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BJCEM > MEDITERRANEA 19 – School of Waters (San Marino)

MEDITERRANEA 19 – School of Waters is dedicated to artists, writers and researchers under 35 coming from or based within a constellation of territories related to the Mediterranean Sea. Participants will be hosted in San Marino during the Biennale's Opening Days (22-25 October 2020), with performances shown at the opening and other works exhibited throughout. Deadline: 26 January 2020.

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Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics > Lab Fellows Program, 2020-2021 Cohort (US)

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) invites applications for the 2020-2021 cohort of its Fellows Program. The Lab’s mission is to humanise global politics through the power of performance. To this end, applications are welcomed from performing artists who also define themselves as community-based and/or globally-minded activists, educators, or policymakers working at the intersection of performance and politics/social justice. Deadline: 27 December 2019.

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Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Grant (Japan)

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is calling for projects (of all art forms and disciplines) that can be part of the line-up of cultural events leading to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. These grants are available for collaborations with overseas artists, but all proposed projects must be partnered with a Japanese organisation that makes the application. Deadline: 13 January 2020.

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OneBeat 2020 Call for Applications (US)

Now in its ninth year, OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. The next programme will take place September/October 2020. Deadline: 20 December 2019.

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INACT Festival > Open Call for Artists, ‘Uncloning’ (France)

Strasbourg's INACT Festival is looking for performing artists of all disciplines to propose work around the theme of Déclonisation - 'Uncloning', as well as artists to deliver workshops/interventions. Festival events take place both indoors and out. Deadline: 31 December 2019.

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Young Theatre Days Open Call (Lithuania)

Taking place in Klaipeda, Lithuania in April 2020, the eighth edition of the international festival Young Theatre Days will aim to bring together actors, directors, stage designers, dramatists and critics for a week of workshops geared towards creating performances for a public audience. Deadline: 31 January 2020.

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Art Birds > Call for Outdoor Performances (China)

ArtBirds is a Sino-French association organising cultural exchange projects with a focus on street arts. The organisation is involved in several outdoor festivals in China, and is launching a call for artists who would like to perform in the country. Deadline: 31 January 2020.

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Rencontres d’Arles > Curatorial Research Fellowship (France)

Rencontres d’Arles has announced a curatorial research fellowship for curators who wish to produce an original exhibition project with a relationship to images/photography. Deadline: 15 December 2019.

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ASEF > Mobility First! Special Open Call

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), through its Mobility First! travel grant, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is launching a special open call that prioritises the mobility support of artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Lao PDR, and Vietnam. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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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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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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