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Art Moves Africa > Open calls for mobility

Art Moves Africa's mobility grants within Africa are back for a short period thanks to the generous support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Art Moves Africa supports all artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa for travels from an African country to another African country. Deadlines: 8 September 2018 and 8 October 2018.

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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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MIMMOS 2019 – Sintra International Festival of Puppets, Masks and Objects (Portugal) > Open call for projects

The Festival program includes theater shows, street animation, workshops and exhibitions, to be presented in several locations in Agualva Mira Sintra, giving privilege to the open air presentations, contributing to a better experience of the streets and green spaces and with the mission to deliver culture to our local communities and audiences which are in need of more cultural activities. The organisers welcome projects that include workshops and community engagement. Deadline: 30 August 2018.

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HIVE#03 by the Camp (France) > Open call

HIVE is a 6-month residency program hosting 20 young artists and creators from all over the world. This team of young creatives form a collaborative expedition to explore and hack the future, developing concrete solutions applied to universal issues. Energy, oceans, mobility, education, quality of life… are the kind of challenges. 5 functional prototypes will be the result of the residency. Art pieces, interactive experiences, technological solutions, social innovations, everything is possible as long as your project contribute to a more desirable future and as you work in a collaborative way! Deadline: 30 September 2018.

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Without Walls (UK) > Open Call – Support for commissioning and touring for new outdoor work in 2019

Without Walls supports the creation and touring of a range of exciting and ambitious outdoor projects of different genres, styles and forms by UK artists. Its main agenda is to support new work of the highest quality. Artists are invited to submit proposals for the next round of Without Walls commissions, for new outdoor arts projects in any form which will premiere and tour in 2019. Without Walls can support projects that are developed in association with International Artists, but the lead partner on the project must be based in the UK. Deadline: 4 September 2018.

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CreArt Curators' Seminar > What is to curate an exhibition? Presenting the past, narrating the present (Portugal)

This seminar will explore the relationship between history of art and curating, as well as the narrative production involved in curating. It will focus on contemporary exhibitions on twentieth century art. The seminar is open to local curators and artists – born or resident- in any of the cities taking part in “CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation”: Aveiro [PT], Clermont Ferrand and Rouen [FR], Genoa and Lecce [IT], Kaunas [LT], Katowice and Lublin [PL], Liverpool [UK], Skopje [MK], Valladolid [ES], Zagreb [HR]. Deadline: 16 September 2018.

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Emotional Europe > Call for participants (Romania / Belgium)

Gabriela Tudor Foundation (Bucharest) and Next Generation, Please! festival organised by BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels are launching a call for participants for 11 young people from Belgium and Romania interested in participating to an artistic exchange project to take place in Bucharest and Brussels between November 2018 – May 2019. Developed by Romanian choreographer Cosmin Manolescu, Emotional Europe proposes to zoom into the life, interests and politics of the new generation, but also reflect on experiences that propose to go beyond the comfort zone and on the new trends in contemporary art, by using the concept of emotional body and by questioning the role of activism in Europe today. Deadline: 20 September 2018.

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TelepART - Mobility Support

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 Institutes, the platform hopes to generate more cultural exchange opportunities between Finland and the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Germany Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Ongoing deadlines.

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World New Music Days 2019 (Estonia) > Call for works

ISCM WMD in Estonia aims to introduce contemporary music and the extremely forms of its manifestation. The festival mainly focuses on choral music in its various expressions of genre and style. On the other hand, the festival concentrates on experiments between music and other artistic disciplines, including the intersections between music and architecture, theatre, audiovisual art, and literature. Therefore,the organisers are inviting composers and sections to propose musical works dealing with the abovementioned themes while reflecting contemporary music in as rich and extensive spectrum as possible.Deadline: 30 September 2018.

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CROSS Award - International award for performing arts - IV Edition (Italy)

The call is open to individual artists, professionals and companies. The project must be submitted as a production that can be developed during the different phases of the residency and that could include the most diverse expressive practices (as such: dance, music composition and interpretation, DJ-set, live soundtrack, composition of a soundtrack, activity of noise music, theatre, body performance, singing, new technologies, video art, motion-capture, readings, site-specific design). Deadline: 5 September 2018.

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European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) > Call for works (2019)

The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) is pleased to launch a call for works to be considered for its eleventh European Contemporary Composers Orchestra (ECCO) Concert which will be performed during the ECSA General Assembly in Brussels. Deadline: 5 November 2018.

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PEARLE* 2018 Awards

The Pearle*- Live Performance Europe 2018 Awards are a key component of Behind the Stage and are designed to highlight and celebrate the role of employers associations that normally undertake their activities ‘behind the stage’. The aim of the Awards is to serve as a source for inspiration for other associations as well asencouraging and making visible the associations in their own respective countries as well as internationally. On this occasion the Awards will also recognize the capacity of individual organizations in the field of Cultural Heritage. Deadline: 12 September 2018.

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caos OPEN CALL 2019 | international (Italy)

officine CAOS - Turin (IT), an international cross-disciplinary hub for cultural and social innovation, is seeking for emerging artists from abroad, working in the fields of contemporary theatre and dance, performance or multimedia art, in order to present their work during the winter season 2019, from January to April. The organisers particularly wish to engage with cross-disciplinary and performance art works, lasting up to 40 min. Deadline: 15 September 2018.

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23th International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival Stuttgart 2019 > Open call

The festival will provide an overall view of the latest trends in the solo-dance-theatre scene. As participants in the competition, choreographers and dancers from around the world, are requested to perform a solo piece which is new, original, imaginative, unique and which displays unusual achievement. The respected jury will judge choreographic and dance skills as well as musicality, interpretation and performance. Deadline: 11 November 2018.

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Taverne Gutenberg (France) > Appel à exposition collective > “​Close up​”

Pour sa neuvième exposition collective, la Taverne Gutenberg se transforme en une immense bibliothèque cinéphile : riche et éclectique. Chacun des artistes sélectionnés pour l'occasion propose une œuvre inspirée d'un film, d'une scène ou même d'un simple plan cinématographique. Le but étant de mettre en lumière le lien qui peut exister entre différents médiums artistiques et de rendre un hommage original au 7e art. Une attention particulière sera portée aux projets permettant une interaction avec le public. Date limite : 15 septembre 2018.

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