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The Prize fulfils the organization’s fundamental mission of promoting intercultural dialogue by rewarding significant contributions made by two eminent individuals, groups or institutions (one from the Arab States and the other from elsewhere) to the development, promotion and spread of Arab culture through artistic, or intellectual work that enhances mutual understanding. Proposed candidates should have earned an international reputation in their field of competence. Bearing in mind the significant contribution of women, please take this opportunity to propose renowned female candidates. Deadline: 31 August 2018.
Dans le cadre de son nouveau mandat sur les industries culturelles et créatives, l’Agence Française de Développement lance l’appel à projets « Afrique Créative » qui vise à soutenir l’entrepreneuriat culturel dans les pays d’Afrique. Cet appel à projets permettra d’accompagner entre 5 et 10 projets bénéficiaires sur les plans technique et financier pendant 2 ans. Afrique Créative sera mis en œuvre par un ensemblier (structure unique ou consortium) qui en assurera le pilotage et la coordination, après avoir été sélectionné via un appel d’offres. Date limite : 10 septembre 2018.
Tbilisi Architecture Biennial is announcing a contest for public installation projects in the frame of first Biennial event “Buildings are not enough.” Various buildings and public spaces in Gldani district are planned to be the center of the dialogue about architectural and urban topics. The Biennial will include a symposium, exhibitions, interventions in Gldani public spaces, in collaborations with the local community, international architecture and urban planning experts, artists and scientists. Deadline: 24 August 2018.
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. With the International Coproduction Fund the Goethe-Institut would like to support the unrestricted international and intercultural exchange of artists and their ideas. The facilitation of such an exchange and the networking it spawns among the various players are equally as important as the productions resulting from the project. Deadline: 15 October 2018.
The aim of the Civil Society Prize, which is awarded annually, is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of the contribution that civil society organisations and/or individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship in a way that underpins the common values that shore up European integration. Deadline: 7 September 2018.
The 4th edition of the ‘‘Friends of the Arab World Institute (AWI) Award for young contemporary Arab artists” will be organized as part of “Football & Arab World” collective exhibition, which will be inaugurated in April 2019 at the AWI. Participation in the competition is reserved for applicants who meet the following requirements; they must be: A national of one of the following countries: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, or Yemen; be aged under 40 (or aged 40) on 31 October 2018. Deadline: 31 October 2018.
The Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) – as an exhibition showcasing the present and trends of global ceramics and acting as a gateway for newly emerging artists to acquire a presence in the global art scene – will offer diversified support programs that will help artists expand their worldview. Artists from all parts of the world are welcome to submit works, both artistic and practical, made from clay (ceramics) or made with the theme of clay (ceramics). Deadline for applications: 1-31 October 2018.
Culture at Work Africa – Promoting the Public Value of Culture for Social Cohesion and Urban Development in Africa > First call for proposals
Culture at Work Africa – Promoting the Public Value of Culture for Social Cohesion and Urban Development in 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. 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: 21 September 2018.
Open Call: Choreographic Territories competition for creating a dance performance inspired by Pola Nireńska (Poland)
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, together with the Institute of Music and Dance, the Centre for Culture in Lublin and the Old Brewery New Dance/Art Stations Foundation, announce an open competition for creating and realizing a dance performance inspired by Pola Nireńska and her works, within the Choreographic Territories – New Paths for the Avant-Garde Programme in 2019. Can apply: any legal person (a cultural institution, foundation, association, etc.) based in Poland with a partner (a cultural institution, foundation, association, etc.) who is based outside of Poland and who will cooperate in the production of the performance. Deadline: 30 September 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 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.