Taking place in Napoli, Italy, Altofest sees international artists and citizens living together for two weeks. Artists are housed by local citizens and engage in a process of ‘translating’ an existing work to their host’s home spaces. The next edition of the festival will take place 24 June – 5 July 2020, and is seeking proposals from artists of any age or nationality working in the live arts (theatre, dance, performance, experimental and interdisciplinary formats). Deadline: 29 February 2020.
Pro Helvetia work with a network of organisations that can host residencies in different cities in Switzerland and the Arab region. Swiss artists, curators and cultural practitioners can apply for residencies in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia. Artists, curators and cultural practitioners from Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia can apply for residencies in Switzerland. Deadline: 1 March 2020.
The Art Inside Out residency ‘Disruptions in utopia, land left behind’ aims at an artistic activation of one of three possible sites in the municipality of Falkenberg, Sweden. It asks the question: How can inclusive, speculative, and/or critical design and landscape architecture help us to re-think and re-shape land left behind? The residency is open to international artists and covers twelve weeks: 8-19 June 2020 (research), 17 August - 11 October 2020 (production), and 12-25 October 2020 (presentation). Deadline: 28 February 2020.
ThoughtWorks, a global software consultancy with an arts residency based in New York City, seeks an artist/technologist who works in their art practice with issues of synthetic media and deepfakes. This sixteen-week residency runs from 4 May to 21 August 2020. Applications are invited internationally. Deadline: 5 March 2020
A UK charity founded in 1987, Barakat Trust operates for educational and heritage purposes focusing on the heritage of the Islamic world. They provide scholarships and grants for study and research projects, as well as supporting conservation and documentation work, travel for research and education, and training programmes. The Trust has a number of open grants for scholars. Deadline: 31 March 2020.
Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu > Fellowship Programme for Young Artists and Researchers (Japan)
The Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, a world centre for study and research in contemporary art based in southwest Japan, operates a Fellowship Programme for young artists and researchers (up to the age of 40) working in art, curatorial work, design or architecture. The Fellowship Programme for 2020/21 runs from September 2020 to the end of March 2021. Deadline: 27 March 2020.
apexart have launched an open call for artists, curators, and other professionals who want to turn their idea into an exhibition at their gallery in New York. Proposals are invited from anywhere in the world, except for New York City itself. Winning proposals will become part of apexart’s 2020-21 Exhibition Season and receive production funding and significant production support. There is no set theme, but the exhibition can't be a solo exhibition or 'artist project'. Deadline: 1 March 2020.
Digital Lab Africa, a platform for creative innovation in Africa, has launched a call for projects that targets artists, producers, designers, start-ups, and students in the media and creative industries. This call is open to anyone from Sub-Saharan Africa having an innovative project falling into one or more of five categories: digital art, immersive realities, video games, animation, and music. Selected applicants receive tailored mentorship/training, as well as residency time and travel support. Deadline: 1 March 2020.
International Literary Residency in Ulyanovsk for writers and artists from the UNESCO Cities of Literature Network (Russia)
Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature has announced an open call for their International Literary Residency for writers and artists from the UNESCO Literary Cities Network. The residency lasts one month, running 1-30 September 2020, and invites applications from writers, poets, translators, playwrights, screenwriters, etc., as well as artists of all genres (illustrators, film directors, film makers, visualisation artists, photographers, etc.) who are implementing literary projects. Applicants must come from one of the UNESCO Cities of Literature. Deadline: 30 April 2020.
ADAM > Artist Lab 2020 Open Call, ‘On Site: Rehearsing Concurrence and Its (Im)Possibilities’ (Taiwan)
A key project of Taipei Performing Arts Center, ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance) works to build a network and platform for cross-culture cooperation and interdisciplinary work. The 2020 Artist Lab, open to artists of all disciplines and nationalities, will take place 19 July - 17 August 2020. The title is ‘On Site: Rehearsing Concurrence and Its (Im)Possibilities’, with artists invited to rethink site as 'a method to create, as a situation to rehearse, and as a concurrent embodiment to inhabit among others'. Deadline: 9 March 2020.
The École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and Camargo Foundation are opening a new residency programme bringing together artists, of all disciplines, with scholars from the social sciences. Residencies take place at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France and last four weeks. Residency dates are available between June 2020 and May 2021. Deadline: 19 March 2020.
Mobility First! is a travel grant of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) which aims to enable cultural professionals in Asia and Europe to participate in activities that would benefit their professional development and encourage their positive contributions to society. The scheme is open to individuals travelling from Asia to Europe, or Europe to Asia, within ASEM countries. Deadline: ongoing.
Forecast offers artists and creative thinkers from anywhere in the world the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition. Open to all disciplines and genres, the scheme will see 18 applicants selected to present their ideas in Berlin during the Forecast Forum, 13-19 July 2020. 6 will then be selected to present at Forecast Festival, 9-10 April 2021. Deadline: 1 March 2020.
The Mondriaan Fund has issued an open call for visual artists who have come to the Netherlands as a refugee. Successful applicants will receive a grant that can be used for everything involving the development and presentation of new work, as well as mentoring over a 12 month period. Deadline: 2 March 2020.
ACP-EU Culture > ‘Support for Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries’ – Call for Partner Organisations
Aiming to promote the socio-economic development of ACP countries by boosting the cultural and creative sector as a whole, ACP-EU is looking to select partner organisations at international, regional or national levels who will help them to administer their grant programme. Partners will deliver one of six 'lots': Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific. Deadline: 20 March 2020.