Open Calls

Open Calls © Goethe Institut, Groupe Dejour

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.

Special offer 2021
Grants for Language Courses at the Goethe-Institut UK

The Goethe-Institut UK is delighted to be able to offer a limited number of grants in 2021 for those working in the educational or cultural sectors to undertake a language course at the Goethe-Institut in London or Glasgow. 

Apply by 30.06.2021

Sing with us! Connect with people and communities from different countries to experience the unifying power of music throughout Europe, and become part of a collaborative work of art.

Apply by 05.06.2021
Lumen Prize

The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition. 65 artists will be longlisted, and join the Lumen Artist Community, where they work to find paid opportunities through their partner organizations. Winning, shortlisted and longlisted artists are eligible to take part in the awards programme, a series of exhibition and speaking opportunities in London UK this Autumn.

Apply by 14.06.2021, noon GMT
Delfina Foundation - The Politics of Food

Delfina Foundation is delighted to announce an open call for UK-based and international practitioners to participate in season 5 of The Politics of Food.
In Autumn 2022, Delfina Foundation will launch its fifth concentrated season of residencies and public programmes focusing investigations on the most pressing issue of our time: the climate emergency. It is open to a variety of responses to the sub-theme, but is particularly interested in interdisciplinary collaborations between artists/curators and researchers seeking to evolve ideas beyond this residency and traditional art spaces.

Apply by 16.06.2021, midnight EEST
Rupert, Residency Programme

Rupert’s residency programme is calling local and international practitioners and thinkers (artists, writers, curators, researchers, cultural managers and academics) willing to live and work in Vilnius from 1 to 3 months (between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022) developing individual or collaborative projects, reflection and research while immersing themselves in the region’s contemporary art field.

Apply by 20.06.2021

Submit films up to 20 minutes - all genres.
Interfilm has been an Oscar-relevant festival since 2018: Winners of "Best Feature Film" and "Best Animation" in the International Competition are eligible for the "Long List" in the race for the Oscars®.

Apply by 30.06.2021
Liberty Open Call: R&D grants for D/deaf and disabled artists

The Mayor of London is offering new funding towards Research & Development projects by London based D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists or organisations. £70,000 of grant funding available is for projects ranging from £3,000 to £10,000 and successful applicants will be invited to share their project’s work-in-progress as part of Lewisham’s London Borough of Culture Opening event in January 2022.

Apply by 01.07.2021

Schum are offering up to three project fellowships for the realization of an artistic project that addres-ses the history of the ShUM communities and their religious, cultural and architectural legacy. A public presentation of the completed projects (exhibition, concert, reading, performance, etc.) is intended. Required is an artistic approach to the ShUM le-gacy, taking into consideration Judaism’s ideas, history and current position.

Apply by 08.07.2021, 12pm
The Space - Digital R&D Commissions

Arts and cultural organisations based in England, including museums, libraries, community organisations and local councils with a cultural project, can apply for a digital R&D commission of up to £9,000 (excluding VAT). Commissions are for you to develop and deliver a creative digital project for online audiences. This might be a video or audio project, or an interactive or immersive experience. As the cultural sector begins to rebuild following the Covid-19 pandemic, The Space wants applicants to reflect on their experiences and learning from 2020-21 and consider what digital elements you wish to develop for the medium and long-term.

Applications on a rolling basis
Music: Virtual Partner Residencies

In reaction to the resulting changes in working conditions in the music scene, the Goethe-Institut has created this virtual residency programme with a view to maintaining and reinforcing international exchange and collaboration. Funding for virtual partner residencies is now available to arrange for international musical collaboration projects.

The Arts Infopoint UK initiative © The Arts Infopoint UK initiative

The Arts Infopoint UK initiative

Arts Infopoint UK is a pilot initiative to support the arts sector with information on practical issues relating to artist mobility. The project will look at ways to provide support for international artists visiting the UK as well as venues or companies in the UK who want to invite an international artist or company to perform here.