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NPN: Co-Production Fund for Dance & International Guest Performance Fund for Dance (Germany)

To increase sustainable networking and international promotion of German contemporary dance, the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) has two support models: the NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance and the NPN International Guest Performance Fund for Dance. Second deadline for 2017: 15 April.

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2017 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Independent Curators International (ICI) announce The 2017 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. In its fifth edition, the curatorial research award will support a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to conduct research about art and cultural activities in the region. Deadline: 30 April 2017.

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COMEL Award Contemporary Art 2017 > “Sinuosity of aluminum”

The Mazzola brothers, who run the CO.ME.L. company of Latina (Italy), have announced the call of the sixth edition of the International ‘COMEL Award Vanna Migliorin - Contemporary Art’. The Award wants to draw attention to the expressive, aesthetic, communicative and constructive possibilities of aluminum. Participation in the competition is free and open to all artists, 18 years of age and older, that operate in any of the European countries, and use aluminum as the main and significant medium for the realization of the work to be submitted. Deadline: 15 June 2017.

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Moving Walls 24: Exhibition & Grant by the Open Society Documentary Photography Project

The organisers invite proposals about work that engages with topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/expression, religion, nationality, and immigration status from a variety of perspectives.They welcome a wide range of photo- and image-based approaches, including documentary photography, conceptual documentary, archival images, curated or aggregated projects, social practice, video art, interactive media, and projects that use photography and/or associated metadata as the basis for information art. Projects may be contemporary, or include historical material. Deadline: 14 April 2017.

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2018 Taiwan International Festival of Arts > Call for "CONNECTION" Program Series

Under the artistic direction of renowned French interdisciplinary artist Christian Rizzo, the 2018 NTT-TIFA Program Series will offer unique content and showcase exceptional works by artists from Taiwan and abroad. With the main theme of “CONNECTION”, the 2018 NTT-TIFA will focus on the dialogue, communication and conflicts among diverse artistic fields (e.g. Performing Arts, Visual Arts and New Media), industries (e.g. Manufacturing and Digital Technology) and the sciences (e.g. Astronomy, Physics and Biology) to encourage innovative experiments and collaboration. Deadline: 15 April 2017.

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The BigCi Environmental Awards 2017

Australian and International Artists from various fields - visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating - are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2017. Deadline: 1 April 2017.

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Open Call: London, Asia Research Award

Asia Art Archive (AAA) and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (PMC) are delighted to announce a new research award connected with the collaborative London, Asia project. The award will be granted to one successful applicant to facilitate research on the ‘Institutions and Institutional Histories’ strand of the London, Asia project. The successful grant holder is expected to visit both AAA (Hong Kong) & the PMC (London) to engage with the staff and research communities at both institutions. Deadline: 18 April 2017.

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Hermès Foundation > "New Settings" programme #8

This programme is devoted to the performing arts and is directed both to live performance artists (of all disciplines) and to visual artists who wish to create for the stage. Indeed, collaborations between performing artists and visual artists are encouraged. It concerns hybrid performances with a predominant visual arts dimension, scheduled to be premiered between January and December 2018. Deadline: 1 July 2017.

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UNESCO > International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)

The IFCD supports projects that are consistent with the overall objective of the IFCD and cover the following areas of intervention that lead to structural change: the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of and access to a diversity of cultural expressions and the reinforcement of corresponding institutional infrastructures. Deadline: 14 April 2017.

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Call: NICE Award 2017 > Creating an Inclusive World – A Call for Transformative Innovations

The organisers believe that the stakeholders from the culture and creative sectors – artists, cultural and creative entrepreneurs and companies, public institutions, other professionals as well as researchers – are essential actors in shaping a better society. Thus, the NICE Award 2017 invites individuals, teams and organizations from the cultural and creative sectors to propose surprising and experimental solutions for helping shape an inclusive society in this high speed world of digital and global disruption. Deadline: 30 April 2017.

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British Council > Cultural Protection Fund: Call for applications

The Fund is designed with applications from UK organisations in mind, but any organisation is eligible to apply. Grants are available to applicants working with local partners in one or more of the Fund’s target countries: Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen. Deadlines for the large grants (expression of interest): 31 March 2017 and for the small grants: 21 April, 21 July 2017 and 20 October 2017.

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DRAMATURGY AWARD - EMANUELE CARBONI "Theatre of the mystery and noir"

To honor the memory of its member Emanuele Carboni, actor and playwright who died prematurely in June 2016 at the age of 36, the cultural association Music Theatre International (M.Th.I.), in collaboration with FUIS, IGEA association, MTM Lydia Biondi association and with the patronage of the City of Tivoli, announces the first edition of the “Emanuele Carboni Award - theater of the mystery and noir". The award, which aims to enhancing the young Italian dramaturgy, is open to young Italian authors (resident in Italy or abroad) interested in writing text for theatre and who have not yet turned 36 years at the expiry date of the notice. Deadline: 30 June 2017.

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LIVE WORKS - PERFORMANCE ACT AWARD vol. 5 > Call for applications (Italy)

The competition is open to a wide range of emerging performative actions, including: Performances, sound and new media arts, text-based performances, lecture performances, multimedia storytelling, choreographic practices, relational and workshop-based projects, and other projects questioning the idea of performativity beyond the body. Deadline: 31 March 2017.

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Lilith Performance Studio > Open call for new major visual arts performances (Sweden)

Lilith Performance Studio is a non-profit arts organization and an independent arena for visual art performance. The Studio initiates new exceptional visual art performances by inviting visual artists from around the world, some of whom have never worked live before. Each year, selected artists are given the unique opportunity to realize and present a new large-scale performance on site in the studio in Malmo or elsewhere in the city, in close collaboration with the studio. Deadline: 1 May 2017.

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Call for Proposals Nomadic Village 2017 (United Kingdom)

The organisers are calling for project proposals in the area of contemporary arts, science and activism. Participants preferably should come to the Nomadic Village with their own mobile abodes, from which they will create a small village; an autonomous environment in which people can dedicate themselves to the projects, form spontaneous collaborations and immerse in the dynamics of a micro society. Deadline: 31 March 2017.

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