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AAMC Foundation’s Mentorship Programme gives early- to mid- career curators opportunities to advance their professional development, learn about important issues in the field, share ideas and cultivate strong bonds with peers, and develop a working relationship with a senior curator. Up to 10 Mentees with a required minimum of at least 3-5 years of curatorial experience in the field will be selected for a programme starting November 2020. Activities will take place mostly online, with a possible final conference in New York in May 2021. Deadline: 14 July 2020.
Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg has launched a call that seeks to enable a modest ‘breathing space’ for arts practitioners, organisations and networks across the sub-continent to rethink ways of working and reimagine the shape and position of cultural and creative work. The call is open to artists, collectives and organisations from across the African continent, excluding North Africa, and covers music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, design and interactive media, and interdisciplinary work. Activities covered by the grant should be completed and reported on by the end of April 2021. Deadline: 31 August 2020.
ARAK Collection, based in Doha, Qatar, is inviting applications from curators from Sub-Saharan Africa. This is an opportunity for young and mid-career contemporary art curators to be selected for their annual Curatorial Residency Fellowship Programme, based at their Collection Exhibition and Research Space in Doha, Qatar. Deadline: rolling.
Re-FREAM > Call for Artists and Designers Working in Textile Fashion (Germany, Austria, Spain / Online)
Re-FREAM is a research project that invites artists and designers to connect with scientists on common ground to rethink the manufacturing process of the fashion industry. Over a nine-month period (January – September 2021), hybrid teams will embark on a co-research and co-creation journey across three thematic hubs: additive manufacturing (Hub Linz), smart textiles (Hub Berlin) and sustainable finishing (Hub Valencia). The goal is to develop new concepts for the future of fashion by means of new processes and aesthetics that are inclusive and sustainable. Applicants must be a SME (under the EU definition), a start-up, self-employed or professional freelancers legally established as a business under the national law and based in an EU member state or an associated country of the H2020 and Kosovo. Deadline: 30 September 2020.
The Centre national de la danse’s international symposium Dance(s) and Ritual(s) will take place 8-11 April 2021 in Pantin, France. It will aim to explore the different ways rituals examine the processes of creation, transmission, staging and the execution of dances, whether contemporary, urban, street, social, ballroom, ceremonial or otherwise. The organisers are inviting participants to contribute in a variety of ways, while adopting formats of different lengths, which may potentially be performative. Deadline: 15 August 2020.
Cité internationale des arts & Centre national des arts plastiques (France) > Programme de résidence 2020
Pour amorcer la sortie de crise liée à la pandémie, ce dispositif s’inscrit dans le cadre des mesures de soutien déjà prises. Il a pour objectif d’apporter un soutien matériel et artistique à ces acteurs culturels fortement précarisés en ces temps incertains. L’appel à candidatures est ouvert pour des commissaires d’expositions et des critiques d’art de toutes nationalités vivant en France, engagés dans la vie professionnelle depuis minimum 5 ans. Date limite : 16 août 2020.
As part of its commitment to the diversity of cultural expressions and in view of fostering dynamic creative industries in developing countries, UNESCO is launching an exploratory study on the film and audiovisual industry in Africa to gather data and information in order to respond to the challenges and needs of this strategic sector and contribute to its development. UNESCO is seeking a consultant for a 10 month contract, running August 2020 - June 2021. Deadline: 10 July 2020.
Soho House Art Prize is a new global initiative that will give one artist the chance to create their own installation at Soho Beach House during Miami Art Basel, in December 2020. The organisers encourage 'left-field ideas: performance, intervention and reimagining what an installation might look and feel like'. Deadline: 26 July 2020.
LA RENAISSANCE recherche dans le cadre de son projet EUROPE CREATIVE en partenariat avec Le COMEDIA Theater Köln à Cologne (Allemagne), University of Turku (Finlande) et Inocamp à Gdansk (Pologne) un.e attaché.e à la coordination de projet européen. L’objectif du projet « GETTING UNSTUCK » est d’expérimenter une méthode d’inclusion sociale des personnes en situation de migration à partir de l’œuvre « In C » de TERRY RILEY qui réunira l'Orchestre Régional de Normandie, Cie Le Ballon Vert et l'OMEDOC. Date limite : 24 juillet 2020.
La fondation Thalie a pour objet de soutenir la création contemporaine comme levier d’action, d’échanges et de transmission. Basée à Bruxelles, la Fondation accueille des expositions et une programmation multidisciplinaire qui associe arts visuels, performance, littérature et arts culinaires. L'assistant.e de production et communication assiste la direction sur certaines tâches administratives et logistiques. De plus, il.elle sera tenu.e de participer aux évènements que la Fondation organise et d'assurer entre autre l'accueil des publics. Date limite : 1er août 2020.
The Jan Michalski Foundation lies at the foot of the Swiss Jura Mountains in Montricher. Its residency programme is open to all types of writers engaged in literary creation. While they give priority to writers and translators, the Foundation are also open to any other disciplines as long as writing is at the heart of the project. Stays in the Jan Michalski Foundation can be granted for individual projects or projects in pairs, and can last two weeks, one month, two months, three months or six-months. The next wave of residencies will begin from February 2021. Applications are open internationally. Deadline: 14 September 2020.
Hamburg Ministry for Culture and Media is inviting applications for four three-month residencies between January and December 2021 in the Westwerk artists’ centre in Hamburg. The programme is open to professional international artists resident outside Germany, from the fields of the visual arts, photography and film, with an interest in the Hamburg cultural scene and the desire to network culturally in Hamburg. Deadline: 15 August 2020.
The INHABIT Artist in Residence Programme of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt invites artists from various disciplines to collaborate with the institute’s team of scientists and researchers. Artists will spend three months creating new work, or further developing an existing project, in a scientific research environment. The upcoming residency periods are: February – April 2021; May – July 2021; and September – November 2021. Deadline: 16 August 2020.
Goethe Institut and Prince Claus Fund > Call for Proposals: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change
This call for proposals is aimed at Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. The organisers encourage innovative multi-disciplinary cultural initiatives by individual artists, creative professionals as well as cultural organisations; especially initiatives that express how the arts and new media can propose solutions to environmental issues and create alternatives that support sustainability and climate justice, foster cooperation and an exchange of new ideas globally. In this challenging period, they also encourage people to come up with new formats and modes of engaging with both local and global audiences. Deadline: 31 July 2020.
The Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen is an interdisciplinary research institute for the humanities and social sciences. The KWI fellowship programme addresses excellent researchers from the humanities, cultural studies, and the social sciences. It is open to international applicants with a completed PhD plus up to six years of post-doctoral experience. Fellowships last six months, running 1 April – 30 September 2021. Deadline: 31 July 2020.