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Since its founding in 2013, Het Nieuwe Instituut has pioneered research in architecture, design and digital culture, fostering programmes, exhibitions, lectures, archival investigations and publications in the Netherlands and internationally. Het Nieuwe Instituut invites applicants from all citizenships and places of residence. The Research Fellowships are open to all degree levels in all disciplines. Equal priority will be given to those without a degree or institutional affiliation who can also demonstrate a high level of creativity, critical thought and other potential in their respective fields. Neither a curriculum vitae nor letters of recommendation are requested. There is no age limit for applicants. Deadline: 1 June 2018.
As a direct outcome of the Tilting Axis meeting held at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in May 2017, the University of Texas at Austin’s (UT) Art Galleries at Black Studies has come together with Tilting Axis to offer a Curatorial Fellowship to an emerging curator living and working in the Caribbean. This Fellowship opportunity focuses on curators living and working within the Caribbean region, and is both research and practice-led, and mentor-based. Deadline: 18 May 2018.
The British Council is aiming to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. This opportunity aims to facilitate the UK creative sector’s ambitions to connect with young, African creatives and art professionals who are 18 to 35-year-olds and to increase opportunities for UK arts organisations and individuals to visit African cities and gain further insight into the chosen local art sector. Deadline: 11 May 2018.
This call raises the need to collectively think about a new story for the lagoon from the confrontation of its different imaginaries: tourist attraction, productive garden, dumping deposit, sports space, resort, natural oasis, complex system of matter hybrid in which nature and artifice, biology and technology, tradition and progress are amalgamated. Through the articulation of knowledge and interdisciplinary collaboration, this call proposes to use the capacity of contemporary art and the practices of visuality as a vehicle to collectively imagine the future of the Mar Menor. Deadline (for Europe based artists): 3 June 2018.
European ArtEast Foundation (EAEF), in collaboration with Delfina Foundation, is inviting proposals for grants for research focused on Eastern European artists working in the region in the 1950s and 1960s. The call is primarily to academic researchers in art history and curators, although artists or researchers from other disciplines can apply where they can demonstrate that the proposal contributes to an art historical context. The organisers are keen to encourage fresh ideas from new researchers and appropriate proposals are welcomed from those with limited research experience. Deadline: 4 June 2018.
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: Northern and Eastern Europe; Southeast Asia; South America; West Africa, South Africa and East Africa. Deadline: 31 May 2018.
The CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence is an award aimed at encouraging cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from Central European countries not yet part of the European Union (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine). Applicants eligible for the fellowship are writers from all genres under 35 (born after 1983 – from 1 January 1984 onwards). Deadline: 30 April 2018.
Rhodesworks Design Studio (Rhodesworks) seeks proposals in response to Resolute Arch, the new sculpture by studio principal Richard Rhodes. The sculpture, a granite arch broken near its apex, will premiere at Burning Man in 2018; from there, it will travel for the next three years, to be installed in five different cities around the world.This Ideas Competition, organized by Rhodesworks, invites emerging artists to imagine a site-specific, dramatic, and meaningful context for Resolute Arch. Deadline: 1 May 2018.
This call aim is to select 30 new artists working with photography that will be participating in the PARALLEL Platform 2nd Cycle, which occurs between June 2018 and September 2019. If selected, you’ll be taking part in one of the most innovative creative processes going from scratch to the exhibition, alongside with 37 other artists and curators. The call is open internationally to new artists working with photography. Selection will be made paying attention to gender balance and diversity. There’s no specific theme. Deadline: 4 May 2018.
As part of its international call for applications the FESTIVAL OF REGIONS invites those interested to apply under two categories: Projects (Projects for site-specific and participatory works are preferred, as well as concepts that deal with the festival theme or the social and cultural conditions of the region) and Residencies (For the development of on-site projects, in cooperation with local stakeholders and citizens, which will be presented at the 2019 FESTIVAL OF THE REGIONS). Deadline: 20 June 2018.
Appel à projets franco-québécois > la mobilité au service des jeunes professionnels de la culture (18-35 ans)
Une attention particulière est portée sur les projets favorisant les nouveaux partenariats entre institutions, facilitant la circulation des artistes, créateurs et professionnels de la culture tout en étant ancré dans les réalités actuelles des deux sociétés. Ces initiatives permettent d’élargir les champs d’action des professionnels de la culture et sont garantes de découvertes enrichissantes, tant au niveau professionnel que personnel. Les projets de coproduction, de co-création, d’échange d’expertise, ainsi que ceux démontrant un potentiel de développement de marché ou de rayonnement au Québec seront particulièrement considérés, et ce, dans toute la diversité de la coopération culturelle. Date limite : 30 octobre 2018.
In 2019, “i Light Marina Bay” will be rebranded as “i Light Singapore” to reflect geographical expansions into the Civic District and Singapore River. At the same time, the festival will kick off on 28 January, in conjunction with the launch of the Singapore Bicentennial (SB) commemoration. Artists are invited to propose their interpretation of the theme as an installation at Singapore’s Marina Bay, Civic District and Singapore River. Deadline: 18 May 2018.
OpenART is a public art biennial and takes place in Örebro, Sweden. During twelve summer weeks contemporary art from all over the world is showcased in the public space. It is a unique event that turns the city upside down with unconventional art, encouraging bold ideas and promoting unusual expressions. The organisers are now searching for artists with different backgrounds, art mediums and expressions to fill our city with artworks. OpenART invites a broad and curious audience to experience the art regardless if they are acquainted with art or not.The organisers search for a diversity of artworks that can transform the city with different conformations and concepts. Artists can submit with an already existing artwork or a new idea. Deadline: 15 May 2018.
To commemorate its 20th anniversary in 2017, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) builds upon its support to cultural mobility over the past 2 decades by launching Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative, a new fund that supports the movement of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals in Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries. The next deadlines for 2018 are 25 April, 31 May and 30 June 2018 (check carefully the calendar for travel dates).
GENERATOR is a programme aimed at emerging and newly established artists and curators, who have acquired previous relative training and a certain level of professionalization. This programme aims to provide young artists and curators the crucial edge on critique, technique and competences developed in Brittany, which is a dynamic region composed of many contemporary art organisations dedicated to exhibitions, collections, research, and edition. Deadline: 16 June 2018.