RSS - Event on Fragile Affinities - (Re)strengthening international artistic collaboration - Date : 23/24 November 2017


On the occasion of IGBK's 60th anniversary, the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste in cooperation with Akademie der Künste, organises a symposium on international artistic cooperation. 


Against the background of nationalist movements in many European countries, artists, too, are becoming growingly restricted in their rights to freedom. Alarming developments in Turkey, the increasing erosion of democratic institutions in the EU Member States of Poland and Hungary, and the British vote to exit the EU, cause us to debate the ways in which artists preserve and shape necessary spaces for their activity in times of decreasing social cohesion within Europe.


How do artists position themselves between activist self-instrumentalisation, their ideological exploitation by political regimes or the flight into (inner) exile? Ways and means of strengthening international artistic collaboration as well as maintaining and promoting opportunities for exchange and communication will be discussed


Date : 23 and 24 November 2017

Address : Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin


For further information on the programme, click here


RSS - Publication on Envisioning networked urban mobilities



Cosmobilities network publishes Envisioning Networked Urban Mobilities which brings together scientific reflections on the relations of art and urban mobilities and artistic research on the topic.

The editors open the book by setting out the concept grounded in the exhibition curated by Aslak Aamot Kjaerulff and refers to earlier work on mobilities and art generated by the Cosmobilities Network.


Volume 3 has two sections, both consisting of short papers and illustrations.

The first section is based on artists who were part of the conferences' art exhibition, and the second part is based on theoretical reflections on art and artists.


The Roberto Cimetta Fund prodives its expertise through the paper "The Roberto Cimetta Fund as a Response to Artistic and Cultural Mobility Imbalance", written by Angie Cotte, General Secretary. 


Extracts :

"Mohamed Al Hiwajri, Palestinian artist and RCF grantee , had to wait three months before returning to Palestine because of laws that had changed in his home country during the time he was abroad."


"Mobility and the circulation of works is very much about meeting people face to face and building up sufficient confidence and affinities to enable collaboration or even co-created networks of coproduction—interconnecting local actors at an international level".


"Current imbalances in art production flows persist because of funding problems. Indeed, Arab artists are often invited to take part in European projects or projects funded by the EU. When they return home there is no ‘local’ money to set up their projects in a sustainable way and they cannot make use of the benefits obtained through their travel abroad. These artists will want to return to Europe where opportunities are available for them, which contributes to the brain-drain effect, weakening the cultural fabric in the South. Cultural policy reform should address the issue of how to make their local territories attractive to their own youth, not only to tourists".



To buy the book, click here


RSS - Valletta 2018 conference on Living Cities, Livable Spaces / 22-24 November 2017



The fourth in the Valletta 2018 Foundation's series of annual international conferences on cultural relations in Europe and the Mediterranean, this conference explores the interplay between cultural diplomacy, place branding and liveability, particularly in light of large public events such as the European Capital of Culture. These issues will be debated within the context of citizen engagement and sustainable city development.


The central objective of this conference is to bring together researchers, academics, policy makers urban planners and cultural practitioners to share knowledge about the complex relationship between city branding, bottom-up community processes and  large-scale events such as the European Capital of Culture title. 


In the framework of the partnership with Valletta 2018, the RCF is supporting three cultural operators from Turkey and Lebanon with a mobility grant. Tugce Karatas, Farah Makki and Meltem Senturk will take part in this international conference.


Date : 22 - 24 November 2017, Valletta, Malta


To download the programme click here



RSS - Open call for Art Fellows : Training program at European art institutions for young Arab arts professionals



Mophradat is launching its new program, ART FELLOWS, for young Arab curators, arts managers, arts producers, and arts administrators living in Brussels, Glasgow, Madrid or Munich. Art Fellows program is an eight-week full-time or twelve-week part-time paid training program at European art institutions for young Arab arts professionals, helping them develop their knowledge, skills, and professional networks.


Applications must be sent directly to the participating institutions based on their open calls this month:


The Beursschouwburg, Brussels (by December 3)

CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (by November 29)

Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M), Madrid (by November 24)

Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich (by November 30)

WIELS | Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (by November 30)


The selected fellow will have been living in one of the cities where the program is running for no less than a year and be from the Arab diaspora (migrants and refugees are welcome to apply). 


For more information about each institution, eligibility criteria, and the application process, please see here.


RSS - OpenCall for artists residency in Tunis - Deadline : 01/12/17



L’Art Rue is an Tunisian organisation leading innovating projects for citizens in the public space in cooperation with the territory. It intends to democratize contemporary art by working closer with communities. 


In the framework of its artistic residency programme, l’Art Rue launches its call for application for 2018. Musicians, dancers, plastic artist, designer, photographer, actors, directors living in Tunisia can apply. 


Public space and work with populations will be central issues. The residencies are from two to three month during 2018. The artists in residence will have access to a work space, housing, expertise from L’Art Rue and a budget to develop their artistic approach in public spaces with the residents of the Tunis Medina. 


Deadline : 1st December 2017 


For further information in Arabic or French, click here




RSS - Opencall for artists by CEC ArtsLink - Deadline : 05/12/17


CEC ArtsLink invites artists, arts managers and non-profit arts organizations in all disciplines from 37 eligible countries (see below) to apply for Independent Projects Awards.

Project grants enable artists and arts managers to carry out self-directed projects in the US.  Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a non-profit organization or individual in the US to apply.


US artists and arts managers seeking to collaborate with international colleagues are encouraged to consider this opportunity for potential funding. The application must be submitted by your international partner, so we invite you to share this information.


Deadline: December 5, 2017
Application and Guidelines


Eligible countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.


For further informations, visit their website



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