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Open Call for International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival, ‘The Wonders of Possible’ (Italy)

Organised by Kyber Theatre, the 7th Edition of the International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival ‘The Wonders of Possible’ will take place in Cagliari, Italy during November 2020. The current open call, addressed to Italian and international artists, is for projects on the topic of ‘Interaction between arts and technology’. Participation is open to artists working individually, or in a group of maximum 5 people. Deadline: 15 May 2020.

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Alpine Fellowship > Theatre Prize 2020 (Sweden)

In 2020, the Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize will be awarded for the best playwriting response to the theme ‘Forgiveness and Retribution’. The Prize is aimed at encouraging theatre writers at the start of their careers to explore and challenge philosophical ideas using the dramatic form. A winner and several runners up will be invited to attend the Fellowship’s annual Symposium in Fjällnäs, Sweden. The Prize is open to theatre writers from around the world above 18 years of age. Deadline (extended): 15 April 2020.

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Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship for Emerging Artists Working in Art and Social Change (USA)

Halcyon Arts Lab (Washington, DC) offers a five-month residential fellowship designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. The fellowship runs 1 September 2020 – 14 February 2021. Deadline: 8 April 2020.

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Mural for Street Art Festival in Flekkefjord (Norway)

Flekkefjord is a small town in the south of Norway. In 2020, it will hold the fifth edition of its street arts festival, and the organisers are looking for a street artist to work on the wall of a tower in the town. The artist is expect to arrive from 1 June 2020. Work needs to be completed 5 June, and then the festival begins on the 6th. The theme for the project is ‘Change’. Deadline: 10 April 2020.

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MOST > Balkan Music Export Programme for Artists, Events and Professionals

MOST is a project that aims to boost the music market of the Balkans by connecting and supporting actors of the world music scene. It has a number of programmes running through 2020-2021 that support artists, managers, festivals and institutions. Open to applicants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. Deadlines: 12 March 2020 & 15 April 2020.

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Internationales Bildhauer-Symposium > Open Call for Wood Sculptors (Germany)

The Internationales Bildhauer-Symposium is an annual sculpture symposium held in St Blasien, Germany. Over one week international artists gather to create wooden artworks, which are then auctioned off on the last day to pay for next year’s event. Sculptors are invited to apply for support to attend the event, which will take place 30 August - 6 September 2020. Deadline: 17 April 2020.

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ASEF > Mobility First! 2020 (Asia / Europe)

Mobility First! is a travel grant of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) which aims to enable cultural professionals in Asia and Europe to participate in activities that would benefit their professional development and encourage their positive contributions to society. The scheme is open to individuals travelling from Asia to Europe, or Europe to Asia, within ASEM countries. Deadline: ongoing.

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European Cultural Foundation and Compagnia di San Paolo > STEP travel grants

Through this grants scheme, the European Cultural Foundation funds emerging artists and cultural workers of 18 years old or older in 59 countries to explore and to exchange views, skills and inspiration, create long-lasting collaborations and to instigate a positive change in their communities. STEP travel grants closed its application procedure on December 2, 2019 In line with ECF’s new 2020 – 25 strategy, the team behind STEP is currently reviewing all their mobility support tools. Stay tuned for new cultural mobility and European experience programmes in 2020. The ECF e-zine will keep you up to date (

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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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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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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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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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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, Francen Germany Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Ongoing deadlines.

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