Open Calls
Artist Opportunities

100% Acrylic Art Guards by Agata Olek © Photo: See-ming Lee  (CC BY-SA 2.0, adapted. 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 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.

Call for Entries: European Media Art Festival 2018

Every year, EMAF offers visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances and new digital formats, ranging from personal and political subjects or formal experiments to provocative statements from the pulsating area of "Media Art and Society". Submit your entry now.
Apply by 3 December 2017

Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst

The Goethe-Institut Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst is designed for international emerging scholars whose research focuses on global perspectives on modern and contemporary art in the second half of the 20th century and the 21st century.
Apply by 14 January 2018

Residency: PACT Zollverein

From mid August to December 2018 PACT Zollverein is offering a residency programme for the development and realisation of projects and productions, which is open to professional artists from both Germany and abroad working in the fields of dance, performance and media art.
Apply by 27 November 2017, 5pm

Ausser sich: Seminar for international translators of German-language literature.

25 translators of German-language literature from around the world are invited to participate in a one week seminar (11 - 18 March 2018) that offers the opportunity to explore current trends in the local literature scene and to engage with a growing network of authors, publishers, critics, and colleagues from other countries.
Apply by 20 November 2017

Translator Prize - Straelener Übersetzerpreis der Kunststiftung NRW

In cooperation with the Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium in Straelen, the Foundation of Arts and Culture NRW anually awards the Transator Prize. In 2018, the awards will be presented to English-speaking translators, who have distinguished themselves through an outstanding literary translation from German into English.
Apply by 10 January 2018

Residency: transeuropa fluid

transeuropa fluid – european festival for performing arts 2018 is calling for 20 internationalartists to take part in a residency program from the 1st of April to the 27th of May 2018.The festivalteam is looking for young artists of all disciplines and people working in the cultural sector who work and live primarily in Europe, on the verge of becoming professionals in their field and who are interested in transdisciplinary and collaborative working processes.
Apply by 15 November 2017

Scholarship: International Forum at Theatertreffen 2018 by Berliner Festspiele

The International Forum is a 18 days scholarship programme organised by the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen and sponsors theatre makers from all parts of the world. This call is aimed at theatre makers up to the age of 35 from the fields of directing, acting, design, dramaturgy, writing, music, video, performance, choreography and other artistic disciplines.
Apply by 15 December 2017