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German-Israeli Future Forum > People to People Playground, Micro-Funding for German-Israeli Creative Adventures (Online)
Long-run and large-scale planning are not so easy these days. That’s why the German-Israeli Future Forum are offering peers in Germany/Israel short-term micro-funding grants to digitally realise creative ideas and experiment with new formats. The format for a proposal is quite open, as long as it’s accessible to the public. It could be an online event, a video, a podcast, an online live show, etc., but must involve at least one person in Germany and one person in Israel. Deadline: 10 February 2021.
Shararat Amal (‘Glimmer of Hope’) is a fund dedicated solely to individuals and organisations/collectives in exile / refugees in Lebanon. It intends to reactivate the professional activities of the applicants by either providing them with a support allowance, or a grant covering their professional needs. Deadline: 31 January 2021.
British Council Wales are offering three grants to organisations in Wales and Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) to collaborate digitally on international projects that can be shared by 31 December 2021. The fund is open to arts and culture individuals and organisations. Applications must be a partnership between one Wales organisation and at least one organisation based in one or more of Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. Deadline: 7 February 2021.
The i-Portunus programme supports the mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals among all countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. Its main focus is to connect artists and to support international collaborations. This will be done via physical mobility but also, if necessary, by virtual or blended mobility. The current call for applications is open to architects and cultural professionals active in the field of architecture (individuals and groups up to 5 people), aged 18+, of all educational qualifications and levels of experience, legally residing in a Creative Europe country. Deadline: 14 March 2021.
In 2021, the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation has a number of grant programmes which invite international collaborations through partnerships with Ukrainian entities/individuals. While applications are open only to Ukrainian artists and to legal entities registered in Ukraine, international organisations and individuals can participate as partners. Deadlines: 14 January 2021 / 1 February 2021 / 30 March 2021.
The Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award was created in memory of Carmen Mateu, and celebrates the careers of young artists in the disciplines of Opera and Dance. For 2021, the Award is targeted at composers will commission a pocket opera to premiere at the 2023 edition of the Festival Castell de Peralada in Spain. Candidates must be no more than 36 years old on the date of application and either posses nationality of a European country or be resident and pursuing their career in Europe. Deadline: 28 February 2021.
LACMA – Los Angeles Country Museum of Art’s Art's Technology Lab supports artists to pursue new directions in their work that explore ideas in technology and culture. In addition to a grant, artists receive advice and assistance from the museum and from innovation leaders from Hyundai, Snap Inc., YouTube Learning, SpaceX, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative. The grants are open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world. Deadline: 25 February 2021.
Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance is an international cooperation project that aims to promote sustainable habits through the use of Art & Science’s approaches and practices. It has an open call for two project grants, as well as a residency to take place at Malina’s House in Paris during April 2022. Selected projects will benefit from training opportunities and exchange events, as well as be presented at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz in 2022. The call is open to applicants of any nationality, but based in Europe, including non-EU countries. Deadline: 15 February 2021.
ENCC - European Network of Cultural Centres is launching its UP Grants, a microgrant scheme open to all socio-cultural centres throughout Europe. It has five strands: sustainable mobility, ethical digitalisation / reduction of digital carbon footprint, lifecycle / recycling / circular economy, social sustainability, environmental sustainability. The scheme aims to support sustainability initiatives already in place, in order to boost them, provide visibility, and inspire others. Deadline: 10 February 2021.
MediaFutures is a three-year European innovation project (supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme) which aims at contributing to high quality media activities. It is establishing a data-driven innovation hub to offer grant funding and support for startups and artists through three Open Calls. Deadline: 28 January 2021.
After a 2020 edition under the theme of Biodiversity, the COAL Prize dedicates its 2021 edition to the crucial issue of forests as the centre of the climate crisis and ecological transition. In addition to a grant the winner of the Prize will receive an artist residency at the Museum of Hunting and Nature at the Belval Domaine, property of the François Sommer Foundation, in France. Deadline: 1 March 2021.
Onassis Foundation has opened applications for its Emergency Fellowships – a tailor-made, time-sensitive support for artists and curators living in Greece or anywhere in the world. The Emergency Fellowships are not intended for presenting your work, or for engaging in an academic programme. They are not meant to be used for any kind of production related activity. Instead these Fellowships are meant to be highly responsive to address volatile situations around the world or in Greece, or time-sensitive artistic research, or unanticipated professional needs. Deadline: rolling (with replies within two weeks).
The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), through a grant from the Open Society Foundations, has set up a fund – Arctivists – to support activists and artists across the world responding to the outbreak of Covid-19 and its implications for human rights defenders, activism, and shrinking civic and political space. Paired activists and artists are able to apply for grants to document, reflect on, and imagine current and future events. Deadline: on a rolling basis.
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.
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.