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Phileas is an independent philanthropic organisation based in Vienna that raises private funding to support and co-produce ambitious projects within the field of contemporary art. A particular focus lies on the commission and production of exhibitions by Austrian artists abroad. Phileas also organises and funds research trips for international curators and critics to Austrian museums, galleries and artists’ studios. Applications are now open to institutions who wish to apply for project funding in 2022. Deadline: 10 September 2021.
The Beauford Delaney Research Grant funds travel and other expenses related to research projects on African American Art undertaken by France-based academics and scholars. In 2021, the grant will be awarded to an applicant who meets the following criteria: art historians of any nationality working in France, independent or affiliated with institutions (universities, museums, schools of art, etc.), holding a doctorate or an equivalent professional experience, excluding United States citizens who have completed their studies in the US. Deadline: 14 May 2021.
Accès Culture is a programme co-sponsored by the French Development Agency (FDA) and the Institut français aiming to finance and support cultural projects in Africa in order to foster social ties and strengthen collaboration between African and French cultural agents. The programme seeks to partner civil society organisations (CSOs) with locally or regionally operated cultural establishments (conservatories, public art schools, etc.) who will then present a joint proposal for a project responding to a local need. Deadline: 24 May 2021.
The Immaterial Future Innovation Award invites technological start-ups and projects from anywhere in the world to apply with initiatives that leverage technology to address, directly or indirectly, a set of challenges around building new business models. Six selected finalists will be invited to the Immaterial Future Forum in Vienna in September 2021 to showcase their projects to potential partners and investors with a specific interest in culture and technology, with one then being selected for the Award. Deadline: 1 June 2021.
CHIMERES (Création – Hybridation – Immersion – Mobilités : Expérimentations et Recherches en Ecritures Scéniques) est un programme d’accompagnement à l’écriture et l’expérimentation artistique allant jusqu’à la pré-production. Il propose à des artistes provenant de tous les champs de la création contemporaine et créateurs venant d’autres univers d’explorer des formes artistiques dites hybrides au sens où elles relient les mondes « physique » et « numérique ». Cet appel est ouvert à des artistes et créateurs relevant de tous les champs de la création contemporaine , de nationalité française, ressortissants d’un État membre de l’Union Européenne, ou ayant le statut de résidents en France. Date limite : 10 mai 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.
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.
Théâtre de Liège > IMPACT (International Meeting in Performing arts and Creative Technologies) > NEW STAGES > Appel à prototypes / Call for prototypes ( Belgique / Belgium)
Orientés arts de la scène, audiovisuels et performatifs, les concepts devront reposer sur l’idée d’expériences à créer et à vivre à distance autour de trois thématiques principales : « l’objet qui parle : vers un Internet des émotions » ; « F(r)ictions vs Frictionless : Arts, Sciences et Technologies » ; « Design Spéculatif : Futurs probables / Futurs désirables ». / Focused on performing and audio-visual arts, these concepts should be based on the idea of experiences to be created and lived remotely around three main topics: “the talking object: towards an Internet of emotions”; “F(r)ictions vs. Frictionless: Arts, Sciences and Technologies”; “Speculative Design: Probable futures / Desirable futures”. Dl: 07/05/2021.
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.
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).
Established under the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the International Fund for Cultural Diversity is a voluntary multi-donor fund which supports the emergence of dynamic cultural sectors in developing countries. Public institutions, and non-governmental organisations (NGO) from eligible countries are invited to submit their proposals, as well as international NGOs registered in countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention. Deadline: 16 June 2021.
The Prince Claus Seed Awards are for emerging artists and cultural practitioners whose innovative work addresses pressing social and/or political issues within their own context. Recipients are free to invest the Award in the development of their artistic practice. Applicants should live and work in eligible countries (see the Prince Claus site for the full list). Deadline: 11 May 2021.
British Council and Unlimited are partnering to support pairings of disabled artists and collectives in the UK with those in low to middle-income countries to develop creative connections through small shared online work collaborations. The aim is to ensure that funds continue to flow to artists and artistic global ambition remains high during this time of global pandemic. Deadlines: 23 March 2021 / 18 May 2021.
Onassis Foundation has opened applications for its Emergency Fellowships – a tailor-made, time-sensitive support for artists and curators living in Greece or anywhere in the world. The Emergency Fellowships are not intended for presenting your work, or for engaging in an academic programme. They are not meant to be used for any kind of production related activity. Instead these Fellowships are meant to be highly responsive to address volatile situations around the world or in Greece, or time-sensitive artistic research, or unanticipated professional needs. Deadline: rolling (with replies within two weeks).
The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), through a grant from the Open Society Foundations, has set up a fund – Arctivists – to support activists and artists across the world responding to the outbreak of Covid-19 and its implications for human rights defenders, activism, and shrinking civic and political space. Paired activists and artists are able to apply for grants to document, reflect on, and imagine current and future events. Deadline: on a rolling basis.