ECHANGEUR 22 is a non-profit association that supports emerging contemporary artists working in the visual arts. The sixth edition of its residency programme will take the theme of Mobility, and will bring together one French artist, one Japanese artist, one Brazilian artist, and three South Korean artists living and working in Daejeon. The residency will take place over 6-8 weeks, May – July 2020. Deadline: 15 February 2020.
Alserkal Arts Foundation’s Research Grants are designed to support radical, innovative, and contemporary research that challenges traditional modes of practice in a variety of fields. The grants place an emphasis on interdisciplinary proposals, comparative studies, and societal discourses that link the arts, humanities, and social sciences in the context of Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). The scheme is open to practitioners of all disciplines. Deadline: 31 January 2020.
Launched in 2016 by the World Photography Organisation and ZEISS, the ZEISS Photography Award challenges photographers to submit bodies of work responding to a particular theme. The theme for 2020 is ‘Seeing Beyond – Discoveries’. Applicants submit a series of 5-10 images that have a clear narrative that aligns with the brief, and a sense of visual consistency. A selection of shortlisted pieces will be exhibited at the Sony World Photography Awards in London. Deadline: 4 February 2020.
Without Walls invites artists and companies to request support through the Blueprint R&D programme. This is designed to support the Research and Development costs of new outdoor touring work for final presentation in 2021 or beyond. Projects can be developed in association with international artists, but the lead partner on the project must be based in the UK. Deadline: 29 January 2020.
Since its opening in 2001, the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) has continued to focus its activities on an Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program while interweaving ample opportunities for exchange, which include exhibitions, workshops, and talks between artists, students, and the local community. The ACAC has a unique exhibition gallery space, and until now, it has been mandatory for resident artists to participate in an exhibition during period of approximately three months. Deadline: 31 January 2020.
The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development supports, connects and celebrates artists and cultural practitioners where cultural expression is under pressure. The Network Partnership Grant builds on the Prince Claus Fund’s 20+ years’ experience in providing long-term financial support for exceptional cultural organisations, and can be used for both core/structural and project-based support. Deadline: 10 February 2020.
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: 21 February 2020.
Theatre Laboratory Sfumato is announcing an international open call for performances (and workshops, talks, etc.) to programme in the Small Season festival, which will run 26 June – 5 July 2020. They are looking for artists from any discipline who work within the theatrical tradition and are interested to share their work in Sofia. Deadline: 15 March 2020.
April 30 to May 3, 2020 Dansearena nord will be hosting the international network of professionals in Performing Arts to the IETM Plenary Meeting in Tromsø. The aim of the plenary meeting is to meet with peers in an informal setting and to discuss topics that engage the international performing arts sector right now. The theme for the spring plenary meeting in Tromsø is Art and Activism. Performing Arts professionals that either live or work in the Barents region (the regions of St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Komi and Nenets) can apply for this support. Deadline: 30 January 2020.
CIFAS (the International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts) is preparing a fifth edition of its Producers’ Academy, a training programme focused on international production in the performing arts. Featuring workshops, talks, lectures and meeting sessions, the Academy will be organised in the frame of Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and run 10-13 May 2020. Deadline: 2 February 2020.
Drawing Lab Paris, a centre for contemporary drawing, is calling for exhibition proposals from duos composed of a curator and an artist. Artists or curators under the age of 25 are not eligible for the call. The exhibition, and artworks, must be specifically designed for the Drawing Lab. Selected projects will be presented to the public during a two-month period in 2021. Deadline: 5 April 2020.
The Eskenazi School of Art Architecture + Design at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a 4-6 week McKinney International Art and Design Residency. An established artist or designer will be selected whose primary country of residence is outside the United States. Applicants should be actively engaged in a contemporary artistic practice and show evidence of a national and international exhibition record. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines, as well as criticism, are welcome. Deadline: 1 February 2020.
BUZZ Network is a three-year project to cross-pollinate best practice in youth theatre across Europe. From 20-24 April 2020 the Network is organising an Artists’ Lab, 'Co-creating and Empowering Young People', at BRONKS in Brussels. The Lab is open to artists from the European Union. Deadline: 31 January 2020.
A call for applications, open to young European artists, for an artistic residency in a school in Grand Est (France), is launched within the framework of the Fabrique d'Europe, initiated by the French Ministry of Culture/ DRAC Grand Est (that is the regional directorate of cultural affairs in the Grand Est Region) and implemented by the Caranusca Association. Artists who have graduated since 2010 from a higher education institution in Europe – in the fields of arts, architecture, live performance, journalism – with a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree or a Doctorate, can apply. A B1 level of French according to the Common European Framework is expected. Deadline: 31 January 2020.
FEST > Summer Course: What Are You Talking About - Oral Storytelling in Contemporary Society (Germany)
FEST (Federation for European Storytelling) and Berlin University of the Arts are organising a storytelling summer school, 1-5 May 2020 in Berlin. Oral storytellers are invited to explore their repertoire of traditional folktales with a focus on racism, gender and hetero-normativity. Open to professional, oral storytellers up to 33 years of age, with priority for applicants under the age of 29. Deadline: 1 March 2020.