OpportunitArt – August and September

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

Digital Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata (Online)
Deadline: 31 July 2021
/ Extended to 7th August 2021

The Alliance Française du Bengale with Institut français en Inde, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, Alliance Française du Bengale, Consolato Generale d’Italia and the British Council, in collaboration with Kolkata-based gallery CIMA and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in New Delhi, are organising the fourth interdisciplinary Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata.
The opportunity will enable one artist from each hosting country (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy and India) practicing different art forms to work and explore Kolkata together. The artists will work and explore the city together for eight weeks. This is made possible through a digital platform which is being specially designed for the residency.
A scholarship of €2000 for the period of nine weeks.
Contribution to the production costs required for creating works collaboratively or individually apt for a digital platform at the end of the residency. The payments will be decided by mutual discussions with the respective responsible organisations and will be subjected to mutual approval.
*About residency;
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Nusasonic × Musicboard Berlin Residency
(Hosted by Playfreely/BlackKaji and CTM)
Deadline: 31 July 2021 (UTC+8, 17:00)

Together with Musicboard Berlin, Nusasonic will grant a two-month residency to one Singapore-based musician, who should work virtually and in tandem with an artist based in Berlin. This is the second residency offered in cooperation with Musicboard Berlin in Southeast Asia.
The below open call is for Singapore-based artists.
Berlin-based artists are invited to apply via the Musicboard Berlin website

The virtual residency is eight weeks long and can take place anytime between October – December 2021, with public presentations in early 2022. The exact periods will be coordinated between the selected artists and the host organisations. (official page of application)
Please download this application form to apply.
ABout project https://www.goethe.de/prj/nus/en/ueb.html

Technarte International Conference on Art and Technology
Deadline: July 31, 2021

Technarte International Conference on Art and Technology looking for artists and technologists from around the world that would like to join this exciting event as a speaker and share their vision of the fusion between art, science and technology.
Topics of the interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:
Generative art
-AI art
-Virtual and augmented reality
-Wearable tech
-Data art
-Robotic art
-Interactive architecture
-Immersive environments

More about application on official

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’.
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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

25th Japan Media Arts Festival
Deadline: 1 July 2021 to 3 September 2021
More info: Apply Now

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival.
All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works.
Eligible works are completed or released within a year before the deadline (September 5, 2020 – September 3, 2021).
For additional information, visit the website:
Official site:

Innovate Grants — Call for Artists + Photographers
Deadline: 1 July 2021 to 16 September 2021
More info: Apply Now

SUMMER 2021 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant Awards $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.
How to Apply: Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award
Deadline: August 1, 2021 /$3,500- 5,000

Since their inception in 1945, the AAAS Science Journalism Awards have honored distinguished reporting on science by professional journalists. The awards, an internationally recognized measure of excellence in science journalism, go to individuals (rather than institutions, publishers or employers) for coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics.
More info about application on official page

Kvitbrakka: K_AIR Programme for Visual Artists, Musicians, Writers or Independent Curators (Norway)
Deadline: 1 August 2021

Every year Kvitbrakka’s artist in residence programme selects between 4 and 6 professional international and Norwegian visual artists, musicians, writers or independent curators.
The programme offers one or two months stays with on-site accommodation and studio space and 5000 NOK (~470 EUR) towards travel expenses∫
For additional information, visit the website:
Official site:

Visualise – international exhibition support programme
Deadline: 1 August 2021

The Visualise programme offers a multifaceted support including not only co-financing but also the involvement of the Ukrainian Institute’s team in the programming and the communications strategy of the selected projects.
The programme provides opportunities of co-programming, co-financing and communications support to international exhibitions that contribute to promoting the art of Ukraine globally and establishing institutional partnerships.
The maximum financing per project is up to one million UAH (~30,350 EUR).
The selected projects will be finalised jointly with the Ukrainian Institute and included in the institution’s annual activity plan for the next year. The Ukrainian Institute reserves the right to refrain from selecting any of the submitted projects.
For additional information, visit the website:

Sci-Cine Sci-fi & Fantasy films Festival
Deadline: 1 August 2021

An annual celebration of Sci-fi & fantasy cinema from around the world. The Sci-Cine festival runs from 24th – 26th November with screenings and a live awards show.
Submissions are now accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway All films selected for the festival will receive Official festival laurels. All winners will be invited to the live screening event and awards ceremony. Official Sci-Cine trophies will be presented to the winners.
Winning films will be required to send a physical format copy of the film on DVD, Blu-Ray or USB Flash Drive. HD format is preferred.
For additional information, visit the website:

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Deadline: 4 August 2021/Extended to August 24, 2021

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival has celebrated 19 years of inspiring activism through film and art.
n January 2022, SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 20th Annual Wild & Scenic® Film Festival returns with an incredible selection of films to change your world. Each year, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtowns of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California.
Big opportunities for filmmakers to connect with peers, audiences, and press alike.
For additional information, visit the website:
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DISKURS35: Open Call for Artworks and Proposals for Festival of Art and Theory (Germany)
Deadline: 5 August 2021

DISKURS is a festival at the interface between art and theory. Since 1984 it has been organised annually or biennially at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen.
A special focus this year is on the permeability between digital and analogue formats. Thus, you are encouraged to submit not only digital formats, but also works that seek new directions in analogue reality.
Exciting proposals are sought from the fields of performance, installation, media art, as well as lectures, discussion series and all hybrid or undefined formats. Work in progress is as welcome as workshop formats.
Professional fee (at least 300€ per person) and accommodation as well as an allowance for traveling (up to 140€) and material costs for artistic works (up to 150€).
For residents: DISKURS provides: a fee (min. 800€), accommodation in Gießen, a working/studio space, an allowance for material costs (min. 140€).
For additional information, visit the website:

PIC Media Fund Production Grant
Deadline: August 6, 2021/Up to $50.000

Media Fund provides up to $50,000 in Production funding for single programs of standard broadcast length (56:46 or 26:46). In rare cases, when the story warrants it, PIC will consider feature-length programs in accordance with PBS broadcast specifications. Producers applying for Production funds will need to enter into an exclusive four-year public television broadcast rights license for the U.S. and its territories.
More info about application on official page

Open Sound: Call for Music Producers for Academy (Italy)
Deadline: 8 August 2021

The 2021 OSA call is open to producers who want to measure themselves against the concept of “dare”, experiment and co-create in order to bring new sound visions.
Open Sound is an innovative project in the music production and live music field which brings together two historic festivals in Italian towns: Metaponto Beach in Bernalda, and Pollino Music in San Severino Lucano.
The challenge is to recode ancestral sounds electronically, by creating an unpublished track from a repertoire of open source sounds.
The call is addressed to all the citizens from the European Union between 18 and 35 years old. Travel and accommodation costs are covered by the organisers.
The show OSA 2.1 national première will take place in November 2021, in Milan during the Linecheck Music Meeting and Festival. For additional information, visit the website:
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K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg: Residency Programme for Choreographers 2022-2023
Deadline: 12 August 2021(11:59pm central European time)

The goal of the residency is to develop and strengthen the connections between choreographic practice, research, artistic production, and qualification.
The length of eight months should provide sufficient time and space for overcoming conventional rhythms of production and open up space for exchange with other artists and interested parties in order to receive new impulses and contacts. Over the course of the residency the three choreographers will each develop a full-length piece that is presented at the end of the residency on three evenings.
For choreographers interested in applying to the residency programme, K3 offers two info ZOOMs on 5 August at 5pm. (Meeting-ID: 956 9365 7467/ Kenncode: 811747 /Please register with your name and date: tanzplan@kampnagel.de
For additional information, visit the website:
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The application can only be made in English through the ONLINE FORM

Rote Fabrik Artists in Residence (Switzerland)
Deadline: 15 August 2021

IG Rote Fabrik allocates a suitable work studio to foreign artists for a period of 3 months and provides infrastructure, support and an artistic environment. Applications are now open for the next residency slot, which will run from April-July 2022.
Three artists a year are chosen by Pro Helvetia’s external offices in India, China, South Africa and Egypt. One artist a year is directly chosen by Rote Fabrik. The next possibility to apply for our residency slot is in July 2021 for a three months residency in 2022 (April-July).
The artists in residence project is geared toward professional artists from abroad who exhibit high artistic and professional quality in the fields of visual arts, dance, theatre, music or film.
Funding is available for travel expenses, insurance, costs of board and accommodation, a small production budget and per diem.
For additional information, visit the website:
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The application can only be made through the ONLINE FORM

Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) /CHF 10,000
Deadline: August 17, 2021

A pioneer in the field of digital arts and innovation, GIFF has presented a program of immersive works since 2014, which has become competitive since 2016. This section showcases immersive works from around the world presented as Swiss, international or world premieres.
Creators, producers and distributors are invited to submit their digital and immersive works (in virtual, augmented and mixed reality) for GIFF’s 2021 festival. The works submitted will be considered by the Festival’s curators who will select those that will feature in the 2021 program (Nov. 5-14, 2021).
To submit please create an account on MyGIFF https://vp.eventival.com/giff/2021.
Select “Registration Forms”, then “Submit an immersive work” or “Submit a digital work”.

Centre for the Less Good Idea / LIA: Print-Making Residency for Artists Based in South Africa (Germany)
Deadline: 23 August 2021

The Centre for the Less Good Idea in Johannesburg and LIA – Leipzig International Art Programe invite artists working across all disciplines but particularly in the digital realm (video, performance, media art, sound art) to apply for an international artist in residence programe in Leipzig Germany.
LIA offers nine selected artists the opportunity of a three-month long residency. An 80m² furnished studio will be provided to live and work in along with a monthly fellowship of 800€.
The monthly fellowship grant has to be offset against receipts and is allocated as follows: 400€ fixed monthly for food; 200€ fixed monthly for local travel and once off for health & travel insurance; 200€ fixed monthly for material costs. One international return flight ticket will be covered to a maximum of 800€.
Applicant artists need to live and work primarily in South Africa but need not be South African. Your overall practice should involve a digital technique such as sound, electronics, photography, film making or new media.
For additional information, visit the website:

Artist in Residence Fellowship (Hungary)
Deadline: 25 August 2021

Each year, IAS CEU offers one Writer in Residence fellowship and one Visual/New Media Artist in Residence fellowship to provide selected artists with opportunities to conceptualise and create new works while providing the Fellow community with opportunities for meaningful interaction with artists working in various fields.
These two residential fellowships (up to 5 months each with a minimum stay of 3 months) are offered on a competitive basis to internationally established as well as emerging artists, in creative writing (from poetry and prose to drama, screen and playwriting) and in the visual arts, including new media art (from painting to filming and from digital art to computer graphics to interactive art).
The organisers provide a net allowance of 2000 EUR per month + accommodation and some research support in the range of 500 – 1000 EUR.
For additional information, visit the website:
The application can only be made through the ONLINE FORM

The Saison Foundation: Online Research Residency
Deadline: 26 August 2021

The Saison Foundation is a private grant-making foundation established by Seiji Tsutsumi in July 1987. The foundation supports projects and activities related to contemporary Japanese theatre and dance.
The Online Research Residency supports creative research for international dance/performance/interdisciplinary artists who are expected to play an important role in the international performing arts scene, with the aim of building an international network for contemporary performing arts and enhancing mutual understanding. The programme offers artistic development opportunities to research and spend time building links with the other participating artists.
The programme is open to individual artists working in the field of contemporary dance and performance art, who are able to communicate in English; who are able to carry out creative research between 10 November 2021 – 10 February 2022; and who are able to attend all programmes including online group sessions and workshops (dates spread throughout the research period).
The Saison Foundation will offer a 350,000 JPY grant (~2700 EUR) and provide participants support and advice for their research.
For additional information, visit the website / 2021 Online Research Residency Program Guidelines
The application can only be made through the ONLINE FORM
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Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics: INHABIT Artist in Residence
Deadline: 29 August 2021 ( 23:59 p.m.(CET)

The INHABIT Artist in Residence Programme of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics invites artists from various disciplines to collaborate with the institute’s team of scientists and researchers in Frankfurt, Germany.
INHABIT invites artists to spend three months creating new work, or further developing an existing project, in a scientific research environment. Openness to the mission of the institute and interest and readiness to work together with individual researchers or research groups are naturally preconditions. During the residency, the institute will provide space, resources, and facilities for productive experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration.
The institute offers: An artist’s fee of 8000 Euro./Accommodation fee of 2000 Euro.
Production budget depending on the project/Technical and administrative support for the realisation of the final project.
Travel costs to/from and in Frankfurt/Curatorial support during the residency.
For additional information, visit the website

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

Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF)
Deadline: August 31, 2021

The European Script Award is open to all television stations, broadcasters and production companies based in Europe. Eligible are TV series produced and written by emerging scriptwriters (first, second or third script).
The best screenwriter of the year will receive a prize worth EUR 10,000 offered by the European Alliance for Television and Culture (EATC) during GIFF’s award ceremony which will take place on November 13, 2021.
To apply and submit a series, follow these guidelines:

  1. Create an account or login on MyGIFF online platform: https://vp.eventival.com/giff/2021 Complete or update your data
  2. Enter the Registration Forms, choose European Script Award, fill in the form and then submit
  3. Once your form submitted, you will be contacted by GIFF and informed about the procedure to upload a screener of your TV series.
    info in Guidelines
    More about application on official page

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.

Call for Entries in 25th Japan Media Arts Festival
Deadline: 3 September 2021

In 25th festival, there will be an open call for a work to be shown on the Globe-like display at Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
To be eligible for entry, works must satisfy all of the following conditions.
Works for spherical surfaces or domes
Video works, or application programs capable of real-time video creation that can be projected onto a screen
This festival honors outstanding works in four main divisions:
Art – Works of art created with new media and digital technologies. Interactive art, media installations, video works, graphic art (digital illustration, digital photography, computer graphics, etc), web-based works, media performances, etc.
Entertainment – Works for entertainment created with digital technologies. Games (video games, online games, etc.), video works (music videos, advertising videos, special effects videos, etc.), gadgets, electronics, websites, application software, etc.
– Animation – Animated feature films, animated short films, animated series, etc.
Manga – Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile), self-published comics, etc.
Categories: Geo-Cosmos Category and Dome Theater
Guidelines; Submit your works
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AXS Film Fund
Deadline: Spetember 3, 2021/10.000

AXS Film Fund was founded to support documentary filmmakers and non-fiction new media creators of color with disabilities. 2020 very clearly brought about the need for compassion and serious change. Between violence targeted at people of color, a fearful divided nation, and the global pandemic, it’s more important now than ever to raise a body of more culturally diverse voices.
More info about application on official page

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.
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The 2021 Film And Video Poetry Symposium
Deadline: 4 September 2021

Poets, Writers, filmmakers, animators, video and digital artists, media and performance artists are called to submit creative works to The 4th Annual Film and Video Poetry Symposium..
NO restrictions regarding total running time of films submitted. NO no restrictions regarding when the film was produced or if the film has premiered regionally or internationally.NO no restrictions on subject matter, theme, topic, or language of origin.
The Film and Video Poetry Symposium calls for poetry films, filmpoems, digital-poetry, poetry video, Cin(E)-Poetry, spoken word films, videopoema, visual poetry, choreopoems, poetrinca, media poetry, and all films and video that are driven by onscreen text.
The Film and Video Poetry Symposium also excepts and supports experimental film and video work that explores language and/or literature whether it is oral, written, visual, or symbolic. This includes non-narrative work and the avant-guard.
The Film and Video Poetry Symposium also calls for essay film, works of epistolary cinema, animation, choreopoems, performance art film and video, episodic content, oratorical works, documentary, video art, media art and installation, works created through immersive technologies, and episodic programming. Works that explore ASMR are also encouraged. Please see categories below for more details.
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Submit your works https://www.fvpsociety.com/2021-online-submission-form
Online form https://www.fvpsociety.com/2021-online-submission-form

on-the-fly: Live Coding Research Residencies (Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Netherlands)
Deadline: 5 September 2021

PLive coding is a performing art and creative technique centered on writing and modifying algorithms in real-time, often in the presence of a physical or virtual audience in such a way that the person writing the algorithms becomes part of the algorithm itself. That is, live coding explores real-time writing of algorithms with creative intentions. The process is shown to the public, thus giving insights into the performer’s mind.
Possible topics include but are no limited to: live coding performance, live coding composition, live coding embodiment, online live coding, live coding collaboration, live coding improvisation, live coding process, perception of live coding, live coding games, esoteric live coding, live coding and artificial intelligence, live coding and machine learning, live coding and body, live coding and dance, live coding and autonomous agents, live coding and tangibility, live coding and digital communities, live coding and domain specific languages, live coding and virtual reality, live coding and electronic DIY, live coding and gesture
Applications are open to researchers, artists, developers and members of collectives of all ages (over 18 years old) and nationalities working in the field of live coding.
Submit your works https://cloud.hangar.org/apps/forms/DQxZP6GpMzDEoGQ7
Project page

European Creators’ Lab
Deadline:12 September 2021

The DEVELOPMENT LAB hosts up to 50 participants and partners from all over Europe and international mentors. Packed with intense expert sessions, keynotes and masterclasses you will find a safe space to learn, explore, experiment and collaborate – in a non-competitive, multi-disciplinary, creative environment, where you develop ideas and make friends with the European VR family.
Participation Fee 350 € (+ 19% VAT)
Application form:
Official Page https://european-creators-lab.com/participate/

Ji.hlava IDFF’s Inspiration Forum and Display
Deadline: September 13, 2021

Ji.hlava IDFF’s Inspiration Forum and DisplayAssociation for Research and Collective Practice invite European artists, filmmakers, designers, scientists, researchers, and experts from other fields to join us in looking for imaginative solutions to the structural problems of European society, which is facing challenges posed by changes in the ecological, political, technological, and social landscapes, and propose alternatives to current developments that will contribute to shaping sustainable and collective futures.
We welcome applicants who are eager to ask fundamental questions about the predominant narratives we exchange about the world and our role in it. Similarly, we encourage those who are interested in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach combining science, technology, and the arts.
More about application on official page
Application Form:

Sony Music Entertainment: Virtual Talents Audition
Deadline:30 September 2021

VEE Virtual Talent Audition” is looking for those who want to establish their own identity.
No matter what gender you are, what you look like, what genre you are good at, what kind of streaming experience you have, or even your nationality.
VEE is the largest virtual talent development and management project in history, to be launched by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. or SMEJ, in 2021.
We aim to debut over 50 virtual talents from this project, and in addition to life streaming and video production, we will develop music, voice acting and an array of creative activities for each virtual talent to make their “dreams” come true.
Sony Music Group (Japan), which has developed a wide range of entertainment businesses, will support the activities of the virtual talents by making the most of its know-how and solutions.
Aplication form:
Official Page


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