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AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators (USA)

The AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators is a 12-month programme currently accepting applications from non-US based curators (International Awardees) and US-based curators (US Liaisons) working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historical art of the United States (c. 1500-1980). Deadline: 24 October 2019.

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Open call 2020 > Compass Festival (United Kingdom)

The organisers are preparing the fifth edition of the biennial Compass Festival in November 2020 taking place in Leeds, UK. The organisers invite project proposals from artists working in any medium whose practice is based in interactive public participation, co-creating or engagement. The festival has grown in scale and ambition over the first four editions and is characterised by the exploration of communality, community building, place-making and individual experience. Deadline: 8 November 2019.

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U-mkt Open Call (Taiwan)

With its material contexts preserved, U-mkt in Taipei transfigures the role of a traditional market into a study base of traditional market culture and daily life, also an open platform for reviving old towns. The applicants for this call must be engaged in the fields of culture, art, design, architecture, urban studies or urban & rural development, either apply as an individual, group or incorporated association. There are no limits on nationality. Deadline: 16 October 2019.

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Connections through Culture > Arts Mobility Grant Opportunities in the UK and Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam

Connections Through Culture is established to provide small grants to assist residents of the UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam from the following groups: Artists; Cultural and arts professionals and Representatives of art collectives, networks or organisations. Grants are offered to those who work in the following areas: drama, dance, visual arts, literature, film, music, architecture, design and fashion. Deadline (round 2): 4 November 2019.

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Sundance Institute > 2020 Theatre Lab (USA)

Applications are now open for Sundance Institute’s 2020 Theatre Lab. The organisers invite you to bring your current unfinished project – no matter the genre or topic – and get the time and space you need to experiment with it. Running 6-26 July 2020 at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah, USA. Open to artists from the US and Middle East / North Africa region. Deadline: 1 November 2019, 5.00pm EST.

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Travers > Open call for artists in the fields of music, architecture, sound, visual arts, film and performing arts (Denmark)

TRAVERS is a two-year laboratory for artistic practice and theory, and a journey of exploration into cross-artform creation. This is the call for the third round of TRAVERS, which will take place at the international arts centre Copenhagen Contemporary between 27 May – 6 June 2020. The third, and currently the last, camp will explore the theme CONFRONT THE FUTURE. Deadline: 8 November 2019.

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Tanzplatform Bern (Switzerland) > International dance festival and competition for choreographers

Tanzcompagnie Konzert Theater Bern and its director Estefania Miranda are pleased to announce the Call for Applications for Tanzplattform 2020. The competition includes a jury award and an audience award. Deadline: 9 December 2019.

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British Council and Prince Claus Fund > _in Motion Mobility Grant

The British Council, and Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development are issuing a Call for Proposals to support Mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries. The mobility fund is aimed at artists and cultural professionals from the following African countries who are looking to strengthen their cultural practice: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Applications must be received at least 8 weeks before the intended date of travel.

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Food Culture Days > Biennale of contemporary, cultural, social and food-related creations > Open call (Switzerland)

The biennale of art and socially engaged practices foodculture days offers since 2017 a multidisciplinary program around food as drive for social and artistic exchanges. From 21 to 24 November 2020, foodculture days will present fifteen innovative projects in various locations in the city of Vevey, inviting people to think about food through broad and bold perspectives; artists, chefs, thinkers, and producers of culture (s) are invited to take part. Deadline: 10 December 2019.

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Mobility First! Special Open Call: South-South Mobility

Given the persistent inequalities and inaccessibility to mobility opportunities for artists and cultural professionals from the Global South, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), through its Mobility First!travel grant, and Cambodian Living Arts are issuing a joint call for mobility support prioritising South-South mobility connected to 15 Asian countries. Applications will be received and accepted by both ASEF and CLA on a rolling basis and you can expect to hear feedback about your application within 2 weeks of submission.

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OYW Art Fellowship (UK and France)

For this scholarship, the organisers are seeking the next generation of artists following in the footsteps of Michelangelo Pistoletto, Fabrice Hybert, Joseph Beuys and Banksy, employing their art as a generator of social progress. The Scholarship covers any visual arts. This includes art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, design, crafts, and architecture. One Young World will offer this Fellowship to 1 visual artist using their craft to promote positive impact. The opportunity will offer fully-funded sponsorship to attend the OYW 2019 Summit and join the 1 month long residency programme in France. Deadline: 19 July 2019.

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British Council > East Africa _in Motion Grant

The grant is accessible to artists, cultural practitioners, researchers and curators as well as Art groups/collectives and organisation looking to create new connections between the countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan. The grant is accessible to artists, cultural practitioners, researchers and curators as well as Art groups/collectives and organisation looking to create new connections between the countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan. The Mobility East Africa Travel Grant is co-produced by the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme, Culture and Development East Africa CDEA plus anonymous donors. Deadline: ongoing (but grant review can take up to 2 months).

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British Council > Film Africa Travel Grants 2019-2020

The Film Africa Travel Grants 2019-2020 is a pilot scheme primarily aimed at filmmakers aged 18-35 working in short form film, as well as those producing virtual reality, immersive storytelling experiences and installations. However, first and second feature directors will also be considered.The purpose of this funding scheme is to enable African filmmakers to present their work in the UK, develop new contact networks and reach new audiences, whilst increasing the exposure of contemporary film and film talent from the African continent in the UK. Deadline: on a rolling basis (based on a list of film festivals).

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Mobility Fund by Prince Claus Fund

The Prince Claus Fund’s Mobility Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners. The Mobility Fund is now accepting applications for countries listed in the DAC List (please check it). The Fund is currently closed. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Culture Resource > Wijhat (Destinations) > International mobility fund for artists and cultural actors

Wijhat (Destinations) is a program developed by Culture Resource while merging the Mawa3eed and Tajwaal programs. It is designed to serve artists and cultural actors in the Arab region by offering grants of up to 8,000 US Dollars to support travel both within and outside the Arab region, thereby enabling the grantees to present their works to new audiences and to engage in new and diverse inter- and intra-Arab cultural exchange experiences. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but there are specific times for evaluating the applications and announcing the grantees.

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