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British Council > Sub-Saharan Africa: Art Connects Us > Call for Expressions of Interest

The BC is seeking expressions of interest from UK based arts organisations / curators / programmers working in any of the following art forms - Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Dance, Architecture, Design, Fashion and Film to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa to connect with the local contemporary art sectors, and undertake their own professional research to be shared with a wider UK sector in their chosen field. The trips should take place between April 2019 and March 2020. The countries covered are: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Deadline: 8 March 2019.

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UNESCO > Global Survey on Status of the Artist

Much awaited by artists and cultural professionals, the survey’s findings should serve to inform policy decision makers and send an empowering message to the global community– one that allows future generations of creators to make a living from their work. The findings of the survey will be presented by the UNESCO Director-General to the 40th session of the General Conference in Autumn 2019. Deadline (extended): 31 January 2019.

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International theatre festival "Young theatre days" (Lithuania) > Open call

The Festival of Young Theatre Days is returning to KlaipÄ—da, Lithuania, inviting professional theatre creators to try themselves in an unusually fast and dynamic creative process. Gathered actors, directors, stage designers, playwrights and critics will, study the themes prepared by the organisers and work together for two days, creating and presenting the performance for the audience. The organisers are inviting professional actors, theatre directors and stage designers to participate. The project involves creative workshops, the essence of which is the cooperation of young professionals from different creative fields in the limited time frame, preparing the performance and presenting it to the audience. Deadline: 31 January 2019.

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Yvy Maraey Institute (Brazil) > Open call for artists in residence (visual arts)

During the four-week residency, selected artists will create contemporary art works and installations – permanent and / or temporary interventions – around the 25 acres of the Institute. The program seeks to give visibility to the artistic practices that question the contradictions and ambivalences of the complex relationship between art and nature. The project was awarded in the call #juntospelacultura_2_ of Rio Grande do Sul Fund for Cultural Support, with additional funding from COINCIDENCIA - Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges. Deadline: 24 January 2019.

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IETM Hull Plenary Meeting 2019 (UK) > Travel grants

Travel grants are intended to provide financial assistance to IETM members for their participation in IETM Plenary Meetings. There are precise criteria you need to comply with. Deadline: 4 February 2019.

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"The Cabin Odyssey" > Open competition (France)

Entitled "The Cabin Odyssey", the project is a competition that offers urban designers, architects, planners, artists, landscapers, either individually or collectively, the opportunity to design and produce cabins, as part of the "ODYSSÉE - Euralens 2019" event, with the aim of promoting the natural spaces of the Chaîne des Parcs area (North of France). Deadline: 15 February 2019.

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ECHANGEUR22 > Open call for residencies (France)

ECHANGEUR22 is a non-profit association that supports emerging contemporary artists along with a residency programme that aims to bring together artists from different countries and cultures, with a focus on encouraging artistic encounters. The residency is for professional, established or young artists in the following disciplines: Digital/sound art, visual art, art criticism/curators from Japan, France, South Korea and Brazil. Deadline: 28 February 2019.

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International Guest Performance Fund for Dance & Coproduction Fund for Dance (Germany)

The International Guest Performance Fund for Dance aims to foster the exchange between German artists and international organizers, create incentives for a stronger rotation of existing and new productions, and strengthen the international presence of German dance professionals. It is directed at organisers abroad who would like to invite a dance production created in Germany. The Coproduction Fund for Dance promotes the creation of new dance productions. The origin of the artists is not decisive, but the production must be realized in Germany. The participation of a foreign partner as coproducer increases the chances of receiving funding, but is not absolutely mandatory. The eligible applicants are organizers, individual artists and companies. Deadlines: 31 January 2019 and 15 April 2019.

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Villa Kujoyama > Appel à résidences (Japon)

Construite en 1992 par l’architecte Kunio Kato sur la montagne d’Higashiyama à Kyoto, la Villa Kujoyama est un lieu d’échanges interdisciplinaires et a pour vocation de renforcer le dialogue interculturel entre la France et le Japon. La Villa Kujoyama propose trois dispositifs distincts : solo, binôme et duo. Date limite: 7 février 2019.

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TaDaa! Festival 2019 (Estonia) > Baltic Performers Application

The TaDaa! Festival is a street performance event that started in 2015 in the Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn, Estonia. This application is for performers from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia only. Deadline: 31 January 2019.

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Open Call 2019 A4 International Artists’ Residency Programme by ARIE (China / Japan / Thailand) > Returns in New Outlook

ARIE 2019 is calling for Chinese and international artists, curators, researchers to apply for a one to three months residency at the A4 Art Museum. In the meanwhile, starting from 2019, A4 International Artists’ Residency Program will put emphasis on the sphere of public art, such as land art, outdoor sculptures, installations, communal art etc. In addition to the program’s customary support, selected artists can, according to the proposal, obtain extra budget and the chance to install the final work in the public area of LuxeLake.

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Drawing Lab Paris (France) > APPEL A PROJET 2018 d'une exposition de dessin contemporain

Fondé par Christine Phal sur un modèle d’organisme à but non lucratif qui réunit une association d’amis et le Fonds pour le dessin contemporain, le Drawing Lab est un centre d’art privé entièrement dédié à la promotion et à la diffusion du dessin contemporain. Cet appel à projet concerne exclusivement les duos commissaire d’exposition / artiste. Ne peuvent participer à cet appel à projet les artistes et commissaires d’exposition ayant moins de 25 ans. Pour les artistes étrangers souhaitant travailler en résidence à Paris, un partenariat avec la Cité Internationale peut être sollicité. Date limite: 26 janvier 2019.

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Online course for cultural managers

International cultural experts share their experience, reveal the secrets of their profession to you and teach how to create high-quality cultural projects. Among the courses are online journalism, investor pitching, fundraising, digital communication, proposal writing, etc. Deadline: 9 March 2019.

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Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism > Open call

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.ECFJ supports a variety of work, including text, photography, audio and video. Artists with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply. In an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists can apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis.

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STAGE Lab (Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration) > Open call by the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering

STAGE – Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration – is a laboratory within the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, in which they create and develop original multimedia theatre work inspired by science and technology. For these fellowships, the organisers are ideally looking for people with hybrid interests and skills, especially scientists who have had some theatre experience, as well as theatre artists with an interest in science. Deadline: 21 January 2019 (First interviews are held on a rolling basis; as a general rule, therefore, applications should be submitted as early as possible).

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