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This year's festival theme is The Age of The Strange, through which we question the authenticity of our daily lives in the troubling context of a world in crisis, embracing contradiction and fragility as vectors in our trajectory. BIDFF is looking for cutting edge dance films with a transparent and sometimes coded meaning, challenging the viewer to a playful exchange of information about social life, politics, extreme emotions, out of the ordinary places and oddly beautiful dance aesthetics. BIDFF encourages syncretism and dialogue between movement and the diverse forms of cinema from the most traditional to experimental. Deadline: 30 June 2017.
Esta convocatoria se enmarca en el dispositivo Fondo de apoyo a la creación del proyecto transfronterizo De Mar a Mar, que está destinado a mejorar las condiciones de creación de los artistas y compañías y a favorecer su movilidad de ambos lados de los Pirineos. / Cet appel à projets s’inscrit dans le dispositif du Fonds d’Aide à la création du projet transfrontalier De Mar a Mar, qui est destiné à améliorer les conditions de création des artistes et des compagnies et à favoriser leur mobilité de part et d’autre des Pyrénées. Fecha límite de envío de las candidaturas: 1 de septiembre de 2017 / Date limite: 1er septembre 2017.
The festival aims at drawing attention to the circus arts in Africa, empowering young African circus performers so that they can maintain their impact in their communities, promoting cultural exchanges among circus companies within the African continent, stimulating the development of a circus market within Africa.The second edition of the African Circus Arts Festival will take place in 16, 17, and 18 of February, 2018 in Ethiopia, thanks to the support of the European Commission. Deadline: 15 September 2017.
The National Theater of Korea in Seoul announces the 2017 Cultural Partnership Initiative with an open call for professional traditional instruments musicians (aged 25-45) from 24 countries worldwide, including 1. Vietnam, 2. Indonesia 3. Cambodia 4. Philippines 5. Bangladesh 6. Mongolia 7. Myanmar 8. Laos 9. Sri Lanka 10. Nepal 11. Pakistan 12. Ghana 13. Ethiopia 14. Mozambique 15. Rwanda 16. Uganda 17. Tanzania 18. Senegal 19. Uzbekistan 20. Azerbaijan 21. Colombia 22. Peru 23. Bolivia 24. Paraguay. Deadline: 3 June 2017.
Actors, Musicians, Dancers, Circus Artists Wanted > International Theatre and Music Project “INSTANT ACTS against violence and racism 2017” (DE/IT)
Interkunst e.V. is looking for performers – soloists or duos, age between 18 and 30, who are involved in theatre, dance, music, circus (no aerial acts), x-sport etc. They want to create an international ensemble of 15 talented and creative people who are open for new experiences. They want to reach out a young audience and explore different aspects of violence, racism and islamophobia. Deadline (extended): 15 June 2017.
La Friche is open to all artistic projects' proposals which will be grouped and presented during the collective evenings of CHANTIERS DE LA SCENE. All performances related to clown, dance, music, theatre, musique, puppets, new circus to be set up in September 2017 are welcome. Deadline: 3 June 2017.
The festival artistic team is looking for artists who want to push the boundaries of audience participation and set up a frame where each visitor feels challenged at his own level yet accepted in his potential entrenchments. The team is looking for works with multiple level approaches that enable the visitor to feel sufficiently at ease to step from a “classic” spectatorship to a co-author of the art work or/or even becoming the art work itself”. A particular interest is put on interactive performances, interactive art installations or interactive multidisciplinary art works. Deadline: 1 July 2017.
Dancing on the Edge is looking for artists to present themselves at Meet the Artist, an event that wants to spotlight newly arrived Arab artists in Europe. It will take place during the sixth edition of the Dancing on the Edge Festival (8-18 November in several Dutch cities) as a collaboration between Ettijahat- Independent Culture and Dancing on the Edge. Arab artists living in The Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium, who have settled in Europe recently (during the last five years), are invited to apply. The artists’ background can be from various disciplines, including theater, dance, performance, music, and film/visual arts. Deadline (extended): 15 June 2017.
eeemerging is a European project promoting the emergence of young early music ensembles. Eligible ensembles are less than three years old, formed of between 2 and 14 musicians, all adults and with an average age of 32 or less. Deadline: 5 June 2017.
Culture Center of Rokiškis (Lithuania) > Call for the international contemporary art festival STARTAS
The Culture Center of Rokiškis is for the first time organising the international contemporary art festival STARTAS and is curently looking for various artists to present their works. International contemporary art festival STARTAS aims to develop new international relationships and establish collaboration between Lithuanian and foreign artists, performers, dancers, visual artists, and etc. The organisers are looking for site specific projects to be presented at the festival (indoors – outdoors). Deadline: 1 June 2017.
LUCKY TRIMMER is on the hunt for daring socially engaged artistic projects that embody the LUCKY spirit! Are you an independent artist or a collective who demonstrates artistic excellence and uses their practice as an innovative conduit for a social cause? If your project incorporates physicality, movement or performance and showcases how art's social dimension can address cultural responsiveness and responsibility, Lucky Trimmer might be looking for you! Deadline: 23 June 2017.
IDFA DocLab is open to all sorts of works that use new media to represent reality, ranging from digital non-fiction storytelling and art to physical installations, virtual reality experiences, live performance and multimedia projects. Deadline: 1 August 2017.
The Ellen Stewart International Award will be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice. Deadline: 31 August 2017.
Running for nearly a decade, Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK. The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK. Application deadlines: Friday 5 May 2017, Friday 4 August 2017, Friday 3 November 2017 and Friday 2 February 2018.
Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain (MASA) 2018 : Appels à candidatures des groupes artistiques (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)
1993-2018 le MASA a 25 ans. 25 ans, ça se fête. Du 10 au 17 mars 2018, se tiendra à Abidjan, la 10ème édition du Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain (MASA). Les disciplines couvertes sont: Conte, Danse, Humour, Musique, Théâtre. Date limite: 31 août 2017.