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.

European ARTificial Intelligence Lab

The AI Lab (European ARTificial Intelligence Lab) is a follow up project of the European Digital Art and Science Network and offers international artists working in the field of AI to win a residency at a scientific partner institution and at the Futurelab of Ars Electronica.
The theme for the Artist Residency is Entanglements – fair, moral and transparent AI. Fairness, morality and transparency are challenged by entanglements with autonomous systems that are in many ways unintelligible to humans. At the same time, increasing numbers of artists are today exploring artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotics, as both subject and tool.
For more information, please visit Ars Electronica's website.

Apply by 29 October

Open Call EMARE Residency

The European Media Art Platform will offer EMARE (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange) residencies for artists working in the fields of digital media – in internet and computer-based arts, in sound or video art, in media-based performance, as well as in robotics or bio-art. The upcoming call covers residency stays in 2020 and in 2021 at eleven renowned European media art organisations. For more infomation, please visit impakt's Homepage.

Apply by 2 December

International Forum – Open Call 2020

Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen invites 35 young, progressive artists from across the world each year to participate in the International Forum, an 18-day exclusive scholarship programme. The International Forum 2020 will take place from 1 to 17 May.

Apply by 8 December

re:publica 2020

With this year's motto ASAP ("As soon as possible") re:publica dedicates itself to the state of real and felt urgency in which our global and digital society currently finds itself in. Be inspired by the motto and be "as creative as possible".

Apply by 15 December

BE FESTIVAL 2020 Call out - Open for applications

The BE FESTIVAL 2020 is searching for emerging and established artist, fully fledged shows, as well as shows in development. Archive and memory will continue to be the main topic this year.

Apply by 16 December

Call for Entries for 33rd European Art Festival 2020

The 33rd European Media Art Festival 2020 invites artists to submit their films, videos, installations and performance projects or expanded media works. The festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and as a lab where extraordinary works, experiments and ventures are created and presented. Please find further information and the submission documents at the EMAF homepage.

Apply by 31 December