OpportunitArt – May-June

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

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Deadline: 19
May 2021 , 11:59 ET

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies.
Application https://www.artswriters.org/application/
Guide file: https://www.artswriters.org/downloads/Arts-Writers_2021-Application-Guide.pdf

 New England foundation for the Arts ”Public Art for Spatial Justice”
Monday, May 24, 2021, 11:59 PM ET

Public Art for Spatial Justice grants support Massachusetts artists and artistic collaborations to create public art in Massachusetts that fosters public imagination and contributes to more just futures for our public spaces and public culture.
These grants may or may not support the outcomes of a Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice grant.
Public Art for Spatial Justice grants range from $5,000-$10,000.
Official page https://www.nefa.org/CreateSpatialJustice
Application page: and Spatial Justice Grants Webinar 2021

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.
More about program on Arts.CERN
Application https://arts.cern/entry/open-call-connect
Terms and conditions of the call

Deadline May 28th 2021, midnight EST.

US & FRENCH CONNECTION fosters the development of award-winning international co-productions, including an Oscar nominated film (Best International Picture category at the 2021 Academy Awards).
To participate in the next Gotham Week (held in hybrid mode this year 2021), please send your FILM, TV SERIES AND DOCUMENTARY PROJECTS
Please read the eligibility criteria and guidelines carefully.
More information about the program below. ( usfr.connection@gmail.com )

“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).
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

OPEN CALL: Black Realities Grant
Deadline: May 31, 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.
More about application on ARTIZEN page

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
12th Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival
Deadline 31 May 2021

Set in Silicon Valley, California, the high-tech capital of the world, SVAFF is a highly respected destination event that draws hundreds of out of state and international guests. Voted 2015 and 2019 Best of Silicon Valley, SVAFF is exclusively focused on films made by filmmakers from Africa and its diaspora. The festival has built a substantial following and has become an annual destination film event that draws out of state and international guests to Silicon Valley. Each year, the festival presents a full menu of feature and short length narrative, documentary and animation films from over 25 African countries.
Apptly themed “Africa through the African lenses”, the mission of the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans through moving images.
More info https://filmfreeway.com/svaff

Singapore | Esplanade Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency
31 May 2021, Mon, 11.59pm (GMT+8)

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay invites artists, curators, programmers, writers, researchers and practitioners across all disciplines in the performing arts to apply for its inaugural Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency, taking place in Singapore between April and June 2022. The Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency is a new artistic research development programe by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore.
About residency /Application page

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.

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/

SciArt Magazine Summer 2021 Issue: “Light”
Deadline: 1 June 2021

SciArt Initiative is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2021 issue on the theme of light. We encourage submissions inspired by this theme which may relate to physics (e.g. wave/particle duality), energy science (e.g. solar), biology (e.g. visual perception), technology (e.g. cameras, film, etc.) and more. This issue will be published in August 2021.
More about application / page for submit

Cannes XR Development Showcase
Deadline June 1, 2021 at 11:00pm PST

Cannes XR is a program from the Marché du Film dedicated to immersive technologies and cinematographic content. Curated in association with Artizen, the Cannes XR Development Showcase is an exciting opportunity of the leading virtual and augmented reality titles currently in-development to be pitched in front of the most emblematic industry leaders, co-producers, distributors and curators of the XR entertainment space. This year, Cannes XR Development Showcase jury will deliver the Cannes XR Storytelling Award for the best XR story. We believe at Cannes XR that the best XR story should avoid the fracture between devices and should question the spectator’s body to his/her inner feelings among different imaginary worlds.
More info on ARTIZEN

The Lumen Prize
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

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

ANT Adaptation Fund for Arts Professionals and Organisations in Zimbabwe and Zambia
Deadline: 6 June, 2021

How do we not only survive the current moment, but reimagine the future for cultural work and an interconnected, thriving cultural field on the continent?
Pro Helvetia Johannesburg invites arts professionals and organisations in Zimbabwe and Zambia to apply for support to develop and realise adapted working practices, novel approaches to individual and organisational sustainability, and the growth of new networks and markets with the rest of the continent.
More info on Prohelvetia Johannesburg page

June 7 at midnight PT.

At the core of The Everyday Projects’ mission is a belief in support of photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft. In a new effort to help provide this vital support, The Everyday Projects will award two grants to photographers to work on a long-term project.
In addition to receiving $6,000 each, the two grantees will receive mentorship for the duration of their project from either Mallory Benedict of National Geographic or Jehan Jillani of The Guardian.
Applications are now open.

Innovate Grants for Artists + Photographers
Deadline: 10 June, 2021 11:59pm PST

Call for Artists + Photographers – $550.00 Innovate Grants
Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2021 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.
For more information and to apply https://innovateartistgrants.org

Vilcek Foundation
2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance (USA)
Deadline: 11 June 2021 – 5:00pm EDT,

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant artistic directors, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance.
The winners of the 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance will be announced in fall 2021. Prizewinners will be invited to attend the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in New York City in the spring of 2022. Travel expenses and accommodations will be covered by the foundation.
online application / Video presentation

Open Screen 2021
Deadline: 13 June 2021

Open Screen 2021 : Call Out For Disabled Artists Working In The Digital Realm
Developed in partnership with Shape Arts, Open Screen is seeking proposals for new works that respond to the theme of Realities, as part of arebyte on Screen, arebyte’s expanded and innovative online platform for digital animations, videos, web-based interactive experiences and curatorial interventions.
Open Screen is actively aiming to address an area of underrepresentation in the art industry with proposals exploring the role of digital technologies and the new opportunities it creates or hinders; from experiments in augmented, virtual and mixed reality, to fake news, online bots, social media, darknet and deep fakes. Applying artists can be based anywhere in the world
More info on project page

PRS Foundation: Women Make Music
Deadline: 14 June 2021

Women Make Music supports the development of outstanding women, trans and non binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The fund can support projects by women, trans and non binary songwriters, composers, artists, bands and performers who are writing their own music.
More about grant on official page

Ringenberg scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2021

Schloss Ringenberg is opening the second round of the Ringenberg scholarship. With its spacious residential studios, the residence center offers unique conditions for testing agile forms of work, interdisciplinary exchange and interaction with the local community.
The Ringenberg scholarship addresses transmedial and participatory artist collectives and project groups that want to explore the interaction of art and current social challenges in the discourse of co-production.
More about on Official page / Application Page

OPEN CALL: Premium VR Grant
Deadline: June 22, 2021 at 2:00am PST

Presented by AmazeVR, the Premium VR Grant awards a bi-annual cash prize to the best completed VR film available for or already in distribution on consumer VR platforms. Whether it’s live-action, animation, fiction, or documentary, the Premium VR Grant supports projects with the potential to help push VR into the mainstream. In addition to the cash prize, winning projects will be offered non-exclusive distribution and be featured on AmazeVR’s social networks and VR platform as a Premium Grant winner.
More about application on ARTIZEN page

Lugar Futuro 2021 (Viseu, Portugal)
Deadline: 27 June 2021

LUGAR FUTURO FESTIVAL aims to promote young dance creators and performers and to be a platform for the première of “new works”, as well as for the presentation of “first works” by dance students or young choreographers, besides promoting the discovery of new values ​​by the invited programmers. Participation grant up to 1.000 euros
Online Application:
Fee to Participate or Apply: No participation fee!

DANCE AND MEDIA JAPAN International Dance Film Festival 2021
Deadline: the 30 June 2021

The festival would accept entries for films featuring dance.
Entry to the festival is open for all, regardless of profession, nationality, or age.
Only a dance films or dance videos. DO NOT accept video documentation of stage performances or promotion materials.
・All rights in the film including the visual images, music, cast and other elements must be cleared for the screening.
・Films selected as the “International Dance Film Festival 2021 Selection” are planned to be screened in several online and offline events in Japan throughout 2021-2022.
More about application on official page

Caring Futures
Deadline: the 30 June 2021
Open call for artwork production from artists in the Nordic countries.

This call is searching for artwork production proposals that explore questions of care and technology. What is care? Does the concept of care change with the increasing use of new technologies? How does caring technologies affect agency and relationality – for both human and nonhuman? What is at stake for how we experience and understand care and compassion under new technological regimes?
Suggested themes are for example questions of care ethics, compassion, human – nonhuman relations, welfare-technologies, care robots, robotisation, caring futures, bio- and necropolitics and welfare governance.
Selected contributions will be part of the exhibition CARING FUTURES to be held at Sølvberget
More about application on official page /Application Form:

International Festival Of Art, Theatre And New Technologies “The Wonders Of Possible”
Deadline: the 1st of JULY 2021.

Eligible projects:
• Theatre and new technologies play
• Art and new technologies performances
• Installations that explore and realize the interaction between artwork, exhibition space and observers with the contribution of technology
The theme of LMDP Festival is the interrelation between theatre, arts and new technology.
More about application:

Deadline: 31 July 2021

Xi·Art Museum is located in Lucitopia Town, Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province, China. A wall-less open-air art museum, it is planned along a 7km stream in the valleys of Zixi Qingliang Mountain. With a tranquil and pleasant environment, it resembles another time and another world. Lying at the foot of the Wuyi Mountains on their northern side, it is about two hours’ drive from the urban centre of Fuzhou.
The Xi·Art Museum is currently in its infancy. Among its initial activities are the Generative Project, which focuses on open, growing, and participatory art practices and field research processes. Through long-term exchanges and cooperation with domestic and international artists, the Generative Project roots artistic creations in specific natural fields and contexts, in which the creative works will be permanently preserved and displayed.
Applications are now sought from artists for the 2020-21 Generative Project, which takes the theme ‘Fantasy Land’.
More about Application

OPEN CALL: Assembly X Opera Beyond
Deadline: July 31st, 2021

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet and the digital culture festival Assembly are calling teams to propose creative technological concepts that take live performance into new heights.
This is an invitation to re-imagine the experience of opera performance at the age of omnipresent digitality.
The technological concepts can be immersive, pervasive, multisensory, cross-disciplinary, interactive or game based. The concept can be based on audio, video, graphics, motion capture or volumetric video. video presentation
You can read the general terms and conditions here
You can find the entry form below
More about application on official page

Deadline: August 31, 2021

During the last few years, Zebrastraat Ghent has developed into a stimulating knowledge centre with a strong interest in art. Every two years the New Technological Art Award (NTAA) is organised, a contest which tries to fill in a gap in the mainstream art world, by paying attention to the technological developments that drive our global culture.
NTAA selects and presents creations in which the culture-forming role of technology occupies a central place. Low or high tech, intuitive or experimental, the creations always draw our attention to actual innovative trends. The exhibition of achievements of the selected winners is a compass that orients you to the relevant temporal and resilient use of technology in the artistic sector.
For more information, contact Annelies Geenen – annelies@zebrastraat.be.
More about Application more info: //www.ntaa.be

Project Anywhere Call For Proposals 2021–2022
Deadline: Sep. 1, 2021

Project Anywhere’s evaluation criteria stress that all project proposals must make a clear and compelling case for the proposed project’s potential to contribute to knowledge in an identified field of creative practice. It is also expected that all proposals identify relevant literature and related artistic precedents. Projects can be speculative or discursive in nature and may extend or contradict existing methodologies. All proposals received by Project Anywhere are reviewed by 4 artist academics of international standing. All applicants receive a comprehensive compilation of feedback for future consideration.

Music Cities Awards 2021
Deadline: 3 SEPTEMBER 2021

The Music Cities Awards is a global competition designed to acknowledge and reward the most outstanding applications of music for economic, social, environmental and cultural development in cities and places all around the world.
The awards also aim to promote best practice and demonstrate the value of music to the world.
More about Application



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