Cultour is Capital > Open Call for Cultour is Capital Fest (Germany / Slovakia / Italy)

If you are an artist, creative or cultural operator and the lockdown was a moment to give free rein to your creativity, Cultour is Capital would like to hear from you. By showing them your work you can win a residency opportunity in Gelsenkirchen (Ruhr ECoC 2010), Košice (ECoC 2013), Matera (ECoC 2019) to develop your skills with local artists and cultural operators.

The open call reflects the ambition that cultural assets and the arts belong to a creative future of a city/region and expresses respect for a growing creative and arts scene in the cities that are and will be European Capitals of Culture.

Artists, creative and cultural operators are invited to apply by sending a description of their work and some photos and/or videos showing the transformative power that their artistic and creative work has been or is generating on people and communities. The call is open to traditional art and creative products (from non-digital disciplines such as painting, sculpture, writing, music, composing, drawing, performances etc) as well as digital art and creative products (including all digital branches of art such as video, digital photography, digital painting, illustration, design, etc.).

The prize of the Cultour is Capital Fest 2020 will be a three-day residency opportunity for three winners, offered by three partners of the TraCEs project. The partners will cover travel and accommodation costs for the winners to visit Gelsenkirchen (Ruhr ECoC 2010), Košice (ECoC 2013), Matera (ECoC 2019) and develop their work in cooperation with local artists or cultural operators.

Participants must be residents in one of the 62 European Capitals of Culture around Europe (past, current, future, or just candidate cities).

Deadline: 31 October 2020

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