Opportunity: RÉSIDENCE D’ARTISTES 2021 mobility program MAP, European Pepinieres of Creation and the Quebec Co-operative Méduse

DEADLINE June 24, 2020 at midnight (Paris)

When: January > March 2021 & April > June 2021

Information: The call is open to visual and media/digital arts. Méduse gives artists access to high-end production and dissemination spaces and equipment. The cooperative is a major hub for the production and dissemination of contemporary arts in Canada.

The organisers provide:

· 3 months accommodation in single occupancy in nearby accommodation;

· production allowance: CA$ 6,000*** ;

· access to coop member rates for equipment rentals and services;

· promotion of the residency;

· organization of artist talks or public presentations;

· production of a short video clip documenting the residency and/or the project

Opportunity: Art investigation programme

DEADLINE 30 June 2020

When: from November 15th to November 27th 2020 

Information: Casa Planas together with the Goethe Institut announces the second edition of artistic research residencies for developing and producing innovative projects that reflect on the cultural relations between Arxiu Planas and German culture.

The organisers provide: € 1500 gross plus accomodation

Opportunity: Call for environmentalists, artists, campaigners, and creatives

Deadline: There is no formal application procedure. They want to hear thoughts and develop ideas together collaboratively.

When: online events between June and September

Information: They’re looking for proposals for creative online events connecting the arts and environmentalism to be run during social distancing as part of the Green Tease programme. These events would be micro-funded by and organised in collaboration with Creative Carbon Scotland.

The organisers provide: The nature of the collaboration is flexible.

– They can help with publicity or a small amount of funding.

Opportunity: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

DEADLINE 31 July 2020

Deadline: Complete set of application should be delivered by post or courier to the project office by 17:00 (Tokyo Time) on Friday 31 July 2020

When: From end July to middle September 2021

Information: They are inviting proposals of artworks and performances to be presented during Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021. The chosen artworks are expected to highlight the unique history and culture of Echigo-Tsumari region and feature distinctive and abundant nature that has the power to raise awareness of Echigo-Tsumari internationally.

The organisers provide:


・Participation in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021

・Subsidy of the production cost (between JPY500,000 and JPY2,500,000)

* Final amount of the subsidy will be decided according to the proposed budget plan.

* Subsidy may cover transportation, accommodation and creation cost of the proposed project.

Opportunity: European Culture of Solidarity Fund

DEADLINE 24 July 2020

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

When: -90 days in 2021

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: Artists in Residence Ruhr| INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION

WEBSITE Link for full details: https://www.e-c-c-e.de/fileadmin/dokumente/EU/Kreativcampus_2020/Call_KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR_EN.pdf

DEADLINE 30 June 2020

When: The residencies can last at least 3 to a maximum of 5 month and should take place from November 1st 2020 to March 24th 2021

Since 2011, the european centre for creative economy (ecce), which is based in Dortmund, has been designing
projects which will sustainably accompany and secure the successes of the RUHR.2010 Capital of Culture. Thus, the
focus is on making transformation processes at the interfaces of art and culture visible, as well as on creating and
promoting sustainable and competitive framework conditions for artists, cultural professionals and creative people.
Exchanges of information and experiences in artistic work, as well as impulses from other artistic genres, influence
one’s own work, as well as the approach and the corresponding creative process. Innovative and artistically-valuable
concepts generally emerge when free space is created for them, know-how is concentrated, cultural differences are
perceived as potential and thus synergy effects are made useable. To offer these framework conditions is, besides
creating free space for artistic development, is of value for international visibility and the development of one’s own
artistic position.
Co-productions offer artists the opportunity to exchange information, to inspire and to network.

New collaborative work processes and innovative productions in a European exchange are to be supported in order
to stimulate the creation of new networks and types of working in global contexts, thus finding and testing new
ways of artistic collaboration. New collaborative work processes and innovative products in a European exchange
are to be supported in order to stimulate the creation of new networks and forms of work in global contexts and
thus to try-out new ways of artistic collaboration.
The up to four residencies, each of which is to be conducted with a minimum of two artists or artist collectives
(regional/EU), is enabled by a monthly scholarship per artist or artist collective, plus production costs and
travel expenses, funded by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry
of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia).
Co-productions which consist of more than two people cannot receive additional funding.
In addition to the financial support for the co-productions, the residency programme offers, inter alia, a platform for
the presentation of the results before a professionally-relevant audience, as well as the offer of media visibility
beyond just the region. Furthermore, at the end of the realisation period, there is the possibility of winning a prize
for the completed production, awarded by an international jury of experts, of up to 20,000 euros!


• Monthly Scholarship of 1,500 euros per artist or artist collective
• Travel Expenses up to 1000 euros for regional artists, and up to 2000 euros for artists from other
European countries
• Production Costs up to max. 9000 euros per co-production
• Prize Money of a total value of 20,000 euros at the end of the residencies

Opportunity: ‘Nature reasserts itself’

WEBSITE Link for full details: http://fondationvillaseurat.org/en/calls-for-projects/#

DEADLINE 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: Biofaction AIR program

WEBSITE Link for full details: https://www.biofaction.com/portfolio/artist-residency-2020-21/

DEADLINE 30 June 2020

When: The residencies will start in Fall 2020 and will conclude in May 2021

Information: Four artists will be invited to work for four to six weeks at various laboratories across Europe.

The artist will actively engage with scientists working on one of three Synthetic Biology related projects (plant molecular farming, new-to-nature reactions, and cell factories).

Applications are accepted from artists, designers, biohackers, musicians, or other cultural practitioners who want to carry out artistic work with biological media.

The collaborating laboratories will make sure to provide space and personal interaction for mutual exchange with the artists.

At the end of the residency program all works and/or their processes will be documented and compiled in form of a book.

The organisers provide: For each artist, a stipend of up to 7000 € is provided. It covers travel, local expenses, living allowance as well as (partial) support for the production and showcasing of the artistic prototype or finished work.

Opportunity: Tankwa Artscape Artist Residency

WEBSITE Link for full details: http://www.tankwaartscape.com/

09/10/2020 - 19/10/2020

Tankwa Artscape Residency at Stonehenge Private Reserve

Tankwa Artscape Residency Fri 29 May to Mon 8 June 2020 is cancelled

Alternative date Fri 9 Oct to Mon 19 Oct 2020

Imagine a desert floor, undisturbed by human traffic. It’s not the absence of life that is so dramatically visual. It is a few million years old retrospective of ancient seabed and cataclysmic geological events in Earth history, and the footprint of storms and water flow in the riverbeds. Vast pans nudge aside scrub and vlei and gentle hills and land, which drop outside of the quick glance, towards a perimeter of deep-set mountain horizon.
Across some of the expanse of tight scrub and dark flatland there is a bicycle track that may have traversed this space anytime between two weeks and twenty years ago; a rut has embedded itself into spongy soil between the rocks. Weathering has deepened the impression, the impact from which erosion has begun.
You could say it defines the beginnings of consciousness, that bicycle track. It represents a challenge that will always be here: to what extent should this kind of impact be acceptable. And where is the compromise?
As an artist how do we respond to this landscape in a way that pays respect to the unique desert aesthetic?
The original ‘gate-keepers’ of the land here lived light on the ground. Who should be the present and future ‘curators’ of this landscape, and what responsibility comes with that curatorship?
It is the artist who is able to leave another kind of impression, a way of seeing that can affect the conscious gaze of anyone passing or experiencing their work. In the end, if the art is offered with the right intention, the aim of this project has been fulfilled.

Considering what is the ‘right intention’ is where the work begins.

Themes of shelter versus open space, nourishment versus scarcity, protection versus vulnerability start to define what is naturally happening in that landscape.
The fauna, flora, geology and history of the Tankwa and its people will further inform artistic concepts.


Opportunity: Sustainability First Art Prize

WEBSITE Link for full details: https://www.sustainabilityfirst.org.uk/

DEADLINE: 01/06/2020

The Sustainability First Art Prize is open to all living British and international artists based in the UK,
established and emerging, over the age of 18 years. Images of up to 3 works can be submitted online only
per person. The works must be original, created in any media – including but not limited to painting,
drawing, mixed media, sculpture, video and installation.
Sustainability First is a think tank and charity which seeks to promote practical ways to deliver
environmental, social and economic wellbeing – with a particular focus on climate change and public utility
companies (e.g. energy, water and communications).

The organisers provide: The winning artist will receive a prize of £1000 with £300 for second prize and
£200 for third prize.