OpportunitArt – February

by paradoxig

Selected opportunities for all artists and creatives (programs, awards, residencies, grants) with deadlines in February, March and April. Hurry up to apply and/or Share the opportunities with your friends!


Goethe-Institut dance residency
Deadline 21of February 2021

The research programe aims to support dance artists with an established practice in community engaged
Through a series of residencies in Germany, Finland, the Netherlands and the UK, participating artists will have the opportunity to extend their professional network, work alongside peers to exchange and develop their individual and collective practice, whilst generating new knowledge in the area of community engagement in dance. More info on official page of Goethe Institut

2. LABORMANIFEST > Triangle Meeting Between Basel-Freiburg-Strasbourg
Artists from Basel, Freiburg and Strasbourg
Deadline 22 of February 2021

Artists from Basel, Freiburg and Strasbourg can apply to participate in the exchange. Travel expenses and accommodation costs are covered for participants coming from outside Basel. LABORMANIFEST – organized by the free dance scene in Freiburg since 2015 – opens up as a discursive and performative platform, a space for reflection, vision and further development as well as for research and networking.
More info: https://www.tanznetz-freiburg.de/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Tanznetz-LM12Call.pdf

3. 2021 Art + Technology Lab Call for Artist Proposals
Art projects that engage new forms of technology.
Deadline: February 25, 2021 by 11:59 pm PST

The Art + Technology Lab supports projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture. The program offers artists and artist collectives financial and in-kind support for new projects, with the help of expert partners from the fields of science, technology, and engineering.
More info about application on LACMA page

4.Ibrida, festival
Artist diverse genre
Deadline: February 26, 2021

The festival is particularly focused on video-art, live performances, AV performance that have video as an important part of the exhibition, and from this year, installations and virtual reality.

More info on Ibrida Festival

5.Singapore Art Museum
Deadline: February 28, 2021

SAM Residencies is now accepting applications for the 2021 cycle for three residencies

  • Artist Residency;
  • Community & Education Residency
  • Curatorial & Research Residency.
    Selected residents will be hosted in Singapore between July 2021 and March 2023, for a period of between one and six months.
    More info on SAM Residencies Open Call | Singapore Art Museum

6. ASEF > Mobility First!
Grants for Virtual Collaboration Between Asia and Europe
Deadline 28 February 2021

The call is open to artists and arts managers who are citizens of any ASEM partner country, forming a team of 2 or 3 collaborators; or to arts organisations that are based and operating in any ASEM partner country, applying on behalf of 3 to 6 collaborators.
More info on official page of ASEM

7. i-Portunus 2020-21
Calls for applications for the Music and Literary Translation
Deadline: 28 February 2021.(The maximum grant per person: 3.000,00 EUR)

i-Portunus 2020-21 organizes open – Calls for : Composers, Musicians, Singers and Literary Translators can apply for short term mobility in the context of:
– international collaboration
– a production-oriented residency
-professional development activities
To apply: Create an account at my.i-portunus.eu and fill in the online application form.
More info on official page of i-Portunus

8. The 20th Animafest Cyprus
call for film submissions
Deadline: 28 February 2021

Animafest Cyprus, the International Animation Festival of Cyprus, announces the call for film submissions and invites film makers to apply to the following competition categories at the 20th Countryside Animafest Cyprus – Views of the World.
More info on official page of International Animation Festival of Cyprus

9. The Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award
Deadline: 28 February 2021(The prize – 30,000 euros)

The Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award, Opera and Dance, convened by the Castell de Peralada Private Foundation, was created in memory of Carmen Mateu, and celebrates the careers of young artists in the disciplines of Opera and Dance. It also contributes to the development of their careers and promotes both disciplines in the European sphere. A prize is awarded in one of the two categories – opera and dance – in alternate years. In 2021, the Award is open to Composers working in Opera.
The Opera will premiere at the 2023 edition of the Festival Castell de Peralada in Spain, and, post-programming, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Teatro Real in Madrid, as co-producers of the work.
More info on official page of Carmen Mateu European Award

10. Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and the Deutsches Museum
OPEN CALL for creator in AI and art
Deadline: 28 February 2021

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and the Deutsches Museum invite international artists to submit innovative project proposals at the intersection of art and artificial intelligence (AI) and apply for a two-part artist residency at both institutions as part of the project »The Intelligent Museum«.
More info on official page of ZMK

MARCH 2021

11. The Tara Ocean Foundation
OPEN CALL for artist
Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Tara Ocean Foundation not only supports scientific research via its expeditions, but also invites artists aboard the schooner for residencies. Science has always been a source of inspiration for artists.
A board Tara, they can observe and interpret, according to their sensitivity and imagination, the richness of the oceans, the research being done, and the daily life of the crew. 
More info on official page of Tara Ocean Foundation
please download presentation

12. COAL Prize 2021 – ‘Forest’ (France)
OPEN CALL for Eco-artist
Deadline: March 1, 2021

The COAL Prize 2021 once again invites artists from around the world to mobilise and reveal a world still alive, to feel and experience the ecological balance of forests, to promote the diversity of beings and cultures that inhabit them, to revive their ancestral knowledge and give birth to new ones, to nourish the movements of resilience they inspire, to act with their protectors and to invent other ways of being together in the woods.
More info on official page of COAL
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Deadline: Tuesday 2 March 2021, 12pm

Siobhan Davies Studios’ Percolate Programme offers flexible support to artists working with dance and choreography across disciplines, formats and contexts.
4 awards of £1000 for activity accompanied by some kind of public engagement as part of our programe.
4r awards of £500 towards any form of research or development time, with or without public engagement. More info about Call on Siobhan Davies page

14. European Network of Opera Academies
OPEN CALL for Storyteller
Deadline: March 3, 2021

The European network of opera academies ENOA is launching an open call for its new programme ‘Opera Creation Journey’. The scheme will offer time and space to creators to develop innovative opera projects.
The network wishes to support projects with new narratives which explore new storylines, forms and aesthetics, which embody the diversity of today’s world, and which are created by creative teams from all artistic backgrounds and a diversity of artistic talents.
More info on official page of European network of opera academies
More about condition of participation here

15. Ars Electronica
Deadline: March 3, 2021

The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition.
so Apply for this incredible competition
Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity
( The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are eligible for the coveted Golden Nica awards and monetary prizes of up to 10,000 euros in each category.)
Isao Tomita Special Prize
(Isao Tomita Special Prize Exploring the artistic and technological challenges of “Digital Musics & Sound Art” and inspiring others with innovative and unique music – that was not only the maxim of the sadly deceased Japanese music legend Isao Tomita, but should continue to be the driving force for many artists.)
S+T+ARTS = STARTS – Innovation at the Nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS: S+T+ARTS = STARTS – Innovation at the Nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS:
STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice that effectively implement European policymaking to nurture innovation and that benefit the art world as well. The focus is on people and projects that contribute to mastering the social, ecological and economic challenges this continent faces.
*the winners will also be featured at the Ars Electronica Festival from September 8 to 12, 2021!
More info on official page of European network of Ars Electronica

16 .Belfast Photo Festival
Deadline: 5 March 2021

Belfast Photo Festival is offering artists/photographers the opportunity to exhibit their work in the main Festival gallery alongside some of the biggest names in the field of photography and have their work taken on tour to be exhibited at the 2022 Photo Schwiez (Zurich, Switzerland),
The theme has been left open to remove any restrictions; submissions must be photographic or lens-based but can include incorporations of other art forms with the photographic medium (i.e. performance, painting, sculpture, music, literature etc).
The winners will be eligible for a number of awards, including a cash prize of £2,000 (e.s.t $2,674 / €2,208).
More about application here
More info on Visit: www.belfastphotofestival.com

17. Face to Faith
Open Call for Performing Arts Project Proposals
Deadline: March 7, 2021 (11:59 PM CET)

Face to Faith is an international cooperation project aiming to understand the diverse meanings of faith in European societies. Seven project partners – international theatres and festivals from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Poland and Ukraine – will investigate ‘faith’ through conferences and performance arts productions
More info on official page of Project

18. IncuArts Gallery
Open Call : Artists of all media
Deadline: March 8, 2021

IncuArts invites women identifying and gender non-conforming artists to submit work for SHE/ HER/ THEY/ THEM- an exhibition exploring ideas related to gender and celebrating women and gender-nonconforming artists.
Artists of all media are encouraged to apply.
Women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and other community members are encouraged to apply.
More info on official page of IncuArts

19. Arts Innovator Award
Open Call : Artists innovators
Deadline: March 8, 2021

The Arts Innovator Award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. These unrestricted awards of $25,000 are given annually to two Washington State artists of any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries of their fields.
More info on official page of Award

20. ADC Annual Award
Open Call
Deadline: March 12, 2021

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. It honors the best creative talent and groundbreaking work across many different creative disciplines, from graphic design to illustration, from publishing to packaging, from advertising to photography and all points in between work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries of their fields.
More info on official page of Award

Open Call – creators and artists working in the field of Interactive Arts
Deadline: March 15, 2021

VRHAM are 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.
VRHAM encourage groundbreaking, forward-thinking implementations of this technology and participative interaction into your artistic work.
VRHAM support visionary approaches in digital storytelling
The final project aim is to showcase the results of the residency within the framework of a conference for relevant experts and industry stakeholders during VRHAM! festival in Hamburg (4-12 June 2021).
More info on official page of vrham

22. Pina Bausch Foundation
Online Fellowship for Virtual Cooperation in Dance
Deadline: March 15, 2021

The ongoing restrictions on face-to-face meetings and international travel pose challenges for the Pina Bausch Fellowship, as it particularly focuses on international exchange and direct contact between grant holders and their cooperation partners. Therefore, the Kunststiftung NRW and the Pina Bausch Foundation have decided to announce a digital fellowship for 2021.
Interested applicants can apply with virtual cooperation formats from 15th of February until 15th of March 2021.
Applications based on physical encounters cannot be considered this year, as it is not possible to anticipate the development of the different international restrictions.
The adapted format gives grant holders the opportunity to test how exchange and artistic development can be realized in the digital space.
How-to-Apply :
More info on official page of Pina Bausch Foundation

4th edition June 9-13, 2021 — Paris
Deadline: March 22 nd, 11:59pm (GMT)

If you are author or the producer of XR projects? You can register for the 4th edition of NewImagesFestival!
2021 XR Financing Market
The XR Financing Market is a unique funding and co-production market, entirely dedicated to original immersive content. It brings together artists, producers and key industry figures sharing a common purpose: to create a meeting space where future immersive art masterpieces can be discovered, pitched and financed. Eligibility criteria

XR Competition
Since 2020, the XR Competition (official competition) has been open to all XR contents, in order to always be at the forefront of immersive creation. Selected works (between 10 and 20) will be exhibited from June 9th to 13th, 2021 in Paris, at the Forum des images and/or in other venues of the festival, as well as on the virtual platform of NewImages Festival.Selected works will be judged by an international jury. The following prizes will be awarded:
● the “Golden Mask” (Grand Prize) — worth €6,000
● the Special Jury Prize – VR — worth €3,000
● the Special Jury Prize – AR — worth €3,000
Eligibility criteria :

Taiwan XR Residency
Kaohsiung Film Festival and the French Office in Taipei
Submissions are open from January 21 st to March 22 nd, 11:59pm (GMT)

Creators, develop your XR project in Kaohsiung with the Taiwan XR Residency, in partnership with the Kaohsiung Film Festival and the French Office in Taipei!
For the third year, the residency program continues to offer you a unique opportunity to meet professionals in the XR field and develop your project abroad.
Eligible projects. In addition, this call for applications is open to all XR projects (VR360, VR interactive, augmented or mixed reality, installation including immersive technologies), providing that it is a French production or co-production.
Eligible applicant: This call for applications is open to any XR Creator, with French nationality, Permanent Residency Certificate or valid work visa in France speaking English and/or Mandarin
More info about application on NewImagesFestival page

24. 2021 World of WearableArt Awards Competition
Deadline: March 26, 2021

he 2021 World of WearableArt Awards Competition (WOW), the most prestigious wearable art competition has been recently opened for entries and like every year accepts submission from all designers, artists and creators everywhere to bring to life the worlds that live in their mind.
The competition includes six sections for 2021:
Elizabethan Era
Open To:
The World of WearableArt Awards Competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 (as at 26 March 2021), from anywhere around the world. Designers from the worlds of fashion, textile or industrial design, jewelry, architecture, engineering, sculpture and painting or homemaking can take a part. More info on official page of WOW

25. ACC Taiwan Virtual Exchange Program 2021
Online Fellowship for Virtual Cooperation in Dance
Deadline: March 31st, 2021

ACC Taiwan is sponsoring a special virtual exchange program and engagement in the arts between Taiwan and Asia, and between Taiwan and the United States.
The ACC Taiwan Virtual Exchange Program 2021 is a limited initiative serving projects taking place between June 1st, 2021-June 1st, 2022.
In the virtual program, priority is given to process-driven activities that include but not limited to online research, online training, online study, and online exploration.
ACC fellowships and grants are not intended for production-focused activities such as touring, performing, exhibiting, publishing, or making work.
More info on official page of Asian Cultural Council

APRIL 2021

26. Open Call
XR Safety Grant/ $2,500
Deadline: April 1, 2021

The XR Safety Grant is created to encourage AR and VR artists and stakeholders to create media projects that inspire and promote safety awareness around privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, our physical beings, our emotional and psychological state as we universally adopt these advanced technologies.
The grant primarily focuses on Child Safety, Medical XR, Diversity and Inclusion, Ethics, Accessibility, Trust, Privacy, and all other aspects of Safety in XR. All formats, genres, and categories of safety will be considered including: video art, visual art, films, games, apps, architecture, storytelling, VR/AR projects and more.
More info about grant on Artzen page

26. The Nomadic Island project
Call for proposals
Deadline: April 15, 2021

The Nomadic Island project is an artist residency project that goes beyond a usual creative residency since it merges with the experience of living in an international community that takes place at the same time. It is an experimentation platform involving an heterogeneous group of artists on one side, and an equally heterogeneous group of local residents on the other side. During a lapse of time of three weeks, the international community-based settlement is intended to create a space to let synergies arise around the theme of alternative ways of living and working.
More info on official page of The Nomadic Island project:

27. 8th Edition ArtGeminiPrize 2021
Deadline: April 26, 2021

Open to all mediums and genres of 2D and 3D including painting, oil, mixed media, drawing, ink, watercolor, calligraphy, original print, photography, digital art, sculpture, and ceramic, excluding installation and video.
More info on official page of ArtGeminiPrize

28.The Lumen Prize
Deadline: June 4, 2021

The Lumen Prize (The global prize for art & technology) The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology is open to artists from around the world.
10th Call for Entries opens on 15th February with a $11,500 prize fund. ⁠
⁠Categories to apply:⁠
🔸Still Image⁠
🔸Moving Image⁠
More info on official page of The Lumen Prize

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