OpportunitArt – October 2021

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

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

Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art
Deadline: 30 september 2021

RIBOCA (Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art), HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme), and NAC (Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts) call for applications to participate in residency programmes in Helsinki, Finland and Nida, Lithuania between January–March 2022.
The residency is aimed at artists, architects, designers, musicians, educators, and practitioners from other disciplines interested in engaging in the fields of art education and mediation. The purpose of this residency is to develop a set of learning kits for an online platform that can be freely used by teachers, pupils, young adults, students and parents to uncover a wide variety of topics through research-based practices of contemporary art.
More info on Official page

Stillpoint Magazine
Deadline:30 September 2021

Stillpoint Magazine is seeking essay submissions in the areas of critical theory, psychoanalytic theory, and social critique, oriented around the concept Salvage for our upcoming Supporters Issue. Essays can be in the 1,250-1,500 word range and can explore various expressions of, or topics surrounding, the concept Salvage: to save something valuable or precious from loss or peril after the storm. Honorarium: $150

Guideline and Application page

Stillpoint Magazine
Deadline:30 September 2021

Salvage Artwork project open submissions of visual artworks which consider the notion of Salvage: to save something valuable from destruction, peril, or loss after the storm.
Selected works will be featured in our next issue for Supporters, due out in October. Honorarium: $150
More info’s on official page

32nd Fashion ZAKKA Design Competition
Deadline:30 September 2021

Taito City embraces major tourist attractions as Ueno and Asakusa, and furthermore, Taito City houses many local manufactures of ZAKKA; general merchandise and knick-knacks, such as genuine leather items and hats.
The 32nd Fashion ZAKKA Design Competition is designed to reward the best and excellent designs through screenings of approximately 3,000 entries every year.
This year, a new category has been introduced to this time-honored competition which has been going on for more than 30 years.
More info on official page
Application form:

FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHY CALL
Deadline: 30 September 2021

The second edition of the Biennale della Fotografia Femminile looking for photographic projects to exhibit during the next edition of BFF, which will be held in Mantua, Italy, from March 3rd through the 27th 2022.
The call is open exclusively to all people who identify as female and who are 18 years or older.
The projects must explore this edition’s theme, which is Legacy.
All materials must be sent by 11:59 pm GMT+1 on September 30th 2021..
More info on official page

Design Museum
Deadline: 30 September 2021

Open Call for Exhibitions on the Theme of Knowledge and Information (Finland)
The exhibition concept selected through the application process will be granted €10,000 production funding (covering costs for travel, transport, equipment, materials, and work). The winning proposal will also be offered the use of the Gallery space of the Design Museum Helsinki, help for putting the exhibition together and for its basic expenses. Exhibition schedule: 9 September 2022 – 15 January 2023.
The applicants should submit their proposals under the theme of the open call, knowledge. The proposal must be somehow connected to the field of design: in its use of expressions, working methods, tools or discourse. Each applicant may independently define how to interpret and process the theme of the application cycle. The application may include suggestions for possible partners for the exhibition.
More info on official page
The applications shall be submitted no later than 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) (EET) on the 30th of September 2021 in pdf format to the address opencall@designmuseum.fi

Fleetstreet Residency Program
Deadline:30 September 2021

The Fleetstreet Residency Program is designed to support young groups which put up productions with reasonable means which is suitable for smaller theatres.
The artist groups have the possibility to work for a period of one month to three months at the Fleetstreet Theatre in Hamburg. If the 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 € 1000,00 per month will be paid. For all groups the Hamburger Kulturstiftung and the Rudolf Augstein Stiftung will grant the amount of € 1000,00 per month each. This funding doesn’t have to be applied additionally.
More info on official page

Made of Truth
Deadline:30 September 2021


Made of Truth invites passionate filmmakers to take on the challenge of documenting our tumultuous times on film.
You may have a track record in another form or genre and are keen to make a short, which helps develop your talent on the path to long-form documentary feature filmmaking, or you may have made a doc short or two already.
accept ideas from short and sweet 5 minute wonders to multi-layered 40 minute pieces, encouraging applicants to consider their audience and the appropriate length for their film and the opportunities that may come with keeping it under twenty minutes.
Made of Truth is part of BFI NETWORK and the Fund uses National Lottery money to support all forms of non-fiction: personal stories, hybrid fiction/non-fiction, artist films, essays, observational and social issue projects. We’re also open to looking at VR and immersive projects, which are firmly rooted in the documentary genre.
More info on Official page
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Doomscroll – Leonardo pavilion @ the wrong biennale no5
Deadline:1 October 2021

Are you a net artist interested in participating in our pavilion at the wrong biennale no5(link is external)? We’re looking for works interested in exploring playful approaches to doomscrolling and its socio-cultural implications. While we intend the pavilion to pose criticality through pieces of net art, we’re also looking to have the form mirror a sense of playfulness to what can be a serious topic. We intend for the pavilion to take shape based on selections from the community, and we’re not just limited to net art. If you have work that refers back to our theme in a relevant and compelling way and can be hosted online, we look forward to your submission.
since 2o13, more than 55oo artists and curators have officially participated in the wrong biennale

More info on Official page https://thewrong.org/

SEAFIC Seed Lab
Deadline: 1 October 2021

Open call to promising Southeast Asian short film directors for the inaugural SEAFIC (Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab) Seed Lab, a professional development intensive workshop with sessions online and in Thailand.
Nationals of the following countries are eligible for SEAFIC Seed Lab participation: Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Permanent residents are not eligible.
Please note that applicants must answer some detailed questions about their filmmaking, including their cinematic influences and statement of intent, so please allow some time to fill out our forms. For more information on submissions: https://www.seaficlab.com/seed-lab-apply
More info on Official page
Eligibility page: https://www.seaficlab.com/seed-lab-eligibility

«To-gather» International Collaboration: Call for applications
Deadline: 3 October 2021

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is launching a new call to support the development and testing of new frameworks and methodologies for working internationally. The «To-gather» International Collaboration call supports 2–3-year collaborations between arts practitioners, cultural organisations and institutions in Switzerland and their counterparts in the regions of the Pro Helvetia liaison offices. The call looks to support time for critical reflection on the current situation, for sharing ideas towards more equal forms of exchange between cultural ecosystems and across contexts, and for experimenting with new formats for collaborating.
More info on Official page
Applications must be in English and submitted via the questionnaire in the myprohelvetia.ch  portal

Call: Residency – Arquetopia Mexico, Peru, Italy
Deadline: 3 October 2021

Arquetopia Foundation is now welcoming applications for the following residency programs in the majestic central historic district of Puebla, Mexico; the open countryside of Oaxaca, Mexico; the Sacred Valley of the Andes of Cusco, Peru; and the Amalfi Coast of Naples, Italy, for all dates in 2022 and 2023.
Arquetopia is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our diverse local and international community. Arquetopia’s resident artist and staff backgrounds vary in all aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, Arquetopia actively fights discrimination by offering access to its programs and activities without regard to race, color, gender or gender expression, national origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation. Online Application Form 
More info on Official page

ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL CALL
Deadline: 4 October 2021

Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, will take place from 25 February to 6 March 2022 and will celebrate its 41st edition. In addition to attracting professionals from all over the world, Anima is also a popular and family festival that welcomes more than 40,000 festival-goers every year.
The Festival offers an official selection with national and international competition of short and feature films, as well as an information section (retrospectives, thematic programmes…). Anima is a qualifying festival for the ACADEMY AWARD® for Best Animated Short Film organised by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Anima considers all films completed after June 2020 and belonging to the following categories as eligible for competition:
International Professional Short Films
International Student Films
International Short Films for a Young Audience
Feature Films
Feature Films for a Young Audience
National Short Films
“Animated Night” Short Films
Virtual Reality Short Films

More info on Official page /Submit your film/ RULES AND REGULATIONS

Electric South: New Dimensions Lab for African Artists to Work with Creative Technology
Deadline: 4 October 2021

Now in its fifth edition, the New Dimensions Lab brings together diverse African artists to develop stories told through creative technology alongside leading industry mentors. The next edition will run from 26 February – 6 March 2022 in South Africa.
The Lab takes place at a private retreat where artists engage in discussions and masterclasses, and workshop their creative projects. As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Covid-19 travel restrictions, the Lab will take on a hybrid format giving applicants who are unable to travel an opportunity to virtually immerse themselves. 12 physical and 6 virtual applicants will be selected to participate.
Applicants must be:
Citizens or permanent residents of an African country.
Currently living on the African continent (at least 8 months a year).
Projects ideas must:
Be non-fiction stories. We welcome creative interpretation of documentaries and fiction/documentary hybrids.
Use immersive technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR). This could include 360 film, interactive worlds, animation, artificial intelligence, projection mapping, hybrid forms, and beyond.
More info on Official page

ASEF Mobility First! / Cambodian Living Arts: Culture Over Coffee
Deadline: 8 October 2021

Open call for organisations to organise small, closed gatherings whether physical, virtual or hybrid. The gathering could be focused on developing something you want to work on together, or it could be to explore an issue about which you have shared concerns or questions, or to exchange knowledge and experience in a certain field.
The joint call aims to:
Promote cultural exchange by allowing free-flowing conversations to happen.
Enhance the professional development of cultural professionals by bridging new and strengthening existing connections.
Expand the diversity of cultural professionals participating in exchanges and collaborations.
Each application should have at least 6 and a maximum of 8 participants. Each selected organisation will be awarded a grant of USD 500
More info on Official page

Enclave Land Art: Open Call for Enclave Land Art Residency (Spain)
Deadline: 10 October 2021
Submissions should focus on the dialogue between human beings and nature so as to create an artistic land art itinerary in the area of Vall de Gallinera.
The organisers will select seven projects from different artistic disciplines that will be developed and produced in the natural environment during the two weeks of the Art Residency, sharing experiences, ideas and a common goal.
All projects must take into consideration people’s interest in contemporary arts, aiming to give greater value to the area of Vall de Gallinera, promoting a deep and permanent consciousness of the historical, cultural and traditional aspects of the territory through a dialogue between art and nature.
Disciplines: installation, land art, photography, anthropology, research, sculpture, performance and any other artistic manifestation or line of work in which the artist-territory-nature dialogue can be found within the specific nature of the environment in which the work will be developed and of the proposed idea.
More info on Official page

CreArt: Residency for a Visual Artist
Deadline: 10 October 2021

This call is intended to visual artists with a wide range of mediums: drawing, engraving, illustration, video, installation, collage, new media, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, design, textile, graphics, micro-editing. For logistical reasons, monumental creation cannot be offered. A particular attention will be paid to artists who interrogate the environmental impact of artistic production in their work.
The organisers will cover travel expenses (up to 600€) to Rouen. The city of Rouen also covers material costs (up to 800€), accommodation (at la Maison Pressée), subsistence costs (700€), and a 1000€ artist’s fee.
The residency is open to artists resident in any of the cities taking part in the CreArt project: Aveiro (Portugal); Valladolid (Spain); Clermont-Ferrand (France); Genoa (artists should be under 35) and Lecce (Italy); Liverpool (UK); Lublin and Katowice (Poland); Kaunas (Lithuania); Skopje (Macedonia) and Zagreb (Croatia)
More info on Official page

Arts & Cultural Management Conference ACMC22 | call for papers
Deadline: 10 October 2021

The Arts & Cultural Management Conference (ACMC) is inviting papers for its 5th annual conference in February 2022, a hybrid edition hosted at the University of Deusto in Bilbao (Spain) as well as online. With the conference theme, A Space for More Voices and New Ways, the 5th ACMC22 welcomes papers from anyone interested in making an active contribution to the conversation.
More iinfo on Official page
Call for presentation form

Supporting first-play cable network programming
Deadline: 13 October 2021

Rogers Communications Partnership created the Rogers Cable Network Fund to support the production of cable network programming in Canada.
The Fund will invest up to 20% of the lesser of the total production budget or final cost of eligible projects to a maximum of $500,000 per project.
The Fund supports the following programming genres: drama; documentaries; children’s programming; educational; instructional; performing arts and variety programming. There will be two funding deadlines in 2021.
Eligible applicants must have a commitment from a platform (streaming, broadcast or specialty cable) that is available to Canadian audiences. The platform must pay a license fee of fair market value in exchange for the rights to that content, which must be at least 30 minutes in length. Eligible streaming platforms include: Netflix, CBC.ca, Amazon Prime, CuriosityStream, Sundance Now, and Citytv.com.
More info on Official page / Guideline: here

West African Research Center Travel Grant
Deadline: 15 October 2021

The WARC Travel Grant promotes intra-African cooperation and exchange among researchers and institutions by providing support to African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions and regions on the continent. The WARC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1500 and a stipend of $1500.
Travel grant funds may be used in the research scope
This competition is open only to West African nationals, with priority given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions.
More info on Official page

Biodiversity Media Grants 2021
Deadline: 15 October 2021

The Biodiversity Media Grants will support projects that:
Build the capacity of journalism networks and media organizations to report on biodiversity and conservation issues
Carry out biodiversity and/or conservation training activities for journalists
Build internal capacity
Organize local networks around these issues
The Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity is designed to support the awareness- or capacity-building around biodiversity and conservation, network building, content production around these issues, or creating digital or other media outlets. The opportunity is open to journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions.
More info on Official page

PHOTO JOURNALISM AWARD
Deadline: 18 October 2021

The 12th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is dedicated to Venezuela and its hardships at the individual, social and ecological levels.
Application is open to all photographers (press card not needed), of all nationalities. Participation can be individual or collaborative. Selected by an international jury, the laureate will receive a €50,000 grant to carry out a 6-month field report with the support of the Fondation Carmignac, which produces, upon their return, a travelling exhibition and the publication of a monograph.
More info on Official page
Application form

British Council: Open Call for India-UK Together 2022
Deadline: 31 september 2021

The British Council is inviting collaborative proposals for arts and culture projects from India and UK-based organisations, festivals, and institutions for the India-UK Together 2022 programme to mark India’s 75th anniversary of Independence in 2022-2023.
This is an opportunity to think creatively, be innovative, and explore new ways of artistic collaboration and touring across India and the UK in 2022-2023.
Projects should explore the key cross-cutting theme ‘Together’ – addressing shared global challenges through the lens of digital innovation, environmental sustainability, equality, diversity, and inclusion principles, gender equality, accessibility and empowering young leaders of the future – while investigating the following sub-themes:
Science, Arts and Heritage in times of change:
Arts Festivals:
Artforms:
More info on Official page

The Frameline Completion Fund
Deadline: 31 October 2021

The 2021 Frameline Completion Fund awards $25k to emerging and established filmmakers to complete projects that represent and reflect LGBTQ+ life.
The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers. This program seeks to provide a much-needed source of financial contributions to artists who often struggle to secure funding to complete their works. Grants up to $5,000 are available for the completion of films that represent and reflect LGBTQ+ life in all its complexity and richness.
More info on Official page