Open Calls

Open Calls © Goethe Institut

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.

Apply by 10.03.2021
Fellowship of the Academy for Theatre and Digitality

The call for applications is adressed to artists, technicians and post-graduate fellows who have a keen interest in researching artistic-technical relations within digital narratives in theatre spaces, as well as putting those into practice. We are hoping for applicants who want to research and work with digital methods (e.g. Motion Capturing, Coding, MR, VR, AR, Robotics, Computer Sciences, Sound, Film, Interaction Design et al) in different areas of the performing arts sector.

Apply by 15.03.2021
Vrham EU Call

Vrham is now looking for creators and artists working in the field of Interactive Arts who want to (further) develop their already existing artistic project (or a work in progress) by exploring the possibilities that lie in the innovation of 3D-scanning technologies.

Apply by 19.03.2021
LIFT - Concept Touring

LIFT is creating an online residency and commissioning project for artists to develop Concept-Touring, installation and performance projects. Projects are supported where the idea, process, work, travel but the artist does not. This residency creates conditions for artists to incubate and develop ambitious and exciting ideas, initiate new ways of international working, compare notes, speak with peers and other artists and to be mentored by leading international programmers and artists.

Apply by 30.03.2021, 06:00pm GMT
Image Behaviour

The ICA and Dr. Martens have come together to award seven Image Behaviour Production Grants worth a total of £60,000. These seven grants, six of £5,000 and one of £30,000, will support UK-based emerging artists to make new work for inclusion in Image Behaviour 2021, the ICA’s annual convening dedicated to experiments in artists’ moving image.

Apply by 01.04.2021
The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021

Awarded for the best piece of writing on the theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2021 - Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization. The winner receives a £10,000 cash prize and is presented with the award by the poet John Burnside. A £3,000 cash prize will go to the second place, and £2,000 to the third place runner up. The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium.

Apply by 09.04.2021
Driving the Human

From February 10 to April 9, 2021, Driving the Human invites designers, artists, scientists, initiatives, and agents from any fields of expertise from anywhere in the world, to join us in shaping sustainable and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Our Open Call invites proposals that critically engage with the present and propose alternatives current developments and disruptions.

Apply by 16.04.2021
Big Pulse Dance Alliance

Big Pulse Dance Alliance (BPDA) are delighted to launch a new series of co-commissions for free, outdoor dance performances for the people of Europe. The aim is to bring artists and audiences together. To present bold, captivating choreography that celebrates our creative imaginations through the power of the body in motion. BPDA are inviting Expressions of Interest from artists interested in developing portable, ecologically aware choreographic ideas with the 12 pan-European BPDA partners.

Apply by 16.05.2021
Visualizing Bias with Augmented Reality

Goethe-Institut, Gray Area, Fotomuseum Winterthur, and Artivive are launching an open call for artists, designers, and the general public to submit creative representations on the subject of bias. These should articulate our ongoing concerns with technology’s growing ability to alter people’s visual perception of reality.

Apply by 20.06.2021

Submit films up to 20 minutes - all genres.
Interfilm has been an Oscar-relevant festival since 2018: Winners of "Best Feature Film" and "Best Animation" in the International Competition are eligible for the "Long List" in the race for the Oscars®.

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.