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New Geographies (UK) > Open call

New Geographies’ aim is to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or over-looked places, rather than on historic or economical centres. During Summer of 2017, the organisers invited the public to nominate overlooked or forgotten places throughout Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to add to this map. The received over 270 nominations. Artists are now invited to respond to the nominations. New Geographies' organisers are seeking Expressions of Interest from artists across the UK and internationally to create excellent art works inspired by the selected places. Ten new commissions will be delivered over the next two years. Deadline: 28 January 2018.

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Creative Twinning > Open call

Through the Creative Twinning scheme, the Dutch government subsidises cultural activities in the EU border regions. Such activities should increase the stability in these countries and contribute to a flourishing cultural sector of wider social significance. Creative Twinning seeks to connect people from different cultural backgrounds. The Creative Twinning subsidy scheme was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in countries bordering the EU are the target group of these cultural activities that relate to the visual arts, performing arts, film and literature. Projects involving multidisciplinary art forms, cultural heritage and the design sectors (architecture, creative design and new media) are also welcome to apply for a grant. Deadline: 31 August 2018.

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STARTS Prize 2018 – Grand prize of the European Commission honoring innovation in technology, industry and society stimulated by the arts

Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica in collaboration with BOZAR and Waag Society is launching an international prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The prizes are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation. Deadline: 2 March 2018.

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LACMA- Los Angeles County Museum of Art > Art + Technology Lab > Call for artists' proposals

Awards are given for a period of one year, and during that time the artist is encouraged to pursue new directions in their work that explore ideas in technology and culture. Preference is given to projects that are speculative in nature and provide opportunities for public engagement, through crowd-sourcing, talks, demonstrations, maker events, or performance.The purpose of the Art + Technology Lab is to nurture new work with financial and in-kind support for projects that engage emerging technology. Deadline: 21 February 2018.

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Grants for Cultural Exchanges and Collaborative Projects with Personnel between Taiwan and Central/ Latin America

This grant is to foster deeper and more diverse collaboration in the arts among the cultural communities of Latin America, Caribbean, and Taiwan. From exhibitions and performances to writing, filmmaking, or research projects, all interesting collaborative projects on aspects of Taiwan’s culture or society are welcome. For the 2018 open call of this grants' programme, candidates can apply from any of the 33 eligible Central / Latin American or Caribbean nations: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Granada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, México, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. Deadline: 28 January 2018.

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Foundation Villa Seurat > Call for projects

The Fondation provides financial support for the realization of artist projects that are inscribed within a social initiative. The call for project is directed towards artists proposing a project in collaboration with a group of people living in conditions of vulnerability (precariousness, hospitalisation, adolescence and suffering, disability, imprisonment, isolation, etc.). Deadline: 24 March 2018.

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Towards greater gender equality: Promoting the Role and Image of Women in the Southern Mediterranean Audiovisual Sector

The project Towards Greater Gender Equality: Promoting the Role and Image of Women in the Southern Mediterranean Audiovisual Sector – SouthMed WiA, is designed to promote gender equality and support the film sector in seven Southern Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia. The overall objective of SouthMed WiA is to strengthen the capacities of the audiovisual operators in the target countries to contribute to sustainable development and cultural diversity, by promoting gender equality and enhancing the image of women in the film sector. Deadline: 23 February 2018.

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Fonds pour la jeune création francophone > Appel > Cinéma, séries audiovisuelles et contenus web

Le Fonds pour la jeune création francophone est né d’un projet conjoint entre le Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) en France, la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles en Belgique, le Film Fund Luxembourg au Luxembourg, la Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles (SODEC) au Québec, Téléfilm Canada,TV5MONDE, Orange, France Télévisions, la SACD, la SACD Belgique et la SACD Canada. Envisagé comme un système d’aides sélectives destiné à soutenir le dynamisme de la création pour des œuvres de cinéma, séries audiovisuelles et contenus web, il a pour objectif de favoriser l’émergence des talents prometteurs dans les pays d’Afrique francophone subsaharienne et Haïti. Date limite: 1er mars 2018.

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State Machines > Open call

State Machines is a programme of activities devoted to the investigation of new relationships between states, citizens and the stateless made possible by emerging technologies. Focussing on how such technologies impact identity and citizenship, digital labour and finance, the project joins five experienced partners: Aksioma (Slovenia), Drugomore (Croatia), Furtherfield (UK), Institute of Network Cultures (Netherlands) and NeMe (Cyprus) together with a range of artists, curators, theorists and audiences. The call is open to European artists, technologists, activists, inventors and individuals, groups and hybrid human- artificial intelligence collaborations. Deadline: 31 January 2018.

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Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund > Integration of third country nationals

In order to contribute to the development of the common Union policy on asylum and immigration and to the strengthening of the area of freedom, security and justice in the light of the application of the principles of solidarity and responsibility-sharing between the Member States and cooperation with third countries, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) was set up. It aims at supporting actions to contribute to the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration. Deadline: 1 March 2018.

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USArtists International

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets. Deadlines: 1 December 2017 and 5 April 2018.

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Horizon 2020 > Inclusive and sustainable growth through cultural and creative industries and the arts

Proposals should explore the conditions for a successful CCI sector, considering business models, resilient strategies and innovative solutions to boost sustainable employment and growth in the sector, and their interactions with research and development processes, especially for the self-employed and micro enterprises. Deadline: 13 March 2018.

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International Award 'UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21' > Call for participation

The objective of the International Award 'UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21' is, to recognise leading cities and individuals that have distinguished themselves through their contribution to culture as a key dimension in sustainable cities. Deadline: 16 March 2018.

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Allianz Cultural Foundation > Open call for grants

The non-profit Allianz Cultural Foundation initiates and sponsors multilateral art, culture and education projects in Europe and the Mediterranean fostering mutual understanding and dialogue that transcends borders. Its main focus is on cross-disciplinary and contemporary projects that put innovative approaches in art, culture and education into practice and that help shape social change in the spirit of European integration. They particularly support programs that promote exchange, encounters and digitization, that ignite enthusiasm for the European project in young people, and that forge sustainable ties between participating players. Deadline: 1 March 2018.

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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 2018.

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