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Esch2022 European Capital of Culture (Luxembourg) > call for projects

The nomination includes: - the city of Esch - 11 Luxembourg communes in the south of the country - 8 French Pays Haut Val d'Alzette communes (CCPHVA) As part of this European initiative, the not-for-profit organisation Esch2022 is launching a call for projects. These projects should contribute to the achievement of the general missions and objectives established by the European Capital of Culture. The REMIX concept has four pillars: Europe, Nature, Yourself and Art. Deadline: 31 July 2019.

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Artist’s Book Talent Revelation (France) > Open call

In partnership with MAD, the ADAGP, the Society of Authors in the Graphic and Plastic Arts, is pleased to announce the third edition of the prize — Artist’s Book Talent Revelation — intended to support and promote contemporary creation in the discipline of artists’ books. The jury, co-chaired by artists Philippe Ramette et Sylvie Huerre-Debré, will bring together several personalities from the contemporary art world (artists, journalists and critics, representatives of institutions). Emerging artists working or residing in Europe / Switzerland can apply. Deadline: 15 July 2019.

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Three international calls for projects > Biennale Chroniques 2020 (France) > Eternity

The Biennale offers three calls open internationally: Public space installation, International transdisciplinary creation and Artistic Scientific technological creation. Further distribution of the supported projects will be considered in one of the partner venues of the exhibition tour between January and December 2021. Deadline: 30 July 2019.

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Bloom Award by Warsteiner

The competition funded by Warsteiner brewery offers young artists from all around the world the possibility to gain a foothold in the international art market. The organisers are looking for artists (Visual arts, Design, Urban art or Video) who knowingly work at the interfaces between art and creative industries, whose works blur boundaries of traditional forms of expression. Deadline: 31 July 2019.

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European Commission > Pilot project – Makers' Mobility

The general objective of this pilot project is to define and test policies and actions supporting mobility and the exchange of experience between the cultural and creative industries, creative hubs, maker-spaces, fab-labs; formal and non-formal learning, and skills development systems in a cross-sectoral way. The pilot project is intended as a first step towards developing a European Framework aimed at boosting the mobility of makers, as well as exchange of good practices. Deadline: 12 August 2019.

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Afrique Créative programme > Open call / Appel ( Burkina Faso, Morocco / Maroc, Senegal / Sénégal & Uganda / Ouganda)

The Afrique Créative programme's aim is to support the development of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in order to maximise their social and economic impact. The objective of this call is to identify eight CCI entrepreneurs to take part in the Afrique Créative programme. The target countries are: Burkina Faso, Morocco, Senegal and Uganda. L'objectif du programme Afrique Créative est d'accompagner le développement des Industries Culturelles et Créatives (ICC) afin de maximiser leur impact tant au niveau social qu’économique. Le but de de cet appel est d'identifier 8 entrepreneurs ICC pour intégrer le programme Afrique Créative. Les pays concernés sont le Burkina Faso, le Maroc, le Sénégal et l'Ouganda. 15/08/2019.

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COAL Prize 2019 > Climate, Disasters and Displacement

Since its inception in 2010 by the COAL Association, the COAL Prize has become a vehicle for identification, promotion and dissemination of these artists to the general public, political actors and professionals of culture and ecology. For its tenth edition in 2019 the COAL Prize will, in collaboration with the Platform on Disaster Displacement and DISPLACEMENT: Uncertain Journeys, tackle an essential subject: displacement related to disasters and climate change. The COAL Prize supports art projects in progress. Its award is not intended to cover all production costs of the project but should be considered as an aid to its development. Deadline: 9 September 2019.

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Science Gallery Rotterdam (The Netherlands) > Open call for the exhibition: (UN)REAL

Science Gallery Rotterdam invites artists, designers, and researchers to explore how our concept of “the real” is destabilized by science and technology by proposing projects to be part of its first exhibition on site at Erasmus MC. The theme (UN)REAL seeks to link this topic to the ongoing activity and cutting-edge research in biomedical science at the university medical center. Deadline: 1 July 2019.

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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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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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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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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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