OpportunitArt – April-May 2023

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Selected opportunities for all Artists and Creatives (open calls, programs, awards, residencies, grants) with deadlines in APRIL 2023 and MAY 2023
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Deadline: 15 April

AI Fashion Week provides a unique opportunity for emerging AI fashion designers to showcase their talents and creativity. We believe this platform will be instrumental in the discovery of the next big talent in fashion as it unveils the future of this industry.
More info here / Link for Application

2023 Documentary Fund Grant Application (Sundance Institute)

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today a new partnership between the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and the John Templeton Foundation in support of nonfiction storytelling. Through a new three-year partnership Sundance will increase the size of its granting pool by $500,000 per year, which enables the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund to double the size of its grants across the board, from development to post-production. Starting with the current Open Call for applications (deadline April 17), the nonprofit will award selected projects at the development stage grants of up to $40,000 and Production and Post-Production grants of up to $100,000.
More info: 

circusnext: European Circus Label Open Call for Circus Projects
Deadline: 17 April 2023

Open Call for Circus Projects; circusnext is a European programme that aims at identifying creative emerging circus authors and at supporting their creation processes and touring opportunities.
The main objective of the platform is to cooperate to strengthen and develop the circus field in Europe by facilitating artists’ mobility and showing the audience new and diverse forms of circus.
MORE INFO https://www.circusnext-artists.eu/
Call for projects and recommendations HERE. • Application Form HERE. Apply HERE.

Deadline: 25 April at 22:00 UTC/GMT. 

The SIGGRAPH Posters program is an interactive forum where students, researchers, artists, enthusiasts, and practitioners present their latest novel ideas and ongoing research. Posters authors discuss their work, receive feedback, inspire and find inspiration from others, and network with researchers and industry professionals.

Student authors are encouraged to submit to the Student Research Competition for the chance for their work to be highlighted, to receive a prize, and to progress to the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals!

For more information

Begehungen Festival: Exhibition and Residency
Deadline: 23 April 2023

Begehungen Festival are looking for artists of all genres and forms of expression who would like to address this annual theme via the open call. Participation is possible both in the form of a residency and with submitted works. When applying for a residency of up to four weeks, a coherent concept must be submitted that describes both the work being created and how it will be implemented.
The honorarium for a four-week residency for artists and groups is 2500 euros. Up to 700 euros for material costs are available per artist or group. Travel costs to and from the residency are reimbursed and accommodation is provided free of charge. A shorter residency period is possible and will be reimbursed on a pro rata basis.
Application page

Docs by the Sea 2023 for filmmakers from Asia
Deadline: 24 APRIL 2023

Docs by the Sea (DBTS) 2023 are calling for applications from docu-filmmakers from Asia for their DBTS Labs and Forum, held online and in Indonesia from 17 July to 8 September 2023.
Docs by the Sea is an international documentary lab and forum for creative documentary projects from Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and other Asian regions. Through Docs by the Sea, the selected documentary projects will obtain mentorship and pitching opportunities that allow them to connect with the international market
Docs by the Sea are looking for 23–26 creative documentary projects in the following segments:
-Storytelling Lab
-Editing Lab
-Creative Producing Lab
MORE INFO https://docsbythesea.org/

Points North Fellowship
Deadline: Extended Deadline: April 24 11:59pm

The Points North Fellowship is a unique opportunity for six filmmakers (or filmmaking teams) to accelerate the development of their feature-length documentary projects through a combination of funding, focused mentorship, workshops, industry meetings and a public pitch session at the Camden International Film Festival.

PLANT – Performing Life Akademia Network
Deadline: 30 April 2023

Calling for proposals for artistic projects to be developed through residencies of 1 year period, in the countries involved in the project (Portugal, Greece and Spain). They are looking for three artists or collectives (represented by a maximum of 2 people), who have carried out previous works focused on relational modes, and are committed to participating in the development of artistic practices and methodologies capable of establishing strong connections with diverse places and contexts.

call for web residencies: ALGORITHMIC POETRY
Deadline: 30 APRIL

For the nineteenth call for web residencies, Akademie Schloss Solitude’s Digital Solitude program is collaborating closely with Liquid Architecture. The Naarm (Melbourne)–based art organization Liquid Architecture supports radical interdisciplinary experimentations offering a platform for artists working with sound – from our everyday data-driven world to the dissonant, beat-driven resonant sounds that defy definition.
Curated by Digital Solitude and Liquid Architecture — Mrz 29, 2023
Four project proposals will be selected and rewarded with an online residency and a grant of 1,200 euros.

Movies that Matter Impact Grant
Deadline: 30 APRIL 2023

Your documentary or nonfiction project or idea should use emerging technology or use ‘old tech’ (projections, multichannel video, console video games, VFX, 3D, etc.) in new or inventive ways. Fiction stories are not eligible for the MIT Open Documentary Lab.

UCArts:Call for projects Creation and Artificial Intelligence (in french)
Deadline: 1 May 2023

This call, open until 1 May 2023, is aimed at creators registered in a professional process in France or abroad.(Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Dance, Writing, Circus Arts, Design, Cinema.) It offers an endowment of 10,000 € for a residency and the realization of a creative project linking one or more artistic practices with the theme of artificial intelligence. In the event that the candidate does not reside in Nice or its surroundings, accommodation may be made available within Villa Arson.
Application page

Baltic Dance Platform: Baltic Performances and Pitches
Deadline:14 May 2023

Open call is for contemporary dance artists of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to participate in the third Baltic Dance Platform, which will take place Riga, Latvia on 9-11 February 2024. Three performances and five pitch presentations from each Baltic country will be selected to participate in the event.
Baltic Dance Platform and partners will cover travel costs and accommodation (for those traveling from outside the Riga capital area) for all selected participants. Selected participants will also receive payment for the presentation of the performances.
The call for applications to the artistic programme and the application form opens on 6 March 2023.
Deadline for applications is 14 May 2023 at 17.00 EEST (check your local time here: time.is).
Fill in the application form in English.
More information is available by e-mail: info@balticdance.org
Application page

Disney Accelerator 2023
Deadline: 15 May 2023

The Disney Accelerator is open to venture-backed, growth-stage (Series A+) startups with a vision for making an impact on the future of technology and entertainment. We are looking for companies with innovative technologies and business concepts that are actionable both near- and long-term and would complement the breadth of The Walt Disney Company’s portfolio of experiences.

67th BFI London Film Festival
Deadline: 15 May 2023, 17.00 BST.

LFF Expanded, the BFI London Film Festival’s strand for Immersive Art and Extended Realities (XR), aims to explore and transform the way we experience art and moving image through innovative forms of immersive media like virtual, augmented and mixed reality. Using cinema as a jumping off point, we want to literally expand audiences’ horizons on how to experience interactive storytelling.


Artist Fellowship At Cavendish Arts-Science
Deadline: Extended Deadline: 21 May

The annual Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship is delivered in partnership with Girton College.

Previous Cavendish Arts Science Fellows include experimental filmmaker Logan Dandridge who brought specific interests in memory, non-linear time and Black experience to his dialogues with physicists, and artist and composer Ain Bailey our 2022-23 Fellow, who is currently in residence in Cambridge. Ain brings her interest in multi-channel sound, architectural acoustics and the constellation of sounds that form individual and community identities, to her encounters with physicists. 

MORE INFO https://www.cavendish-artscience.org.uk/open-call/

IDFA 2023 festival submissions
Deadline: deadline for films: June 1 and July 13 / Deadline for immersive -June 27

IDFA is the leading festival for the art of documentary film and new media. Every November, the festival presents a trend-setting program of 250 selected titles in six competitions, several thematic sections, a physical exhibition, and a range of live performances. The twelve-day event annually welcomes some 295,000 visits, 3,000 professionals, and 40,000 students to Amsterdam, making it the largest and most influential documentary film festival in the world.

More info

64th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Deadline: 21 July 2023

The 64th Thessaloniki International Film Festival will take place from November 2nd to November 12th 2023, and has the pleasure to announce that film submissions are now open.
TIFF has four competition sections: International Competition (a program with first or second feature-length fiction films from across the Globe), Meet the Neighbors Competition (with first or second feature-length fiction films from Greece’s extended “neighborhood”; see the festival regulations for the list of eligible countries), the >>Film Forward Competition section (with first of second feature-length fiction films characterized by their innovative approach to cinema), and the Immersive: All Around Cinema Competition section (with Immersive / VR films).

*PHI Immersive
Application deadline: August 15, 2023

Focused on the creative development of an immersive or interactive work, the PHI Immersive residency offers the selected project the opportunity to be supported by Studio PHI through the development and prototyping of a new creative immersive work.
For more information and to send your application to PHI Immersive:





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