Fondation Thalie (based in Ixelles, Belgium) has opened applications for a 2021 research residency for visual arts and creative writing. The programme is open to visual artists, authors, poets, videographers, or performers, living outside Belgium. Residencies last one month and take place in the period February-June 2021. This open call is for artists (already represented by a gallery) and writers (having already been published) without limits on age or nationality. Deadline: 15 October 2020.
Arttrain, a Danish NGO promoting the use of art as a tool for learning motivation, are looking for newly educated artists (all disciplines) aged 18-30 who are interested in being part of a long-term project. After a training week in Finland (23-30 January 2021) and rehearsals in Denmark (19 April - 3 May 2021), the project will tour around The Baltic Sea (4-18 May 2021). The call is open to artists from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Sweden. Deadline: 1 October 2020.
Located in Espoo, Finland, Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. The university are seeking two artists and a scientist to work together in the Aalto Biofilia – A Base for Biological Arts in the Aalto University, Finland for a four-week period in February-March 2021. Applications are welcomed from artists and scientists, as a duo, as a group, or individually. Deadline: 30 September 2020.
ARAK Collection, based in Doha, Qatar, is inviting applications from curators from Sub-Saharan Africa. This is an opportunity for young and mid-career contemporary art curators to be selected for their annual Curatorial Residency Fellowship Programme, based at their Collection Exhibition and Research Space in Doha, Qatar. Deadline: rolling.
Re-FREAM > Call for Artists and Designers Working in Textile Fashion (Germany, Austria, Spain / Online)
Re-FREAM is a research project that invites artists and designers to connect with scientists on common ground to rethink the manufacturing process of the fashion industry. Over a nine-month period (January – September 2021), hybrid teams will embark on a co-research and co-creation journey across three thematic hubs: additive manufacturing (Hub Linz), smart textiles (Hub Berlin) and sustainable finishing (Hub Valencia). The goal is to develop new concepts for the future of fashion by means of new processes and aesthetics that are inclusive and sustainable. Applicants must be a SME (under the EU definition), a start-up, self-employed or professional freelancers legally established as a business under the national law and based in an EU member state or an associated country of the H2020 and Kosovo. Deadline: 30 September 2020.
Goethe-Institut has created a new virtual residency programme with a view to maintaining and reinforcing international exchange and collaboration in the music sector. Funding for virtual partner residencies is now available to arrange for international musical collaboration projects. This virtual partner residency programme is for solo artists and small ensembles from Germany and abroad. At least one artist or ensemble based in Germany should be involved in submitted projects. Deadline: 31 December 2020.
Every two years, the Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award is granted to artists who make significant use of glass in their work. In addition to a grant, the winners for the 2021 Awards will be invited to a ceremony in Dusseldorf in spring 2021. Award winners should not be older than 40 years. Deadline: 11 October 2020.
The ‘Capacity Building for European Capitals of Culture’ project is seeking professionals from a variety of disciplines to join its pool of experts. This expert group will help bridge gaps in skills in the implementing teams of European Capitals of Culture. In particular, experts are sought in the following areas: audience development, conflict resolution, change management, legal (including intellectual property rights and licensing agreements for culture), monitoring and evaluation in the cultural sector. Deadline: ongoing.
En el marco del proyecto “Laboratorio de Interactividad Corporal”, cheLA en colaboración con REMAP/UCLA y gracias al apoyo del Programa Iberescena invita a participar a un grupo interdisciplinario de creadores, de una residencia destinada a la formación, investigación y realización de una obra que vincule las artes escénicas y performáticas con las artes tecnológico-interactivas. Dirigida a creadores/as de las artes performáticas (danza, teatro), multimediales, manejo de hardware y software, programación, videomapping, robótica y otros; que sean mayores de 18 años y tengan residencia en cualquiera de los siguientes países: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, España, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú o Uruguay. Fecha límite: 25 Julio de 2020.
The impuls International Composition Competition is a biennial competition that commissions new works for ensemble by young composers. The selected composers will be invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz, as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz in 2023. The competition is open internationally, but applicants must not have been born before 1986. Deadline: 15 October 2020.
The vocational training project DeuS has launched a set of four surveys to help understand the current needs of the cultural and creative industries. The information collected from the study will go towards creating an optimised training programme and resources for the benefit of cultural and creative industries across Europe.
The Institute of International Education's Artist Protection Fund fills a critical unmet need by providing relief and safe haven to artists on a large scale, and for extended periods. Artists from any country and from any artistic discipline/practice may apply for a fellowship if they face threat of persecution or violence due to their practice, identity, or beliefs. Selected applicants are matched with host institutions that provide a broad programme of support. Deadline: rolling applications (assessed twice a year).
Mophradat creates opportunities for artists from the Arab world through an inventive approach to funding, commissioning, collaborating, and gathering. Grants can be used to pursue threads of research, stage an event, make new work, publish, travel, take part in a residency or workshop, or present an exhibition or performance. Applicants must come from the field of contemporary arts (all disciplines are welcome). Activities or projects can take place anywhere in the world, but must be by artists or arts practitioners from or living in the Arab world, and/or engaged with the Arab world. Deadline: 1 October 2020.
First organised in 2011, the Lih Pao International Sculpture Biennial Awards returns in 2021 and invites sculptors from around the world to submit work on the theme of Infinity. Applications are evaluated in multiple rounds, with a number of the eventual prize winners invited to attend the final ceremony in Taipei. Participants must be under the age of 50, and the submitted work must be created out of materials suitable for permanent exhibition. Deadline: 30 October 2020.
The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), through a grant from the Open Society Foundations, has set up a fund – Arctivists – to support activists and artists across the world responding to the outbreak of Covid-19 and its implications for human rights defenders, activism, and shrinking civic and political space. Paired activists and artists are able to apply for grants to document, reflect on, and imagine current and future events. Deadline: on a rolling basis.