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.
The New Technological Art Award (NTAA) tries to fill in a gap in the mainstream art world by paying attention to the technological developments that drive our global culture. This international competition is open to all age groups and to all nationalities. Artists can present their candidacy for one art work less than two years old at the time of its submission, but which may already have been exhibited. Selected works will be shown 5 February – 13 March 2022 at the Liedts-Meesen Foundation in Ghent. Deadline: 31 August 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.
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.
Open Call for International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival, ‘The Wonders of Possible’ (Italy)
Organised by Kyber Theatre, the 8th Edition of the International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival ‘The Wonders of Possible’ will take place in Cagliari, Italy between November and December 2021. The current open call, addressed to Italian and international artists, is for projects on the topic of ‘Interaction between arts and technology’. Participation is open to artists under the age of 35 working individually and emerging companies/groups with a maximum of 3 people. Deadline: 1 July 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.
Urban Festival UIT in Tartu, Estonia is inviting proposals for installations on the theme of ‘Parasitic Architecture’. Applicants will propose installation 'urban parasites' that use already existing structures as their base. The open call is mainly addressed to students of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, installation, and sculpture, but all others interested in public space are more than welcome to participate. Deadline: 17 May 2021.