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.

Artist Commissions at SPACE

SPACE invites artists to submit a proposal for a new project to be made in dialogue with older people based in Ilford. The commission will include activity with which older people can engage and will inform a commissioned solo exhibition as part of SPACE’s exhibition programme. This community-focused project is suitable for an artist with experience developing participatory and socially engaged art projects with older people. The commission will be the first exhibition at the new SPACE Ilford gallery, based in the Redbridge Town Hall. They are looking for a project which will attract a wide range of visitors.

Apply by 30 April 2019

Deheimatize it! Young Curators Academy

In the course of the 4th Berlin Autumn Salon (24 Okt to 5 Nov 2019), Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin is calling for participants to be part of the first edition of the Young Curators Academy. Berlin Autumn Salon is an interdisciplinary festival which is taking a critical approach to the constructions of identity and belonging as well as patriarchic and religious coded nationalism. Held under the motto “Deheimatize it!”, the 2019 salon aims at presenting works that provoke the term Heimat (German for home, homeland, native country). The Autumn Salon invites both Berliners as well as international artists to show new and previously developed artworks that work through the concepts of deheimatization from a feminist and intersectional perspective.

Apply by 30 April 2019

i-Portunus: EU funding for artists

Between April and September 2019, i-Portunus (a project of the Creative Europe programme of the EU) will issue three Calls for Applications, providing support for 350-500 short-term (15-85 days), international mobilities of artists active in the fields of the performing or visual arts and residing in a Creative Europe country. These mobilities must have a specific and well-defined objective, such as to develop an international collaboration, to engage in a production-oriented residency or in professional development, to present work in another country or to develop projects with local communities in the destination country.

Apply by 15 May 2019

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 until 31 July 2019