The purpose of this call for proposals is to select and support an organisation and/or a consortium in organising and administering the European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music for the period 2018-2021 (editions 2019, 2020 and 2021 of the Prize). The call is about to support emerging artists and to promote and celebrate popular and contemporary European repertoire. Deadline: 21 April 2018.
With the support of the French Ministry of culture, the ACCR has been coordinating, the NORA artist-in-residence program for refugees exiled in France. The program is aiming at artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries in war, who have recently received a refugee status in France. The goal is to develop projects within French Heritage Site Centers for Arts and Creation (Centres culturels de rencontre), with the support of their team, and consequently getting a practical knowledge of French cultural, artistic and intellectual networks and building long-term connections and partnerships. The call is aimed at artists, researchers and culture professionals from Near and Middle East and from Africa, who have recently received a refugee status in France, following countries will be examined in priority Syria, Iraq, Libya, South Soudan, Eritrea and Yemen. Deadline: 23 April 2018.
The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) is pleased to launch the regional leg of its mobility programme, which will support African music festivals wanting to programme artists from any of the following seven countries: Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria (Northern), Chad, Mali and Niger. Deadline: 22 March 2018.
For this exciting opportunity, Cemeti - Institute for Art and Society and Goethe-Institut Indonesia are collaborating for a second time to invite one artist living and working in Germany to spend three months at Cemeti Institute in Yogyakarta Indonesia, alongside one Indonesian artist, who will be in residence for the same period. Deadline: 31 March 2018.
Starting from the notion of performance in the visual art practice, the prize is unique in its particular attention to hybrid research, underlining the openness and fluidity of performance, its social and politi- cal implications and its level of public understandability. The competition is open to a wide range of emerging performative actions, including: Performances, sound and new media arts, text-based per- formances, lecture performances, multimedia storytelling, choreographic practices, relational and workshop-based projects, and other projects questioning the idea of performativity beyond the body. Deadline: 2 April 2018.
Future Learn (online course): Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World
Get an introduction to issues, agendas and contexts relating to fashion and sustainability in a changing world. The class starts on 9 April 2018.
2019 marks the 90th Anniversary of the creation of UNIMA. To honour this date, UNIMA is holding an open competition for young writers interested in authoring a script or concept for the puppet theatre that will be performed as part of the UNIMA 90th Anniversary celebrations. UNIMA is in search of a special script/concept for the puppet theatre. This creation will be workshopped into four distinct productions that will be performed in four separate geographical regions of the world: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. Deadline: 15 April 2018.
New modes of artistic production have come to the fore in Southeast Asia since the 1970s. Often responding to fractious social contexts, art has expanded from its officially-circumscribed institutional settings and discourses, intervening into public spaces, tackling social issues, and engaging new audiences. However, while artistic practices have evolved in more critical directions formally and conceptually, art historical debates, mostly borrowed from Euramerican academia and tinged with market deference, have yet to fully consider these developments. This international conference seeks to develop methodologies from the region in order to provide new insights into seminal artworks, as well more recent artistic expressions that build upon the innovative trajectories established in the 1970s. Deadline: 2 April 2018.
What will the EU budget for culture look like post 2020? Will there be funding allocated to a specific cultural programme in the next programming period? As the negotiations over Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) move forward, Culture Action Europe call the European cultural sector to become loud and visible and support our demands to Double the budget available for culture in absolute terms ! #Double4Culture. Check the advocacy message shared by CAE and see how you can act too!
Regional Identity is a long-term priority of CBSS aiming to develop and foster the concept of a belonging to the Baltic Sea Region through engagement, dialogue, people-to-people contacts, networks and multilevel governance. The Council would like to see projects that focus on either one or all of the following: culture, education, children and youth. The project proposals may be initiated by individuals, groups, organisations, institutions, associations and companies in the CBSS Member states, as well as CBSS Expert Groups and CBSS Networks. Deadline: 31 March 2018.
The 3rd edition of the Producers’ Academy proposes a global reflection on how professional producers can deploy their skills as cultural ambassadors. Throughout the programme mixing workshops, case studies and round tables, participants will be invited to question their own practice through several philosophical and political filters. This year, the sector will be specifically approached through the prism of care, one of the fundamental concept of feminism. Deadline: 1 April 2018 (for applicants needing a Schengen visa, the preferable deadline is 15 March 2018).
Amarre, in French, means mooring line: rope, cable or chain by which a boat is attached to the shore or to an anchor. AMARRE aims to connect forcibly displaced artists (or artists in exile) to their host communities. It is a residency programme that provides a safe working space for the selected artists to develop their projects and share them with the local audience, as well as connect them to the professional networks in their new environments. There are currently two remaining open calls for Lebanon (1 March) and Belgium (1 May). The call in Lebanon is open to artists 1) of Syrian origin 2) currently in exile 3) in Lebanon. The call in Belgium is open to artists 1) of Syrian origin 2) currently in exile 3) in Belgium or the Netherlands or Luxemburg.
La plateforme Tour Manager pour postuler pour une tournée dans le réseau des 15 Alliances françaises en Chine est ouverte du 15 février au 31 mai 2018.
Applications are invited for an International Fellowship for early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South, on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South. The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the Global North or South for the purpose of writing up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles or a book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study. Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months. Deadline: 27 April 2018.
Open Call for the International Theatre and Music Project “INSTANT ACTS against Violence and Racism 2018” (Germany)
Interkunst e.V., located in Berlin, is looking for young performing artists for their upcoming theatre and music tour "INSTANT ACTS against violence and racism". The project takes place in Germany and Italy (South Tyrol) and is from September 2nd until November 2nd, 2018. The organisers are looking for performers - soloists or duos, between 18 and 30, who are involved in theatre, dance, music, circus (no aerial acts), x-sport, etc. Deadline: 30 April 2018.