Every year from April to June the city of Pforzheim invites international young designers to the city as part of the Designers in Residence scholarship programme. Designers in Residence addresses young designers working in the fields of jewellery, fashion, accessory and industrial design. Three scholarship holders will be invited to the EMMA – Creative Center Pforzheim for a three-month working phase, running 1 April 2021 – 30 June 2021. Deadline: 15 November 2020.
European Commission > Pilot Project for the Safeguard and Promotion of Culture in the Outermost Regions and the Overseas Countries and Territories
The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals for a pilot project focusing on safeguarding and promoting culture in ‘the Outermost regions and the Overseas Countries and Territories’, which include Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal) and the Canary Islands (Spain). Only applications from legal entities established in the EU Member States, including EU Outermost regions and the Overseas Countries and Territories are eligible to apply. One organisation will be selected to deliver the pilot project. Deadline: 16 November 2020.
AiNIN – Artists in Nature International Network is calling for proposals for a virtual residency programme on the theme of ‘Dynamic natural connections’ to celebrate the germination of ideas, continual growth, and our inherent capacity for transformation and renewal. There are two residency periods: 11-31 January 2021 and 1-21 March 2021. Artists, researchers, designers, scholars working in the field of contemporary art and research with a focus on nature are eligible to apply. Group or collaborative applications are welcome. Deadline: 15 November 2020.
AUSSICHT is a new support fund by the Goethe-Institut Singapore. The fund is open to Singapore-based artists, practitioners and organisations. It aims to give support to those who value artistic innovation and experimentation with limited funding or limited access to funds. Applications with an interest in projects demonstrating potential for inter- and transnational collaboration are preferred. Deadline: applications will be assessed and funds disbursed on a rolling basis until November 2020.
The next edition of transeuropa, a European Festival for Performing Arts based in Hildesheim, Germany, will take place from 25-30 May 2021. The organisers are looking for six performances which can be developed to work flexibly with any possible safety precautions related to the pandemic (taking place online, or in other forms such as solo guided audio walks or appropriately distanced one-to-one performances). Applications should be from emerging artists who live and work in Europe. Deadline: 30 October 2020.
Nida Art Colony is organising a new research/residency programme called Neringa Forest Architecture. Applications are sought from researchers, designers, architects and artists from Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, the Åland Islands and Greenland, for the period December 2020 – March 2021. Designers, architects, artists, historians, new materials’ scientists and forest researchers, in particular women and underrepresented minorities, are invited to propose projects. Deadline: 1 November 2020.
Le Fonds de mobilité Indianocéanique est un programme de la mission de coopération culturelle Afrique et Caraïbes de l'Institut français avec le soutien du Ministère de la Culture (Directions des affaires culturelles de La Réunion et de Mayotte et Direction générale de la création artistique). Ce programme soutient la mobilité à l’intérieur de la zone Indianocéanique (pays membres de la COI - l’Union des Comores ; la France au titre de La Réunion ; Madagascar ; Maurice ; les Seychelles.- et les départements français d’outre-mer de l’océan Indien) et en direction du Mozambique, de la Tanzanie et du Kenya. Date limite : 24 août 2021.
Le Fonds de mobilité Caraïbes est un programme de la mission de coopération culturelle Afrique et Caraïbes de l'Institut français avec le soutien des Directions des Affaires Culturelles de la Guadeloupe, de la Martinique et de la Direction Culture, Jeunesse et Sports de la Guyane. Le fonds est ouvert aux professionnel.le.s de la culture ou les artistes résidant dans l'un des pays de la Caraïbe ou dans un des départements français d'Amérique. Date limite : 24 août 2021.
The next edition of the International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival will take place in Stuttgart 17-21 March 2021. Artists under 30 are invited to submit choreographed solo dance pieces that are under a year old and between 9 and 12 minutes long. A number of prizes will be awarded at the festival, including a residence prize and support to attend the Eastman Summer Intensive 2021 in Antwerp. Deadline: 11 November 2020.
Xi·Art Museum is a new initiative located in Lucitopia Town, Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province, China. Among its initial activities are the Generative Project, which focuses on open, growing, and participatory art practices and field research processes. Applications are now sought from artists for the 2020-21 edition, which takes the theme ‘Fantasy Land’. The programme is open internationally to artists working in the field of contemporary art practice and natural research. 10-20 projects will be selected, with implementation dates agreed according to each proposal. Deadline: 31 July 2021.
RUK is a network of art and culture research centres at the intersection of contemporary technologies, science, and the economy. For its residency programme artists work together with a mentor within a company to explore the potential of that company’s products, projects or processes and to see how their artistic practice can help develop existing potential. Each residency lasts 2-4 weeks, with various dates available from December 2020 to May 2022, and takes place at locations in Trbovlje, Koper and Maribor in Slovenia. Deadline: 1 December 2020.
Harvard University > 2021-22 Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow in Migration and the Humanities (USA)
The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities. Applications are welcomed from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities. If awarded a fellowship, the term of appointment is 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022. Deadline: 6 November 2020.
In 2020, Université PSL's Research Chair on Beauty Studies is launching its first call for transdisciplinary group proposals. This call for proposals is being addressed to the entire academic community, from the hard sciences to the arts and humanities and the social sciences, without any restrictions in terms of discipline or methodology. To be eligible, projects must be led by an experienced researcher who is on the staff of a French research institution or institution of higher education and is based in France; the other members of the project may be doctoral or post-doctoral students or unaffiliated researchers in France or abroad. Deadline: 15 November 2020.
L’Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse (OFAJ), qui souhaite soutenir les jeunes dans leurs espoirs et leur enthousiasme pour l'Europe, lance, dans le cadre de la présidence allemande du Conseil de l'UE, l’appel à projets « (Jeunes et) plein d’Europe ! ». Différents sujets peuvent être couverts: le développement durable, culture et sport, crise de la covid-19, une expérience et un défi européens etc. Date limite : 30 novembre 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.