Opportunity: European Culture of Solidarity Fun

WEBSITE Link for full details: https://www.culturalfoundation.eu/culture-of-solidarity?fbclid=IwAR20n3WWHnM9T7fQoWKRTjBBqWJwSRekj7AX2d4hzhDF0KehgF5Jr0gyUsk

DEADLINE: : : The second window of application opens on June 22nd, and will have a deadline on July 14th, 13:00 CET PM

Information: The Fund supports imaginative cultural initiatives that, in the midst of the global pandemic crisis reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space.

It is open to individuals, collectives and organisations from all sectors and civil society at large.

The organisers provide: The Fund has grants available in three amounts:

· €5.000 – 15.000 (5 – 10 awarded projects per submission round)

· €15.000 – 30.000 (2 – 3 awarded projects per submission round)

· €30.000 – 50.000 (1 – 2 awarded projects per submission round)

Grants can be used for financing a wide range of activities ranging from seed money for entirely new initiatives and (co-)funding for scaling up already existing ideas to European level. They can cover material costs, office costs, online co-working and communication tools, production costs, but also expert fees and staff costs.

Opportunity: ‘Nature reasserts itself’

DEADLINE: : Monday 31 August 2020, 5pm (CET)

When: The winning works will be exhibited from 2 – 14 November 2020 inclusive at the Espace Beaurepaire in Paris, on the occasion of the collective exhibition organised by ISIS EXPO (Danielle Cohen). The prizes will be awarded at a ceremony to be held during that period at the Espace Beaurepaire, on a date to be determined.

The works must be brought to the Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, on Monday 2 November 2020 during the day (the Fondation shall have no responsibility for the transport, insurance or delivery of the works or the costs thereof). Unsold works must be removed no later than 2pm on Sunday 15 November (the Fondation shall have no responsibility for returning the works or the cost of doing so).

Information: The call for projects is aimed at artists working in the visual arts, irrespective of nationality or place of residence, and whatever the medium they use.

Artists are limited to one work each.

The organisers provide: The Fondation will award five prizes of 2000 euros each, for works created specifically for this project on the theme ‘Nature reasserts itself’.

Opportunity: The Swatch Art Peace Hotel

DEADLINE: No deadline

When: 3 to 6 months

Information: Selected artists are invited to stay for three to six months for free to work on a self-chosen project.

The organisers provide:

  • Swatch Group will assist artists when applying for a Chinese business visa by undertaking to provide the necessary invitation letters and paying up to three hundred (300) Swiss francs towards covering the cost of the visa application.
  • The artists’ round trip flight or train ticket from their place of residence to Shanghai and back
  • Artists-in-residence are provided with individual accommodation and working space in modern, furnished apartments and workshops located on the second and third floors of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai. The apartments and workshops are assigned according to need and availability for a period ranging from three to six months.
  • The apartments and workshops are cleaned twice a week by the Swatch Art Peace Hotel housekeeping team.
  • A daily Asian and European breakfast is served from 8.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. (November – April) and from 7.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. (May – October) in the community kitchen on the third floor.

Opportunity: Dora Maar House (France) – Fellowships for residencies

DEADLINE: See below

Deadline for applications: 15 October (for fellowship terms beginning February 1 or after and ending no later than June 30).

Deadline for applications: 15 February (for fellowship terms beginning July 1 or after and ending no later than December 15).

Information: Located in the village of Ménerbes, in one of the most beautiful regions of Southern France, this 18th-century town house was purchased in 1944 by Pablo Picasso for Dora Maar, the artist and Surrealist photographer who was his companion and muse in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Maar (1907–1997) owned the house until her death, after which a resident of both Houston and Ménerbes bought and renovated the house to transform it into a retreat for writers, scholars, and artists.

Outstanding mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities are encouraged to apply for residencies from the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House.

The organisers provide: There is a $20 application fee for a Dora Maar fellowship. The MFAH provides travel expenses to and from the house at the beginning and end of the residency as well as reasonable shipping costs for materials such as books, research files, and art supplies. The equivalent of $50 a day is provided for living expenses. Proof that a fellow has all the necessary documents, such as passports and visas, must be provided to the MFAH at least two months prior to the residency date.

Opportunity: ZK/U / Mondriaan Fonds


ZK/U / Mondriaan Fonds > 2021 Residencies for Visual Artists, Curators, Critics and Theorists (Germany)

When: two six-month residency periods at ZK/U: 1 January – 30 June 2021 and 1 July – 30 December 2021. Website link: 

Information: 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. As a laboratory focused on the phenomenon of the ‘city’, it wants to facilitate international and local exchange on global issues and is interested in interventions in the public space in which artists, residents and local initiatives make the public space their own.

ZK/U is a collaborative, socially engaged and locally involved art platform. The organisers are therefore particularly interested in plans that create space for encounters and exchanges between citizens from different backgrounds and that question the urban infrastructure and public space. ZK/U is open to plans that are conceptual, interventionist and contextual.

The organisers provide: For each residency, Mondriaan Fonds offers 11,025 € for travel costs, material costs and living costs for one individual. The resident is expected to contribute 1225€ and is expected to indicate in their application how they are planning to finance this contribution. This can be through a personal investment, but also a contribution from a third-party, crowdfunding, etc.

Opportunity: FOUR (plus one) ELEMENTS

WEBSITE Link for full details. https://en.kinono.gr/opencall.php

DEADLINE 15 Aug 2020

When: 26 September – 18 October 2020

Information: ΚΟΙΝΩΝΩ Tinos Art Gathering borrows the four elements (earth, water, air, fire) – plus one, the element of time, introducing a thematic proposal that attempts to integrate the landscape itself into our perception of space, time, eras, matter, energy, nature, tradition and their various social manifestations.

Participants can belong to any branch of the artistic – scientific – research spectrum, of all ages and fields as well as institutions – organizations from Greece and abroad.

The organisers provide:

  •  Support for a limited number of participants living inside and outside of the EU. The number of participants supported is defined by Κοινωνώ. We will assist you with letters and supporting documents if you wish to seek funding independently.
  • Round Trip Athens – Tinos (exclusively from the Rafina port)
  • Partial cover of transport costs (gas) for the transfer to all residency sites
  •  Leased coaches and cars
  • Hosting Period: 23 days
  •  Accommodation in rooms and / or hostels
  •  Sustenance during the introductory host activities (first 3days) and the closing activities (last 3days)
  • Provision of basic food supplies

Production materials

Each project is encouraged to utilize the resources of the island, in cooperation with various local bodies, having in mind the deficiencies and the particularities of the region, and in particular of the islands of Greece.

Κοινωνώ can cover part of the cost of production (materials / tools) and suggest solutions.


  • Spaces / Studios (indicative)
  •  Rehearsal spaces
  • Logistics, audio equipment
  • Transfer of materials and / or works from the creation studio to the site (if necessary) / project installation
  • Research projects – possibility of printing in collaboration with publishing houses

Digital platform:

In an effort to present the works to a wider audience, Κοινωνώ will have created by the beginning of 2021 a digital navigation platform for the produced works per location.

Opportunity: Air at Westwerk

DEADLINE 15 Aug 2020

 AIR at Westwerk artists centre in Hamburg.

When: 4 three-month residencies between January and December 2021

Information: The residency is a residential and work grant that requires the artist to live and work at Westwerk and facilitates both work on an artistic project and networking with the Hamburg cultural scene. Westwerk is centrally located in inner-city Hamburg, in a relatively large complex of buildings on Fleetinsel that houses further studios, galleries, an art bookshop and a small theatre.

Professional international artists resident outside Germany, from the fields of the visual arts, photography and film, with an interest in the Hamburg cultural scene and the desire to network culturally in Hamburg are invited to apply for the residencies.

The organisers provide: Rent-free provision of the 68 m² residency flat (1 large room with separate simply furnished living/working area, kitchen and shared bathroom) with WiFi. The Ministry for Culture and Media will pay the rent for the flat during the residencies and an additional expense allowance of €800 per month per artist in residence plus travel expenses for one return journey. Grants are intended for one person.

Additionally, the artists will each receive a one-off subsidy of €500 per residency towards the costs of running and organising a final presentation

Opportunity: land-art works in the Gardon Gorges Biosphere Reserve

DEADLINE 17 June 2020

CALL FOR NOMINATION Plastic arts residency for the creation of three participatory land-art works in the Gardon Gorges Biosphere Reserve

The Syndicat Mixte des gorges du Gardon, in partnership with the municipalities of Poulx, Cabrières and Sainte-Anastasie (Gard) is launching a call for applications for artists who are members of the Maison des Artistes, Agessa or equivalent for the creation of three works of temporary land art co-constructed with schools and inhabitants of the territory. The chosen theme is the small dry stone heritage in the landscape.



Opportunity: International Creator Residency Program (Individual Projects) 2021

DEADLINE 24 June 2020, 18.00 (JST)

When: Residency Period: 3 months in either of the following periods

① From the beginning of September to the end of November, 2021

② From the beginning of January to the end of March, 2022

Information: “International Creator Residency Program (Individual Projects)” aims to invite distinguished and highly motivated international creators in the field of visual art, film, design and architecture and to give opportunities to work in Tokyo. The outcome of the residency will be presented at the Open Studio and/or the Result Presentation.

The organisers provide

  •  Financial support to allow creators to develop and present new works and ideas.
  • Airfare
  • Living expenses (per diem),.
  • Fee for creative work/project and living space (single room)
  • Studio/workspace: Shared studio

Opportunity: The 2021 In Practice Call for Artist Proposals

WEBSITE Link for full details: https://www.sculpture-center.org/in_practice

DEADLINE 15 June 2020

Deadline: June 15, 2020 at 11:59PM (your local time).

When: Projects will be presented in January 2021. 

Information: The In Practice open call program supports emerging artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. In Practice supports innovative artwork, fosters experimentation, and introduces audiences to underrecognized practices and new ideas. The program offers participants the opportunity to develop and present work in what is often their first institutional exhibition in New York City. Applicants are asked to propose new work for inclusion in SculptureCenter’s annual In Practice group exhibition. Proposals should reflect new work to be realized for the exhibition.

The organisers provide: Artists from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply, although the budget does not provide for travel, housing, or accommodation costs outside of the maximum $2,000 production allowance.