Open Call: Production Awards Program in the Arab Region

Within the Production Awards Programm our friends from Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy Culture Resource announce the open call for artists and writers from the Arab region, below the age of 35, by offering grants to enable them to produce their first creative projects. Application deadline: October 30, 2020:

“The program gives young artists the opportunity to create original works and develop new forms of artistic expression – within the field of performing and visual arts, literature, music as well as cinema and video.”

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Open Call: VAHA – Building Common Ground for Spaces of Public Discussion & Dialogue

Our friends from the Tandem Turkey-Programme are launching a two-years-initiative VAHA (meaning “oasis” in Turkish), which is made with and for the empowered voices of independent arts and culture spaces, advocating for public discussion and dialogue in cities across Turkey, Europe, and their neighbouring countries. Application deadline: September 14, 2020:

“Creative players in and around hybrid cultural spaces are invited to explore the power of learning from local practices to develop tailor-made support for platforms of free expression and cultural programming.”

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Open Call by CE+: Digital Education in the Creative and Culture Sector

Within the cooperation-initiative CE+ Capacity Development of Cultural Educators in the Digital Era, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, we organize local live meetings of small groups in order to discuss the (non)possibilities of the digitalization of cultural work and provide a platform for sharing experiences. Application Deadline: June 20, 2020:

“In an international online meeting we will bring the groups together and dig deeper into the question: How digital could or should arts and culture be(come)?” 

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Open Call: Culture of Solidarity Fund

Within the Culture of Solidarity-Fund our friends from the European Cultural Foundation are looking for cultural initiatives – big or small – that reinforce solidarity and the notion of Europe as a shared public space in response to the current crisis and its aftershocks. You can apply in various application windows. Application deadline for the second round: July 14, 2020:

“The European Culture of Solidarity-Fund invites individuals, collectives and organisations from all sectors and civil society at large with initiatives and ideas that develop new approaches in operations of cultural work and new alliances across sectors to deal with the current challenges imposed by the crisis.”

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Open Call: Mudawanat – Podcasts on Arts and Culture in the Arab Region

Within the Grants for Artistic Creativity our friends from Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy Culture Resource announce the open call for the second round of Mudawanat, a project that aims to support the creation and distribution over the different podcast platforms of Arabic-language audio content on Arts and Culture in the Arab region. Application deadline for the second round: August 1o, 2020:

“The Mudawanat project aims to build a living archive of podcasts that document the contemporary cultural realm. The project encourages the contributors to experiment with the audio genre outside of conventional radio formats and to employ creative methods of storytelling while reflecting on local and regional specificities.”

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Open Call: Two Roots – An Artistic Research

Our friends from Gedankendach invite artist from Germany and Ukraine to apply for a two-week retreat to develop a multiperspective answer to a question: ”What had we lost to find?”. Application Deadline: June 15, 2020:

“We invite 16 artists from Germany and Ukraine to explore natural & urban space through a combination of diverse artistic disciplines, as well as from the perspective of two different cultural backgrounds. Within the mutual workflow, the participants are going to develop and incorporate the creative outcome into a one-day interdisciplinary exhibition in Chernivtsi city.”

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Open Call: Tandem 360°

Within a new addition of the existing programmes for cultural exchange our friends from Tandem are looking for 20 civil society and cultural activists from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and from Libyan initiatives and collectives displaced in these countries. Application Deadline: June 29, 2020:

“More than ever, we do need a 360° perspective. In the spirit of ‘Doing-it-together’, the one-year programme Tandem 360° offers a space to experiment with multidisciplinary project ideas, ecosystem mapping and inventive approaches to create change through culture.”

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Open Call: Beyond Matter Residency

Our friends from Tallin Art Hall, Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art and the ZKM I Center for Art and Media invite art practitioners & theoreticians to apply for production residencies taking place in Karlsruhe, Tallinn, and Tirana. Application Deadline: April 30, 2020:

“The residencies are conceived within the framework of the long-term project “Beyond Matter” and will be hosted by either one of the three partner institutions: the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Tallinn Art Hall and Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art. On-site, fellows are expected to develop an artistic production or a theoretical concept that builds on the core questions underlying the “Beyond Matter”-project.”

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Artist Residency: Radical Imagination for Lively Villages

Our friends from IdeasFactory Association in Bulgaria invite socially engaged artists to join an 1-month artist residency in the vilages Deleyna and Sinagovtsi (Vidin, Bulgaria). Application Deadline: April 15, 2020:

“Ideas Factory Association is pleased to announce an invitation for artists to participate in a 1-month artistic residency, which will be held in the villages of Deleina and Sinagovtsi (Vidin district) in Northwestern Bulgaria.”

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Call for Contributions – Conference of Co-Creation

Our friends from European Alternatives are looking for contributions to their final conference of Co-Creation:

“Co-Creation has become increasingly popular in recent years as a concept, method and policy tool.  A key factor in the rise of Co-Creation is its potential in breaking down boundaries, between different parts of the city, between different groups within cities, between different parts of the world, between disciplines and between different practices. At the same time Co-Creation has been increasingly questioned in terms of encouraging co-option by the state and cultural imperialism.

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