OpportunitArt – November 2021

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Selected opportunities for all Artists and Creatives (programs, awards, residencies, grants) with deadlines in NOVEMBER 2021. Hurry up to apply and/or Share the opportunities with your friends!

ISEA 2022
7th International Symposium on Electronic Art-Barcelona
Deadline 27.10.2021

ISEA is one of the world’s most prominent international arts and technology events ISEA2022 Barcelona invites artists, designers, scholars, researchers, educators, innovators and creators to contribute to this growing discussion about our world of possible –not only opening up an unfinished world of futures, but also the possible presents and pasts– and to address it through following sub-themes:
Humans and Non-humans
Natures and Worlds
Futures and Heritages
Educations and Societies

More about Themes
Official Page for Proposal;
More info about on Official Page

DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition
Deadline: 28.10 2021

The DigitalArt4Climate is an unprecedented multi-stakeholder partnership initiative which uses blockchain technology to turn art into digital assets, also known as NFTs, which can be collected and traded, thus opening up a socio-technological innovation space which helps to unlock extraordinary potential for resource mobilization in support of Sustainable Development Goals and UN Agenda 2030 implementation in general and action for climate empowerment in particular.


Art Competition (with the focus on youth), and to win a total of 3000 € in prizes for public voting winners (1 overall winner 1500 €, 500 € for the sub-theme winners), and exhibit in Glasgow in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26).

More info on oficial page _competition or on Techvangart
Guide for application

British Council: Open Call for India-UK Together 2022
Deadline: 31 October 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:
More info on Official page

Transformations Grant
Deadline: 31 October 2021

The VIFF Immersed XR Market brings together leaders in art, tech, and entertainment to discover the next wave of great VR/AR narrative content from live-action, documentary and animation. Selected artists will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to potential investors and distributors as well as compete for the VIFF Immersed Grant.
Project delivery format must be either virtual reality, augmented reality, or mixed reality
Projects must be in development and looking for funding and distribution
Projects must fall into on at least one of the following categories: documentary, live-action, or animation
A virtual event (Oct 4-5) presented by Vancouver International Film Festival, produced by Artizen, and hosted at the Museum of Other Realities

More info on Official Site

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

Transformations Grant
Deadline: 31.10.2021

Supporting performance artists to innovate and use the power of technology to help people around the world better understand each other and planet. The Transformations Grant awards a quarterly cash prize to projects innovating the futures of the performing arts. Any project is eligible that explores the ways technology can bring performance into the world at large, including immersive Zoom productions, Audio-First, VR/AR/XR, games and more.

More on Official site

Meta Biennale Open Call Extended Until November 12th!

APPLY HERE: https://artgatevr.com/gallery-app/

NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre
Deadline: 1.11.2021

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live or online theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women
Finishing grants* for film, television, and digital projects
Funds for the creation of music recordings or videos
Production funds for live or online theatre
In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or female protagonist(s) or lead musical role.

INFO SESSION video presentation

Official Site and Application form

Online application BBBank Newcomer Projection Mapping Prize 2022
Deadline: 2.11 2021

This international award is endowed by the BBBank, founded and with its headquarters in Karlsruhe, to celebrate the bank’s centenary. The Grand Prize is 10,000 Euro (plus production costs) and the winner will be selected from among the entries submitted by a high-profile jury chaired by Peter Weibel, Chairman and CEO of the ZKM. The prize-winning concept will be produced and presented as a new artwork at the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe 2022, The second and third prizes are 5,000 Euro and 2,000 Euro, respectively. All the winners will receive their prizes at an awards ceremony.

More info on Official Site:

The Terraforming
Deadline: 7.11.2021

The Terraforming is a three-year (2020–2022) design-research initiative of Strelka Institute, directed by Benjamin Bratton and Nicolay Boyadjiev.

Admissions are now open for the final cycle of The Terraforming. Apply to join the five-month, tuition-free design research program at Strelka Institute. or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or female protagonist(s) or lead musical role.
The program is tuition-free (researchers receive a monthly stipend) and invites architects, urbanists, filmmakers, media theorists, historians, philosophers, science-fiction writers, artists, engineers, economists, political scientists, ecologists, anthropologists, and graphic designers to apply and work collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of cinema, text, and speculative design-research.

For more information visit theterraforming.strelka.com or contact us at apply@strelka.com

Short film competition across Sub-Saharan Africa
Deadline: 14.11.2021

Netflix and UNESCO launch a short film competition, “African Folktales, Reimagined,” to find the bravest, wittiest, and most surprising retellings of some of Africa’s most-loved folktales. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got.
The competition is open to individuals seeking to venture into feature film development and production. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years of demonstrable professional experience in the audio-visual industry. Applicants must have developed and produced 1 to 2 theatrical feature films, television fiction, documentaries, or 2-3 short films and/or commercials.

The final 6 storytellers will each win $25,000; each of them will also receive a production budget of up to $75,000 to create their short film. The collection of winning films will be launched on Netflix in 2022 as an “Anthology of African Folktales, Reimagined.”
You are under 35 years old
You are a citizen and resident of a Sub-Saharan African country

You are a filmmaker with limited experience, but have developed and produced 1- to 2 theatrical feature films, television fiction, documentaries, or 2-3 short films and/or commercials seeking to venture into feature film development and production
More about on Official Site
Application form

Deadline: 14.11.2021

IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] invites emerging and aspiring curators with a specific interest in media art and its relationship to technology and society to apply for the Full Spectrum Curatorship Programme
Do note that the participation fee is €250, and that all meetings will be held in English. To apply, please complete the questions in the online application form by 23:59 (CET), 14 November 2021.

More about on Official Site
Application form

The Cité internationale des arts
Deadline: 15.11.2021

The programme is intended for foreign artists, residing exclusively outside of France, wishing to develop a research and creation project in Paris, in all artistic disciplines.
Architecture/landscaping/urban planning,visual arts,street arts/circus/puppets,comic arts, cinema (fiction, animated cinema, creative documentary), exhibition curating/art critic, digital creation (digital arts, video games, VR), dance, design/graphism
literature (fiction, essay, children’s literature), crafts, fashion design, music (current, cla14.5ssic, contemporary and music for films and video games), photography, pluridisciplinary projects, theater

The French cultural network abroad and/or the associated partners, in France or abroad, are invited to submit applications on the IFProg platform.
**Applications submitted directly by artists shall not be accepted.**
They must absolutely be submitted by associated partners via the IFProg platform.
Candidates must necessarily be supported by one or more cultural partners. The associated partner(s) must carry out the application process for the artist.

Application form
More on Official site

Technarte / ITER: Tenerife Art and Technology Residency
Deadline: 11.11.2021

Technarte, TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes) and ITER (Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables), in order to investigate the connections between Innovation, Art, Science and Technology in creative processes, decided to launch a programme of artistic residencies in scientific environments on the Island of Tenerife called Technarte Residency Tenerife. The goal of this programme is the creation of two artistic projects that integrate the fields of technology, science and innovation into their reflection, production and execution processes.
International artists and researchers specialised in the field of art, technology and science may apply to the call.

In addition to providing accommodation and working space, the programme provides a round trip ticket from the artist’s place of residence to the ITER facilities (with a maximum amount of €1500), a stipend and travel insurance.
More info on Official Site

Deadline; 15.11.2021

AI4FUTURE launches an international call for artists who work with Artificial Intelligence and that are interested in collaborating with young activists on a tangible work of art that local communities can adopt to support their collective challenge.
AI4future is searching for 4 artists to work at an AI-based artwork in collaboration with young European activists to foster new urban community awareness.
10.000€ to create a new work or to develop an existing project during an art residency in one of the 4 cities involved in the AI4FUTURE project (Barcelona, ​​Rotterdam, Milan, Cagliari), from January to June 2022.


Submit your application here.
More info on Official page
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Designers in Residence 2022
Deadline: 15.11.2021

Pforzheim invites international young designers as part of the scholarship program “Designers in Residence” to Pforzheim. “Designers in Residence” addresses to young designers working in the fields of jewellery, fashion, accessory, industrial and communication design as well as other design disciplines.
Interdisciplinary project proposals are welcome. Three scholarship holders will be invited to the EMMA – Creative Center Pforzheim for a three – month working phase.
Applicants must have completed studies at an university of applied sciences or university, must not be older than 35 years or must have completed their studies not longer than two years ago.
Language skills in German or English are required.


Application form
More on Official site

MMM AR Accelerator
Deadline: 15.11.2021

Produced in partnership with Artizen, the MMM AR Accelerator will select 5 projects from leading AR studios and developers to participate in a 6-month program to create the next major hit for augmented reality.

Selected projects must adhere to the following criteria:
Projects must be original concepts, in development and unreleased
Projects must be developed for augmented or mixed reality devices
Projects may be any genre or category of apps or entertainment, however they should ​​have a proven potential of reaching wide audiences
Selected projects will receive $15,000 and the opportunity to receive $100K to $1M+ in greenlight funding as well as mentorship from leaders across art, entertainment, and technology.
More on Official site

Production Awards program
Deadline: 19.11.2021 at 16:00 Beirut time.

The program supports artists and writers from the Arab region, below the age of 35, by offering grants to enable them to produce their first creative projects. Grants of up to €8,500 are available for projects in literature, music, performing arts and visual arts and of up to €13,000 for projects in cinema and video. Every year, 20 projects are selected for the grants, four in each artistic category.
The program helps give young people the opportunity to create original works and develop new forms of artistic and literary expression.
The Production Awards program aims to support and encourage the artistic and literary productivity and creativity of a new generation of young artists and writers from the Arab region.
Grants are available for the following disciplines: Performing arts: Visual arts: Literature: inema/video:

For further questions, please contact the Production Awards team: awards@mawred.org
More about on Official Site

S+T+ARTS Regional Centres | Repairing the Present Open Call
Deadline: 21.11 2021 at 13:00 CEST

The call is open to professional individual artists and collectives from any art-related field, excited and ready to collaborate with a network of experts and technology (ICT) professionals in addressing local challenges. Previous experience in collaboration with industrial companies and/or research institutions will be valued, but is not a condition for participation.
Budget per challenge:€40.000
Regional S+T+ARTS Centres: Snowball (Coord., BE), MAXXI Museum (IT), Art Hub Copenhagen (DK), STATE (DE), Onassis Stegi (EL), In4Art (NL), MEET (IT), CCCB (ES), Ars Electronica (AT), SONY CSL Lab (FR), Kersnikova (SI), CYENS Centre of Excellence (CY).

More info on Official Site:
Guide for application
Application form

Smithsonian Magazine
Deadline: 30.11.2021

Smithsonian Magazine is calling for entries to its 19th Annual Photo Contest, open to all photographers who are 18 years old or older.
Award-winning photographs can range from a captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Smithsonian is looking for the best of the best.
Eight prizes will be awarded in spring 2022, including a Grand Prize of $2,500, six category prizes of $500 each and a Reader’s Choice award of $500.
The following six contest categories are drawn from subjects of special interest to Smithsonian magazine:
Natural World: Travel: People: The American Experience: Altered Images: Mobile
You can submit your photograph, or a high-quality scan of your photograph, online at smithsonianmag.com/photocontest.

**To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been shot by the entrant since 1 January 2019.
Please read the rules


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Deadline:30.11 2021 (11:59:59pm CET)

Da Vinci Labs will be a multi-disciplinary research centre, harmoniously and artistically integrated with its surroundings in the Touraine region of France, which combines three residential blocks and three non-residential laboratories in an avant-garde sustainable complex. This project aims to reconcile technological innovation with sustainable development by creating physical spaces allowing all stakeholders (citizens, entrepreneurs, researchers, industrial and decision-makers) to experiment with technologies that can address the major societal problems of our era.
In the spirit of its founding philosophy, Da Vinci Labs is launching LEONARDO REBOOTED, a grant to support the production of Art & Science projects. Aimed to artists and artistic collectives who produce ground-breaking artworks at the intersection of Art and Science.
The only restriction of this production is that the final projects must be presented in digital or video format, in other words, projects that do not require a physical location.
All entrants, by virtue of their participation, fully accept the following rules of contest.
The selected proposal in each of the two categories will receive a total sum of €5,000 (split in two payments)

Artificial Intelligence and Quantum:
Synthetic Biology:
Download and fill out the application form and Download the guidelines
More info on oficial page

Film Independent
Deadline; Non-Member Deadline: December 15, 2021
Film Independent Member Extended Deadline: December 29, 2021

Film Independent is looking for talented filmmakers with documentary projects that are compelling, original and demonstrate a unique vision. Both experienced and first-time directors are welcome to apply.
The Film Independent Documentary Lab accepts applications for nonfiction films or series that will be in late post-production in the spring of 2022. Applicants must submit a work sample which should include a minimum of a polished trailer and scene selects, all the way up to a rough cut. Filmmakers that have yet to complete the majority of principal photography and those that do not yet have any footage assembled are not eligible to apply.

Submit your application here.
Talent Guide and application deadline
More info on Official page

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