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).
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.
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.
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.
The ‘Capacity Building for European Capitals of Culture’ project is seeking professionals from a variety of disciplines to join its pool of experts. This expert group will help bridge gaps in skills in the implementing teams of European Capitals of Culture. In particular, experts are sought in the following areas: audience development, conflict resolution, change management, legal (including intellectual property rights and licensing agreements for culture), monitoring and evaluation in the cultural sector. Deadline: ongoing.
The Institute of International Education's Artist Protection Fund fills a critical unmet need by providing relief and safe haven to artists on a large scale, and for extended periods. Artists from any country and from any artistic discipline/practice may apply for a fellowship if they face threat of persecution or violence due to their practice, identity, or beliefs. Selected applicants are matched with host institutions that provide a broad programme of support. Deadline: rolling applications (assessed twice a year).
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.
ZK/U / Mondriaan Fonds > 2021 Residencies for Visual Artists, Curators, Critics and Theorists (Germany)
Based in Berlin, ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik is a residency centre operating at the intersection of visual arts, art research, architecture and urban innovation. Mondriaan Fonds is sponsoring two six-month residency periods at ZK/U: 1 January – 30 June 2021 and 1 July – 30 December 2021. Applications are open for visual artists and mediators (curators, critics, theorists). Artists are expected to have an advanced professional practice and mediators (curators, critics, theorists) should have a few years of professional experience. The scheme requires applicants to secure some match funding. Deadline (updated): on hold.
LABOR, an ephemeral urban laboratory, is calling for proposals for BIVOUAC. Selected artists will work to produce a project at La Rasude, a central district in Lausanne that is currently closed to the public. The call is mainly open to artists, architects, landscape and urban planners but anyone involved in urban development in their respective work field can apply. Artists will develop their proposals during an art residency from 19-25 October 2020. No restrictions on age or nationality. Deadline: POSTPONED.
Prince Claus Fund > Mobility Grant for Women and Minority Groups / Mobility Grant in and from Africa
The Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with ASEF and the British Council, is offering two targeted mobility grants which support travel costs. One supports mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young, women and/or disabled artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries. The other supports emerging artists and cultural practitioners from artists and cultural professionals from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Philippines, Lao DPR, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Thailand. Deadlines: on hold.
With the Artists’ Contacts programme, the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen supports the international cooperation of cultural actors. Artists and cultural practitioners from Germany and from emerging or developing countries receive valuable support for projects in contemporary visual arts, architecture, photography, media art and design. Applicants thereby receive the chance to network internationally and to advance the intercultural discourse between Germany and the global South. Next deadlines: 15 August 2020 & 31 January 2021.
Mobility First! is a travel grant of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) which aims to enable cultural professionals in Asia and Europe to participate in activities that would benefit their professional development and encourage their positive contributions to society. The scheme is open to individuals travelling from Asia to Europe, or Europe to Asia, within ASEM countries. Deadline: on hold.
Move on! is a practical guide aimed at European artists and cultural professionals starting their international careers. Mo ve on! provides practical tips and lists online resources that can be useful for European artists and cultural professionals from all arts and cultural disciplines, including teachers in art schools and universities. The current edition is written by Reinier Klok, presented by On the Move with the support of Institut français.
Through this grants scheme, the European Cultural Foundation funds emerging artists and cultural workers of 18 years old or older in 59 countries to explore and to exchange views, skills and inspiration, create long-lasting collaborations and to instigate a positive change in their communities. STEP travel grants closed its application procedure on December 2, 2019 In line with ECF’s new 2020 – 25 strategy, the team behind STEP is currently reviewing all their mobility support tools. Stay tuned for new cultural mobility and European experience programmes in 2020. The ECF e-zine will keep you up to date (www.culturalfoundation.eu/ezine).