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.

Emerging International Voices

We are looking for young library advocates to share best-practice examples of libraries worldwide engaging with their digital communities. Apply to participate and become a part of an international network!

Apply by 12 August 2020
K3 Choreographic Residency Programm​e

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers, who are currently at the beginning of their career and have produced some choreographic work of their own. The residency begins in August 2021 and runs until April 2022. The residency includes a monthly grant, production budget as well as mentoring and dramaturgical, technical, and production related support.

Apply by 15. August 2020
Westwerk Hamburg: International Art Residency

Westwerk and The Hamburg Ministry for Culture and Media are offering 4 three-month residencies for international artists between January and December 2021. The residency provides accommodation and a work grant to facilitate both work on an artistic project and networking with the Hamburg cultural scene. 

Apply by 26 August 2020
Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open 2021

Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open 2021 is a major award for five early-career UK-based artists and makers to develop and present ambitious new works. Open to individuals, collaborations and collectives, we invite proposals for bold new work(s) using all forms of making and material experimentation.

Apply by 2. September 2020
PACT Zollverein residencies

PACT Zollverein is offering from January to July 2021 residencies for projects and productions. The residencies are open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or music These residencies will be individually planned and offer amongst other things a studio, accommodation and a weekly grant.

Apply by 16. September 2020
Twenty21 Artist

Aerowaves is on the hunt for 20 talented emerging choreographers based in geographical Europe. You have the chance to become a Twenty21 artist and present your work at the Spring Forward festival in Elefsina (Greece) on 6 - 9 May 2021, and also by 27 of our partners around Europe

Applications on a rolling basis
Music: Virtual Partner Residencies

In reaction to the resulting changes in working conditions in the music scene, the Goethe-Institut has created this virtual residency programme with a view to maintaining and reinforcing international exchange and collaboration. Funding for virtual partner residencies is now available to arrange for international musical collaboration projects.

Apply by 1. September 2020
The Art of Bringing Europe Together

Allianz Kulturstiftung seeks projects of a translocal nature, meaning that partners from different countries or different regions collaborate. They are interested in projects at the interface of the arts and digitalization which develop participatory and inclusive offerings.

Apply by 1. September 2020
Berlinale Talents Press

Every year, Talent Press invites eight film critics and journalists to explore the festival's many offerings and sharpen their critical tools in our editorial office, where they write and finesse articles with their mentors. Participants work on an in-depth essay, to be published in an outlet of their choice, and are encouraged to compose reviews.