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).
KÖR – Kunst im öffentlichen Raum > Open Call for ‘The Weather of Tomorrow’, Projects on Climate in and for Floridsdorf (Austria)
KÖR - Kunst im öffentlichen Raum is inviting artists, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, cultural creatives and initiatives as well as interested local residents and groups to propose projects addressing the subject of ‘The Weather of Tomorrow’ in Vienna’s Floridsdorf district centre. The call has the objective of stimulating, emphasising, and improving the use of public spaces, of squares and streets in the Floridsdorf district centre throughout the year, in summer and winter. The maximum running time for temporary projects is twelve months, and all projects selected will be implemented in 2022. Deadline: 15 May 2021.
The fifth edition of Appel d'Air - Arras Biennial of Contemporary Art will take place 1-3 April 2022 with the theme of ‘attention to the living’. Professional artists and young creators of all disciplines from the euro-region are invited to propose projects for presentation at the festival. Deadline: 15 May 2021.
PEN Català, in collaboration with the Ramon Llull Institute and with the support of the European Union, is opening a call for young, emerging writers who wish to take part in a literary residency at Faberllull in Olot, Catalonia from 1-8 October 2021. Applicants must have nationality or residency in one of the member countries of the European project Be(P)art - Belgium, Spain, Hungary, and Serbia - and write in Catalan, Dutch, Galician, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
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.
Medinea (MEDiterranean INcubator of Emerging Artists) supports the professional integration of young Mediterranean musicians. It is now inviting applications for four training sessions in Lisbon (Portugal), Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia), Aix-en-Provence (France), and Nuoro (Italy) to explore intercultural and improvised music with the help of the jazzman and composer Fabrizio Cassol. Each session has its own dates and deadline.
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.
Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden on ‘Artificial Intelligence as Factor and Consequence of Social Change’ (Germany)
Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden is open for applications for a six-month residency starting in 2022. The the central topic is 'Artificial intelligence (AI) as factor and consequence of societal and cultural change'. Projects should focus on the interface between art and science, explicitly artistic intelligence and its implications for society and the culture of objects. The residency addresses artists from the fields of media art, conceptual art, performance, etc. Deadline: 10 May 2021.
European Commission > ‘Entering the EU – Online Visa Application Process and Digital Visa’ Consultation
The European Commission is aiming to introduce a digital visa to replace the paper visa sticker currently used, and to enable those planning to travel to the EU to submit their visa application online. The Commission has opened a consultation to obtain the views of citizens and stakeholders on the envisaged initiative, with feedback given through a questionnaire. Deadline: 3 June 2021.
REAKTOR, a privately run transdisciplinary art institution based in Vienna, is calling for conceptual proposals for a visual arts project that will respond to the architecture of the organisation's main hall. The chosen artists will be invited to flesh out and implement their submitted concept as part of a 1 week residency in summer 2021, and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition in October 2021. Deadline: 31 May 2021.
Institut des Afriques > Appel à contributions pour un observatoire des artistes et acteurs culturels issus des diasporas africaine et caribéenne
L’Institut des Afriques met en œuvre un observatoire des artistes et acteurs culturels issus des diasporas africaine et caribéenne. L’objectif est de faciliter les coopérations entre les acteurs culturels. Cet observatoire prendra la forme d’une cartographie numérique et interactive dont la parution est prévue en 2021. Vous pouvez y contribuer en remplissant un formulaire en ligne. Cet Observatoire est réalisé avec le soutien de l’Institut français à Paris et de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine ainsi qu’avec l’appui de Trace.
Pearle*, the European employers association and sector federation in the live performance sector, has opened a new feature in their website’s resource centre: a portal presenting job platforms from across Europe. Users can search by country and/or main job categories: musicians, performers, technicians and other off-stage jobs. From there they can go to the respective job portal where they can pursue their search for vacancies.
Invisible Flock are an interactive arts studio operating at the intersection of art and technology and based at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England. Artists based in the UK and Finland are invited to apply to their Cost of Innovation residency programme, which will focus on exploring the use of LiDAR as an artistic medium. The residency includes 8 months remote support from December and 1 month studio residency in July 2021. Deadline: 2 November 2020.
Cuturi Gallery in Singapore has announced c/residency, a new programme committed to supporting and nurturing artistic talent. International artists are invited to apply for a one-month residency. To apply you must: be permanently based outside of Singapore; not have gallery representation in Singapore; have a working knowledge of English. Preference will be given to artists who lack exposure and contact to audiences in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Deadline: rolling.