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8th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA) - Topic: Innovation

This is an international open call for the 8th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA), an award that aims to feature French and Singaporean professional artists. Providing a platform to showcase their creative talents to an international audience, this award raises awareness of the experimental and emerging styles of photographic art. It is also organized to promote the exchange of artistic knowledge, experiences, and ideas between the artists from France and Singapore. You have to be a French or Singaporean citizen (including PR) to be eligible to apply, although you don’t have to necessarily be based in either France or Singapore. You have to be below 40 years old. Deadline: 27 October 2017.

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Ticket Fund by Prince Claus Fund

The Prince Claus Fund’s Ticket Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners by covering travel costs, in particular for artists and cultural practitioners living in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, non-EU Balkans and non-EU Eastern Europe who wish to travel within these areas. Please note that the Mobility Fund is not accepting applications at the moment. However, the Mobility Fund will open again on 1 February 2018, and you are welcome to submit your application after that date.

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21st Century Art Incubator - Open call for Asia-Pacific curators (Hong Kong)

1a space aims to provide emerging artists and curatorial talents a platform for conceptual and experimental art to fill the gap between larger public institutions and commercial ventures. Aiming to continuously rethink and re-examine the scope and the boundaries of “space,” 21st Century Art Incubator solicits and supports ideas for projects that take innovative curatorial approaches and experimental formats. Curator or curatorial team from Hong Kong and Asia Pacific can apply. Deadline: 22 October 2017.

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Open Call for choreographers and performance-makers: LUCKY TRIMMER seeks short pieces (Germany)

LUCKY TRIMMER spotlights both emerging and established artists by showcasing a selection of works that are engaged with physicality, movement and performance. LUCKY TRIMMER stands between worlds by bridging the avant-garde and the mainstream and by combining artistic excellence with the lightness of entertainment. Their world revolves around contemporary dance but is open to all genres as long as the 3 LUCKY-rules are followed: be original, be bold and keep it under 10 minutes! Deadline: 15 November 2017.

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Sundance Institute > Theatre Lab for US & MENA Playwrights, Directors, Composers & Librettists (Morocco)

Artists from the United States and from the Middle East & North Africa are encouraged to apply. Theatre-makers creating in English and Arabic are encouraged to apply, but MENA artists creating in other languages will be considered. Submitted work cannot have been previously produced, but may have received prior workshops or readings. Commissioned work is eligible for submission; however, playwrights must obtain written permission from their commissioning organization prior to applying. Deadline: 1 November 2017.

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The Saison Foundation (Japan) > Grants for contemporary dance and theatre

The Saison Foundation is a grant-making foundation established in July 1987 that supports projects and activities related to contemporary Japanese theater and dance. In order to increase the visibility of contemporary Japanese performing arts on a worldwide level, The Saison Foundation’s International Program offers the following two types of support: Ⅰ International Project Support Program; Ⅱ Saison Artist in Residence: Saison AIR Partnership & AIR for Collaboration Projects. Deadline to request an application form: 5 October 2017.

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Open call for the artistic programme of IETM Munich Plenary Meeting 2018

The IETM 2018 MUNICH is organised by Meta Theater Munich / Meta Theater Services in cooperation with IETM and JOINT ADVENTURES. It is supported by Munich City Council and the Bavarian Cultural Fund. Companies and artists from German-speaking regions are invited to apply with their current artistic productions relating to the subject "Europe / Participation / Future". A jury will select the productions. Deadline: 30 November 2017.

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AC/E Spanish public agency for Cultural Action > mobility grants

The main purpose of the Mobility section of the AC/E Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) is to support the capacity of the culture sector and its creative industries to operate internationally, promoting the circulation and mobility of works, productions, artists, creators, agents and culture and creative professionals. There are two calls: Open Call for Mobility Grants August 2017 (only Film and Documentary) > Deadline: 31 August 2017 and Open Call for Mobility Grants September 2017 (Visual arts, Performing arts, Literature and Books, Music) > Deadline: 30 September 2017 (application from 1 September).

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Robert Bosch Stiftung > Actors of Urban Change

Actors of Urban Change aims to achieve sustainable and participatory urban development through cultural activities and by using specific potentials of culture as driver and enabler of positive change. This is carried out by strengthening the competencies for cross-sector collaboration among actors from the cultural, public and private sectors. Through local projects, an international qualification programme, Europe-wide exchange and individual coaching, the programme participants put those skills into practice. This programme is open to individuals who are based in one of the 47 Council of Europe member states, Kosovo or Belarus.Deadline: 29 September 2017.

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TelepART - Mobility Support application

TelepART Mobility Support promotes opportunities for performing artists to travel and perform internationally. It is a light micro-funding format aimed for emerging and semi-established professional artists. Run by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, the platform hopes to generate more cultural exchange opportunities between Finland and the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg). All projects must include performers or event organisers from Finland and at least one Benelux country. Ongoing deadline. In order to secure TelepART funding, the performance(s) must take place no earlier than two calendar weeks from submitting the application.

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UK-China Connections through Culture Grants

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.

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British Council, Doen Foundation and Lambent Foundation > Mobility East Africa Travel Grant

This fund is exclusively for East African nationals and residents looking to travel to either Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda or Ethiopia (18-35 years old). The Mobility East Africa grant programme accepts applications all year round. You can apply at any time but grant review can take up to 3 months.

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Vermont Studio Centre > Displaced Artist Fund (USA)

Vermont Studio Center’s Displaced Artists Fund exists to assist visual artists and writers displaced due to natural disasters, climate change, or political turmoil or threat by providing residencies in a safe and supportive community of creative peers. Applications on a rolling basis.

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European Cultural Foundation > STEP travel grants

STEP stands for ‘Supporting Travel for Engaged Partnerships’. The STEP travel grants funding programme has been initiated and managed by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo (CdSP). STEP travel grants support creative and critical individual cultural workers who are travelling across Europe and neighbouring countries, to help foster a society with greater solidarity, equality and a stronger sense of social justice. You should apply at least 60 days before the mobility.

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Mobility programme by the Goethe-Institut, Cairo Moving MENA

The mobility programme Moving MENA of the Goethe-Institut in Cairo makes it possible for cultural actors, particularly from the Arab countries Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Jordan, to participate in festivals, exhibits, and other relevant events in Germany and also in other countries of the Arab world. In some cases, travel for the research of future projects can also be supported.There is no specific deadline but applicants should be aware of the visas' timeframe to apply for support.

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