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  • December 2015
    Arts and International Affairs (AIA) is a new open access peer-reviewed academic journal and one of the official journals of the Policy Studies Organization dedicated to the publication and promotion of the nexus between the arts, politics and markets through a global perspective. The journal is open for its first submissions. (details)
  • December 2015
    The Hungarian Multicultural Center (HMC) is announcing an open call for its International Artist Residency Programme 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2015. (details)
  • December 2015
    Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and Ars Electronica are offering a residency in Chile and Austria to artists working in digital media art who are keen to engage in close-up encounters with the ESO's methods and technologies, and to draw scientific-artistic inspiration from this experience. Submission deadline is 10 January 2016. (details)
  • December 2015
    The Robert Bosch Stiftung, together with the German Centre of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) announces the grant programme for international collaborations in the performing arts 2016, with partners from North Africa and Eastern Europe. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2016. (details)
  • November 2015
    In order to help arts and cultural organizations in their attempts to work across Europe, Euclid has launched two initiatives: Creative Partners Directory of organizations who are seeking partners to participate in project applications to the EU in 2016, and Creative.Partners Website as a free platform where people can search for partners for their projects. (details)
  • November 2015
    The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) organizes two certificated training programmes, the Professional Certificate in Policy Implementation and Evaluation and the Professional Certificate in Strategic Policy Planning, taking place in London, UK in early 2016. An early registration rate for both courses is available until 15 December 2015. (details)
  • November 2015
    The School of Art, Design and Architecture of Aalto University, Finland welcomes applications for the two-year MA programme in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA). The programme explores new forms of artistic production and professional agency within the broader field of contemporary art and visual culture. The deadline for admissions is 15 January 2016. (details)
  • November 2015
    The Budapest Observatory launched the Cultural Climate Barometer 2015 on 2 November to diagnose the actual state of the environment of culture in many countries of Europe and beyond. The link to the survey will be alive for five weeks. (details)
  • October 2015
    The New Art Center's Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP), Newton, USA, is currently accepting proposals for contemporary art exhibitions involving two or more artists and at least one public presentation. This open-call programme supports independent curators by making possible diverse visions in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space. Application deadline is 25 January 2016. (details)
  • October 2015
    Having access to expertise from across the cultural and business sectors has enabled the Oxford University Museum to develop a programme that is unique within the museum and cultural sectors internationally. The residential programme Oxford Cultural Leaders will run from 10 - 15 April 2016. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2015. (details)
  • October 2015
    The Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA) invites applications for entry into the new MFA in Global Art Practice in the Graduate School of Fine Arts for the academic year 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017. Application period is 24 - 30 November 2015. (details)
  • October 2015
    The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT, USA announces the new Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts for Sustainable Culture, featuring the Nomad9 residencies. Priority deadline for application is 15 January 2016. (details)
  • October 2015
    The Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University, invites graduate students around the world working on dissertations related to Afro-Latin American studies to submit a proposal to the annual Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop on Afro-Latin American Studies. The Workshop will meet at Harvard on 6 - 7 May 2016. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2016. (details)
  • October 2015
    Sotheby's Institute of Art is now accepting applications for its 2016 Master's Degree programmes in London, New York, and Los Angeles, offering a unique blend of cultural relevance, sound business instruction, and privileged access to Sotheby's auction house and other major art world institutions. Priority application deadline is 1 March 2016. (details)
  • October 2015
    The EU-supported Sparks Project: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Society has officially started in October 2015. Gathering 33 organisations from 29 European countries, and led by the European Network of Science Centres and Museums (Ecsite), Sparks is aimed at bridging the gap between the super-fast pace of scientific innovation and society through an interactive exhibition and over 230 engaging activities taking place across the whole of the European Union. (details)
  • September 2015
    The SouthMed CV is launching a first call for proposals to strengthen the role of culture in the Southern Mediterranean. SouthMed CV is co-funded by the European Union within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture. The deadline for submissions is 2 November 2015. (full details)
  • September 2015
    The Marc de Montalembert Foundation in association with the French Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) awards the annual Marc de Montalembert Prize for a research in the history of arts in the Mediterranean. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2015. (full details)
  • August 2015
    In the programming of the Campus Yuste International Summer School 2015, the European Academy of Yuste team organized a summer course entitled "The Process of European Integration and the Challenges for the Future of Europe within a Federal Context of Nation States". The team provides the possibility to access all the content of the lectures, panel discussions and debates through videos accessible on their YouTube channel. (full details)
  • July 2015
    A call for the submission of proposals for Collaboration Projects in Arts and Culture - COLABs has been open. Independent cultural organisations, networks, foundations and/or associations in the Balkans are invited to submit ideas for COLABs. The deadline for applications is 6 September 2015. (full details)
  • July 2015
    The THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration 2015 distinguishes an excellent piece of work of a junior researcher in the field of European Integration, which analyses an ongoing challenge for the European Union and its member states. Application deadline is 1 September 2015. (full details)
  • July 2015
    Each year, to contribute to international understanding between Europe and Japan, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Research Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2015. (full details)
  • July 2015
    World Cultures Connect is a new online meeting place for cultural managers and creative or artistic professionals to promote their work and services, discover and connect with new partners, tools and resources to support their international work. This project managed by the British non-profit organization Visiting Arts brings cultural managers and creative professionals around the globe closer together, and responds to an increasing need for international networking within the arts. (full details)
  • June 2015
    PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctorate in visual art and design at Leiden University and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands. The PhDArts research trajectory consists of two elements: individual research and participation in the doctoral study programme. Application deadline: 1 October 2015. (full details)
  • June 2015
    Founded by a group of contemporary artists working in Mexico and abroad, SOMA is an organization based in Mexico City dedicated to intercultural exchange in an immersive, innovative and learning experience. SOMA offers a two-year full time programme for training contemporary artists. Application deadline: 4 October 2015. (full details)
  • June 2015
    The C4i-Communication for Integration project, co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Commission, aims to create social networks in order to address negative but widespread, misconceptions (rumours, prejudices and stereotypes) about persons from diverse backgrounds and to provide evidence-based information to counteract such misconceptions. (full details)
  • June 2015
    The publication of the research project Cultural Consumption and Participation of Latvian Population in Cultural Activities 2007-2014: Research Data and Statistics was released at the end of 2014. The implementation of the study has allowed to obtain data on the population's attitude to culture in general, the most convenient channels of information and communication for target audiences, factors influencing the selection of cultural events, cultural consumption (including on the Internet) and participation in cultural activities, as well as identification of new cultural infrastructure objects and willingness to visit them. (full details)
  • May 2015
    The Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission encourages cities of the candidate countries (Romania and Greece) and EU candidate countries who participate in the Creative Europe programme, to submit applications under the EU action European Capital of Culture for 2021. The deadline for applications is open until 23 October 2015. (full details)
  • May 2015
    The European Commission intends to establish an Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA) through which the research community will be called upon to contribute to policy-making in the fields of culture and audiovisual. The deadline for submission is 14 July 2015. (full details)
  • May 2015
    Tandem Shaml supports experimental collaborations between cultural change makers from the Arab Region and Europe. For the upcoming round 2015-2016, Tandem Shaml offers 16 cultural organisations, 8 from Europe and 8 from the Arab Region, the unique opportunity to establish cross-border cooperation links. The aplication deadline is 22 June 2015. (full details)
  • May 2015
    Following the adoption of Culture 21: Actions at the UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) Culture Summit held in Bilbao, Spain in March 2015, and the successful experience of the Pilot Cities programme in 2014, the Committee on Culture of UCLG is launching Culture in Sustainable Cities - Learning with Culture 21: Actions. Cities interested in participating in this programme should express interest in their involvement by 19 June 2015. (full details)
  • May 2015
    Papers are invited to be published in Localities, an international journal of the Center for Locality and Humanities at the Korean Studies Institute (Pusan National University). The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2015. (full details)
  • April 2015
    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) informs that Ms. Farida Shaheed will end her mandate as United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights at the end of October 2015. In the coming months, the OHCHR will circulate information on the procedure and deadlines for submitting applications for a new mandate holder, to be appointed at the end of the 30th session of the Human Rights Council, scheduled to take place on 14 September 2 October 2015. (full details)
  • April 2015
    Promoting transmission rather than education, the one-year postgraduate programme based at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (School of Fine Arts, Lyon), invites five young artists from different geographical backgrounds, who are already actively engaged in art practice. Application deadline is 29 May 2015. (full details)
  • March 2015
    The research programme ARCH (Archival Research and Cultural Heritage) concerns the work of the theatre group Societas Raffaello Sanzio. The main task of the programme is to research and digitize one of the most important theatrical archives in Europe. (full details)
  • March 2015
    As conflicts over identities and space continue to erupt on a regular basis, while those from previous eras are far from resolved, the book Mapping Migration, Identity and Space will provide readings of the relationship between migration, identity and space from a fresh and innovative perspective. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 May 2015. (full details)
  • March 2015
    The Music Theatre Network of the International Theatre Institute is pleased to announce a new call for entries for the worldwide competition Music Theatre NOW. For the third time, this project is being supported by the German ITI-Centre. The main purpose is to promote creative exchange among creators of new opera and music theatre from around the globe. The deadline for entries is 30 June 2015. (full details)
  • February 2015
    The International Social Science Council (ISSC) and its partners are inviting applications for proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks for the recently launched Transformations to Sustainability Programme, seeking to address global sustainability challenges by supporting research on the complex processes of social transformation. Submission deadline is 31 March 2015. (full details)
  • February 2015
    The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is the longest running film festival in East Africa, with global credibility and instant Pan-African recognition. It will take place in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on 18 - 26 July 2015. The Sembene Ousmane Film Prize invites Africans and the African diaspora to enter their short films into the competition before 31 March 2015. (full details)
  • February 2015
    Malmö Art Academy is an internationally renowned fine arts programme at Lund University, Scandinavia's largest comprehensive university. The Academy invites you to apply for the Master's Programme in Fine Arts, a two-year graduate programme. Application deadline is 1 April 2015. (full details)
  • February 2015
    The Production of Meaning is the motto of this year's Salzburg International Summer Academy course programme, to be held in Salzburg, Austria from 20 July to 29 August 2015. Some 90 grants, mostly covering participation fee only, are available. Scholarship application deadline is 8 April 2015, course application deadline is 15 May 2015. (full details)
  • February 2015
    Rurban Artstructions is an international project that brings artists of all levels and disciplines together with development experts focusing on the importance of sustainable development with an emphasis on soil. Artists and advocates are invited to reflect on the Rurban Artstructions themes and present related works. The deadline for submissions is 5 June 2015. (full details)
  • January 2015
    Europeana Creative is a European project which enables and promotes greater re-use of cultural heritage resources by creative industries. Europeana Creative sets the stage for fascinating collaborations between content-providing cultural heritage institutions and creative industries stakeholders in the education, tourism, social networks and design sectors. (full details)
  • January 2015
    The Programa de Artistas of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina is a one-year programme that provides visual artists, critics, and curators with an intensive experience in which to reflect on and produce contemporary art. The application deadline is 2 March 2015. (full details)
  • January 2015
    The Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Cultural Exchange Fellowship Programme in Turkish Culture and Art. The TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship is awarded twice a year and aims to support international exchanges between artists and other culture professionals. The deadline to apply for the second term is 30 June 2015. (full details)
  • January 2015
    SOMA Summer is a unique eight-week programme for international artists, curators, critics and art historians, conducted in English in Mexico City, Mexico (6 July 28 August 2015). Its goal is to produce a counterpoint to the dynamics of art schools, museums, and galleries. Application deadline is 2 March 2015. (full details)
  • January 2015
    The funding programme Change of Scene, initiated by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the German Centre of the International Theatre Institute, supports international cooperation projects in the performing arts with partners from Eastern Europe and North Africa. Application deadline is 15 February 2015. (full details)