RSS - Result of the b.creative challenge



In the framework of Creative Tracks, our partner KEA launched the b.creative challenge for creative entrepreneurship.


The winner is the multidisciplinary collective LATRA for the project ‘FIELDMAKERS’: LATRA has built a design and digital fabrication studio in a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece. In this collaborative and multidisciplinary space, artists, architects, designers and makers are working with young refugees to empower them through technology and creative activities for them to provide innovative solutions to the life in the camp thus growing a community of innovators inside the camp and making them actors of their future.


RSS - Call for artists for the Festival Cumplicidades - Deadline : 07/09/17


Festival Cumplicidades launch an open call to select five dancers / choreographers from the Mediterranean region. This invitation aims to develop a new creation which will première within the next edition (March 2018).


Abraham Hurtado will be the mentor during the creation process and responsible for the overall artistic coordination.The programme includes an artistic residency in Murcia, Spain and a set of presentations in Festival Cumplicidades. All costs (accommodation, food, travels, insurance and fee) are fully covered.

Festival Cumplicidades kindly invites all the interested candidates to read carefully the guidelines available in EnglishPortuguese and Spanish.
The application can be downloaded here.


Deadline : 7th September


RSS - Open Call for Artist in Residence - Deadline 14/09/17


The Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre (SAMOC) and the Foundation Valletta 2018 are inviting artists to apply for an immersive Artist-in-Residence experience.


The successful artist will create a site-specific work for the Oncology Centre and will work closely with project coordinator and artist in residence Pamela Baldacchino, as well as Dr Benna Chase, Principal Psychologist at SAMOC.


The residency will take place at the centre between January 2018 and February 2018 and will run for 6 weeks. It will include travel, accommodation and a per diem.


Deadline : 14th September 2017


For further informations, click here



RSS - Opportunity for mobility with ASEF - Deadline : 15/09/17



The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is launching Mobility First!, a new fund to support the travel of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe. 


Individuals and arts organisations can apply at least 10 weeks in advance of the event for which mobility support is being sought. Selection is through competitive open calls.


The application process is on a rolling basis. A total of up to 10 selected artists, cultural professionals, and organisations will be announced every first week of the month from May until October 2017 (6 rounds).

The deadline for 2017 applications is 15 September 2017.


For more information, please read the call for applications here


RSS - Open Call: The Fifth Edition of the Research Programme - Deadline : 27/08/17


Ettijahat- Independent Culture launches the new edition of Research: To Strengthen the Culture of Knowledge for Syrian and Palestinian-Syrian young researchers (22-40 years old).


This capacity-building programme aims to provide an opportunity for full-time commitment to research within the field of cultural studies. The programme seeks to enhance the researchers’ skills, giving them guidance and access to accomplish their research project (the programme will probably be their first such venture following their academic studies). 


The programme will focus on current topics in cultural research that are relevant to the situation in Syria, especially changes in the perspectives of Syrian artists with regard to their relationship with society and the transformations it is witnessing.


For further informations, click here



RSS - Call for papers - Harbour of Culture - Deadline : 10/09/17


Trieste Contemporanea launches an open call and invites art curators, artists, experts from other disciplines and free-thinkers to imagine an Harbour for Cultures and submit their own answers to the six questions below. 


The most genuinely innovative and provocative thinking collected by this call will feature in a publication/outcome of the whole project. 


1.  What would make you feel “arriving home” at an H/C?

2.  What kind of “goods” would you bring to an H/C?

3.  Which kind of “profit” would be useful for you in order to be part of / to contribute to the H/C?

4.  How could you “ensure” your culture, while also enriching it at an H/C?

5.  How could your risk-taking enhance an H/C?

6.  How could you produce “social capital” within the framework of an H/C? 

>  other (your ideas and comments on the topic, crucial or imaginative)   


Please send your text (per question: max 500 words) that includes 5 key words, your contact information, a brief biography (50 words) and the title/position that you want to be written beside your name to 


The deadline : September 10, 2017.


For further informations, click here


RCF - Open call for Tamteen funding - Deadline: 30/09/2017


The Roberto Cimetta Fund is opening the Tamteen funding line from 15th August until 30th September 2017. Cultural operators developing local projects (venues, networks, platforms) in the MENA region can apply. The fund aims to strengthen and sustain organisations and projects in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Grants do not exceed 3000€. Results will be announced on 1st December 2017. Applications can be made in Arabic, French or English. 


To apply, please click on « apply for a support grant ». Fill in the short online form and we will send you the full application if your request is in line with the eligibility criteria listed as follows : 

i. Applications can be made by individuals (artist or cultural operators) or by independent organisations (only small or medium organisations whose annual budget does not exceed 20 000€). Support will not be provided to public or semi-public organizations.

ii.      The applicant (organisation or individual) must be based in the MENA region. Age and nationality are not eligibility criteria of this fund.

iii.      All contemporary artistic disciplines are eligible: performing arts, all forms of visual arts, literature, music, and cultural policy research…. This fund is specifically for artistic creation and cultural activities. Humanitarian aid or school/university projects are not eligible to this fund.

iv.      The project presented must explain how it will develop in the long term and contribute to local cultural development.  Sustaining a project implies any action that will allow the organisation or the activity to last. For example this could be by providing a salary to an administrator, buying equipment, renovating a space, undertaking training, building networks…). Support to artistic production can be provided if the production itself can prove its “sustaining” effects. The aim of this fund is to stabilise projects in their local environment, allowing them to establish recognition and develop their networking capacities.

 v.      The call aims to offer funds to applicants that have difficulty finding the funding needed for their sustainable development. Proof of co-funding is recommended but not compulsory.

vi.      Special attention will be given to projects that transfer values such as respect for the diversity of cultural expressions, freedom of artistic expression, fair exchange and solidarity. Moreover, applicants must agree with the ethical charter of the Roberto Cimetta Fund.

vii.      This Fund will be particularly attentive to projects in rural or suburban areas.

viii.      Eligible costs can be human ressource costs, costs for renovation or equipment, networking costs, training costs. All expenditure must be clearly and chronologically defined in the application. If your application concerns renovation or equipment costs a pro forma invoice will be requested with the application. The financial statement of your organisation is a valuable supporting document.

ix.      An agreement between the project leader and the Roberto Cimetta Fund will be drawn up if the project is selected. This agreement will clearly stipulate the aims of the project, the actions that will take place, the conditions of transfer of funds, the role of the Roberto Cimetta Fund in the monitoring process of the project.

 x.      The report that will be required to obtain the final payment will be composed of a written activity report, a detailed expenditure report, proof of communication of the support of RCF and all other proof that the project has taken place (photographs, report from the various actors involved, etc.).

xi.      If the project concerns hosting the project leaders/beneficiaries abroad, or the hosting of foreign artists, it is important that the length of stay be sufficient in order for travellers to understand the local cultural context. This measure favours a proper understanding of the cultural and artistic challenges in a given local context and stresses the need to allow time to build trust between actors; for the sustainability of artistic and cultural exchange. 

xii.      Funding is directly transferred to the account of the project leader (organisation or individual) in the following way: 30% following the signing of the agreement, 50% after the intermediary report, 20% after the submission of the final report and accompanying documents.



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