Open Calls

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.

(Re)-Collecting Europe Residency 2020

The Goethe-Institut London calls for emerging journalists from across Europe. Taking place from 6th March to 3rd April 2020 two journalists will be invited to investigate, question, debate and reflect on the consequences of Brexit.


EMARE Residency

The European Media Art Platform will offer EMARE residencies for artists working in the fields of digital media – in internet and computer-based arts, in sound or video art, in media-based performance, as well as in robotics or bio-art. For more infomation, please visit impakt's Homepage.


International Forum 2020

Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen invites 35 young, progressive artists from across the world each year to participate in the International Forum, an 18-day exclusive scholarship programme. The International Forum 2020 will take place from 1 to 17 May.


danceWEB 2020

danceWEB is a five-week further education and exchange programme (8 July to 12 August 2020) for dancers and emerging choreographers. Internationally renowned artists accompany the programme. In 2020, these will be Anne Juren and Frédéric Gies.


re:publica 2020

With this year's motto ASAP ("As soon as possible") re:publica dedicates itself to the state of real and felt urgency in which our global and digital society currently finds itself in. Be inspired by the motto and be "as creative as possible".



The BE FESTIVAL 2020 is searching for emerging and established artist, fully fledged shows, as well as shows in development. Archive and memory will continue to be the main topic this year.


33rd European Art Festival 2020

The 33rd European Media Art Festival 2020 invites artists to submit their films, videos, installations and performance projects or expanded media works. The festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and as a lab where extraordinary works, experiments and ventures are created and presented. Please find further information and the submission documents at the EMAF homepage.


Springback Academy 2020

Springback Academy offers aspiring dance writers the chance to create conversations about dance and hone their critical writing skills for a  number of different formats within the Spring Forward. Aerowaves annual festival (24-26 April).


ATLAS – create your dance trails 2020

ATLAS is a five-week choreographic training programme (8 July to 12 August 2020) for artists with first choreographic experiences. There will be individual coaching by the dance dramaturg Guy Cools and meetings wth fellow artists.