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Kunsthal Gent (Belgium) > Open call > Development programme

The Development Programme offers the context of - an experimental intersection for contemporary art, located in a 13th century monastery in the centre of Ghent - as a workspace and an opportunity for the development of artistic practice. Six artists, collectives, small organisations or collaboration initiatives per year are offered a Development Fellowship of up to 3 months: a period of research and development, tailored with and around each selected participant, supported by a team of collaborators and invited guests. Deadline: 2 June 2019.

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Nordic Summer University (NSU) > Call for proposals (Denmark and Norway)

The Nordic Summer University (NSU) is commissioning artistic projects, research projects and new collaborations around its historical archive in Copenhagen. They are seeking proposals for works which trace the spread of NSU’s values across the world. The projects will culminate in a mini-festival in Norway in Summer 2020 to celebrate NSU’s 70th anniversary – truly the oldest Nordic institution of its kind! Deadline: 31 May 2019.

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Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and Robert Bosch Stiftung > Crossing Borders programme > open call

Through the Crossing Borders programme, the organisers fund international research trips by authors, filmmakers and photographers: from China (incl. Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam, to Germany and from German-speaking countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The organisers welcome applications from authors, filmmakers and photographers who intend to gather information first hand, visit authentic sites and dare to forge their own, new perspective. The intended publication may range from literary and essayistic prose works, poetry, photo-text volumes, children’s and young adults’ literature, scripts for documentary and feature films, to radio programs and multimedia productions. Deadlines: 30 April and 31 October 2019.

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Open call for composers (cecia)

CECIA (Collaborative Electroacoustic Composition with Intelligent Agents) is an innovative art project within the framework of the Interfaces -activity "Cross Genre Residencies" that integrates the creative agency of 5 composers and Machine Learning algorithms in order to produce a coherent composition of electroacoustic music. The project aims to explore collaborative music creation, harnessing the creativity of electroacoustic composers and Intelligent Agents through a cloud computing platform. Deadline: 30 April 2019.

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Villa Vassilieff - Pernod Ricard Fellowship

The Pernod Ricard Fellowship is conceived as a research and artistic platform, experimenting with non‑linear models of generating and distributing knowledge to encourage different possible connections between researchers, contemporary artists, cultural institutions, non-profit organizations and the general public. Every year, 4 international Fellows (artists, curators and researchers) are invited by an Artistic Committee for a 3-month residency on the basis of a research proposal. This year, the Pernod Ricard Fellowship focuses on four geographical zones: Southern Europe, Asia, South America, Africa. Deadline: 30 April 2019.

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Hermès Foundation > New Settings programme

Since 2011, the New Settings programme has been inviting performance artists to invent entirely original ideas. From dance to fine arts, from theatre to cinema, from music to algorithms: Apply to take part in the 2020 edition of New Settings, the programme that encourages all forms of hybrid performances. Depuis 2011, le programme New Settings invite les artistes à imaginer des propositions inédites. Des arts plastiques à la danse, du théâtre au cinéma, de la musique aux algorithmes, candidatez pour participer à l’édition 2020 de New Settings, un programme qui encourage les formes de spectacles hybrides. 1/7/2019.

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Swedish Institute >Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region

Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region offers Swedish actors the opportunity to apply for project funding for the inclusion of actors from Russia or the countries of the EU Eastern Partnership in a current EU project or a flagship within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The main applicant has to be based in Sweden. The application must include at least two actors in two different countries eligible for support, one of which is Sweden (as main applicant). The funding is available for actors from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Sweden and Ukraine.Deadline: 28 May 2019 (opens from 1 April 2019).

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6th Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP)

Through a partnership with the Arab Fund for Art and Culture, together with the Magnum Foundation, the Prince Claus Fund has launched the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) in 2014. ADPP supports creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select up to 10 grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects.Deadline: 1 May 2019.

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REAKTOR Potenziale (Austria) > Open Call

The REAKTOR’s cross-disciplinary programme features works that are imbued with the spirit of the times. Indeed, what is still considered experimental today may well one day be perceived as timelessly permanent. That is particularly true of contemporary art. The REAKTOR’s open call is designed to seek out that very potential in the visual arts, hence the title Potenziale. Particular emphasis is to be placed on space-defining art for the REAKTOR’s architectural core, i.e. its main hall. The chosen artists will be invited to flesh out and implement their submitted concept as part of a fortnight’s residency and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition. Deadline: 30 April 2019.

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10th International Fund for Cultural Diversity (UNESCO)

The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through: 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, including cultural goods, services and activities; the reinforcement of human and institutional capacities of public sector and civil society organizations, deemed necessary to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets in developing countries. Deadline: 13 June 2019.

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Baltic Culture Fund > Support for Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Cultural Projects

The goal of the Baltic Culture Fund, founded on 8 July 2018, is to promote cultural cooperation between the Baltic countries and strengthen the internationalisation of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian culture through joint cultural projects and events. The Baltic Culture Fund will support professional events and projects in architecture, visual art, design, literature, sound art, performing arts, libraries, museums and archives. The Fund also welcomes interdisciplinary projects. Deadline: 20 May 2019.

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Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism > Open call

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.

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Institute of International Education (USA) > New programme to assist threatened artists

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.

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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.

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Art Basel: Crowdfunding platform for visual art projects

Art Basel has launched an exciting new digital initiative in partnership with Kickstarter, the funding platform for creative projects. Designed specifically for non-profit visual arts organizations from all over the world, the initiative will offer visibility and support for a wide variety of artistic projects, selected by an independent jury. Discover the projects and propose yours!

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