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Chances© Karim Farah


Lebanon and the world are going through times of crisis, dramatically affecting the ability and resources of artists to continue and develop their practices and secure their livelihoods.

In such times knowing about existing opportunities for artists becomes an urgent need – which is why we would like to draw your attention to a selection of residency programs, financing possibilities, mentoring opportunities, coproduction-calls and other Chances from our networks, which may be of interest to Lebanon based artists.

Please note that applications should be submitted through the institution issuing the call and not through Goethe-Institut Libanon, if not otherwise indicated.

Here is our regularly updated selection of Chances for you:

Promotion of music residencies in Germany - Gasteig München GmbH Gasteig München GmbH © Matthias Schönhofer


This grant is to enable performing artists working in the field of music from developing and transition countries to prepare new international programmes and productions with partners in Germany. The object of the programme is to promote international artistic collaboration and intensive cultural exchange on a partnership basis.

Artists' Houses in Germany © Goethe-Institut Libanon

Artists' Houses in Germany

Artists' houses support professional artists of all disciplines by providing them with studio space and accommodation for limited periods of time, often combined with the award of a stipend or grant. They are international meeting places and centres of cultural and creative exchange. On the following pages, the various artists' houses in Germany are listed with an outline of their programmes and selection procedures.

WM Design Challenge © Slow Factory

Slow Factory / Waste Management Design Challenge

The WM Design Challenge is a 9-month program to support the next generation of fashion designers in applying circular and regenerative principles to their work. ​It offers design students and young designers the opportunity to work with sustainability advisors and create product and systems solutions for textile challenges using de-manufacturing and waste-led design.
Deadline for submission:
16 April, 2021

Pictoplasma © Pictoplasma


All animated short films (experimental, narrative, non-narrative, commissioned, or student films) will be considered for the official 2021 festival selection.
Deadline for submission:
23 April, 2021


Triangle - Astéride © Triangle France – Astéride

Artist Residency at Triangle France – Astérides

This call for applications will enable early/mid-career artists to undertake a residency at Triangle - Astérides, Centre d'art contemporain in Marseille for 14 weeks in 2022.. Triangle - Astérides’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange, and experimentation.
Deadline for submission:
29 April, 2021


Kuenstlerhaus Balmoral © Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral


Artists’ residence Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems was founded in 1995 and is a place of reflection, artistic production, discussion and meeting. It supports visual artists from all over the world by awarding artists-in-residence fellowships.
Call is now open for residencies taking place in 2022.
Deadline for submission:
30 April, 2021

Common Grounds © Abdoul Mujyambere


International coproductions epitomize a form of artistic collaboration involving partnership and dialogue. With a view to encouraging new collaborative working processes and innovative productions involving international cultural exchange, the Goethe-Institut set up a new coproduction fund in since the summer of 2016 to promote new working networks and approaches within a global context and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration.
The deadline originally announced for 15.04.2021 has to be postponed. Please note that there will only be one application round in 2021.  The new deadline will be announced shortly.

Cross Border Collaboration © All-Around Culture

ALL-AROUND CULTURE PROGRAMME - Cross Border Collaboration

The Collaboration Fellowships between Arab Countries and Europe aim to initiate and support collaborations of cultural organizations within the targeted Arab countries and their peers in Europe.
Deadline for submission:
April 2021

NAFAS © NAFAS - Institut Français

NAFAS - 100 Residencies of Lebanese Artists in France

In response to the acute crisis in Lebanon, which has had a devastating impact on the Lebanese arts scene, the Institut français, the Association des Centres culturels de rencontre and the Institut français du Liban have joined forces to offer residencies in France to 100 Lebanese creative artists and arts professionals. The aim of the programme is to provide Lebanese creative artists, designers and arts professionals with support in the form of residencies in France to enable them to develop a creative and/or research  project in any sector of contemporary creative arts.
Deadline for submission:
30 April, 2021

A Ticket to Atlantis © Lina Issa


The Creative and Critical Writings grant provides support to critical writings on the arts and culture, theatrical writings, children and youth literature (including both the adaptation of classical Arabic and international literature as well as original stories), graphic novel, short story, poetry, in addition to online publishing platform. The final product should be in Arabic language.
Deadline for submission:
30 April, 2021



The Arab Documentary Photography Program is a program targeting creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select up to 12 grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects.
Deadline for submission:
30 April, 2021

Photo from the exhibition Staging the Imagined © Sama Alshaibi


The Visual Arts grant supports painting, sculpting, photography, installations, audio-video arts, publications (artist book or other publications) and multi-media works of a contemporary and innovative nature. The grant can support exhibitions, visual arts book publications as well as art production.
Deadline for submission:
30 April, 2021

1646 Experimental Art Space © Logo 1646 Experimental Art Space


The residency offers (inter)national artists and curators the possibility to stay and work/research at our location in the centre of The Hague. 1646’s residency aims to support innovative practices, develop global networks, and engage the local art community in The Netherlands.
Deadline for submission:
1 May, 2021

Center for Art and Media © HRLS


The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and the Media Solution Center Baden-Württemberg call on international media artists and scientists to submit innovative collaborative project proposals to apply for a one-month remote residency.
Deadline for submission:
2 May, 2021

Rusted Radishes © Rusted Radishes


Rusted Radishes Beirut Literary and Art Journal is seeking literature and artwork that grapple with these concepts and more and that speak about or reflect that ever present story: money.
Deadline for submissions:
15 May, 2021

Virtual Partner Residencies © Goethe-Institut Libanon

Virtual Partner Residencies

Travel is severely restricted for the time being due to the corona pandemic. As a result, not only have nearly all live performances been cancelled, but so have most physical residencies for artists and co-productions. 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.
Deadline for submission:
31 July, 2021