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International Obernkirchen Sculptor Symposium > Call for Artists to Work in Sandstone (Germany)

The 12th International Obernkirchen Sculptor Symposium will take place in 2021. Approximately ten artists from all over the world will be invited to work with the world famous obernkirchen sandstone. Artists will arrive on 29 August 2021 and leave on 13 September 2021. Deadline: 31 October 2020.

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Prohelvetia > ‘Close Distance’: Seeking New Cultural Formats

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is launching a call for projects under the heading ‘Close Distance’. Pro Helvetia thereby intends to support projects by Swiss cultural organisations and institutions as well as arts practitioners that are seeking creative and innovative ways of coping with the newly imposed social distance measures. The call is open to all disciplines, and, while placing few restrictions on format, emphasises experimentation. Deadline: ongoing.

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TRAINART > Survey on the Professional Skills and Training Needs of the Cultural and Creative Sector

TRAINART is an EU project that aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the European performing arts sector and to shape new skills for cultural operators interested in developing innovative business models in the cultural and creative industries. The organisers are running a survey to help pinpoint the main professional skills required in the cultural and creative sectors of each of the partners’ territories: Italy, Sweden, Spain, Serbia and Ireland. This will be used to develop a training programme which survey respondents can express interest in joining.

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ZK/U / Mondriaan Fonds > 2021 Residencies for Visual Artists, Curators, Critics and Theorists (Germany)

Based in Berlin, ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik is a residency centre operating at the intersection of visual arts, art research, architecture and urban innovation. Mondriaan Fonds is sponsoring two six-month residency periods at ZK/U: 1 January – 30 June 2021 and 1 July – 30 December 2021. Applications are open for visual artists and mediators (curators, critics, theorists). Artists are expected to have an advanced professional practice and mediators (curators, critics, theorists) should have a few years of professional experience. The scheme requires applicants to secure some match funding. Deadline (updated): on hold.

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Bibliothek Andreas Züst > Studio Residencies for Cultural Workers (Switzerland)

The Bibliothek Andreas Züst (Oberegg, Switzerland) has opened applications for one-month studio residencies in November 2020 and April 2021. The Bibliothek is especially seeking projects that respond to the library as a whole or one of its sub-areas. The call is open to national and international cultural workers (individuals or teams of up to a maximum of four persons) across disciplines – visual arts, literature, new media, music, theatre, design, architecture, film, photography, and other art-related disciplines. Deadline: 30 April 2020 & 30 September 2020.

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LABOR > Open Call for BIVOUAC (Switzerland)

LABOR, an ephemeral urban laboratory, is calling for proposals for BIVOUAC. Selected artists will work to produce a project at La Rasude, a central district in Lausanne that is currently closed to the public. The call is mainly open to artists, architects, landscape and urban planners but anyone involved in urban development in their respective work field can apply. Artists will develop their proposals during an art residency from 19-25 October 2020. No restrictions on age or nationality. Deadline: POSTPONED.

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Studios of Key West > Tom Majors Fund for Wood Artists (USA)

The Tom Majors Fund brings world class artists to Key West, Florida who work wholly or in part with wood, and supports the ones in the area already doing so. Proposals are sought for programmes to take place October 2020 - June 2021. Programmes should include a public component – e.g. an exhibition, workshop, lecture or some combination – but may include the creation of new work. Deadline: 15 September 2020.

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Prince Claus Fund > Mobility Grant for Women and Minority Groups / Mobility Grant in and from Africa

The Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with ASEF and the British Council, is offering two targeted mobility grants which support travel costs. One supports mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young, women and/or disabled artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries. The other supports emerging artists and cultural practitioners from artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Philippines, Lao DPR, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Thailand. Deadlines: on hold.

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The Art House / ROSL > International Residency for Artists from Commonwealth or former Commonwealth Countries (UK)

The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) works with the The Art House in Wakefield to provide two residencies each year for artists who are from Commonwealth or former Commonwealth countries, and who have never studied or exhibited in the UK. The two-month residencies are fully funded and focus on networking and creative development with opportunities for artists to share their work with a UK audience. Proposals are welcomed from artists working in all types of contemporary visual art practice. Residency dates are 6 September - 29 October 2021. Deadline (extended): 9 August 2020.

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Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen > Artists’ Contacts Programme to Support Intercultural Cooperation

With the Artists’ Contacts programme, the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen supports the international cooperation of cultural actors. Artists and cultural practitioners from Germany and from emerging or developing countries receive valuable support for projects in contemporary visual arts, architecture, photography, media art and design. Applicants thereby receive the chance to network internationally and to advance the intercultural discourse between Germany and the global South. Next deadlines: 15 August 2020 & 31 January 2021.

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ASEF > Mobility First! 2020 (Asia / Europe)

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: on hold.

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Move on! > A European step by step guide to going international

Move on! is a practical guide aimed at European artists and cultural professionals starting their international careers. Mo ve on! provides practical tips and lists online resources that can be useful for European artists and cultural professionals from all arts and cultural disciplines, including teachers in art schools and universities. The current edition is written by Reinier Klok, presented by On the Move with the support of Institut français.

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European Cultural Foundation and Compagnia di San Paolo > STEP travel grants

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 (

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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.

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ASEF > Mobility First! Special Open Call

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.

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