Open Call: Culture of Solidarity

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. Application Deadline: April 27, 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: 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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Bild von Gerd Altmann

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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Von Niklas Bildhauer (who also is User gerolsteiner91. - originally posted to Flickr as folder, CC BY-SA 2.0,

STP&A 2020 – The Art of Relevance – Call for Papers

The International Conference of Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) is an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners that explores key trends, practices and policy issues affecting the arts around the world. STP&A conference 2020 deals with the topic “The Art of Relevance”. It will take place in Sarasota, Florida, October 8-10. Deadline for proposal submission is 1 Mai 2020. Read more…

Reflecting group for the Bergen Assembly

Reflecting Group meeting in Bergen, on the occasion of this years’ Bergen Assembly.

The Bergen Assembly is a format with a distinct interest in discursive practices, unlike a traditional biennial or triennial. Its core concerns often draw on the relationship between art and politics, subjects and structures. With the title “Actually, the dead are not dead”, this year’s edition will expand its artistic and discursive scope onto the politics of the body, living and non-living ones, and anything that may lurk in between or beyond that. We very much hope for applications that express interest in these matters and working methodologies.  Read more…