Grants & Opportunities

Responding to the ever-strong need for artists and cultural professionals to have access to mobility, the Roberto Cimetta Fund issues mobility grants and offers support and training programs related to mobility.

Ready Steady Go! is a 10 months learning expedition/journey welcoming 14 artists and cultural professionals from the Mediterranean. It is developed by the Roberto Cimetta Fund in partnership with (IT), Busart (GR), Al Badil (TU), Amuni (FR).

Through immersive workshops, online capacity building sessions and international gatherings, Ready Steady Go! aims to support artists and cultural professionals to identify and apply for mobility funding and support schemes and to increase their access to the international scene. 

Ready Steady Go! includes a series of activities to increase participants’ access to the international scene in order to develop their career:

  • 3 online capacity development sessions
  • a 4 days workshop in Italy
  • a 4 days final meeting in Greece

Aiming at promoting inclusive mobility, this call for applications is dedicated to artists and cultural professionals interested in developing a proper project that includes an international mobility within and outside their region, offering a space for debate and practical tools. 

The call is open until January 5 2024, to all the applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria.


  1. The application must be submitted by individuals (not by organisations) under 30 years old and have a good command of English.
  2. The call is addressed to artists (performers, creators, trainers) or professionals in the cultural sector (organisers, administrators, project managers). The call is open to professionals in independent organisations, as freelancers, or in the public sector.
  3. Applicants, regardless of their nationality, must be based in Mediterranean countries. It includes European countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Croatia, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia), and North Africa and the Middle East countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria)
  4. Applicants must be based in “remote areas”, that is areas that are not well integrated in international circuits. For the Ready, Steady, Go! project, “remote areas” refer to: 

  • For EU countries: islands, rural areas, and cities with less than 80 000 inhabitants 
  • In this call, all the other countries (Balkans, North Africa and Middle East) are defined as “remote areas”. 
  • 10 participants will be selected from the European countries mentioned above (point 3), and 4 participants will be selected from the North Africa and the Middle East countries mentioned above (point 3.)

5. Applicants must present an artistic / cultural project taking place in their territory on which they will be working during the programme that involves an international mobility from/ to their territory:  

Their mobility project could be:

  • the preparation of an artistic / cultural project (a festival, a co-production, a project that involves an international partnership…); 
  • the participation in a research or in a residency;
  • the participation in a meeting with artists or professionals with the objective of networking with cultural, artistic and development actors;
  • an artistic and professional training / education project (internships, masterclasses, exchanges, study trips) 

Their application must refer to an artistic discipline or a cultural action:

  • management, mediation, cultural policy;
  • contemporary performing arts: theatre, dance, music, circus and street arts, puppet theatre;
  • visual arts, photography, film, digital arts, design;
  • writing, dramaturgy, storytelling, poetry;
  • transdisciplinary projects.

6. The application form must be complete.


  1. Priority will be given to independent artists/cultural professionals: those working in independent organisations or as freelancers.
  2. The application must clearly present the artistic/cultural project, its motivations and its expectations
  3. The project must contribute directly or indirectly to local and Mediterranean cultural development from a sustainable perspective. Candidates are invited to develop local initiatives and contribute to the cultural life of their own region. They must be committed to passing on what they have learned and sharing their networking with other artists and professionals around them
  4. Participants shall be willing to participate actively in the capacity development programme and exchange with their peers. Learner-centred, this programme will foster on participants’ experience and resources as well as on peer-to-peer learning. 
  5. To ensure gender equality and diversity, Ready Steady Go! encourages applicants regardless gender identity and sexual orientation and the jury will select at least 50% female candidates.


All the expenses related to the participation in the programme will be covered:

  • Participation in the capacity development programme
  • Travel, visa, accommodation (in single or double rooms, hotels or apartments) and meals for the onsite workshops and meetings in Italy and Greece. 


Selected candidates must commit to take part in all the components of the programme (3 virtual sessions, a 4 days workshop in Sicily, Italy (around 15-19 April) and a 4 days final meeting in Elefsina, Greece (planned in October, tbc). They will also contribute to an in-depth case studies publication addressing mobility in the Mediterranean.


  • Applicants must complete the form and submit their project proposal, in written form. 
  • CV (2 pages maximum) must also be added. Applications may be written in English 
  • More details are specified in the form.

An information session will be organised on 14th December 2023 at 3pm to present the call and answer your questions. All those willing to participate are welcome. Please check partners websites and social media for the link to join the meeting.

A jury, composed of the partners of the project, will select 14 participants. 

Results to be announced mid-February 2024 (deadline for receipt of complete applications: 05/01/2024).

If you have any further questions, please send an email directly to :

Launch of the ASF'ART artistic and cultural mobility fund in Morocco

Supported by the Institut Français du Maroc and the Hiba Foundation, and at the initiative of the Roberto Cimetta Fund, ASF’ART, the first inter-regional artistic and cultural mobility fund, aims to promote mobility within Morocco for young artists and art students. By offering opportunities to take part in artistic events in the regions and discover Morocco’s cultural sites, ASF’ART opens up new prospects for young artists and art students. 

ASF’ART was created following a series of consultations initiated by the Roberto Cimetta Fund in Morocco, inspiring the Hiba Foundation and the Institut Français to launch the country’s first artistic and cultural internal mobility fund. 

The objectives of this innovative fund are :

  • Promote and facilitate inter-regional artistic mobility in Morocco for arts and culture professionals and students 
  • Promote and facilitate the mobility of artists and the dissemination of their work at national level 
  • Increase access to culture and the arts on a national scale 
  • Broaden audiences and contribute to the development of the arts market in Morocco
  • Contribute to the development of professional careers for artists and students 
  • Facilitate exchanges and networking between artists and students and cultural structures in the regions.  

This fund is entirely dedicated to national mobility within Morocco and is specifically aimed at :

  • Young artists aged 18 to 30, in all disciplines
  • Students aged 18 to 30 in the field of culture and the arts.

Examples of beneficiaries eligible for the Asf’Art fund : 

  • A student from the Institut National des Beaux-Arts in Tétouan wishing to visit an exhibition at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat 
  • An artist from Oujda wishing to attend an artistic residency to which he has been invited in Agadir 
  • An artist from Meknès wishing to take part in the Visa For Music market in Rabat, etc. 

By filling in the form, you are applying for a fund that will only cover accommodation, transportation costs and meals for the duration of the event or mission.

Important: all requests must be submitted at least one month before the trip. 

This fund is NOT an international mobility fund and only concerns mobility within Morocco.  

By supporting their national mobility, the ASF’ART fund offers them a platform to participate in festivals, residencies, exhibitions, art markets, museum visits and many other cultural events in the 12 regions of Morocco. Offering a unique chance for these emerging talents to acquire new skills, explore new horizons and meet exciting artists and cultural players in their home country. 

Applications are made by submitting an application form.A selection committee made up of the project’s partners selects the ‘scholarship holders’ and the Hiba Foundation manages the operational side of the fund.

For more information, you can contact the Hiba Foundation at this address:

Call for mobility grants results announced - March 2023

The results of the call for applications for mobility grants have been announced! 

This year, the RCF has allocated mobility grants, giving priority to candidates with little access to mobility and/or little integration in the international cultural scene. These grants will allow women artists and cultural professionals from the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean to contribute to the realization of their projects involving south-south mobility (North Africa and the Middle East). 

Congratulations to all those selected ! And thank you to all the candidates for their participation in this call.

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