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  • December 2011
    The OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is organising an Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) programme, challenging students to investigate, research, and produce creative works that combine art, design, and interdisciplinary academic study to create new, hybrid forms of visual and social research and creative production. Application deadline is 16 January 2012. (full details)
  • December 2011
    The OCAD University, Canada, organises an MA programme in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories, that aims to prepare students to investigate the breadth and complexity of today's creative cultural activity. Interested candidates are invited to apply by 16 January 2012. (full details)
  • December 2011
    The Royal College of Art, School of Humanities in London, UK, announces a call for applications for its postgraduate study programme with bursaries for the academic year 2012/13. Two-year Masters and full or part-time Mphil/PhD programmes in Critical Writing in Art and Design, Curating Contemporary Art, and History of Design are offered. The priority application deadline is 16 January 2012. (full details)
  • December 2011
    The Emily Carr University of Art + Design, located in Vancouver, Canada, is seeking inspired and dedicated cultural practitioners for its Master of Applied Arts (MAA) programme in the 2012/2013 academic year, offering courses in research, critical theory and studio practice. Application deadline is 15 January 2012. (full details)
  • November 2011
    The seventh European Prize for Urban Public Space, created in 2000 as a biennial event organized to acknowledge and encourage the creation, recovery and improvement of public space in our cities, will be awarded on 29 June 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. The deadline for the submission of entries is 19 January 2012. (full details)
  • November 2011
    The Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (RCCS) is preparing a special issue under the title Beyond the Creative City. The issue seeks to bring together creative and interdisciplinary perspectives from socio-anthropology, arts and cultural studies, architecture, cultural policy, and other disciplines examining the organization, uses, and images of urban space. Submission deadline for papers is 31 March 2012. (full details)
  • November 2011
    The Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI) of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal, is looking for research partners from all over the world in the areas of intercultural theories, cultural representations and communication strategies. Founded in 2007, the Centre for Intercultural Studies develops applied and fundamental research and co-operates with other national and international institutions in scientific, technical and cultural programmes. (full details)
  • October 2011
    The Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the only US independent public university of art and design, offers first rated Master of Fine Arts programmes, welcoming applications from international students seeking a world-class graduate education. (full details)
  • October 2011
    The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom, invites applications from artists, (established) scholars and curators to a number of 2012-2013 research and senior fellowship programmes, aiming to expand the understanding of historical and contemporary sculpture. Application deadline is 9 January 2012. (full details)
  • October 2011
    Providing support for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) master's degree students and executive education participants, the 2006 established Andronico Luksic Fellowships for Master's Degree and Executive Programs invite qualifying Croats to apply by 2 December 2011 to HKS, and by 6 January 2012 to the Luksic Fellowship. (full details)
  • October 2011
    Aiming to provide experience to young artists and to help them complete their training in countries other than their own, the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Programme invites applications by artists to its bursaries for 2012 in the fields of creative writing, music and visual arts. Application deadlines are in the first half of November 2011. (full details)
  • September 2011
    The The University of California Santa Cruz invites applications to its postgraduate programme in Film and Digital Media, which aims to prepare students for intellectually informed creative practice as well as theoretical and critical production in a range of environments, to be submitted by 15 December 2011. (full details)
  • September 2011
    The Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (ISIG) is member of the International University Institute for European Studies (IUIES), a Consortium which organizes this specific programme that combines hands-on professional training with high-level university education. The deadline for registration is 7 November 2011. (full details)
  • September 2011
    Artists are invited to submit proposals for research projects for the coming year in the Fine Art Department of the Jan van Eyck Academie, the Netherlands, an institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design and theory. Deadline for submissions is 1 October 2011. (full details)
  • September 2011
    The School of Art, Design and Printing of the Dublin Institute of Technology offers Masters programmes in Design Practice, Critical Art Practice, and Visual and Critical Studies specifically designed for honours graduates in fine art, multimedia, design, architecture and humanities. Applications are open until 23 September 2011. (full details)
  • August 2011
    The Marc de Montalembert Prize is intended to support the realization of a six- to nine-month research project contributing to an improved knowledge of Mediterranean arts and culture. Eligible applicants should be from the Mediterranean coast, be under the 35 years of age and hold a university degree. Applications are accepted from 1 September to 30 November 2011. (full details)
  • August 2011
    Professionals from the fields of visual arts, media art, music, performing arts, design, architecture, literature and research are invited to apply by 7 October 2011 to the Creative Center residency programme, the most international artist residency in Finland, run by Arteles. (full details)
  • July 2011
    Kettle Partnership, a UK-based research organisation, invites participation in the Culture Global Project, which aims to map and share the knowledge and practices that exist in the global cultural sector, providing practical information and guidance for cultural organisations. (full details)
  • July 2011
    Funded by the European Union, Literature in Flux is a project organized to mark the 5th anniversary of HALMA - the European Network of Literary Centres, with the aim of putting stories and words in motion, connecting cultural landscapes and initiating a common dialogue across borders. (full details)
  • July 2011
    Bangkok has been designated World Book Capital 2013, selected by a committee of representatives from the three main branches of the publishing world and UNESCO, which met at the Organization's Paris Headquarters on 27 June 2011. (full details)
  • July 2011
    A new study entitled STILL KICKING - Aging Performing Artists in New York City and Los Angeles Metro Areas: Information on Artists IV conducted by the Research Centre for the Arts and Culture (RCAC) at Teachers College Columbia University is the first assessment of aging performing artists in the New York and Los Angeles metro area. (full details)
  • July 2011
    PhDArts, a collaboration between the Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, offers an international doctoral programme in visual art and design, aiming to stimulate and facilitate artist-researchers and to provide a suitable research environment. Application deadlines are 1 October 2011 and 1 April 2012. (full details)
  • July 2011
    The Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design offers a two-year, full-time course in arts, media and design, focused on research as an integrated mix of art practice and critical thought, leading to a master's degree in transmedia studies. Application deadline is 30 September 2011. (full details)
  • July 2011
    The Department of Design at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB) offers a position as Professor / Associate Professor in web- and interaction design with a 6-year tenure, starting on 1 January 2012. Application deadline is 5 September 2011. (full details)
  • July 2011
    The Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES) and the Corvinus University of Budapest announced the establishment of a new UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainability in Koszeg, Hungary. Application deadline is 31 August 2011. (full details)
  • July 2011
    The University of Évora, Portugal is organizing a Ph.D. Programme in Visual Arts, taught in Portuguese and English, which aims to create a specialized academic space dedicated to thought, theory and creation in art and design, and their relationship with the use of new technologies and the world of science. Application deadline is 19 August 2011. (full details)
  • July 2011
    The Programa Independente da Escola São Paulo - PIESP, to take place from August 2011 - June 2012, is a training programme for visual artists and curators who wish to develop and deepen their research and practice. Application deadline is 25 July 2011. (full details)
  • June 2011
    In addition to its exhibition, the Chiyoda Art Festival 2011, planned for March and postponed and rescheduled to take place on 3-19 September 2011 in Tokyo, Japan, will include Stage and Market events, to further extend the range of artistic expression brought together in this art festival. (full details)
  • June 2011
    The Canon Foundation in Europe offers 15 Research Fellowships annually to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers in all fields of research, with the aim of contributing to international understanding, in particular between Europe and Japan. Application deadline is 15 September 2011. (full details)
  • June 2011
    Creative Encounters 2011 is the second edition of the Asia-Europe Cultural Partnership Initiatives (AECPI), first launched in 2009 to support capacity-building and enable bi-regional collaboration between individuals and organizations working in the fields of film, new media arts and performing arts. Artists, cultural workers, arts organizations and arts networks of Asia and Europe are invited to submit proposals for multilateral artistic projects before 15 July 2011. (full details)
  • May 2011
    The Secretariat of the ACP Group of States (Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific) invites proposals for the EU-ACP Support Programme, aiming to enhance creation and production of cultural goods and services in the ACP States in an interregional context. Application deadline is 30 June 2011. (full details)
  • May 2011
    The European Academy of Yuste Foundation announces its European Research and Mobility Grants for European Studies 'Charles V European Award - Javier Solana Madariaga' and its VI Summer Doctoral Seminar in Contemporary European Multidisciplinary Studies, to take place in Extremadura, Spain, in the second semester of 2011. Candidates should submit their applications by 25 June 2011. (full details)
  • May 2011
    Cultouring is a new social network created with the aim to generate and establish cultural connections beyond local or national levels, and to create synergies and promote new experiences for the culture consumers. (full details)
  • May 2011
    LEM - The Learning Museum Network Project published the first issue of its monthly newsletter, offering an overview and update of information which appears on the newly opened project website at www.lemproject.eu (full details)
  • May 2011
    The St. Lucas Antwerp University College of Art and Design, Belgium, organizes a one-year postgraduate Master of Research in Art and Design programme in the academic year 2011-2012, aiming to both transmit and stimulate research in the field of the visual arts. Application deadline is 24 June 2011. (full details)
  • May 2011
    Public Administration International (PAI) is organizing a one-week study programme for policy makers and senior experts working in government ministries and agencies and in non-governmental organizations concerned with the promotion and funding of heritage conservation and culture, entitled Heritage and Culture: Challenge and Innovation in Policy and Practice, to be held in London, UK, on 27 June - 1 July 2011. (full details)
  • May 2011
    Visual artists, writers and composers/musicians of established ability who are motivated and open to discussion on contemporary art practice and the challenge of visual arts are invited to apply for the yearly Camac residency bursary aiming to create new career prospects for artists. The deadline for application is 20 June 2011. (full details)
  • May 2011
    The Nida Art Colony, a new subdivision of the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania, opened in March 2011, calls for applications to its Artist-in-Residence Programme and offers spaces for events at its facilities. Interested artists are invited to apply by 15 June 2011. (full details)
  • April 2011
    The Africa Centre, together with artist in residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Finland, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United States of America have partnered to launch a new Artist in Residency Programme (AIR), conceived to support artists from Africa who are provocative, innovative, relevant and highly engaged with both social issues and their art forms. Application deadline is 1 June 2011. (full details)
  • April 2011
    The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University Sport and Modern Art Oxford invite applications from established artists for a new fellowship at the University of Oxford, which celebrates the award to London of the Games of the XXX Olympiad and its lasting influence on the cultural life of the United Kingdom. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2011. (full details)
  • April 2011
    The Geneva University of Art and Design is organizing the ALPes – Art, Landscape, Place, Sound Space postgraduate research programme specializing in artistic practices in the public space. The deadline for application is 17 June 2011. (full details)
  • April 2011
    Aimed at participants from the fields of design, art, culture and media, the Postgraduate Programme in Curating, organized by the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), is a discursive platform designed to open up new perspectives and impart specialist knowledge of contemporary curating practices through practice-oriented projects. Aplications are open until 30 June 2011, the courses commence in September 2011. (full details)
  • April 2011
    The third edition of the International Summer Programs in cultural economics organized by the Centre for Research in Arts and Economics (CREARE) will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 30 June–3 July 2011 and 17 -24 August 2011. (full details)
  • March 2011
    The Visual & Performing Arts Jamaica (VPAJ) is an independent, non-profit organisation whose mission is to facilitate the local and international competitiveness of Jamaica’s creative industries, seeking to foster collaboration within and between them. (full details)
  • March 2011
    Established in 2010 at the initiative of the Spanish Federation of Associations for Cultural Managers (FEAGC) and Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID), TANDAO is a Euro-Afro-American cultural management network that intends to serve as a meeting point for cultural managers coming from Latin America, Africa and Europe. (full details)
  • March 2011
    The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is launching an open call for proposals for its general grant in the categories Literature, Visual Arts and Performing Arts, open to individuals and organizations working in the cultural and artistic spheres, whose projects target the Arab region. The deadline for submissions is 13 May 2011. (full details)
  • March 2011
    Art Moves Africa (AMA) offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation. Application deadlines are 1 May and 1 September 2011. (full details)
  • March 2011
    Open Space, Open Systems invites submissions of idea-based curatorial proposals for its 2012 programme. Applications are reviewed by an international advisory board; no previous curatorial experience is required. Deadline for the initial proposal submission is 27 April 2011. (full details)
  • March 2011
    The Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam residential school for the study of the traditional Indian Kattaikkuttu theatre of song, music, dance and drama is seeking volunteers for teaching English, caring for students, public relations and promotional activities, fundraising, and artistic workshops in the academic year 2011-2012. The starting date is 15 June 2011. (full details)
  • February 2011
    maHKU, the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, calls for applications to its one-year Master of Art programmes in visual art or design. Application deadline is 30 April 2011. (full details)
  • February 2011
    The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts admits new students to its Doctoral Studies Programme, based on artistic research where high-quality artistic work intertwines with theoretical research. The application deadline is 28 February 2011. (full details)
  • February 2011
    Unique in Europe, the courses offered by the Zurich Art University Theory major establish an interplay between advanced theory and the free space of the art school. Specific to this major is the focus on artistic practice and popular and everyday culture, as well as the examination of their social and political dimensions. Deadline for applications for the autumn term 2011 is 18 February 2011. (full details)
  • February 2011
    PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctoral programme in visual arts and design. Its goal is to stimulate and facilitate artist-researchers and to provide a suitable environment for research in and through artistic practice. Application deadline is 1 April 2011 or 1 October 2011. (full details)
  • February 2011
    In partnership with the Centre Pompidou and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Master of Experiments on Arts and Politics is a one-year, part-time master aimed at young international professionals with 2 to 5 years of practical experience, who will work together on projects concerned with real stakes and trained by renowned specialists. Deadline for the application is the 5 April 2011. (full details)
  • February 2011
    An international platform for the exchange, exploration and co-production for the digital arts, bringing together facilities for production, broadcasting, training and research, the RAN (Digital Arts Network / Réseau des Arts Numériques) is launching a first call for proposals for digital productions aimed at artists, scientists, technicians, businesses, scenographers, visual artists, musicians and multimedia creators. Submission deadline is 1 March 2011. (full details)
  • January 2011
    If you are looking for new partners in Europe or are interested in transnational co-operation with countries outside the European Union, the project Tandem: Cultural Cooperation Placements Moldova – Ukraine – European Union, initiated by the European Cultural Foundation and MitOst, offers cultural institutions from EU member states insight into the cultural scenes of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. Application deadline is 15 February 2011. (full details)
  • January 2011
    In the framwork of the Euro Balkan Institute, Skopje, Macedonia, and through the Western Balkans Artists Network, the Centre for Visual and Cultural Research is working on creating an Artists Data Base. (full details)
  • January 2011
    The Grundtvig multilateral project DeTALES investigates the impact of EU enlargement, focusing on the recently added member states, in particular on how they have integrated into the EU, and the old ones, and investigates the expectations of the negotiating members. (full details)