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Connect South Africa will grant a funded residency to one artist from Switzerland and one artist from Southern, East or West Africa, with residency activities split between CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva and the array of optical and radio astronomy observatories across rural and urban South Africa. Connect South Africa invites submissions from artists with a distinct interest in an interdisciplinary approach, and a keen engagement with scientific thinking and fundamental science. Deadline: 26 May 2021.
“Résidanses 2021” is an incubation programme for choreographic projects aimed at providing support to emerging African choreographers as they develop their creative process. It allows artists and companies to take part in residencies to develop a new work or further develop a work in progress with the aid of a mentor. The call for applications is addressed to emerging contemporary and urban dance choreographers or companies based on the continent, wishing to develop a new creation or a stage of work in progress. Deadline: 30 April 2021.
Open Call for Congolese, Brazilian and Swiss artists for the Project ‘Quilombo’ (Switzerland / Remote)
The tri-continental project ‘Quilombo’ will involve an exhibition, a three-month residency in two Swiss cities, and the production of a catalogue. Activities take place in summer/autumn 2021. Individual or two-person applications are welcomed from Congolese, Brazilian and Swiss artists, and are open to all disciplines that imbue a research-based practice. Deadline: 30 April 2021.
Curated Affairs > Call for Artists Based in Warsaw to Propose a Project on the Work of Joseph Beuys (Germany)
To mark the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys and to honour the town twinning between Poland’s capital Warsaw and the state capital Düsseldorf, the curatorial outfit Curated Affairs are pleased to invite two professional artists based in Warsaw to attend a 14 day research residency in Düsseldorf, preferably in July 2021. There is no age restriction. The submission of a research project proposal on the work of Joseph Beuys is required. Deadline: 25 April 2021.
The year-long project What Stays – Archiving Care will explore digital counter-archives and the role of technology in opening up alternative histories and memories. It is launching with an open call for three digital residencies for international artists from any discipline. The residencies will take place remotely between June - September 2021 with the completed work presented online. Deadline: 4 May 2021.
The GMEA – National Center for Music Creation of Albi-Tarn welcomes musicians or ensembles for one-week residency sessions to permit creation, recording, or research. The centre supports all contemporary sound and experimental musical practices. Residencies can take place between January and December 2022. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
Urbane Künste Ruhr is pleased to announce a new cooperation with the Stiftung Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets in Bochum as part of the residency programme Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr. The residency offers the opportunity for intensive research of archival material and archival structures during a three-month stay. The residency is open-ended, individualised, and geared to the specific research interests and projects of the residents. Deadline: 30 April 2021.
In the framework of the European project Who Cares?, Centro Huarte is offering an international residency programme for two or more artists, taking place from 1 September to 24 October 2021. Projects are encouraged to investigate care and affective practices in relation to the current moment we are living through. Applicants should have an EU passport or be based in an EU member state and preferably be fluent in the local languages (Spanish and/or Basque). Deadline: 27 May 2021.
The Odyssée programme is aimed at foreign artists, researchers and cultural professionals who aren't living in France and who want to develop projects within French cultural centres located at heritage sites. Periods of residency can last 1-6 months. Deadline: 29 May 2021.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay invites artists, curators, programmers, writers, researchers and practitioners across all disciplines in the performing arts to apply for its inaugural Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency, taking place in Singapore between April and June 2022. The residency offers two types of support: Artist-in-Residence and Researcher-in-Residence. Artists-in-Residence can apply for a residency period of one to three months, while Researchers-in-Residence can apply for a residency period of two to four weeks. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
The cultural project Dekoloniale Memory Culture in the City is inviting artists, architects, designers, writers, and urban practitioners to apply for a residency in Berlin. Applicants are invited to uncover and transform historical colonial stratifications and dominant narratives in Berlin's public space as well as traces of its preceding histories of involvement in the European trade of enslaved Africans. Two selected residents are expected to develop a collaborative work within the period of August - October 2021. Deadline: 23 April 2021.
Kai Art Center’s core programme, the Kai Residency, invites curators and writers from Nordic and Baltic states to apply for its 2021 residency programme. The residency provides the opportunity for selected participants to live and work in Tallinn for two to four weeks while being immersed in the city’s dynamic art scene. The residency will take place between June and December 2021. Deadline: 30 April 2021.
Don Sen Folo a ouvert en 2020, un lieu de résidence artistique, le Don Sen Folo – LAB, sur deux hectares, dans le village de Bancoumana à 50 km de Bamako. Cet espace peut recevoir des artistes pour leur travail de recherche, d’expérimentation et de création. Les conditions principales de la résidence sont notamment de : Présenter un projet de création chorégraphique en espace public, Proposer un projet engagé dans une approche artistique contextuelle, avec ou pour la population locale, Être âgé.e de moins de 35 ans, Être ressortissant.e d’un pays d’Afrique et résider en Afrique. Date limite : 26 avril 2021.
PimOff Theatre > Citofonare PimOff Residency Programme for Contemporary Dance and Performance (Italy)
Citofonare PimOff is a residency programme in support of national and international choreographic and performative research. It supports dance and performance projects which are in their creation phase and have never been publicly presented in their final form. PimOff will provide selected artists a residency, lasting a maximum of two weeks, from February to June 2022 at PimOff Theatre in Milan. Deadline: 30 April 2021.
PEN Català, in collaboration with the Ramon Llull Institute and with the support of the European Union, is opening a call for young, emerging writers who wish to take part in a literary residency at Faberllull in Olot, Catalonia from 1-8 October 2021. Applicants must have nationality or residency in one of the member countries of the European project Be(P)art - Belgium, Spain, Hungary, and Serbia - and write in Catalan, Dutch, Galician, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian. Deadline: 31 May 2021.