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Japan Foundation Asia Centre > 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 December 2017

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François Schneider Foundation > “Contemporary Talents 2017” Competition

For its 7th edition, the François Schneider Foundation in Wattwiller (France) launches the “Contemporary Talents 2017” Competition in order to discover, accompany and reveal new talents at the general public and to support the contemporary creation on the theme of water. The competition chooses each year 7 laureates among a thousand of candidatures and it is open to candidates of all nationalities, all ages, and in all disciplines related to visual arts. Deadline (extended): 1 November 2017.

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BilbaoArte Foundation Art Projects Grants 2018 > Open call for applications (Spain)

FUNDACIÓN BILBAO ARTE FUNDAZIOA seeking to promote actions to help young creative artists, is working with FUNDACIÓN BILBAO BIZKAIA KUTXA, BBK, in issuing this call for applications for art project grants. The idea is to provide material and financial aid, as well as assistance for the production of artistic projects. This call seeks to encourage the production of art and the development of proposals in all individual and group artistic disciplines, on the understanding that the projects funded must be undertaken in 2018. Deadline: 31 October 2017.

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Setouchi Triennale 2019 (Japan) > Call for projects

Setouchi Art Triennale has an international call for site-specific art projects exploring the local resources of each venue of the Setouchi Triennale 2019. Deadline: 31 January 2017.

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PERSPEKTIVE- deutsch-französischer Fonds für zeitgenössische Kunst und Architektur / fonds franco-allemand pour l’art contemporain et l’architecture

PERSPEKTIVE ist ein deutsch-französischer Fonds für zeitgenössische Kunst und Architektur, der von dem Bureau des arts plastiques des Institut français Deutschland und der Französischen Botschaft initiiert wurde. Bewerbungsschluss: 1. Dezember 2017 / PERSPEKTIVE est un fonds franco-allemand pour l’art contemporain et l’architecture initié par le Bureau des arts plastiques de l’Institut français d’Allemagne et l’Ambassade de France en Allemagne. Date limite: 1er décembre 2017.

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Korean Cultural Centre India & The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art > Call for exhibitions

KCCI, in collaboration with FICA, opens applications for exhibition grants under three categories for practitioners from India and other SAARC Countries, Korea, and Southeast Asian Countries. Exhibition Proposals 2018 is aimed at individuals, collectives and organidations from visual arts, architecture, crafts, design, and new media. These grants actively support art practitioners who want to create or organize an exhibition for enquiries, discussions and experimental practice. In addition, KCCI hopes to become a hub of dynamic cultural exchange between India, Korea, and other Asian arts practitioners through a series of experimental and diverse programs. Deadline: 22 October 2017.

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Almagro OFF International Contest (Spain) > Open call for applications

The Almagro OFF International Contest represents the commitment of the Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre to give space and visibility to the young stage directors, who work with a renewed language and staging approach to the classical texts in order to point directly at the curiosity of today’s audience. This Contest aims to discover and reward new directors working on baroque texts from a perspective of originality, innovation, risk and contemporaneity. Deadline: 11 February 2018.

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La Friche (France) > Open call for projects 'The surroundings'

La Friche is looking for performances (theatre, dance, music, viusal arts associated with the other arts), to think Living Arts as a mean to highlight environmental and society issues. Deadline: 15 December 2017.

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Europeana Research Grants Programme 2017: call for submissions > 'Intercultural dialogue'

The organisers encourage applicants to come up with individual research projects which make use of Europeana Collections content to showcase and explore the theme of intercultural dialogue. Applicants should employ state-of-the-art tools and methods in digital humanities to address a specific research question. You should be a postgraduate or doctoral student, or an early career scholar in any field within the humanities, social sciences, archival or information sciences. Deadline: 20 October 2017.

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Tanzplattform Bern 2018 > Call for Applications (Switzerland)

Tanzcompagnie Konzert Theater Bern and its director Estefania Miranda are pleased to announce a call for applications. Tanzplattform Bern is an International dance festival and competition for choreographers. All stylistic approaches to choreography are admitted. Criteria for selection require a clear artistic vision that encompasses professionalism, choreographic craftsmanship, a high level of dance performance and innovation. Deadline: 30 December 2017.

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Van Abbemuseum (The Netherlands) > Research grants > Deviant practice

In 2016 the Van Abbemuseum launched the research programme Deviant Practice. Following the conclusion of nine research projects over the past year, they are seeking new proposals from artists, curators and writers for 2018. There are two research frameworks: Archives and Constituencies. Deadline: 17 November 2017.

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Open Call for Group Exhibitions by Apexart (New York)

Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level, background, or location can apply. No topics are off limits, no ideas are too controversial. Deadline: 31 October 2017.

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Pro Helvetia > call for performing arts cooperation projects across Europe

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is launching a call for performing arts cooperation projects in Europe in order to foster partnerships between Swiss and other European cultural institutions and organisations in the performing arts field. With the support provided, Swiss cultural institutions and organisations are given the opportunity to expand their professional network and to familiarise themselves with local scenes and the working methods of their peers in other European countries. They are also given the possibility of enhancing their own artistic practice through new forms of collaboration. Projects from the following disciplines may be submitted: theatre, dance, literary and visual art performance, contemporary music theatre, contemporary circus. Deadline: 1 March 2018.

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Reuters > Photojournalism grants

Reuters seeks to develop the next generation of photojournalists to share original, visual stories from around the world. Any passionate photojournalist or photojournalism student may apply. Reuters welcomes diverse candidates from all backgrounds and is excited to work with emerging talent who can tell stories from new perspectives. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to successfully conceive and complete their grant project. Deadline: 10 December 2017.

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Kawamura arts and cultural foundation > 2017 Socially Engaged Art Support Grant (Japan) > Open for applications

This grant will support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society. This would further enhance in-depth relationships between art culture and the society and will contribute in cultivating higher cultural developments in Japan. Applications can come from artists or organisations, from all nationalities, who work in the context of contemporary art. Deadline: 22 October 2017.

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