Open Calls

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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.

Invitation Showcase Münchner Kammerspiele

The Münchner Kammerspiele would like to invite international theatre makers and creative artists to participate in their third showcase from the 28th to the 31st of March. During four days and nights, they will show 9 productions and discuss issues relating to politics and theatre in various talk formats. Furthermore, German director Susanne Kennedy will offer insights into the rehearsals of her newest production "Three Sisters". The Kammerspiele are very happy to account for accommodation and to grant free entry to all events for one person per institution. If you are interested you are kindly asked for a prompt registration under For more information about the invitation click here:

Apply: As soon as possible

Serpentine Augmented Architecture

Serpentine Augmented Architecture is a global open-call for new forms of architecture in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture and Sir David Adjaye, OBE. Applicants are invited to propose imaginary city spaces and speculations on the built environment to be developed and experienced in augmented reality (AR) on site at the Serpentine Galleries in Summer 2019.

Apply by 25 February 2019 (10am)

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Grants to professional translators

The Goethe-Institut’s European Translators’ Residency Programme, in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony are offering a work grant in Germany to literary translators from abroad.
This offer is primarily directed at translators of German literature (novels, poetry and essays) who live outside Germany. 
At least two large-scale published translations as well as a concluded publication contract for the translation being worked on during your stay are required as preconditions for an application. 

Apply by 28 February 2019

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Forecast - Feeling Out The Future

As an international platform for knowledge transfer, Forecast offers artists and creative thinkers from anywhere in the world the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition. This time Forecast invites foward thinkers in fields like design, radio, graphic novel, video art or music to submit their project ideas. The following mentors will support you in realising your concept: visual artist Candice Breitz (ZA), artist and internet activist Paolo Cirio (IT), musician Okkyung Lee (KR), cartoonist Anders Nilsen (US), radio reporter Joe Richman (US), and conceptual designer Jerszy Seymour (UK/CA).

Apply by 1 March 2019