Open Calls

100% Acrylic Art Guards by Agata Olek Photo: See-ming Lee (CC BY-SA 2.0, adapted.

Here you will find a selection of current international and national open calls and opportunities (i.e. competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, residencies and grants) across art forms for artists, creators, translators and makers to participate in exciting international programmes.

If you would like to see an opportunity added to our listing, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Listings are regularly updated.

The Goethe-Institut International Coproduction Fund

The International Coproduction Fund supports the unrestricted international and intercultural exchange of artists and their ideas. Applications can be made twice a year,.

Apply by 15 October 2018

Theater & Tanz
International Youth/Children Dance & Theatre Festival

Munich based Festival Rampenlichter invites youth and children dance and theatre ensembles to apply to be part of Rampenlichter 2019.

Apply by 16 December 2018

International competition "Das Lied" 2019

The 2019 competition is open to singers and Lied Duos from all over the world, born in 1987 or later. You can only register online.
Competition rules and registration

Apply by 31 October 2018

4th European Festival of Bürgerbühne (citizen's stage)

The festival is open to all European theatre productions and performances produced in a professional context and characterised by the participation of non-professional actors. It welcomes applications from the fields of theatre, performance, musical theatre and choreography.

Apply by 10 November 2018

Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2019 by Berliner Festspiele

Under the heading “What happens after the protest?” Stückemarkt is searching for work that goes beyond descriptions of a status quo, imagines possible futures and seeks new forms of artistic-activist interference. For the first time Stückemarkt is asking artists worldwide to submit work addressing questions thatgo further than romanticizing revolts but rather pursue the question of what other worlds could possibly look like.

Apply by 11 November 2018

Theatertreffen International Forum: Open Call 2019 by Berliner Festspiele

This open call is aimed in particular at artists whose work addresses socially relevant issues, outlines new narratives and perspectives and seeks to connect with traditional theatre forms with the aim of developing them further and looking for new aesthetic idioms.

Apply by 15 December 2018

tl;dr: Call for Participation in re:publica19

Give a talk about digital humanism at the re:publica 2019 and debate internet policies. Speak about smart cities and technology utopias. Take a look into outer space and into the future. Open minds to topics that nobody is yet aware of. Lead with your commitment on social issues.
Whatever it is that moves you, submit it to the Call for Participation and help shape the re:publica 2019 with your suggestions.

Apply by 16 December 2018