Tallinn Art Hall is launching a new artist in residence programme for professional artists living in Germany in partnership with Goethe-Institut Estland. It offers a studio apartment in central Tallinn for 2 months, from 1 August – 30 September 2021. The aim of the programme is to spur artistic research and discourse in Tallinn on the topics of ecological awareness, environmental sustainability and the ethics of making art. Deadline: 28 February 2021.
The i-Portunus programme supports the mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals among all countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. Its main focus is to connect artists and to support international collaborations. This will be done via physical mobility but also, if necessary, by virtual or blended mobility. The current call for applications is open to architects and cultural professionals active in the field of architecture (individuals and groups up to 5 people), aged 18+, of all educational qualifications and levels of experience, legally residing in a Creative Europe country. Deadline: 14 March 2021.
The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize will select eight artists, or collectives, to be in residence in eight endangered landscapes: Cairngorms Connect (Scotland, UK), Carpathian Mountains (Romania), Danube Delta, Gökova Bay to Cape Gelidonya (Turkey), Greater Côa Valley (Portugal), Iori River Valley (Georgia), Polesia (Belarus & Ukraine), Summit to Sea (Wales, UK). Applicants should have a demonstrable link to one of the countries of their chosen landscape and ideally a link to the landscape itself. Deadline: 7 February 2021.
ARC – Artists at Risk Connection, a project of PEN America, a non-profit organisation working at the intersection of literature and human rights, seeks a talented, energetic, and highly organised regional representative in Africa. ARC is a support system for artists facing threats as a result of their creative expression. This is a part-time consultant position that can be based anywhere in Africa. Deadline: 15 February 2021.
ACCR – a network of cultural heritage sites – has launched a call for its Nora residency programme, aimed at artists, researchers and culture professionals, from the Near and Middle East and from Africa, who have recently received refugee status in France. Priority will be given to refugees from: Syria, Iraq, Libya, South Sudan, Eritrea and Yemen. In applying, residents select a cultural centre that matches their residency project. Deadline: 12 March 2021.
Bagri Foundation is seeking three new commissions by worldwide-based artists from Asia and the diaspora to premiere online in Summer 2021. The work might be narrated, typographic, filmed, collaged, hand-drawn, stop motion, Claymation, augmented photography or digitally created, etc. Proposals are welcome from individuals or existing collectives with a history of making work together. Deadline: 15 February 2021.
The British Council are looking to commission six artists to illustrate a text about their DICE (Developing Inclusive and Creative Communities) programme. They intend to select one artist from each of the following countries to undertake the commission: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK. Artists can be working in illustration, painting, graphic design, animation, poetry, graphic novel, comic strips, etc. Deadline: 25 January 2021.
IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts is a network of over 450 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide. To support their communication and membership activities, IETM are looking for a junior professional to join their team as a part-time (30 hours/week) Communication and Membership Assistant in Brussels, Belgium, starting from 15 February 2021. Deadline: 29 January 2021.
The DISCE P2P Recovery Programme is designed to engage stakeholders within Cultural and Creative Industries in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Spain with developing sustainable and inclusive creative economies in the EU. PRP will initially offer consultancy and matchmaking to participants, with opportunities to come together later in 2021 for an online event and a co-creation lab in Nicosia, Cyprus. Deadline (extended): 30 January 2021.
Footprints is a new collaborative project that aims at reforming the music sector and introducing the values of social, economic and environmental responsibility to its activities. The project is currently calling for applications from music agents living in Poland, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia or France. Selected agents will take place in Spring Campus workshops and meetings at Periscope in France 12 - 18 April 2021; participate in the INTL Jazz Platform in Lodz 16-22 July 2021; and tour with a Footprints artist and their band (for around 10 concerts during the period between June 2021 and April 2022). Deadline: 26 February 2021.
Based in Arnhem in the Netherlands, State of Fashion is globally recognised as a pioneering platform that explores an urgently needed radical change in fashion. In the run-up to its next biennial in 2022, it is seeking curators (working individually or as part of a collective) to engage on a project basis from April 2021 until the end of the biennial in June/July 2022. Deadline: 24 January 2021.
The École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and Camargo Foundation's residency programme brings together artists, of all disciplines, with scholars from the social sciences. Residencies take place at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France and last four weeks. Residency dates are available between April 2021 and April 2022. Deadline: 14 February 2021.
Goethe-Institut London is currently seeking a curatorial duo for a paid, freelance contract to establish and manage PopUp Goethe Iceland, with a project period extending from March 2021 to September 2022. It is expected that one member of the duo is based in Iceland and the other one in Germany. Deadline: 31 January 2021.
Contour Biennale is a biennale for contemporary art in Mechelen (Belgium). The organisers of the event, kunstencentrum nona, are seeking a curator to help deliver Contour Biennale 10, which will be presented in Mechelen during the autumn of 2023. Inclusivity, fair practice and ecological awareness are values that kunstencentrum nona holds in high esteem. Deadline: 28 February 2021.
Tanssin Aika festival in Jyväskylä, Finland will take place 22-25 September 2021. It invites choreographers and dance artists to propose pieces for two calls: first, a call for an existing work that can be made with local 17-20 year olds; second, a call for indoor and outdoor performances to present at the festival. Deadline: 31 January 2021.