This page introduces cultural mobility news and opportunities - with travel cost at least partially funded - at least three times a week. You can search the news by topic (funding, call, residency, training, meeting etc.) or world regions (destination).
Connect South Africa will grant a funded residency to one artist from Switzerland and one artist from Southern, East or West Africa, with residency activities split between CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva and the array of optical and radio astronomy observatories across rural and urban South Africa. Connect South Africa invites submissions from artists with a distinct interest in an interdisciplinary approach, and a keen engagement with scientific thinking and fundamental science. Deadline: 26 May 2021.
Allianz Kulturstiftung has launched a call for proposals with the aim of reaching parties using artistic and cultural means to create open spaces enabling critical discourse about Europe’s future, and also of supporting exchange and networking across borders. Proposals are accepted all year, with successful applications announced in December and July.
DigiTraining > Digital Training / Capacity Building for Organisations in the Heritage Sector (Online)
DigiTraining is a capacity building programme that will provide a large number of cultural heritage institutions with new digital skills and the management tools to deal with and benefit from them. The call is addressed to small or midsize museums, as well as other tangible or intangible heritage organisations with open facilities accessible to the public. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
The GMEA – National Center for Music Creation of Albi-Tarn welcomes musicians or ensembles for one-week residency sessions to permit creation, recording, or research. The centre supports all contemporary sound and experimental musical practices. Residencies can take place between January and December 2022. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
In the framework of the European project Who Cares?, Centro Huarte is offering an international residency programme for two or more artists, taking place from 1 September to 24 October 2021. Projects are encouraged to investigate care and affective practices in relation to the current moment we are living through. Applicants should have an EU passport or be based in an EU member state and preferably be fluent in the local languages (Spanish and/or Basque). Deadline: 27 May 2021.
The Odyssée programme is aimed at foreign artists, researchers and cultural professionals who aren't living in France and who want to develop projects within French cultural centres located at heritage sites. Periods of residency can last 1-6 months. Deadline: 29 May 2021.
Roxy ULM’s ResearchLab (based in Ulm, Germany) consists of up to four residencies per year. Each residency lasts three weeks and is aimed at supporting dance by nurturing emerging choreographers to realise their ideas from concept to live performance. Young, emerging and established choreographers are welcome to apply. One ResearchLab begins in September 2021 and another in November 2021. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
In autumn 2022, Delfina Foundation will launch its fifth concentrated season of residencies and public programmes focusing investigations on the most pressing issue of our time - the climate emergency - in relation to its ongoing Politics of Food programme. Opportunities will be available for in-person residencies and virtual engagement, as well as public programme events. There is a particular interest in interdisciplinary collaborations between artists/curators and researchers. Deadline: 14 June 2021.
With its annual New Settings programme, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports the creation and distribution of new performance works. The programme aims at supporting hybrid performances which have a prominent visual dimension. Selected projects will receive production support and then be programmed at partner venues in Paris during the 2022-2023 season. Deadline: 1 July 2021.
The first call for proposals is open to organizations legally registered in one of the following Central African countries: Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, São Tome and Principe and Chad. Partnerships with other entities in the subregion, other ACP countries and Europe are encouraged. One of the axis of the call is related to projects aimed at facilitating access to national, regional and international markets as well as the circulation, dissemination and promotion of goods and services. Deadline: 8 June 2021.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay invites artists, curators, programmers, writers, researchers and practitioners across all disciplines in the performing arts to apply for its inaugural Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency, taking place in Singapore between April and June 2022. The residency offers two types of support: Artist-in-Residence and Researcher-in-Residence. Artists-in-Residence can apply for a residency period of one to three months, while Researchers-in-Residence can apply for a residency period of two to four weeks. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
In 2021, in response to the continuing restrictions on travel and physical gatherings due to Covid-19, ASEF's Mobility First! will offer virtual collaboration grants to artists and arts managers from Asia and Europe to jointly create new works or texts. This initiative aims to create opportunities for international cultural exchange and professional connections at a time of very limited face-to-face encounters. Deadline: rolling (response in 2 weeks).
The Situation of Artists and Cultural Workers and the post-COVID-19 Cultural Recovery in the European Union
The Situation of Artists and Cultural Workers and the post-COVID-19 Cultural Recovery in the European Union is a background analysis prepared for the European Parliament. It provides an overview of key characteristics of artists’ and cultural workers’ status across Europe, their working conditions, precariousness and career paths. It outlines the justification for specific policy solutions and provides a mapping of key challenges for a European framework for working conditions in the cultural and creative sectors and industries.
KÖR – Kunst im öffentlichen Raum > Open Call for ‘The Weather of Tomorrow’, Projects on Climate in and for Floridsdorf (Austria)
KÖR - Kunst im öffentlichen Raum is inviting artists, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, cultural creatives and initiatives as well as interested local residents and groups to propose projects addressing the subject of ‘The Weather of Tomorrow’ in Vienna’s Floridsdorf district centre. The call has the objective of stimulating, emphasising, and improving the use of public spaces, of squares and streets in the Floridsdorf district centre throughout the year, in summer and winter. The maximum running time for temporary projects is twelve months, and all projects selected will be implemented in 2022. Deadline: 15 May 2021.
The fifth edition of Appel d'Air - Arras Biennial of Contemporary Art will take place 1-3 April 2022 with the theme of ‘attention to the living’. Professional artists and young creators of all disciplines from the euro-region are invited to propose projects for presentation at the festival. Deadline: 15 May 2021.