OpportunitArt – April-May

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

1.New Museum of Contemporary Art‘s incubator
OPEN CALL
Deadline 20.04.2021

NEW INC is the New Museum of Contemporary Art‘s incubator for people working at the intersection of art, design and technology. seeking people exploring extended realities, climate futures, internet-based art practice, monument and archive making, and new models for health, wealth and justice.
Link for application NEW INC

2. Cannes XR VeeR Future Award: Best Story
$1,000 grant with a $1,000 goal
DEADLINE April 23, 2021 at 7:00pm PST

FOR 360 VR FILMS – VeeR, a leading global VR content planform, invites artists worldwide to submit works for competition at VeeR VR Cinema at Cannes XR this year. As a cornerstone of Cannes XR, VeeR VR Cinema will feature a selection of the most immersive, compelling and innovative VR works to celebrate the creator’s achievements in VR storytelling.
This year, VeeR VR Cinema has expanded from 360 films to both 3DOF and 6DOF VR experiences. The selected VR works will be showcased during Cannes XR Virtual Festival and will voluntarily participate in offline showcases in China (with exhibition fee offered by VeeR).
To submit go to ARTIZEN page

3. Cannes XR VeeR Future Award: Best Interactive
$1,000 grant with a $1,000 goal
DEADLINE April 23, 2021 at 7:00pm PST

FOR INTERACTIVE 6DOF EXPERIENCES – VeeR, a leading global VR content planform, invites artists worldwide to submit works for competition at VeeR VR Cinema at Cannes XR this year. As a cornerstone of Cannes XR, VeeR VR Cinema will feature a selection of the most immersive, compelling and innovative VR works to celebrate the creator’s achievements in VR storytelling.
To submit go to ARTIZEN page

4. Femme Futures Grant
$3,196 grant with a $5,000 goal
DEADLINE April 25, 2021 at 2:00am PST

Created to support women in XR, The Femme Futures Grant awards a monthly cash prize to the best XR project currently in development by a female artist. All formats, genres, and categories of immersive projects will be considered including XR films, games, apps, art, entertainment, and more. The only hard requirement is that the lead creator of the winning project must identify as a woman. Grant money should be used to push your project forward in a meaningful way such as developing a polished pitch deck, hiring a concept artist, creating a prototype, or offsetting production costs.
Info for application on ARTIZEN page

5. .8th Edition ArtGeminiPrize 2021
OPEN CALL/ PAINTING • PHOTOGRAPHY • SCULPTURE
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

6. Natatorium XR Grant
$777 grant with a $1,000 goal
DEADLINE April 29, 2021 at 3:00am PST

Presented by VR World, the Natatorium XR Grant awards a monthly cash prize to VR/AR projects that bring people together through immersive art and entertainment. Whether it’s a VR film, game, or immersive experience, the Natatorium XR Grant supports artists who dive deep into uncharted creative waters. All forms of immersive projects will be considered including VR, AR, MR, and projectection mapping. Work can be completed or in-development, however, if awarded the grant artists must be ready to exhibit within three months. In addition to the cash prize, winning projects will be featured in an exhibition at VR World in New York City. Join us for an immersive swim into the future!
Info for application on ARTIZEN page

7. Black Realities Grant
$811 grant with a $5,000 goal
DEADLINE April 30, 2021 at 2:00am PST

The Black Realities Creative Grant was created in 2020 as a response to the ongoing social injustice and violence against Black Lives. The grant awards a monthly cash prize to media projects that explore the varied conditions, experiences, feelings, empowerment, resilience, joy, and the full range of humanity within the Black global community. All formats, genres, and categories of screen-based projects will be considered including films, episodic stories, games, apps, VR/AR experiences, photojournalism, and more.
Info for application on ARTIZEN page

8. Arts Training Abroad Grants
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Deadline: April 30, 2021,

The Arts Training Abroad grants annually support academic training, theoretical research, or technical training and artistic improvement in the visual arts, performing arts, music, and film. Applications are considered four times a year, during the last week of the months of January, April, July and October.
Grant conditions:
Period of 3 to 12 months, subject to renewal;
Monthly amount of 1.500 euros for Euro Zone countries, defined on a case by case basis for other destinations;
1,000 euros for installation expenses, participation in congresses and seminars;
500 for travel in European countries or defined case by case for other destinations;
5,000 for tuition fees, paid upon presentation of proof;
Personal accident insurance. (applications in Portuguese only)
More info on official Gulbenkian Foundation page

9.OPEN CALL PRINCE CLAUS MENTORSHIP AWARDS
Prince Claus Mentorship Award for participation in the (ADPP)
Deadline: 30 April 2021

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation launched the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) in 2014. The ADPP is a program jointly funded by AFAC and Prince Claus Fund (in the framework of the Fund’s Mentorship Awards), targeting creative documentary photographers in the Arab region.
We invite all interested and eligible photographers to apply to this programe. Please consult the AFAC website before applying.
Announcement of selected grantees: 15 July 2021.
More info about proces of application
How to apply? Applications can be completed via the AFAC website.

10..Kai Art Center
Residency
Deadline April 30, 2021

Kai Art Center’s core program, the Kai Residency, invites curators and writers from Nordic and Baltic states to apply for its 2021 residency program.
Applicants should have a professional practice of at least five years. Collectives with a track record of collaboration will also be considered if they are willing to share living space. Applications are open to those residing in the Nordic states (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland) or the Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania), but it is not necessary for the applicants to have Nordic or Baltic nationality.
More about How to Apply, condition,
Application form can be downloaded here

11.Immaterial Future Innovation Award
Open call April 12–June 1, 2021

projects that leverage technology to develop

Immaterial Future association is calling for innovative solutions that contribute to unleash the full power of culture. The winner will receive €50,000 non-equity funding to be awarded during the ceremony at
viennacontemporary art fair in September, 2021 in Vienna, Austria.
The open call welcomes projects that leverage technology to develop:
new business models that enable self-sustainable cultural production and distribution;
distribution models that allow wide access to cultural experiences without losing authenticity.
Applying projects can be run by a startup company, academic entity, for-profit or non-profit
organization.

For more information on eligibility criteria and application guidelines, please visit oficial page
Please consult the Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.
Contact email for any enquiries: opencall@immaterialfuture.org
Official page of AWARD organiser https://immaterialfuture.org/

12. The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund
emerging screenwriters and filmmakers#

Deadline 2 May 2021

The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers you an opportunity to have your short film script financed and produced.
An opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced. The Fund welcomes submissions from screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world.
The 2021 Spring Season of our Short Film Fund will award production financing for two short films:
• Grand Prize – A Production Cash Grant of $15K.
• 2nd Place Prize – A Production Cash Grant of $10K.
More about in SHORT FILM FUND page or submit through https://filmfreeway.com/ShoreScriptsShortFilmFund

13. Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS SCHAUFLER RESIDENCY@TU DRESDEN 2022
Deadline: May 10, 2021

Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden, launched in 2019, was initiated with the goal of exploring and elucidating the complex relationships among humans, machines, technology and the world from the perspective of the arts, humanities and social sciences. The Lab consists of the two pillars Schaufler Kolleg@TU Dresden (a research training group) and Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden.
https://tu-dresden.de/gsw/schauflerlab/schaufler-residency/bewerbung
More about application

14. Prince Claus Seed Awards
Deadline: May 11, 2021, at 23:59h Amsterdam Time.

The Prince Claus Fund will annually recognize 100 emerging artists and cultural practitioners within the first five years of their careers. With the Prince Claus Seed Awards they aim to contribute to flourishing arts scenes globally, where emerging artists can develop their practice on their own terms.
Please see list of eligible country
Criteria for application

Leonardo CripTech Incubator – Request for Interest
Disability, art and technology
Deadline:15 May 2021

Leonardo CripTech Incubator is an art-and-technology fellowship centered on disability innovation. Through 2022-2023, this incubator creates a platform for artists with disabilities to engage and remake creative technologies through the lens of accessibility.
Artists will be awarded an $11,000 stipend to support their projects.
Aplication for Round 1
More about on Leonardo Page

15.VISUALIZING BIAS WITH AUGMENTED REALITY
Open call: Goethe-Institut, Gray Area, Fotomuseum Winterthur, and Artivive
Deadline May 16, 2021 at midnight (US PST)

Goethe-Institut, Gray Area, Fotomuseum Winterthur, and Artivive are launching an open call for artists, designers, and the general public to submit creative representations on the subject of bias. These should articulate our ongoing concerns with technology’s growing ability to alter people’s visual perception of reality.
Submissions may explore discriminatory, misrepresentational, and biased apparatuses or express thought-provoking ideas on how to deal with the perpetuation of bias by technology. 3 finalists will each receive $1000 as well as the opportunity to present their work to the public internationally via a live online event organized by the Goethe-Institut and the participating project partners.

More about criteria and application on ARTVIVE

16.Movies that Matter
Start-up & Impact Grants Programme
Deadline May 17, 2021

Movies that Matter is offering grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press.
The maximum support of a start-up grant is €7,500 per project.
These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT film festivals and mobile cinema projects. Please note that Movies that Matter does not support film production.
1st time: up to 100% of total project costs
2nd time: up to 75% of total project costs.
Please check our criteria & regulations for applying.
More about How to Apply, condition, etc on Movies that Matter page

17.British Council
Unlimited Micro Awards for Disabled Artists (Online / Remote)
Deadlines: 18 May 2021

British Council and Unlimited are partnering to support pairings of disabled artists and collectives in the UK with those in selected countries to develop creative connections through small shared online work collaborations. The aim is to ensure that funds continue to flow to artists and artistic global ambition remains high during this time of global pandemic.
Each application must be led by a UK disabled artist or company/collective working with a UK disabled artist and applications can be for up to £2500. This includes up to £1000 for each artist or collective, and up to £500 for administration, translation, and equipment. Access funding is available separately – both to support access to applications and/or access to support the project.
Applications are available in alternative formats, and can be made in alternative formats, including video. Access support is available for those making applications – please see the full brief for further information.
There are two rounds:
Deadline: Tuesday 18 May 2021
More info about project
How to apply

18. HOPPER Prize
HOPPER Prize $3,500 Grants – All Media Eligible
Deadline: May 18th, 2021

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $22,000.00 USD.
$3,500.00 x 4 Artists •
4 Artists Will Each Receive $3,500.00 USD (2 in Spring, 2 in Fall)
There is a $40 submission fee due with your application
More about aplication on The Hopper Prize page
Application https://hopperprize.org/#apply

19. XR Safety Grant
$2,477 grant with a $5,000 goal
DEADLINE May 18, 2021 at 2:00am PST

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. AR/VR based projects will be given priority. The project must have a budget less than $2,500 and must be completed within three months from the grant’s award date.
Info for application on ARTIZEN page

20. Arts at CERN and Pro Helvetia
“Connect” program/ Connect and Connect South Africa
Deadline 26 May 2021

Arts at CERN and Pro Helvetia extend their partnership with the launch of “Connect”
This new programme will promote dialogue between the arts, science and technology for the next four years
“Connect” is a programme of residencies for artists who are keenly interested in a cross-disciplinary approach and strongly motivated by scientific thinking and fundamental science. The new programme offers two residency formats: a three-month residency at CERN for Swiss artists, which will be announced biennially; and a combined residency at CERN and another international location in collaboration with prestigious scientific and cultural organisations in Chile, South Africa, Brazil and India, which will happen annually.
For the next four years, this partnership will be taken to the next level as part of Pro Helvetia’s “Arts, Science and Technology” focus to support artistic exploration across different fields. Together, Arts at CERN and Pro Helvetia are launching “Connect”, a new collaboration framework that will serve as a platform for interaction and dialogue between artistic and scientific communities in different countries.
More about program on Arts.CERN
Application https://arts.cern/entry/open-call-connect
Terms and conditions of the call

21. ACCR
“Call for applications : 2021 Odyssée artist-in-residency programme/
Deadline 29 May 2021

With the support of the French Ministry of culture, the ACCR has been coordinating the Odyssée artist-in-residency program. The program is aiming at artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries other than France wanting to develop projects within French Cultural Centers – Historic Monuments
The Odyssée artist-in-residency program allows residents whose projects have been selected by a ACCR (Centre Culturel de Rencontre), member of the French network, to receive 1200€ per month and the refunding of their travel fees (up to a determined level depending on the distance from their country to the CCR). Residents are staying free of charge, within the Centre that has accepted them. Some Centers offers restauration on the spot, others reimburse restauration fees within a certain limit). Whenever possible, the Centre puts at their disposal material necessary for their residency project. The period of residency can vary between 1 and 6 months.
More than 700 artists from over 79 different countries have taken part in the program, developing projects in different areas such as music, architecture, arts and crafts, visual arts, dramatic writing, novel writing, scriptwriting, animated film-making, photography and journalism.
More about program on ACCR page
Fill-in the form following the link : https://forms.gle/L6jxGkSui7h2BQmeA , before the 29th of may 2021
Applications for a residency period in the area of cultural management and networking are to be sent directly to the ACCR, before the 29th of May 2021 as it follows: through the form : https://forms.gle/L6jxGkSui7h2BQmeA

22. Immaterial Future Innovation Award
Open call /projects that leverage technology to develop

Deadline: June 1, 2021

Immaterial Future association is calling for innovative solutions that contribute to unleash the full power of culture. The winner will receive €50,000 non-equity funding to be awarded during the ceremony at
viennacontemporary art fair in September, 2021 in Vienna, Austria.
The open call welcomes projects that leverage technology to develop:
new business models that enable self-sustainable cultural production and distribution;
distribution models that allow wide access to cultural experiences without losing authenticity.
Applying projects can be run by a startup company, academic entity, for-profit or non-profit
organization.

For more information on eligibility criteria and application guidelines, please visit oficial page
Please consult the Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.
Contact email for any enquiries: opencall@immaterialfuture.org
Official page of AWARD organiser https://immaterialfuture.org/

23. The Lumen Prize
OPEN CALL
Deadline: June 4, 2021

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology  celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition, exhibitions and events worldwide run by Lumen Art Projects. Now in our tenth year, our annual juried competition draws entries from artists globally and has given away more than US$80,000 in prize money. Lumen Art Projects, a not-for-profit based in the UK, is dedicated to providing opportunities to our community of artists who are longlisted, shortlisted or won awards.
⁠Categories to apply:⁠
🔸Still Image⁠
🔸Moving Image⁠
🔸XR⁠
🔸A.I⁠
🔸3D/Interactive⁠

About application process and criteria of eligibility
More info on the official page of The Lumen Prize