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.

Call for Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change

Organisations and artists from Latin America, Asia, the Carribbean, Africa and East Europe are called to apply to a substantial funding scheme by the Goethe-Institut and the Dutch Prince Claus Fund. These seek to support initiatives which artistically deal with environmental justice and maintain large outreach programmes in their local community. Organisations will be considered if they plan innovative projects which include the arts and new media in order to propose solutions to environmental issues. Projects need to be realised between March 2020 and April 2021. Financial support will range from 15.000 to 20.000 Euros.

Apply by 14 June 2019, 5 pm

Arts and Cultural Management - Master of Arts (M.A.)

Practical qualification in the field of cultural management: the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Arts & Cultural Management is a new, interdisciplinary course of studies in international cultural management. It was developed by the Leuphana Professional School in cooperation with Goethe-Institut. As an English-language, job-concurrent distance learning course, it is addressed to cultural professionals all over the world.
Prerequisites for study include a first professional qualification in the form of a university degree and good English language skills. The next programme begins in October 2019.

Apply by 31 July 2019

Call for submissions at DARE Festival

Upstart Theatre are looking to commission up to twelve artists, companies and community groups to create a new, in-development piece of performance for DARE Festival 2019. This year’s theme is money, of which DARE will use £500 to fund artists or communities so that they can compose a work that will kick start conversations between artists and audiences. As they are aiming to strengthen the festival's diversity, the commissions are earmarked for particular topics, which are listed on their Website.

Apply by 28 May 2019, 10 am