "Cross Genre Residencies" that integrates the creative agency of 5 composers and Machine Learning algorithms in order to produce a coherent composition of electroacoustic music. The project aims to explore collaborative music creation, harnessing the creativity of electroacoustic composers and Intelligent Agents through a cloud computing platform. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
The Finnish National Opera and Ballet has opened a call for projects for an immersive art experience.The organisers are looking for Artists, Thinkers / Coders , Polymaths Designers + Micro Utopias. The finalized experience will premiere in the spring of 2020 and it will be promoted internationally at relevant film and immersive festivals. Deadline: 15 April 2019.
The Pernod Ricard Fellowship is conceived as a research and artistic platform, experimenting with non‑linear models of generating and distributing knowledge to encourage different possible connections between researchers, contemporary artists, cultural institutions, non-profit organizations and the general public. Every year, 4 international Fellows (artists, curators and researchers) are invited by an Artistic Committee for a 3-month residency on the basis of a research proposal. This year, the Pernod Ricard Fellowship focuses on four geographical zones: Southern Europe, Asia, South America, Africa. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
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.
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).
Through a partnership with the Arab Fund for Art and Culture, together with the Magnum Foundation, the Prince Claus Fund has launched the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) in 2014. ADPP supports creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select up to 10 grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects.Deadline: 1 May 2019.
The REAKTOR’s cross-disciplinary programme features works that are imbued with the spirit of the times. Indeed, what is still considered experimental today may well one day be perceived as timelessly permanent. That is particularly true of contemporary art. The REAKTOR’s open call is designed to seek out that very potential in the visual arts, hence the title Potenziale. Particular emphasis is to be placed on space-defining art for the REAKTOR’s architectural core, i.e. its main hall. The chosen artists will be invited to flesh out and implement their submitted concept as part of a fortnight’s residency and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
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.
The purpose of the ifa Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy is to honour a doctoral thesis which covers a topic relating to culture and foreign policy in an outstanding manner, providing a fresh impulse to research in this area. The thesis must have been accepted as a doctoral thesis in an EU country between 1st January and 31st December 2018. Theses published in this period can also be submitted. The place of publication may be outside the EU if the thesis has been accepted in an EU country. Deadline: 31 March 2019.
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. The International Coproduction Fund promotes projects which are of a high artistic calibre and which have considerable public impact. The results of the collaborative efforts are to be presented in a professional setting in at least one country, though ideally both in Germany and abroad. Projects between German and non-European partners, in particular from transition countries, are preferred. Deadline: 15 April 2019.
NTAA’s mission is to expand the scope of contemporary artistic creations and traditional media with works using contemporary and new technologies in an original and intelligent way: treatment of sounds and light, use of new media, application of innovative evolutions in communications, telecommunications and broadcasting, centered on the world of information, communication, and computers and interaction. These descriptions are in no way restrictive and should be interpreted in the broadest way possible. This international competition is open to all age groups and to all nationalities. Deadline: 31 March 2019.
The goal of the Baltic Culture Fund, founded on 8 July 2018, is to promote cultural cooperation between the Baltic countries and strengthen the internationalisation of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian culture through joint cultural projects and events. The Baltic Culture Fund will support professional events and projects in architecture, visual art, design, literature, sound art, performing arts, libraries, museums and archives. The Fund also welcomes interdisciplinary projects. Deadline: 20 May 2019.
Culture at Work Africa > Second call for proposals > Supporting Intercultural Dialogue for Social Cohesion in Urban Africa
Culture at Work Africa is looking to support innovative on-the-ground projects aiming at developing safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue and at promoting active citizenship and intercommunity relations. Projects will seek sustainable outputs and will foster multi-stakeholder national and transregional cooperation, inclusive societies, cultural diversity and equal dignity for all. For the purpose of this call, applications are eligible when presented by organizations (not-for-profit / profit; public/private) legally registered in one of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Deadline: 15 April 2019.
The International Guest Performance Fund for Dance aims to foster the exchange between German artists and international organizers, create incentives for a stronger rotation of existing and new productions, and strengthen the international presence of German dance professionals. It is directed at organisers abroad who would like to invite a dance production created in Germany. The Coproduction Fund for Dance promotes the creation of new dance productions. The origin of the artists is not decisive, but the production must be realized in Germany. The participation of a foreign partner as coproducer increases the chances of receiving funding, but is not absolutely mandatory. The eligible applicants are organizers, individual artists and companies. Deadlines: 31 January 2019 and 15 April 2019.