Incubator is one of the ENCC’s flagship capacity building programmes. It supports mid to senior level professionals from cultural centres involved or seeking involvement in European cooperation projects (Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, Interreg, or Europe for Citizens programmes). The programme runs during spring/summer 2020, centering on a consultancy retreat in Vienna 18-20 May 2020. Deadline: 31 January 2020.
Through this grants scheme, the European Cultural Foundation funds emerging artists and cultural workers of 18 years old or older in 59 countries to explore and to exchange views, skills and inspiration, create long-lasting collaborations and to instigate a positive change in their communities. STEP travel grants closed its application procedure on December 2, 2019 In line with ECF’s new 2020 – 25 strategy, the team behind STEP is currently reviewing all their mobility support tools. Stay tuned for new cultural mobility and European experience programmes in 2020. The ECF e-zine will keep you up to date (www.culturalfoundation.eu/ezine).
MEDITERRANEA 19 – School of Waters is dedicated to artists, writers and researchers under 35 coming from or based within a constellation of territories related to the Mediterranean Sea. Participants will be hosted in San Marino during the Biennale's Opening Days (22-25 October 2020), with performances shown at the opening and other works exhibited throughout. Deadline: 26 January 2020.
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore invites scholars to apply for fellowships in one of the following research areas: Southeast Asian Islamic art; Maritime trade / Asian Export Art; Peranakan Art and Culture; Buddhist Art (preferably Tantric/Himalayan); Asian fashion, textiles, or jewellery. The standard duration of the fellowship is nine months (academic year), though a six-month term is also possible. Deadline: 31 January 2020.
Investing in our culture is investing in our future > Open letter to EU leaders from Europe’s cultural and creative sectors
90 cultural networks including On the Move signed an open letter to EU leaders from Europe's culture and creative sectors to invest in our future, to invest in our culture. Read the letter and feel free to share it as much as possible.
IETM have opened applications for travel grants to support attendance at their 2020 Plenary Meeting in Tromsø, Norway, 30 April - 3 May 2020. The grants are available only for IETM members. Deadline: 6 March 2020.
Taking place in Klaipeda, Lithuania in April 2020, the eighth edition of the international festival Young Theatre Days will aim to bring together actors, directors, stage designers, dramatists and critics for a week of workshops geared towards creating performances for a public audience. Deadline: 31 January 2020.
ArtBirds is a Sino-French association organising cultural exchange projects with a focus on street arts. The organisation is involved in several outdoor festivals in China, and is launching a call for artists who would like to perform in the country. Deadline: 31 January 2020.
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), through its Mobility First! travel grant, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is launching a special open call that prioritises the mobility support of artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Lao PDR, and Vietnam. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
CONTESTED DESIRES is a transnational capacity building programme for artists and producers engaging with communities and heritage spaces. With a focus on exchange and learning, the programme will offer unique opportunities for artists and communities to explore our shared heritage through research, workshops, residencies and exhibitions. Working in the UK, Portugal, Cyprus, Spain, and Barbados CONTESTED DESIRES will dig deep to explore, and reveal the links between our shared colonial history and our cultural identities today – from the diverse perspectives of those working across Europe and in the Caribbean. Deadline: 18 November 2019.
VIVANT is an exceptional cultural event taking place in Marseille (France) between March and October 2020 in conjunction with the IUCN World Conservation Congress, to raise awareness and rally political action on biodiversity issues. As an artist, organisation or collective, you can participate in VIVANT by promoting your own event for free. Exhibitions, installations, meetings, performances, performances, screenings, concerts, readings, participatory workshops, competitions or any other cultural events that address biodiversity in an inspiring way will benefit from the visibility and impact of this shared platform. Proposed projects can take place anytime between 1st March and 31st October 2020.
Eleven city theatres and festivals from the Brittany region (France) have come together with the wish to meet with the diversity of professional realities in the field of culture on a European scale. Single or multidisciplinary scenes, these cultural actors share the values of artistic dissemination focused on contemporary creation, and a particular attention towards awareness and training of different audiences. Come and see / Go and see is imagined as a two-way staff-exchange between Brittany and European based cultural actors. Deadline: 25 January 2020.
The British Council, and Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development are issuing a Call for Proposals to support Mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries. The mobility fund is aimed at artists and cultural professionals from the following African countries who are looking to strengthen their cultural practice: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Applications must be received at least 8 weeks before the intended date of travel.
Given the persistent inequalities and inaccessibility to mobility opportunities for artists and cultural professionals from the Global South, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), through its Mobility First!travel grant, and Cambodian Living Arts are issuing a joint call for mobility support prioritising South-South mobility connected to 15 Asian countries. Applications will be received and accepted by both ASEF and CLA on a rolling basis and you can expect to hear feedback about your application within 2 weeks of submission.
Interfaces, supported by the Creative Europe programme, is an international, interdisciplinary project focusing on bringing new music to an extensive range of new audiences. "Introduction to New Music” is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), developed within the framework of Interfaces, aiming to address the need of a comprehensive guide to New Music through a multifunction platform with educational resources, tools and freely available resources.