Open Calls

Open Calls © Goethe Institut, Groupe Dejour
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 30 Jan 2022
ArtNature/NatureArt residency programme

The funded residency programme – titled “ArtNature / NatureArt” – invites artistic collectives working in different disciplines to spend two to three months staying and working at Glenkeen Garden, West Cork. The residency is initiated and supported by the Crespo Foundation. 

Apply by 31 Jan 2022, 5 pm
PATH-AI Residency Programme

The collaborative research project Privacy, Agency, and Trust in Human-AI Ecosystems is aimed at artists interested in exploring the international landscape for AI ethics, governance, and regulation. Selected artists will be supported to develop new works within a 6-month remote residency programme, with final works presented by Somerset House in 2022. 

Apply by 14 Feb 2022
Another Route - International Artist Fellowship

Another Route is a new artistic fellowship that will enable a group of England based performance makers to embark upon a remarkable journey to internationalise their creative practice through a sensitively curated 18-month programme of events and residencies taking place across the world.

Apply by 25 Feb 2022, 6 pm GMT
Frieze and The OWO Sculpture Commission

This new initiative will award a UK artist the opportunity to realise realize a work that reflects the diversity of today’s Britain, as well as responds to the structure, motifs, materials, and visual language of The OWO’s architecturally significant Grade II* listed structure.

Apply by 27 Feb 2022, 11:59pm CET
Forecast - Mentorship for Audacious Minds

Forecast is an international mentorship program that offers artists and creative thinkers the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition. 


Apply by 28 Feb 2022
Library Scholarship - Gotha Research Library

This research scholarship is aimed at authors of all literary genres (novel, poetry, drama, etc.) who would like to engage with the collections at the Gotha Research Library during the research phase of their literary projects.

Apply by 17 Mar 2022
AI Anarchies - Residency programme

The JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste Berlin will support six artists in developing new works on the topic of "Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ethics" under the title "AI Anarchies" as part of a six-month residency program at the ZK/U in Berlin. 

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Musik: Virtuelle Partner-Residenzen

The Goethe-Institut is responding to the changed working conditions in the music scene caused by the pandemic, in order to maintain and strengthen international exchange and cooperation. We are offering funding for virtual partner residences to prepare international cooperation projects in the field of music.

Applications on a rolling basis
Open Call for Sessions

Art Work Association (A/WA), a peer forum of artists and creative workers, is seeking proposals for talks, screenings, seminars, reading groups and workshops for programming for January 2022 onwards. This open call is seeking proposals from pracitioners within 5 years of graduation or equivalent practice based experience.

The Arts Infopoint UK initiative © The Arts Infopoint UK initiative

The Arts Infopoint UK initiative

Arts Infopoint UK is a pilot initiative to support the arts sector with information on practical issues relating to artist mobility. The project will look at ways to provide support for international artists visiting the UK as well as venues or companies in the UK who want to invite an international artist or company to perform here.