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Initiated by the French Ministry of Culture and DRAC Grand Est, the Fabrique d'Europe (‘Making of Europe’) project will organise a series of ten-week residencies for research, experimentation and creation from January – July 2022. Under the programme, young European arts and culture graduates (graduated after 2010) will work with high school students from rural and peri-urban areas to share the act of creation. Deadline: 10 May 2021.
Mystetskyi Arsenal / Austrian Cultural Forum Kyiv > Ukrainian-Austrian Art Residency (Ukraine / Online)
The Ukrainian-Austrian Art Residency invites visual artists from Ukraine and Lower Austria to participate in the Temporary Un/Availability programme. Participating artists will analyse how the study of the digital image expands visionary possibilities and provokes the creation of poetic language. The residency will be held in a hybrid format: online, 1 July - 26 August 2021; and offline, 19-23 September 2021 in Kyiv. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
Alexandria: (Re)activating Common Urban Imaginaries: Nomadic Mediterranean Residency Programme, Politics of Heritage - School for sonic memory (Greece, Egypt, France)
(Re)activating Common Urban Imaginaries is a pluri-disciplinary nomadic residency programme exploring sound, memory and trans-Mediterranean resonances. There will be three week-long creative residencies: Athens, November 2021; Alexandria, January 2022; Marseille, March 2022. Applications are open to individuals engaged in the study, protection or production of collective urban memory who reside in EU and a number of neighbouring countries. Deadline: 30 May 2021.
Sound Art Lab (SAL) is a new centre for artistic development in sound located in the City of Sound, Struer in Denmark. They offer two residencies during 2021, each lasting three months, preferably starting from late August / early September. Residency projects should result in a public exhibition/performance/presentation. Deadline: 6 June 2021.
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme invites Nordic and Baltic art practitioners to apply for residencies in HIAP Suomenlinna in autumn 2021 and spring and summer 2022. The HIAP Residency Programme focuses on visual art but is open for art professionals from other disciplines as well. Applicants should reside in the Nordic-Baltic region (except Finland). Deadline: 23 May 2021.
In 2021, in accordance with measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio's residency programme for visual artists is accepting remote participation (online residency) where physical presence is not required. The residency will last 60 days from 31 August – 29 October 2021. Applicants must have a nationality other than Japanese and live in a country other than Japan. Deadline: 25 June 2021.
Open Call for Caravan Residency Programme: Thinking with Alexandria (Italy, Egypt, France, Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, Italy)
The Caravan Residency Programme is a year-long multi-city residency that invites artists, cultural practitioners, and activists to articulate and configure new modes of relating to and understanding urban, infrastructural, and social processes and formations. Residency activities take place from October 2021 – July 2022. Applications are open to emerging to mid-career artists in any discipline who reside in EU and a number of neighbouring countries. Deadline: 30 May 2021.
Open Call for Artists and Scholars for Residency on Legacy of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (France, Palestine, Belgium)
Mahmoud Darwish Chair, Bozar, A. M. Qattan Foundation, Camargo Foundation and Mucem join forces for an open call honouring the legacy of the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Selected applicants will undertake a 4-week residency in one of three locations – Camargo / Mucem in France, A. M. Qattan Foundation in Palestine, and Bozar / Darwish Chair in Belgium – from July 2021 to July 2022. Applications are welcome from all countries and nationalities that compose the MENA Region and its Diaspora. Deadline: 13 June 2021.
Manchester City of Literature and Manchester Literature Festival are offering two virtual writer residencies to take place this June during the festival of libraries. The residencies are open to published writers with strong links to another UNESCO City of Literature (i.e. not Manchester itself). The residency will last three weeks and start the week of the 24th or 31st of May 2021. Deadline: 10 May 2021.
To contribute to the ongoing prominence of Amazonian female art in the international context, CULTURESCAPES in partnership with Festival LABVERDE is offering a three-month residency in Basel, Switzerland, between August and October 2021. Female and LGBTQIA+ artists from different fields and cultural backgrounds who are from the Amazonian Region (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guianas) and have a solid level of English are welcome to apply. Deadline: 24 May 2021.
The STARTS Horizon 2020 research & innovation programme in collaboration with the association KIKK, which promotes digital and creative cultures at the crossroads of art, culture, science and technology, are launching an Art & Science residency programme at the UNamur (University of Namur) Astronomical Observatory in Belgium. Two artists and/or collectives will be hosted from 7 June – 10 July 2021. The programme is aimed at artists with an interest in a transdisciplinary approach and an attraction for science and fundamental research. Deadline: 17 May 2021.
In order to support the vitality of screendance production, La Briqueterie - National Choreographic Development Center of Val-de-Marne in collaboration with l'Adami, have launched an international Screendance Production Residency to support the creation of a short film. Two projects will be selected - one French, one international. French artist(s) will be hosted in Freiburg, Germany at Theatre Freiburg. The international recipient(s) will be hosted at La Place de la Danse - National Choreographic Development Center in Toulouse, France. Deadline: 20 June 2021.
Moving Classics: Sonic Flux > ‘Defrosting’ Commission for a Scotland-based Musician, Composer or Sound Artist (Norway)
The Defrosting project (part of Moving Classics: Sonic Flux) is an opportunity for a musician, composer or sound artist to create the audio for a 10-13 minute film during a residency in Svalbard, Norway in 2021. The piece will respond to themes of displacement and climate change. Applications are open to artists of any UK/EU/EEA nationality living and working in Scotland. Deadline: 21 May 2021.
AiR Vesterålen is a comprehensive artist residency programme for five municipalities in the Vesterålen islands, Norway. There are five residencies, in different locations and with different themes, which take place at different periods through the year. The first is in Bø with a theme of 'Art/Nature/Play'. Applications are welcomed from artists of all disciplines who live and work in Europe (EU, EEA and UK). First deadline: 1 May 2021.
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.