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British Council and Creative Scotland are inviting proposals from artist(s) or organisations working in visual art, theatre, dance, literature, music and cross art form practices to undertake projects with European countries. Supported projects must be completed by the end of March 2021, and could take the form of research and scoping visits, cultural exchange, workshops, delegations, conferences, residencies, etc. Applicants must be based in Scotland. Deadline: 4 March 2020.
The 2020 GRAFT Travel Grants grants will fund study or project trips that deal with the topic of climate change and its consequences for the built environment. The grants are aimed particularly at applicants who address the topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. To be eligible, applicants should be a current bachelor, master’s, diploma , or doctoral student, or have completed master's or diploma studies in the last two years. Work funded by the grant must be completed by December 2020. The results will be presented in January 2021. Deadline: 29 February 2020.
Funded by the European Union, the Majalat initiative aims at creating and promoting a space for encounter and constructive dialogue between South of the Mediterranean civil society (civil society organisations, trade unions, social movements, academic actors) and the European Union (EU). Majalat is calling for proposals for national projects in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia. Projects must be implemented between 2 May - 21 June 2020. Project outcomes will then be presented at events in Beirut (7 & 8 July 2020) and Brussels (24 & 25 November 2020). Deadline: 10 March 2020.
REGIOPARL (the Regional Parliaments Lab) is looking to commission an artwork that deals with the topics of Europe, Europe of the regions, future of Europe, and/or the interplay of regional and European identities. The piece, and the artist(s), will accompany the project as it visits 4-6 locations during 2020. Deadline: 15 March 2020.
The 2020 Whitegold International Ceramic Prize is open to artists and artist collectives from across the world including collaborations between artists, cooks, brewers and food producers. Artists, partnerships or collectives are invited to submit two recent projects that demonstrate their work with the inter-relationships of people, clay, soil and food. Five proposals will be selected and funded to produce their project for Whitegold Festival on 19 September 2020, where the final awards will be allocated. Deadline: 29 February 2020.
Council for Australian-Arab Relations > Project Grants Supporting Cultural Relations Between Australia and the Arab World
The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) supports projects that enhance Australia's economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab world. Successful CAAR projects have clear outcomes with benefits leading to greater mutual understanding and cooperation between Australia and the Arab world, on an individual or institutional level. Applications can come from Australian individuals/organisations as well as individuals or organisations from the Arab world working in partnership with an Australian individual or organisation. Deadline: 16 March 2020.
With the Artists’ Contacts programme, the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen supports the international cooperation of cultural actors. Artists and cultural practitioners from Germany and from emerging or developing countries receive valuable support for projects in contemporary visual arts, architecture, photography, media art and design. Applicants thereby receive the chance to network internationally and to advance the intercultural discourse between Germany and the global South. Next deadlines: 15 August 2020 & 31 January 2021.
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, a gallery located in Vienna’s WUK – Werkstätten und Kulturhaus, is inviting proposals for its 2021 exhibition programme. Submissions for solo exhibitions are not eligible. Applications are judged in a two-step process, with applicants initially sending in a rough proposal before being asked to develop their ideas. Deadline: 1 March 2020.
Are you a creative person between the ages of 15-30, or a member of an organisation that works with young people with a project idea that will inspire your peers to open their minds and get engaged in a more inclusive society? The Prince Claus Fund is looking for proposals for original and innovative arts projects by and for young people in DAC-listed countries in South, South East and Central Asia, Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe. Deadline: 9 March 2020.
The Goethe-Institut's International Coproduction Fund 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 realise their coproduction project on their own. Projects between German and non-European partners, in particular from transition countries, are preferred. Deadline: 15 April 2020.
A UK charity founded in 1987, Barakat Trust operates for educational and heritage purposes focusing on the heritage of the Islamic world. They provide scholarships and grants for study and research projects, as well as supporting conservation and documentation work, travel for research and education, and training programmes. The Trust has a number of open grants for scholars. Deadline: 31 March 2020.
apexart have launched an open call for artists, curators, and other professionals who want to turn their idea into an exhibition at their gallery in New York. Proposals are invited from anywhere in the world, except for New York City itself. Winning proposals will become part of apexart’s 2020-21 Exhibition Season and receive production funding and significant production support. There is no set theme, but the exhibition can't be a solo exhibition or 'artist project'. Deadline: 1 March 2020.
ACP-EU Culture > ‘Support for Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries’ – Call for Partner Organisations
Aiming to promote the socio-economic development of ACP countries by boosting the cultural and creative sector as a whole, ACP-EU is looking to select partner organisations at international, regional or national levels who will help them to administer their grant programme. Partners will deliver one of six 'lots': Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific. Deadline: 20 March 2020.
The STARTS Prize awards the most pioneering collaborations and projects in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossing points of science/technology and the arts. There are two prizes, one for Artistic Exploration and one for Innovative Collaboration, open to work in all genres and disciplines, and open to applications from throughout the world. Winning projects will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival in September 2020 in Linz, Austria. Deadline: 2 March 2020.
Drawing Lab Paris, a centre for contemporary drawing, is calling for exhibition proposals from duos composed of a curator and an artist. Artists or curators under the age of 25 are not eligible for the call. The exhibition, and artworks, must be specifically designed for the Drawing Lab. Selected projects will be presented to the public during a two-month period in 2021. Deadline: 5 April 2020.