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28.05.2020

Reimagining Museums for Climate Action

In the lead-up to COP26, Reimagining Museums for Climate Action is inviting concept and design proposals that radically reimagine the museum as an institution to help shape meaningful climate action. The idea is to explore how rethinking the design, purpose and experience of museums can help society make the deep, transformative changes needed to achieve a net-zero or zero-carbon world. Eight competition winners will receive a grant to develop their ideas for an exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre ahead of and during COP26 in 2021. Deadline (registration): 31 July 2020.

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27.05.2020

Digital Earth Fellowship 2020-2021

The next Digital Earth Fellowship will run September 2020 - May 2021. This nine-month fellowship will bring together eight artists and/or duos from different practices to investigate the idea of a 'Planetary Sensorium', and to think about how we can imagine a humane digital earth to come. The programme involves research groups, consultations, exchanges and events - taking place online and, if possible, in person. Applicants should have at least 5 years of work experience, be fluent in English, and be aged 25 or older. The call is open internationally. Deadline: 17 July 2020.

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26.05.2020

Groupe A – Coopérative Culturelle > Call for an Exhibition Artwork Dealing with Urban Transformation (France)

Groupe A – Coopérative Culturelle is calling for artists to submit existing artworks dealing with the subject of urban transformation. These will be shown at an upcoming exhibition at TO6 Chaufferie de l'Union, the experimental cultural site of Roubaix, Tourcoing and Wattrelos in France. The selected artist(s) will be invited to the opening. Deadline: 10 July 2020.

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25.05.2020

Making Tracks > Virtual Residency and Digital Tour for Musicians

Making Tracks brings together emerging artists from the UK and around the world to showcase diverse music, initiate new collaborations and explore strategies for music-based environmental engagement. The 2021 Making Tracks will have two phases: a Virtual Residency (29 June - 12 July 2020) and a Digital Tour (during the eight weeks after). Musicians from all backgrounds, aged 19-35, are encouraged to apply, whether or not they have formal musical training. Deadline: 8 June 2020.

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18.05.2020

Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival > Open Call for Experimental Performance Works (Cyprus)

Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival (BFPAF) showcases new and experimental work by local and international artists. The 2020 edition will take place end of November – early December (dates tbc) with the theme ‘Displacement: people, ideas and artistic practice’. Proposals are invited for experimental work, of any form, that is inherently process-based and collaborative. Selected artists will share their creative process (online or offline) during autumn 2020 in the lead up to performing (preferably offline) during the festival. Deadline: 31 May 2020.

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18.05.2020

Science Gallery Melbourne > Open Call for Exhibition, ‘SWARM’ (Australia)

Science Gallery Melbourne is seeking proposals for works that can be included as part of its 2021 exhibition SWARM. Proposals are invited from around the world and can be for a new or existing artwork, performance, workshop, digital intervention, research project, or other activity. It’s strongly recommended that you keep the gallery’s target audience of young people aged 15-25 in mind and consider including interactive or participatory elements. Deadline: 20 June 2020.

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18.05.2020

Genius Loci Weimar > Video Projection Commissions (Germany)

Genius Loci Weimar is an international festival for audiovisual projects. The organisers are looking to commission three video projection projects to work with three buildings in Weimar: the Marstall, the Goethe and Schiller Archive, and the Altenburg. The winning concepts will be presented in the context of an evening tour through Weimar during the festival from 4-6 September 2020. Deadline: 14 June 2020.

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18.05.2020

Nowhere Online Music Platform > Call for Arab Musicians and Bands for Collaborative Album ‘Music from Here’ (Online)

The Nowhere Online Music Platform invites Arab musicians and bands residing in the Arab region and abroad to submit their musical works – produced at home during the global quarantine – to be part of a special volume of the ongoing music album project ‘Music from Here’, which is presented online and made free to listen and download. Deadline: 5 June 2020.

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14.05.2020

Institut français > Des mots à la scène

« Des mots à la scène » est un fonds de production des écritures dramaturgiques contemporaines d'Afrique et des Caraïbes lancé par l'Institut français. Il vise à valoriser les auteurs du Sud peu connus ou joués en favorisant la production de nouvelles mises en scène. Il est financé par le ministère de la Culture. En raison des difficultés liées aux mobilités internationales qui impacteront le monde les prochains mois, le dispositif « Des mots à la scène » sera plus flexible pour soutenir les premières séquences in-situ des créations . Il s’adressera aussi aux auteurs de la diaspora en 2020. Date limite: 15 septembre 2020.

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14.05.2020

impuls International Composition Competition (Austria)

The impuls International Composition Competition is a biennial competition that commissions new works for ensemble by young composers. The selected composers will be invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz, as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz in 2023. The competition is open internationally, but applicants must not have been born before 1986. Deadline: 15 October 2020.

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12.05.2020

Singapore Art Week > Call for Projects for 2021 (Singapore)

The ninth edition of Singapore Art Week will be held 22-30 January 2021. This nine-day celebration of the visual arts will take place across Singapore, from arts and cultural institutions and private galleries, to art precincts, independent art spaces and public spaces. Artists, collectives, institutions, organisations and other art intermediaries are invited to propose projects for the Art Week. Proposals that involve collaborations with foreigners are eligible, as long as the lead applicant (who plays a lead role in the production) and at least half the artistic team/cast is Singaporean or a permanent resident. Deadline: 8 June 2020.

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11.05.2020

Mekong Cultural Hub / British Council > SEAΔ 2020-2021 (Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia)

SEAΔ is a programme co-created by Mekong Cultural Hub and British Council that creates space for cultural practitioners to reflect on how their work in arts and culture can contribute to sustainable development within South East Asia through their individual and collective leadership. The focus area for 2020-2021 is 'Biotrade'. The programme has four stages, with gatherings taking place in countries in South East Asia between November 2020 and September 2021. 10 Fellows will be selected from 10 countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Deadline: 15 July 2020.

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08.05.2020

Appel à projets Fluxus 2ème semestre 2020 (France / Grande Bretagne)

Fluxus finance des projets valorisant la création contemporaine française en Grande-Bretagne et la création britannique en France. Il appuie des projets d’exposition et des projets de résidences curatoriales. Date limite : 4 juin 2020.

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06.05.2020

Zentrum Gedankendach > ‘Two Roots’ Research Project for Artists from Germany and Ukraine (Ukraine)

Zentrum Gedankendach (a cultural centre in Chernivtsi, Ukraine) is looking for 16 artists from Germany and Ukraine to meet up for a two-week retreat (6-21 September 2020) and develop a multi-perspective answer to a question: ‘What have we lost to find?’ The retreat will take place partly in the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains and partly in Chernivtsi, and is open to artists aged 21-35 working in visual arts, design, music (experimental and traditional), theatre and performance, media art, land art, contemporary dance, or literature. Deadline: 15 June 2020.

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06.05.2020

Frame Contemporary Art Finland > Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship

The Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship is a new curatorial research programme. Its first two fellowships are titled ‘Mapping and Unmapping Geographies’ and ‘Local, International and Planetary Fictions’ and will run over four 2020 and 2021 (four months working time). The fellowships are intended for everyone who is interested in actively experimenting with curatorial research and practice regardless of their educational background or professional status. Applicants may be based anywhere. Deadline: 7 June 2020.

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