Taking place in Zurich every year, the Zürcher Theater Spektakel is one of the most renowned international festivals of contemporary performing arts. Street art is an integral part of the event, and the curated programme takes place on open air stages (one of them roofed) located at the centre of the festival site. Applications are invited from traditional street art, physical theatre, nouveau cirque, puppet theatre, clowning, performance, dance, and other similar acts. Unplugged concerts are also possible. CANCELLED.
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.
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.
L’Art Rue, a Tunisian association carrying out citizens’ and innovative art projects in public spaces, is offering two residency sessions for artists of any discipline from the Middle East and Africa. The first will take place from September to December 2020, and the second from January to April 2021. Regardless of which session(s) artists attend, all successful applicants must also participate in a thinking laboratory, taking place 5-18 October 2020. Deadline: 20 April 2020 (sessions 1 & 2) / 30 June 2020 (session 2 only).
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.
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.
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.
Tinos Art Gathering invites participants from all disciplines in the arts and sciences to apply to the thematic series ‘Four (plus one) elements’, implemented through four distinct 15-day residency programmes (fire, water, air, earth) until the fall of 2020. Next deadline: 15 June 2020.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.