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British Council > Connections Through Culture: Support for Online Collaboration Between the UK and Southeast Asia
Connections Through Culture (CTC) is an arts grants programme run by the British Council in the UK and East Asia. For the 2020-2021 part of the programme, they will be supporting online collaboration projects between Southeast Asia and the UK. In October 2020 they will be accepting applications for Connections Through Culture UK-Southeast Asia Online Grants. Projects will need to be completed between January to June 2021. Deadline: 8 November 2020.
The International Association of Puppet-Friendly Cities (AVIAMA) gathers cities and local governments of the world around puppetry to create a real network of cooperation and exchange. Their grant programme helps to support cooperation projects, with cost of travel generally an important part of the support: the main purpose of the grants is to assist in travel and stays at AVIAMA member cities. Deadline: 11 January 2021.
Farnham Maltings > New Conversations Programme for Artistic Partnerships Between Canada and the UK (Online / Remote)
New Conversations is a programme funded and delivered by the British Council, Farnham Maltings, Canada Council for the Arts and High Commission of Canada in the UK. UK-Canada artistic partnerships working in theatre and dance are invited to apply for funding to explore how they can develop new creative ideas, exchange knowledge and practice without meeting in person. The fund is open to UK and Canada based artists, collectives, independent companies and organisations. Deadline: 27 November 2020.
Nesta Italia, a member of the STARTS consortium, is working on a series of initiatives in the Piedmont region to boost collaboration between tech companies, cultural centres, artists and research centres. The first initiative in this framework is the open call ‘City of the future’. Artists, collectives and creatives from Italy and all over Europe are invited to present artistic concepts based on emerging technologies (e.g. AI, Big Data, Blockchain, 5G, IoT). Selected projects will undertake a three-month residency, February - May 2021, with at least 30 days spent in Turin. Deadline: 30 November 2020.
PERSPEKTIVE s’adresse aux structures publiques et privées, notamment aux musées, centres d’art et d’architecture, Kunstvereine, galeries, agences d’architectures, espaces d’exposition indépendants, basés en Allemagne et en France. PERSPEKTIVE soutient des initiatives de rencontres favorisant l’échange des idées et des compétences : workshops, tables rondes, conférences, séminaires, laboratoires d’idées et de recherches, performeurs et expositions. Date limite : 1er décembre 2020.
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).
European Commission > Art and the Digital: Unleashing Creativity for European Industry, Regions and Society
The European Commission has launched a call for proposals that link existing and planned initiatives across Europe to develop synergies between the arts and digital technologies, boost uptake of the digital by local business, facilitate and enable sustainable urban development and social cohesion, and contribute to a humane dimension of technology. The commission expects to fund one consortium proposal. Applications must come from legal entities based in EU Member States. Deadline: 30 October 2020.
AUSSICHT is a new support fund by the Goethe-Institut Singapore. The fund is open to Singapore-based artists, practitioners and organisations. It aims to give support to those who value artistic innovation and experimentation with limited funding or limited access to funds. Applications with an interest in projects demonstrating potential for inter- and transnational collaboration are preferred. Deadline: applications will be assessed and funds disbursed on a rolling basis until November 2020.
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.
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.
The Institute of International Education announced on 26 May the launch of a programme to save the lives and work of artists who face persecution in their home countries. The new Artist Protection Fund (APF), a three-year pilot programme supported by a $2.79 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will make life-saving fellowship grants to threatened artists from any field of artistic endeavor, and place them at host universities and arts centers in countries where they can safely continue their work and plan for their future.
Prince Claus Fund > Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme (Disaster relief for cultural heritage)
The Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme provides quick help to evacuate, stabilise or rescue cultural heritage under imminent threat of destruction or damaged by man-made disasters, natural disasters or conflict.