Open Calls
Artist Opportunities

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 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.


FILM: The Goethe at LUX Residency is for artists based in Germany who work with the moving image to undertake a 3-month residency at LUX in London. This year's residency is also organised to coincide with the celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth in 2018, as Marx’s grave is located close to LUX in Highgate Cemetery.
Apply by 31 January 2018

Scholarship: International Forum at Theatertreffen 2018 by Berliner Festspiele

THEATRE: The International Forum is a 18 days scholarship programme organised by the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen and sponsors theatre makers from all parts of the world. This call is aimed at theatre makers up to the age of 35 from the fields of directing, acting, design, dramaturgy, writing, music, video, performance, choreography and other artistic disciplines.
Apply by 15 December 2017

Forecast: International platform for pioneering ideas

As an international platform for knowledge transfer, Forecast offers pioneers from anywhere in the world working in various disciplines the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition, and to present them to the public.
Apply by 20 December

Translator Prize - Straelener Übersetzerpreis der Kunststiftung NRW

TRANSLATION: In cooperation with the Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium in Straelen, the Foundation of Arts and Culture NRW anually awards the Transator Prize. In 2018, the awards will be presented to English-speaking translators, who have distinguished themselves through an outstanding literary translation from German into English.
Apply by 10 January 2018

Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst

The Goethe-Institut Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst is designed for international emerging scholars whose research focuses on global perspectives on modern and contemporary art in the second half of the 20th century and the 21st century.
Apply by 14 January 2018

Scholarship for international theatre artists at 19th Übersetzerwerkstatt

THEATRE: In addition to translators also theater practioners have the opportunity to be invited to the Mülheimer Theatertage NRW "Stücke".
Apply by 31 January 2018

19th International Übersetzerwerkstatt Mülheim

TRANSLATION: This training opportunity fort translators aims to support the professional development in the field of dramatic translation and the promotion of new German drama and its access to foreign language theater through translation.
Apply by 10 February 2018


PERFORMANCE: Companies from across Europe can apply to perform at BE FESTIVAL (3-7 July 2018). The Festival is a powerful showcase opportunity as performances are watched by national and international programmers.
Apply by 11 December 2017