The Embassy of Foreign Artists, a residency programme in Geneva, is launching a series of calls for themed projects, open to all types of practice. There are three themes artists can apply for: 'Art and Citizenship: Looking at the world with a critical eye', 'Art and Science: Exploring scientific issues through art', and 'Art and Stories: Giving form to archives'. Residency periods are available in blocks throughout 2021, lasting three or six months. Deadline: 1 June 2020.
Putting its regular residency programme on pause, Eyebeam (a platform for artists to engage society’s relationship with technology) is launching a new programme: Rapid Response for A Better Digital Future. It's guiding question is: how do we begin to exit surveillance capitalism as the dominating form of digital life and what can replace it? Artists from around the world can apply for support to develop ideas responding to this question, with a small number then being selected for a production grant. A large part of the programme will be mentoring and exchange, delivered online. Deadline (extended): 30 May 2020.
With For About 2020 is an online conference that aims to create a vital, slow and complex space between art, activism, care and social practice in response to COVID-19. With For About 2020 will happen over 5 weeks, 20 May – 17 June 2020, lasting one hour each week. The organisers are calling for contributions from anywhere in the world, but are especially keen to hear from countries where COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact. Deadline: rolling until 8 June 2020.
Art Jameel's research and practice platform for independent practitioners intends to primarily support those who work on a per-project basis and whose practices have been affected by programme cancellations and project changes, locally or globally, due to COVID-19. The programme is open to all practitioners based in the Middle East and North Africa region. Grants can be used for a number of activities, including experimenting with new digital formats. Deadline: 7 June 2020.
Le Goethe-Institut du Chili et l’Institut français du Chili proposent un programme de résidences artistiques pour cinq duos franco-allemands. Chaque duo mènera un travail de recherche en collaboration avec le lieu de résidence chilien qui le recevra pendant un mois. Les disciplines recherchées sont : arts visuels, arts de la scène, art sonore, arts médiaux, architecture, urbanisme. Un intérêt sera spécialement porté sur les axes de réflexion suivants : art et science, environnement et artivisme, territoire et conflits, participation citoyenne. Date limite (repoussée) : 31 mai 2020.
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.
The Evakahan Foundation is inviting applications for a 1-3 month creative residencies in San Sano, Tuscany. The residencies will take place between October 2020 and May 2021. The Foundation expects to focus on receiving artists from the Central European region. Deadline: 1 September 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 Art House / Outside In > Residency for Artists Facing Significant Barriers to the Art World (UK)
The Art House and Outside In are seeking proposals from individual artists who would like to develop and progress their practice through a residency at The Art House’s purpose-built studios in Wakefield, England. This opportunity is only open to artists who fit the criteria for Outside In as a charity that supports ‘artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation’. The planned residency dates are 3-30 August 2020, with the opportunity to show work at an exhibition 12 September – 17 October 2020. Deadline: 7 June 2020.
Phileas is an independent philanthropic organisation based in Vienna that raises private funding to support and co-produce ambitious projects within the field of contemporary art. A particular focus lies on the commission and production of exhibitions by Austrian artists abroad, but Phileas also organises and funds research trips for international curators and critics to Austrian museums, galleries and artists’ studios. Applications are now open to institutions who wish to apply for project funding in 2021. Deadline: 11 September 2020.
Dans le cadre de leur 11e édition les Récréâtrales ont lancé deux appels à textes: un appel à Textes pour le cycle de lectures langues d'Afrique 2020 et appel à textes pour le Prix Récréatrales 2020. Date limite : 15 juin 2020.
The GMEA – National Centre for Music Creation of Albi-Tarn has opened applications for residencies in 2021. The residencies aim to permit creation, recording, or research and are open to artists with contemporary sound and experimental music practices. The centre will welcome musicians or ensembles of one to seven persons for residency sessions of five days. Residencies will be arranged to take place between 4 January and 17 December 2021. Deadline: 31 May 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.
Constituée en 2013, l’association LA TRIBU réunit sur le territoire Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur des opérateurs culturels qui envisagent la création jeune public comme toute autre discipline des arts vivants. Chaque année, LA TRIBU JP soutient des productions pour le jeune public - les projets toutes disciplines confondues, adressés aux enfants ou adolescents. Ce dispositif est ouvert aux compagnies françaises et étrangères. Date limite : 31 mai 2020.
The third round of Art Jameel Commissions aims to support the production of a digital artwork that will live online, on the Jameel Art Centre website, for audiences to engage with, regardless of where they may be, from autumn/winter 2020 to 2021. The theme of the commission is TIME. It is open to artists of any nationality or age who have links to, and a grasp of, the environmental and cultural nuances of the wider Middle Eastern region. Artists may be from or based in the Middle East, North Africa or Turkey – either living in the region or diaspora – and/or engaged in contributing to the various cultural scenes of the region. Deadline: 10 June 2020.