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In 2020, Université PSL's Research Chair on Beauty Studies is launching its first call for transdisciplinary group proposals. This call for proposals is being addressed to the entire academic community, from the hard sciences to the arts and humanities and the social sciences, without any restrictions in terms of discipline or methodology. To be eligible, projects must be led by an experienced researcher who is on the staff of a French research institution or institution of higher education and is based in France; the other members of the project may be doctoral or post-doctoral students or unaffiliated researchers in France or abroad. Deadline: 15 November 2020.
L’Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse (OFAJ), qui souhaite soutenir les jeunes dans leurs espoirs et leur enthousiasme pour l'Europe, lance, dans le cadre de la présidence allemande du Conseil de l'UE, l’appel à projets « (Jeunes et) plein d’Europe ! ». Différents sujets peuvent être couverts: le développement durable, culture et sport, crise de la covid-19, une expérience et un défi européens etc. Date limite : 30 novembre 2020.
Allianz Kulturstiftung, a not-for-profit cultural foundation for Europe, has opened applications for a new fund, ‘The Art of Bringing Europe Together’. The initiative will support projects starting in the first half of 2021 that create open spaces enabling critical discourse about Europe’s future, and also support exchange and networking across borders. All art genres are eligible to apply. Deadline: 1 September 2020.
Music Moves Europe Preparatory action 2020: Innovative support scheme for a sustainable music ecosystem
To implement the 2020 Preparatory action “Music Moves Europe: Boosting European music diversity and talent” (with a budget of €2.5 million) this call for proposals addresses the need to support the green, digital, just and resilient recovery and post-Covid-19-crisis development of the European music ecosystem to help it become more sustainable. Deadline: 15 September 2020.
FiraTàrrega / Ramon Llull Institute > Hivernem Research Programme for an Artistic Creation Linked to Performing Arts and Public Space (Spain)
Hivernem, a programme co-organised by FiraTàrrega and the Ramon Llull Institute, has opened a call addressed to creators who, on an individual basis, wish to present a research proposal for the writing of an artistic creation linked to performing arts and public space. Projects will be executed from 1 November 2020 through 12 September 2021, with final presentations taking place in the context of FiraTàrrega. Among the eligibility requirements is a high standard of Catalan language skills. Deadline: 24 August 2020.
The European Commission has opened a new call for proposals, ‘Art and the Digital: Unleashing Creativity for European Water Management’. It aims to unite the digital with the arts in order to promote a European policy vision on the future of water and to help raise societal awareness on water use. Artistic residencies in companies will help induce a change of mind-set and novel ideas regarding the preservation of water resources. Applying consortia should comprise partners from a least three different regions across Europe. The suggested project duration is between 18 months and 22 months, with activities starting by 1 March 2021. Deadline: 4 September 2020.
European Commission > Call for Proposals for Cultural Cooperation Between EU and LAS (League of Arab States) Countries
The European Commission have opened a call for proposals for a project to raise awareness on the EU-LAS partnership in the field of culture. A consortia of organisations will work to highlight the EU’s effort in promoting international cultural relations in the Arab world as a specific geographical area, with activities taking place in light of the upcoming EU-LAS Summit in Europe during the second half of 2022. Deadline: 22 September 2020.
Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg has launched a call that seeks to enable a modest ‘breathing space’ for arts practitioners, organisations and networks across the sub-continent to rethink ways of working and reimagine the shape and position of cultural and creative work. The call is open to artists, collectives and organisations from across the African continent, excluding North Africa, and covers music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, design and interactive media, and interdisciplinary work. Activities covered by the grant should be completed and reported on by the end of April 2021. Deadline: 31 August 2020.
Re-FREAM > Call for Artists and Designers Working in Textile Fashion (Germany, Austria, Spain / Online)
Re-FREAM is a research project that invites artists and designers to connect with scientists on common ground to rethink the manufacturing process of the fashion industry. Over a nine-month period (January – September 2021), hybrid teams will embark on a co-research and co-creation journey across three thematic hubs: additive manufacturing (Hub Linz), smart textiles (Hub Berlin) and sustainable finishing (Hub Valencia). The goal is to develop new concepts for the future of fashion by means of new processes and aesthetics that are inclusive and sustainable. Applicants must be a SME (under the EU definition), a start-up, self-employed or professional freelancers legally established as a business under the national law and based in an EU member state or an associated country of the H2020 and Kosovo. Deadline: 30 September 2020.
Goethe-Institut has created a new virtual residency programme with a view to maintaining and reinforcing international exchange and collaboration in the music sector. Funding for virtual partner residencies is now available to arrange for international musical collaboration projects. This virtual partner residency programme is for solo artists and small ensembles from Germany and abroad. At least one artist or ensemble based in Germany should be involved in submitted projects. Deadline: 31 December 2020.
L'appel à concours s'adresse aux artistes indépendants, aux ensembles, aux compagnies, aux associations, aux institutions et aux structures des domaines des arts visuels, de la danse, du théâtre, de la performance, des nouveaux médias, de la musique, du théâtre musical, du théâtre pour enfants et adolescents, de la littérature et des arts de la rue ayant leur résidence, leur siège et/ou leur lieu de travail principal dans la Grande Région. (En Allemagne Steuernummer, en France numéro de SIRET/SIREN, au Luxembourg numéro d´identification national, en Belgique du numéro d’assujettissement à la TVA). Date limite : 15 septembre 2020.
Les Rencontres d’Arles et l’Institut français > Bourse de recherche curatoriale / Projets Afrique (France)
Les Rencontres d’Arles et l’Institut français lancent la deuxième édition de la bourse de recherche curatoriale ouverte aux ressortissant.e.s d’un pays africain, établi.e.s la majorité du temps sur le continent africain. A l’issue du temps de recherche, le/la commissaire devra proposer une note à la direction artistique des Rencontres d’Arles pour valider la faisabilité du projet et donner lieu à une restitution sous forme d'exposition. Date limite : 22 août 2020.
Goethe-Institut / Federal Foreign Office of Germany > International Relief Fund for Organisations in Culture and Education
On the initiative of the Goethe-Institut and Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, institutions working in international cultural cooperation have set up a relief fund. It is aimed at organisations outside the European Union whose commitment is of great importance for artistic freedom and for a pluralistic society. Structural projects (including projects to develop new digital formats or ways of working) can be funded in the period September - December 2020. An online platform is available for applications from 20.6.2020 to 30.6.2020.
The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg calls for proposals for the 2021 edition of the Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS), a multi-disciplinary roving project space support programme for South Africa. The programme supports work realised in any part of South Africa; ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; in any discipline including visual art, performing arts, film, music or combinations of these forms. Deadline: 17 August 2020.
Mophradat creates opportunities for artists from the Arab world through an inventive approach to funding, commissioning, collaborating, and gathering. Grants can be used to pursue threads of research, stage an event, make new work, publish, travel, take part in a residency or workshop, or present an exhibition or performance. Applicants must come from the field of contemporary arts (all disciplines are welcome). Activities or projects can take place anywhere in the world, but must be by artists or arts practitioners from or living in the Arab world, and/or engaged with the Arab world. Deadline: 1 October 2020.