OpportunitArt – September 2021

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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!

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics: INHABIT Artist in Residence

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.
Artist’s fee: 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

S+T+ARTS4Water: Open Call for Ten Thematic Residencies on Technology and Water

S+T+ARTS4Water call is looking for artists to contribute to the sustainable management of water in a variety of ways through experimental use of and/or critical reflection on digital technologies. Can we rethink the paradigms that have guided water policy and investments to date through artistic practice and art-inspired thinking and by increasing the use of new technologies? How can technology become a collaborator in the development of new pathways rather than a mere solution? What is at stake in terms of how we experience, understand and value water systems?
The budget for each residency is 40,000€, including artwork production and artist fee.
Download the description of all challenges here.
Online Form:


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: http://www.ntaa.be

Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF)

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

Sonic Acts: OVEREXPOSED Home-Based Residency for Artists and Researchers
Deadline: 1 September 2021

It is an opportunity for artists and researchers to expand their practice and develop new ideas and methodologies while being financially supported in their work.
Artists and Researchers working across the fields of environmental humanities with a special focus on pollution and experimental art and media.
OVEREXPOSED is part of a four-year research programme from Sonic Acts on the materiality of pollution and systemic and political issues related to the contamination of our environment.
Each resident receives a total fee of €2000 – this includes production costs during the residency.
Application Link
More info 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
More info

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.
More about Application

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.
More info
Submit your works https://www.fvpsociety.com/2021-online-submission-form
Online form https://www.fvpsociety.com/2021-online-submission-form

British Council: ‘Connections Through Culture’ Support for Online Collaboration Between the UK and Southeast Asia
DEADLINE: 5 September 2021

The grant should be used to support the process to develop projects with artistic expression or creativity at the core and that will result in collaborative activities including artistic and creative exchange of either skills, knowledge, and practice or the co-production towards new artistic and creative content. Various approaches can be employed such as art residencies, exhibitions, performances and showcases, publications, webinars, and conferences.
Open to individual artists, cultural professionals, creative practitioners, or, for cultural organisations, hubs, networks, and collectives based in the UK or in any of the six Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam) featured in this programme.
UK and six Southeast Asia countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, VietNam
application site.

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

ASSITEJ: ‘Cradle ReWired’ Collaborating to Explore ‘Theatricality’ for Young Audiences (Online)
Deadline: 8 September 2021

The programme will happen through digital engagement and mutual exploration between paired artists from South Africa and Belgium.
Artists working in South Africa (Members of Assitej SA) or Belgium (Flemish and/or French-speaking) Artists who are interested in making theatre for young audiences are eligible to apply
The project will examine the notion of ‘theatricality’ and what components are needed or invented to bring an audience into a theatrical experience, and when some or all of the usual theatre elements may not be possible.
Each participating artist will receive a fee of 500 euros for their participation in this stage. In the final round, one or two proposals will be selected to receive a production budget of up to 12,000 EUR to present a collaboration at the Cradle of Creativity (at the Market Theatre, South Africa, August 2022) and/or in their respective countries.
Official page
Application Form

British Council: Sub-Saharan Africa Arts Cultural Exchange (Online)
Deadline: 8 September 2021 / 1 February 2022

The call for applications is open to: artists, arts organisations, festivals, arts professionals, creative sector researchers
Working across all art forms (Architecture, Design and Fashion, Film, Literature, Music, Theatre and Dance, Visual Art).
The deadline for the New Connections and New Art Co-creation strands is 8 September 2021, while the Research strand invites rolling applications until 1 February 2022.
The call-out is open to artists, cultural professionals, festivals, creative sector researchers working across all artforms/disciplines working with audiences predominantly from 18-35 years.
There are three grant categories with grants ranging from £5000 – £30,000.

Eligible countries also vary by category, but cover: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, UK, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
More info on official page :
Application from :

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:

HEVA / British Council Kenya: Ignite Culture Grants for Cultural and Creative Sectors in Eastern Africa
DEADLINE: 15 September 2021

Grants of up to a maximum of 180,000 euro for the support of creative and cultural industries (CCIs) in 14 countries in Eastern Africa. This funding will help successful applicants develop programmes and projects to grow their own ventures, and do cultural work and support within their target communities. It will also go a long way towards making their efforts more sustainable.
Lead applicants must be from one of the fourteen (14) countries
Co-applicants can be from:
ACP West Africa – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire, Libera, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
ACP Central Africa – Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equitorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sao Tome and Principe (STP), Chad
ACP Southern Africa – Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
Co-applicants from an EU member state
Application page / Official page


Stereopsia – the World Immersion Forum is a unique and friendly place where science, business and arts are gathered to offer a wide spectrum of knowledge and expertise in the fields of XR technologies and contents
To be eligible in the Crystal Owl Competition, the content must comply with the following requirements:
– Must have been produced or at least 30% co-produced in Europe*
– Must have been completed between 1 June 2020 and 15 September 2021.
– Contents must be narrative live action or animation (with or without interactivity). VR games, room-scale and free-roaming will not be accepted.
– Contents must not have been submitted to Stereopsia previously. If the content is a sequel to a previously submitted content, at least 50% of the new content must be NEW material.
– VR contents must be stereoscopic-3D.
– Contents that require heavy installations will not be accepted (or not shown with heavy set-up).
– Contents that have already been contextualized or shown with an installation must be indicated as such in the submission form.

More about application here
Submit here
Official page

PAiR Residency for Nordic and Baltic Artists and Professionals (Latvia)
Deadline: 20 September 2021

Open call for Artists, curators, researchers, thinkers, writers and others exclusively from or based in Baltic and Nordic states
PAiR residency offers a studio, living space, access to a library and gallery, curatorial support (at least 2 organised studio visits), provides administrative support and, if necessary, workshops, materials, tools and research resources. PAiR Residency will cover the travel costs to and from Pāvilosta as well as accommodation and administrative support.
Call destinate for artists whi aim to explore the diverse socio-environmental landscape of Pāvilosta, engaging with its rich fauna and flora as well as its particular community and history. Structured as an open-ended process, PAiR welcomes the possibility of public presentation formats which would share the experience at the residency with others.
PAiR covers: a studio, living space, access to library and gallery, curatorial support (at least 2 organised studio visits), provides administrative support and, if necessary, workshops, materials, tools and research resources. Residents from the Nordic countries will also receive per diems
More info on official page
To apply, please email info@vvfoundation.org a single PDF containing a conceptual presentation of the project

Deadline: 20 September 2021

In the framework of EXPERIMENTA, the Arts & Sciences Biennale 2022, Atelier Arts Sciences is launching a call for projects for EXPERIMENTA, the Fair which will take place in Grenoble from 19 to 22 October 2022 (subject to confirmation).
Atelier Arts Sciences is a joint research laboratory shared by CEA – a French research centre – and Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts Sciences – a theatre based in Meylan, France.
You are leading an innovating project at the crossroad between arts, sciences and technologies ?
You are interested in presenting your work publicly, getting feedbacks from the audience and making new professional connections ?
EXPERIMENTA is opening its doors to you : apply and get your project selected for EXPERIMENTA 2022 ’s program.
More on official page

Fleetstreet: Residency Programme for Artist Groups (Germany)
DEADLINE: 30 September 2021

The Fleetstreet Residency Programme is designed to support young groups which put on productions with reasonable means that are suitable for smaller theatres.
If the selected group doesn’t live in Hamburg, a studio apartment (3 rooms, kitchen, bathroom) is provided and a cash grant for the group in the total amount of €1000 per month will be paid. For all groups the Hamburger Kulturstiftung and the Rudolf Augstein Stiftung will grant the amount of € 1000 per month each. Applications are open internationally.
online applications
Enquiries should be addressed to: info@fleetstreet-hamburg.de
More info on official page

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

Prototype Funding
DEADLINE: 18 October 2021

Gamecity Hamburg is the contact for prototype funding in Hamburg – from the first consultation appointment to the transfer of the grant.
The funding supports developers and game studios (natural and legal persons) to create a prototype for digital games. The non-repayable funds will be granted with a maximum of 80,000 euros and a maximum of 80 percent of the eligible costs.
A consultation appointment with Gamecity Hamburg is mandatory before application. Before making an appointment, it is essential that the applicant has carefully read all documents and checked the online application form.

More about de application process on official page
Official link https://www.gamecity-hamburg.de/

The S4Fashion
Open Call :”Innovate
for a sustainable and circular fashion industry”
Deadline 29 October 2021 at 17:00 (CET)

Total budget of the call: € 275.000
Type of participants: Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises with proposals relevant to the fashion sectors (textiles, clothing, footwear, leather and accessories), Designers and Startups. Academia and Technology Centres are eligible only as partners.
The S4Fashion Call for proposals is supported by S4Fashion-Sustainability for Fashion sector project, funded by COSME programme
The S4Fashion Call for proposals is seeking innovative collaborative projects aiming to pilot novel processes to create a product, service or business model with scale-up potential for sustainable or circular fashion.
The purpose of the call for proposals is to select and provide funding and support to 25 transnational partnerships that aim at creating a new innovative product or service directly improving the take-up and adoption of sustainability and circularity models and practices in the fashion sectors.
The selected partnerships will receive direct funding of up to EUR 15.000 for their innovative projects and will also benefit from additional business support services such as training workshops, mentoring, brokerage events, and investment forums to ensure the innovative projects develop into a marketable product, service or business model.

Register to apply / Open call details;

More info on Official page

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