Selected opportunities for all Artists and Creatives (open calls, programs, awards, residencies, grants) with deadlines in AUGUST 2023 and SEPTEMBER 2023
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2024 Sundance Film Festival
DEADLINE: August 11/ September 4, September 25.
Submissions to the 2024 Sundance Film Festival are now open. You may click the button below to begin the application process. For answers to the most commonly asked questions about submitting projects to the Festival, download our FAQ document, and please read the Rules & Regulations thoroughly before you begin the process. The deadline dates and submission fees for 2024 Festival consideration are listed below.
on Official Page –https://www.sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival/submit/
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:
Alter-Ciné Foundation Documentary Film Grants
Deadline: AUGUST 15, 2023
The Alter-Cine Foundation documentary film grant is aimed at young video and filmmakers born and living in Africa, Asia or Latin America who want to direct a film in the language of their choice that respects the aims of the Foundation, as explained above.
Official page: http://www.altercine.org/html/en/programme-de-bourses.php
12th Cartoons Underground
Deadline: August 15th, 2023
Cartoons Underground (CU) is Singapore’s premiere and largest animation film festival, dedicated to showcasing the best award-winning international and local animation works
– The festival accepts short films that applied animation techniques.
– Films should not exceed the 30-minute mark.
– Films should be completed after January 1, 2020.
– Singapore students can send their films for the Singapore Student Animation section.
– Films should have English subtitles.
More about on FilmFreeway page : https://filmfreeway.com/CartoonsUnderground
Werner Fenz Grant for Art in Public Space (Austria)
Deadline: August 15, 2023
The grant is designed to promote art that gives a critical impetus to public space and social change, art that ‘assumes social responsibility’ (Werner Fenz) and seeks to engage citizens.
Projects can deal with economic, political, social, ecological, architectural, or urban development issues. They should contribute to the discourse on current forms of art in public space and address the sociopolitical context of the city of Graz and the province of Styria.
The grant award is 17,000 EUR, of which 12,000 are dedicated to the realisation of the artwork and 5000 to the artist’s fee.
More info on official page: https://www.steirischerherbst.at/en/pages/4902/werner-fenz-grant-for-art-in-public-space
34th San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
Deadline: August 15, 2023
The San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival took its first steps in 1990. Ever since its beginnings, the Festival has endeavored to fashion a programme offering something for every kind of spectator. Horror movies, sci-fi, animation, shorts, classics from all over the world… have alternated the length and breadth of its history with shows, exhibitions, concerts and various other activities.
1) Films completed after: 2022-01-01
2) Maximum duration: 30 min
3) Country of production: Any country
4) Screening format: DCP
5) Accepted genres: Horror, Fantastic (fiction, documentary, experimental)
More info on official page: https://www.sansebastianhorrorfestival.eus/2023/
K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg: Residency Programme for Choreographers
Deadline: August 15, 2023
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.
More info on official page: https://k3-hamburg.de/en/k3/jobs&callforproposals
S+T+ARTS: Art, Science and the Digital, ‘Unleashing Creativity for European Water Management’
Deadline: August 16th, 2023
The main premise of this call is that a joint approach, combining digital with the arts will help induce behavioural changes by pooling the capacities of the arts and the digital to induce changes in our mindsets, or in a business, on a societal and on an individual level.
An eligible consortium must have at least six partners from at least four different member States. The funders expect to grant one project a maximum of 2,000,000 EUR.
More info on the official page: https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/funding/art-science-and-digital-unleashing-creativity-european-water-management
FAKI Festival: Open Call for Artists, Activists, Researchers and Theatre Critics
Deadline: August 20th, 2023
FAKI Festival – International Festival of Alternative Theatrical Expression is calling for artists, activists, researchers and theatre critics to participate in its next edition happening in Zagreb, Croatia from 27 May – 2 June 2024
This year, FAKI Festival invite artists not to forget to dream about different and better worlds. Show your individual and collective visions of utopias that manage to speak about social, political, economic, and ecological problems, but also offer necessary solutions within artistic expression.
More info on official page: https://attack.hr/faki-27-open-call/
Malta Biennale: Call for Artists
DEADLINE: 25 AUGUST
maltabiennale.art 2024 will be held in Malta. Notably, an island that has been challenged in finding its place in existing histories of contemporary Western and non-Western art due to its periods of colonisation and location; that is, being located in the centre of the Mediterranean and on the periphery of Europe.
Open call is intended for both local and international artists, curators, curatorial teams, project managers, etc., wishing to present projects in accordance with the theme of this year’s Biennale, ‘white sea olive groves’.
The maximum eligible amount per project is 13,000 EUR.
Official page: https://maltabiennale.art/call-for-artists/
12th DC South Asian Film Festival
Deadline: August 31st, 2023
The Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) is a 501 (c) (3) Not for Profit Organization and is one of the most celebrated screen events on the Washington, D.C. cultural calendar. The festival takes place annually in the heart of America’s capitol, showcasing the best in alternative cinema from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Sri Lanka. Eligibility:
– Films must be from the South Asian Diaspora with a unique voice, message and creative appeal.
– Films must feature the work of filmmakers of South Asian descent living inside or outside the subcontinent
– Films made by Non-South Asian filmmakers must feature significant South Asian content.
– Films must have completed post production by August 2023.
– The festival accepts feature films (with a maximum duration of 140 minutes), short films (under 30 minutes), Smart Phone short films (under 12 minutes), and documentary (under 60 minutes).
– Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.
– The festival gives priority to North American Premieres.
– Films that are available on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Apple TV, YouTube or any other online platform will not be accepted.
More info in https://filmfreeway.com/DCSouthAsianFilmFestival
officine CAOS: Open Call for Emerging Artists
Deadline: August 31st, 2023
The Turin-based cultural hub officine CAOS is seeking emerging artists working in the fields of contemporary theatre and dance, performance or multimedia art to present their work during the international performing art season 2023/24 DIFFERENTI SENSAZIONI – November 2023 / April 2024.
More info on the official page: https://www.officinecaos.net/index.php/en/opencall2023-24en/ 29th
The 29th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival organized by the Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal is scheduled to be held between 5 – 12 December, 2023 in Kolkata, the cultural capital of the State. Accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Association or FIAPF in short, 29th KIFF promises to be more exciting, appealing and satisfying to the cine lovers as they will continue to feel the charm of world class cinema in the City of Joy.
– Films must be fiction-feature films (over 60 minutes).
– The festival only accepts short films (fictions under 30 minutes and documentaries under 60 minutes) from India.
– Films must have been produced between October 1, 2022 until August 31, 2023.
– The film which has not been theatrically released (commercially, on video/DVD/telecast/internet/VOD) in India.
– Asian, World and International Premiere will get preference, but films must be an Indian premiere.
– Short Films must be Indian Premiere.
– All films in the competition will be screened at the Festival in their original versions, with English subtitles.
More info on the official page: https://kiff.in/
ReSilence: Open Call for Artists to Design Soundscapes for Future Cities
Deadline: September 1st, 2023
As part of the S+T+ARTS programme, the project ReSilence in collaboration with artists is developing technologies to shape in novel ways our urban environments and soundscapes, re-positioning the role of silence and that of sound. To design the soundscape of future cities, ReSilence supports the development of art-driven technologies in the spirit of S+T+ARTS through the collaboration of artists, architects, urban designers, scientists, engineers and researchers.
More info on the official page; https://resilence.eu/open-calls/
SUMMER * NEW $1,800.00 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo
Deadline: September 14, 2023 11:59pm PST
SUMMER 2023 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant is thrilled to introduce our newly increased award amounts of $1,800.00.
Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (8) honorable mentions (4 in art and 4 in photo), will be featured on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant’s commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. For more information and to apply visit https://innovateartistgrants.org
Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We’ve simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.
Innovate Grant awards:
- 1 x $1,800.00 Grants to a Visual Artist
- 1 x $1,800.00 Grants to a Photographer
- 8 x Honorable Mentions Interviews
How to Apply: Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply.
MORE INFO on OFFICIAL PAGE: https://innovateartistgrants.org
ZEZ x KONTEJNER: Exhibition of Sound – Open Call for Artists Working in Croatia or ex-Yugoslavia Countries
Deadline: September 18th, 2023
Zavod za eksperimentalni zvuk (ZEZ) and KONTEJNER are inviting Croatian and regional (ex-Yugoslavian country) sound artists to apply for the eighth edition of the Exhibition of Sound with their performances, sound installations, audio and A/V artworks, and all other media and experimental artworks which use sound as a constitutive element or main media.
More info on the official page : https://www.kontejner.org/en/vijesti/zez-x-kontejner-8-izlozba-zvuka-javni-poziv-za-umjetnike_ce
Call for Composers to Create a Sustainable Opera
Deadline: September 15th, 2023
open call Project Butterfly is looking for music composers to work on the brand-new sustainable opera. Three composers will be selected to write a three-act opera, in Italian, Polish and Finnish, dedicated to the theme of environmental sustainability. The opera is to be commissioned by Teatro Comunale di Modena (Italy), Opera Bałtycka, (Gdansk, Poland) and Opera Box (Helsinki, Finland).
Applicants must be legal residents in any of the countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. Each composer will receive a 11,000 EUR gross fee. Travel and accommodation for the two residencies is also covered.
More info on page https://www.scottishmusiccentre.com/noticeboard-posts/project-butterfly-seeks-composers