Pro Helvetia Cairo is launching ‘Parallel Sphere’, an open call for new and innovative art projects by Arab artists, cultural practitioners, groups and organisations that explore new mediums and innovative formats of artistic creation, research, development, presentation and collaboration.The call is open to applicants (individuals, groups or organisations) currently residents of/ located in an Arabic speaking country. Projects should fall within the disciplines which Pro Helvetia supports: visual art, performing arts, music, literature, design, interactive media and interdisciplinary projects. Deadline: 12 July 2020.
Within the framework of the exhibition project ‘BIG D@T@! BIG MON€Y!’ (26 September – 5 December 2020), HALLE 14 — Centre for Contemporary Art announces an international grant for a new work of art. HALLE 14 encourage visual artists from around the world to propose project ideas appropriate to the exhibition theme. The selected artist will be supported to make a two-week stay in Leipzig during the period of exhibition. Deadline: 12 July 2020.
Visegrad Fund and the Open Society Archives in Budapest invite scholars and artists to visit the OSA holdings to reflect on the conditions of knowledge production during and after the Cold War. Research visits can last up to 8 weeks. Applicants, preferably but not exclusively, from a Visegrad 4 country (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), may be researchers, students after their second degree carrying out research, or artists, journalists, academics, or both. Deadline: 25 July 2020.
INES#talent helps promising musical talents develop their international careers by giving them the opportunity to perform at showcase festivals all over Europe. Upcoming bands from Austria, Czechia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom can apply. Deadline: 31 July 2020.
The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) is an international, inter- and transdisciplinary research institute located in Potsdam. Each year, about 30 individuals from around the world participate in the institute’s Fellow Programme. During their stay, fellows work with each other and with IASS researchers, providing expertise, inspiration, and creative input. The minimum duration of fellowships is three months, and the maximum duration is twelve months. The intended starting period for fellowships is Spring/Summer 2021. Deadline: 23 August 2020.
Flat Time House (FTHo) was the studio home of John Latham (1921-2006), recognised as one of the most significant and influential British post-war artists. The Delta (Δ) Research Placement is open to artists to undertake a period of remote research with the John Latham Archive and to develop a digital project for a new experimental online platform for FTHo. Applications are welcome from artists based in the UK and internationally. Deadline: 20 July 2020.
Visualise is a long-term programme by the Ukrainian Institute aimed at supporting exhibition projects outside of Ukraine. The programme provides opportunities for co-programming, co-financing, and communications support to international exhibitions that contribute to promoting the art of Ukraine globally and establishing institutional partnerships. Deadline: 2 August 2020.
The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg calls for proposals for the 2021 edition of the Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS), a multi-disciplinary roving project space support programme for South Africa. The programme supports work realised in any part of South Africa; ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; in any discipline including visual art, performing arts, film, music or combinations of these forms. Deadline: 17 August 2020.
Beyond Quantum Music is launching an open call for adventurous artists who want to explore the deeper meaning of the universe through the quantum physics phenomena. It welcomes submissions for any kind of digital art, sound installations, video works, as well as music that connects analogue and/or acoustic instruments with digital ones. All selected works will be presented as part of the touring Beyond Quantum Music festival, which will be performed in several European cities and festivals during the 2021/22 season (Linz, The Hague, Hannover, Belgrade). Deadline: 10 July 2020.
Now in its seventh year, the M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2021 will support two separate fellowship projects. The first fellowship will support a Hong Kong–based researcher engaged in investigating topics related to design and/or architectural developments in Hong Kong and its vicinity. The second fellowship will support a researcher engaged in investigating topics related to design and/or architectural developments in a particular geography in Asia, or across the continent. The successful applicants will be attached to M+ (a museum of visual culture in West Kowloon) for three to six months in 2021, conducting independent research, preferably on a full-time basis. Applications are welcome from individuals of all nationalities whose areas of research are in design, architecture, or a related field. Deadline: 16 August 2020.
The Camargo Foundation in Cassis, the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Frac), and the Goethe-Institut in Marseille are coming together to support one international project led by a team of artists and scholars. The selected team, composed of two to four members, will be hosted both at Frac and Camargo in 2021/2022. The residency is open to teams of artists in all creative disciplines and researchers/critics/curators working with experimental or artistic approaches. At least one group member must be a resident of Germany. Deadline: 12 July 2020.
Each year the Aerowaves network selects 20 of the most promising emerging choreographers in Europe. Aerowaves promotes their work for a year, creating opportunities to perform with their partners. Some artists will also be selected to perform at the Spring Forward Festival which will take place in Elefsina, Greece from 6-9 May 2021. Choreographers apply to the programme with a short (15-40 min), finished work. Applicants must be resident in Europe and the work you are submitting must have been produced in geographical Europe. Deadline: 16 September 2020.
Taoyuan International Art Award aims to promote experimentation and innovation in contemporary art. Artists working in any medium can apply online, and a shortlist will be invited to exhibit their work at Taoyuan Arts Center in Taiwan. The exhibition build-up will take place 4-10 March 2021, with the exhibition itself held from 13 March – 18 April 2021. A grand prize will then be awarded, as well as three honourable mentions. Deadline: 10 July 2020.
In the lead-up to COP26, Reimagining Museums for Climate Action is inviting concept and design proposals that radically reimagine the museum as an institution to help shape meaningful climate action. The idea is to explore how rethinking the design, purpose and experience of museums can help society make the deep, transformative changes needed to achieve a net-zero or zero-carbon world. Eight competition winners will receive a grant to develop their ideas for an exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre ahead of and during COP26 in 2021. Deadline (registration): 31 July 2020.
The next Digital Earth Fellowship will run September 2020 - May 2021. This nine-month fellowship will bring together eight artists and/or duos from different practices to investigate the idea of a 'Planetary Sensorium', and to think about how we can imagine a humane digital earth to come. The programme involves research groups, consultations, exchanges and events - taking place online and, if possible, in person. Applicants should have at least 5 years of work experience, be fluent in English, and be aged 25 or older. The call is open internationally. Deadline: 17 July 2020.