International calls for projects and meetings opportunities




Register your climate-related event as part of ArtCOP21: The global festival promoting climate-awareness and positive change 

From 30th Nov – 10th December 2015, Paris will host the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21). These are the crunch talks in negociating vital international agreements in the battle against climate change.

ArtCOP21 brings together all cultural and artistic initiatives taking place around (and in the lead up to) COP21 – comprehensively mapping all climate-related events happening across Paris and the world. It is a platform for change, and a huge global movement.

For further details :
Launches 17th September 2015 


artist-in-residency programme (France)

The programme is aiming at artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries other than France wanting to develop projects within French Cultural Centers – Historic Monuments. Various areas are covered such as music, architecture, arts and crafts, visual arts, dramatic writing, novel writing, scriptwriting, animated film-making, photography and journalism. 

For further details :
Deadline: 7 November.


Spillways residencies
(New Orleans)

Spillways hosts national and international artists, writers, and cultural organizers that are interested in developing projects within the greater New Orleans region, and whose efforts question, transform, or expand the vibrant visual and literary culture of the area.

For further details :
Deadline: 30 September


Open Call POLIN Museum
programme of artistic residencies
(Warsaw, Poland)

POLIN Museum invites artists who would like to, during a three-week residency in Warsaw, carry out projects connected with Jewish heritage and multiculturalism to submit their applications.

For further details :
Deadline: 15 October



(Czech Republic)

KRA stands for the future in ecology, art and media. To build this, KRA is inviting (not only) artists from various disciplines, working with various tools and media (low-power electronics, sound and music, performances, texts of all kinds presumably experimental, architecture, plants, images, mud grass and other objects, …) from micro to macro and beyond. Ongoing deadlines 


Horizons « Arts-Nature »
in Sancy-France > Call for applications (in situ)

Horizons « Arts-Nature » in Sancy, will take place between the 18th June and 25th September 2016. This is the ninth edition of a contemporary art event based on short-lived visual works of art specifically made for the Sancy massif (heart of the Massif Central in France). 

For further details :
Deadline: 12 November.


KAF x FUSE ISEA2016HK - Residency Programme

International Symposium on Electronic Arts / ISEA2016HK in partnership with K-11 Art Foundation (KAF) will host a number of artists-in-residence, to create works addressing the themes of ISEA2016HK, at KAF studios in Wuhan, China, during the period Oct 15th 2015 – May 15th 2016. 

For further details :
Deadline: 20 September.


The Performance Corporation (Ireland)
> SPACE Programme 2015 (residency)

The only requirement for this programme is an openess to collaboration. Previous participants have come from a very broad range of fields including theatre, visual arts, music, architecture, science, design, film, dance, circus, writing, comedy, opera and photography. 

For further details :
Deadline: 18 September.


Guttenberg Arts (West New York)
> Space and Time Artist Residency : Winter 2016

Visual artists are given a one month solo show, group show at the end of the residency, as well as studio visits from accomplished professionals from the art world. Each artist is asked to give a free public artist lecture and workshop towards the close of their three month residency. 

For further details :
Deadline: 13 September.


Call for applications
> Residency at Weltmuseum Wien (Austria)

The museum is searching for a professional artist (no student) who has experience in dealing with complex and sensitive issues such as colonialism, migration or the reinterpretation of ethnographic collections.  

For further details :
Deadline: 13 September.


Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo (A-AIR) 2016
> Open call for media creators

This project, organised by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho), is an artist in residence program that provides three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture. It aims to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and a better understanding of Japanese culture. 

For further details :
Deadline: 10 September


Understanding Territoriality
> Call for residency applications (Italy)

You are eligible if you are a creative professional (visual artist, designer, architect, curator, writer, etc., ...) active in any field anywhere in the world, born after 1970. 

For further details :
Deadline: 13 September

ETAC. Crossborder Contemporary Art Space 
> Call for residencies (SPAIN/FRANCE) 

Visual artists from anywhere in the world can apply. The focus is on cultural tourism. 

For further details :
Deadline: 2 October



Encura : Open call for two curatorial research residencies at Hangar

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the artists in residence at Hangar and to research the wider artistic context of Barcelona and Catalonia as well as to establish networks and dialogues with other local and international cultural agents. 

For further details :
Deadline: 20 September



> Open call for a MAP residency

The residency is open to cinema, video, audio or new media artists whose artistic practice simultaneously associates experimentation, exploration, and research at the production stages. Preferred artistic practices are video installation, audio, documentary essay, art video, sound art, experimental fiction and animation. 

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Deadline: 30 September


Tanzlabor - 21 Artist-in-Residence-Programme 
Dance residencies (Germany)

After a reorganisation of the residency programme, Tanzlabor_21 now offers the following different formats: residencies, research residencies, grants for national and international artists, as well as grants for the use of Z, Centre for Research and Rehearsals.

For further details :
Application Deadline: Applications can be handed in anytime throughout the year


Light Work (Syracuse, New York, USA)
> Call for residencies

Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist in conjunction with the Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. 

For further details :
Ongoing deadline for applications


Het Entrepot (Belgium)
> Calls for residencies C.T.C. (visual arts)

Het Entrepot is looking for projects that are clearly developed based on a social engagement or which are conceived from the necessity to respond to a particular problem or conflict (in relation to ‘History’). The residential program invites the following contemporary disciplines: painting, drawing, sculptures, photography, video, multimedia, mixed media, performance and audio art. 

For further details :
Deadlines till 2017 !


Dora Maar House (France)
Fellowships for residencies

Outstanding mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities are encouraged to apply for residencies from the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House. 

For further details :
Yearly deadlines : 15 October and 15 February


Hotel25 - The 1st Artist Residence Programme for Family and Relatives (Berlin, Germany) 

This project was created by Marcio Carvalho and Joana Silva in a attempt to put together the several members of the family that, with the years passing by, spread around the globe. Each artist will have the pleasure to live, eat, drink and breathe with the directors. Each artist will have the pleasure to visit and experience the city of Berlin in the several contexts that this city can offer, with the company of the directors

For further details :
Deadline : ongoine 


The Swatch Art Peace Hotel
artist residency program (Shanghai)

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency invites artists from around the world to apply online for a residency in Shanghai. Different forms of art are welcome to explore the contemporary arts in China's most vibrant city: dancing, music, photography, filmmaking, writing, painting and conceptual art. Known and unknown artists are invited to stay for a period of up to six months. Travel costs, among others, are covered. 

For further details :
No deadline


Residency opportunities at McColl
Center for Visual Arts, 
Charlotte (North Carolina - USA)

McColl Center for Visual Arts' residency program is dedicated to supporting artists regionally, nationally and internationally and promoting contemporary art. The Center's goal is to present art and artists in a way that engages and enriches the public while revealing the creative process through open studios, outreaches, community projects, exhibitions, and educational programs. The Artist-in-Residence receives a stipend, materials budget, travel allowance, and housing (if outside of Charlotte). 

For further details :
Deadline: ongoing