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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 (extended): 1 July 2018.
VISIT provides fellowships: VISIT is a fellowship programme run by the innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft. It provides young artists with the opportunity to create new work and pursue extraordinary projects. VISIT encourages cooperation: While VISIT artists develop their projects independently, depending on the topic at hand, they receive support by innogy employees at the company’s German or international facilities, and carry out their work on-site. Deadline: 1 JUly 2018
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce the open call for its 2019-20 dissertation fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world. The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand US dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to two fellowships will be granted each year. The fellowship duration must range from 4-6 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. Deadline: 15 November 2018.
Doppelpass – Theatre Cooperation Fund, Cooperation between German independent groups and standing performing arts theatres
The German Federal Cultural Foundation established the Doppelpass Fund to support cooperation between independent groups in all artistic areas and established dance companies and theatres for a period of two years. The goal of the funding programme is to encourage the independent scene and theatres in Germany to try out new forms of collaboration and artistic production suited for tour performances, and finance their implementation. The programme wishes to provide artists on both sides the necessary freedom to productively merge their structures and working methods. Deadline: 15 November 2018.
The organisers are inviting international visual artists to create 3 minute long video mapped animations to the bellow theme adapted to the façade of Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania harmonizing with the architecture and accompanied by music. The animations will be projected on 22nd of September 2018, in front of a jury and a live audience. Deadline: 2 July 2018.
Are invited international artists to create at least 3-minute-long, but not more than 4-minute-long video mapped animations to the theme of “Flux,” adapted to the façade of The Museum of History and Industry, (MOHAI), Seattle harmonizing with the architecture, and accompanied by music. The animations will be projected between 11-14 October 2018, in front of a jury and a live audience. The Art Curator of the contest is Maxin10sity. Deadline: 12 July 2018.
Since its inception in 2001, the Washington Award has recognized talented artists in the fields of, music, dance, and visual arts especially those who contribute to international cultural collaboration. Deadline: 4 August 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators; it is "a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance". Projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond. Have an awesome idea? Apply!