About the artist grant:
- Capital Cultural Fund
- Cross-disciplinary funding
- Co-financing fund
- Cultural education in Berlin
- Digitalization of cultural heritage
- Funding for presentations of existing work
- Funding for women artists
- Funding for inter-cultural projects
- Weltoffenes Berlin
- International cultural exchange programmes
- Literature funding programmes
- Music funding programmes
- Performing arts, theatre and dance funding programmes
- Public art and percent-for-art
- Visual arts funding programmes
Deadline: varies according to the call.
Application requirements: open worldwide.
Application documents:Fill in application form and submit it together with required documents
Entry Fees: None
Awards: varies according to the artist fund.
Learn more about the provider:The Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs promotes the arts and cultural sectors within the scope of its responsibilities under state law. The department’s funding activities focus primarily on projects of outstanding quality by artists, ensembles and groups based in Berlin.The cultural affairs department of the Senate Chancellery supports productions and provides grants in the form of project funding and stipends to artists based in Berlin. Funding may be awarded for projects in disciplines across the non-commercial cultural sector including the visual and performing arts, photography, new media, literature, and music as well as related forms and cross-disciplinary undertakings. The Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs provides funding for inter-cultural projects and cultural exchanges. The women artists program offers project funding and stipends for women artists working in video and film and awards in the area of visual arts and composition. A co-financing funding programme exists to enable Berlin-based artists and groups from the independent arts scene to submit applications to external funding bodies requiring co-financing. Generally, funding is not available for projects which are already in progress, but only for those planned for the future. Funding for presentations of existing work is available for Berlin-based artists, ensembles and groups of all disciplines, to facilitate the presentation of previously staged productions to a wider audience. The department supports the conservation of cultural heritage by funding the digitization of cultural assets. Please note that all funding is dispensed in accordance with the funding principles of the Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.Artistic freedom, independence, transparency, comparability and equity are the key principles in the assessment of applications and in the allocation of stipends, awards and project funding. To ensure that these principles are upheld, the cultural affairs department of the Senate Chancellery appoints a range of advisory boards and juries to appraise applications each year. The current appointments to these boards and juries are detailed in the programme flyers of the respective funding programmes.
About the artist grant:
Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg) provides targeted support to young talents from the visual and performing arts, literature, music, art criticism and cultural management, whose permanent residence or focus of work is in Baden-Württemberg, or who have spent a significant part of their life in Baden-Württemberg, which has been decisive for their artistic work. Deadline: varies according to edition. Application requirements: Residence or focus of work is in Baden-Württemberg Lived in Baden-Württemberg Germany.
-A detailed project how the funding will be spent.
Entry Fees: None
-Access to the foundation studios.
Learn more about the organization:
The Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg) promotes the state’s young contemporary art scene. Its purpose is to offer emerging talents, whose permanent residence or focus of work is in Baden-Württemberg, or who have spent a significant part of their life in Baden-Württemberg – which has been decisive for their artistic work -, financial independence and flexibility for a limited period of time so that they can further develop their work. The Kunststiftung allocates grants and prizes in order to support young talents from the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, music, art criticism and cultural management. It also produces publications and organises events in order to bring its grantees to the attention of a wider public audience. In addition, the Kunstbuero (Arts Office) of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, founded in 2009, offers visual artists an extensive advisory and continuing education programme. Since its founding in 1977, the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg has provided support to over 900 artists and cultural professionals working in various fields. As an independent and non-profit organisation, it has become one of the most important institutions for promoting the state’s experimental cultural scene and was honoured for its work in 2003 with the State Foundation’s Cultural Promotion Prize. The Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg celebrated its thirty-fifth year of existence in 2012. It was founded in 1977 through a cross-party initiative supported by state delegates commited to art andwho stemmed from very political party represented in the State Parliament in Stuttgart at the time. The purpose in establishing the Foundation was and is to create an organisation that helps young artists take their first steps into the free market by providing financial support and generating greater public exposure. Exceptional in this regard is the joint effort made by all all parties of the State Parliament to establish the Foundation and the continuation of this strong commitment through today. Accordingly, the various organisational bodies of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg are made up of notable figures from politics and the community in addition to individuals representing cultural institutions and artists.
About the artist grant:
The Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) supports artists worldwide through grants. The applications are open for artists worldwide. Application periods varies according to the call. There different intake period for the artist grant.
varies according to the edition
Open to worldwide applicants.
Artists should submit a project explaining the outcome of their project, how the money will be spent. Also a detailed cv with a cover letter are necessary to increase your chances to be selected.
Entry Fees: None
Awards:– Support for artistic projects, awarded to artists.- Exceptional support for artists and artist-authors, awarded to artists, curators, art critics, theorists, etc. experiencing financial difficulties.- Support for contemporary documentary photography, awarded to documentary photographers.- Support for research in the restoration and conservation of contemporary works of art, awarded to art restorers.- Support for research in art theory and criticism, awarded to art writers, theorists and critics.- Support for publishing: Assistance awarded publishers for printed or digital projects in contemporary art. The proposed publication must be in French.- Support for participating in a book fair, awarded to publishers.- Support for participating in an exhibition, awarded to contemporary art galleries.- Support for publication, awarded to contemporary art galleries. – Repayable advances for the production of an original work, awarded to contemporary art galleries.- Support for the international promotion of the French art scene, awarded to contemporary art galleries, for the participation in a foreign fair or show, or for the implementation of a partnership with a foreign gallery, notably for an exhibition.- Exceptional assistance via support targeting fixed costs, awarded to contemporary art galleries.- ‘Image/Movement’ grant to support development and post-production, awarded to production companies. This grant is reserved for French-based productions: the artist must be of French nationality or a French resident, and/or the production house must be established in France
Learn more about the organisationNational centre for plastic arts.
The Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) is a public institution under the French Ministry of Culture. It fosters and supports artistic creation in France in all areas of the visual arts: painting, performance art, sculpture, photography, installation art, video, multimedia, graphic arts, design and graphic design. It follows young artists closely, provides expertise and support to the emergence of new forms, and assists artists and contemporary art professionals.The Centre national des arts plastiques is a public collector. On behalf of the French State, it expands and manages France’s national contemporary art collection, the Fonds national d’art contemporain. This collection of unique scale currently holds over 105,000 works and is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current art scene. The management and conservation of these works, acquired over the last two centuries, mobilises specialised skills and numerous areas of expertise.Another of CNAP’s roles is to bring the acquired works to the broadest audience possible through short-term loans, long-term loans to museums and government buildings, and the co-production of events in France and internationally. Each year, the Centre national des arts plastiques lends some 2,500 works from its collection.As a cultural partner for museums, schools, art centres and private organisations such as foundations, CNAP purpose-develops “plug and play” exhibitions, from planning through to production, installation and facilitation. Through all these activities, the Centre national des arts plastiques promotes and makes known contemporary artistic creation, as well as opening new horizons. Special programmes assist all audiences in their encounters with the works.CNAP is currently engaged in a project never previously undertaken: a complete survey of its collection. In an unprecedented operation, over a period of three years no fewer than 37,000 works in deep storage at the La Défense site, west of Paris, will be examined ahead of relocation in 2024 to Pantin, in the greater Paris area. While this will inevitably impact the availability of certain works, the collection will continue to circulate throughout these three years.CNAP supports artists who are engaged in experimental projects. It also provides financial support to contemporary art professionals (galleries, publishers, art restorers and critics). It has its finger on the pulse of the latest in artistic creation and gives prominence to the projects it supports at national level.During the Covid-19 health crisis, CNAP continues to support artists and visual arts professionals. This includes a range of measures introduced as of 2020 as part of the government relief package: an emergency fund and an extraordinary meeting of the acquisitions commission were deployed to offset loss of revenue. CNAP-managed public commissions are maintained, including for temporary and reactivatable works for public spaces, the “Image 3.0” national photographic commission, a national commission for prints as part of the Year of the Comic Book, and a commission for performance pieces by women artists.CNAP’s editorial policy stems from its efforts to take contemporary art to a wide audience. Each project is undertaken in conjunction with a public partner or a private publisher. CNAP encourages external contributions so as to offer a variety of perspectives on the works, the artists and the projects.This new site is designed to provide services that best meet your needs. It gives direct access to the online collection of more than 89,000 works, and explains conditions for short-term and long-term loans. An annotated online directory at www.cnap.fr lists over 2,000 contemporary art venues, grants, awards, scholarships and artist residencies.
About the fellowship:
Mekang Cultural hub offers 10 Art Fellowship for artists from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
Mekang Cultural hub supports projects that contribute to sustainable development in South east Asia.
Varies according to edition
–Artist from one of the following countries Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
-project related to sustainable development.
varies according to the call (artist cv, motivation letter, project details, ..)
The program is an opportunity develop yourself, to develop and work with others, and to make an impact on society:
1.Skills and personal development:
presentation skills, advocacy & influencing skills, entrepreneurial thinking, individual personal development plan and dialogue and development from mentors & inspiring speakers from different sectors
new professional and personal networks through collaborative working, regional travel and peer mentoring
3.Knowledge and values:
Exposure to the diverse histories, social, economic and cultural context of SEA through travel to four Asian countries during the one-year program and a deeper understanding of the unique role that arts & culture can play in the South East Asia’s sustainable development
Learn more about the organisation:
Mekong Cultural Hub (MCH) is an exciting new organisation, set up to offer personal and professional development opportunities for creative cultural practitioners in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand and to build sustainable networks around Asia. Programs will include workshops, exchange, training and networking, and will involve participants and practitioners from Taiwan, as well as other South-East Asian countries on particular programs.
MCH serves people who are working at the intersection of arts and society. It aims to support creative practitioners who are already established in their own contexts and are ready to widen their networks and their impact by developing regional projects and collaboration. One of the first projects of Mekong Cultural Hub in 2018 will be a Mekong Mapping, to learn more about the situation of cultural practitioners in our region and to develop a strong foundation for a network. We also plan to launch a “regional cultural leadership program” in partnership with British Council.
In its first year, MCH is supported by Ministry of Culture Taiwan (R.O.C.) and Fresh Sound Foundation, and collaborating with British Council. MCH is a sister organisation of Cambodian Living Arts, which has been working in Cambodia since 1998, and has a mission to be a catalyst in a vibrant arts sector in Cambodia. Both MCH and CLA share the belief that arts are at the heart of a vital society, and this spirit is reflected throughout our programs.
About the fund:
Follow you art is an NGO, offering small support for artists for artists based in Tunis, Belgium, and Italy. The amount of the grant is 500 euros. The amount is raised thanks to a fundraising campaign. To take part in the funding campaign you should contact the organisation.
Subject to the approval of the selection committee to be part of the selection pool.
Be based in one of the following countries: Belgium, Italy, Tunisia.
Varies according to the call (a detailed project, artist cv, motivation, portfolio)
Learn more about follow your art organization:
Follow your Art is a non-profit initiative designed to help support artists and art workers. It’s an initiative of Sana Ouchtati, supported by Ziad Erraiss and Eva Blaute. What started off as an act of cross-border solidarity in an immediate response to the precarious conditions of artists and art workers during the first weeks of the covid-19 spread, gradually shifted towards a more sustainable approach.
Follow Your Art is a non-profit initiative on a completely voluntary basis, run by a small team of cultural professionals based in Brussels and Tunis. What started off as an act of cross-border solidarity in an immediate response to the precarious conditions of artists and art workers during the first weeks of the covid-19 spread, gradually shifted towards a more sustainable approach.
In the first phase Follow Your Art supported 15 artists based in 3 countries (Belgium, Italy, and Tunisia) with a grant (500 €) to cover basic needs through a crowdfunding campaign. In the second phase Follow Your Art offers professional accompaniment to emerging artists in a spirit of entrepreneurship. Based on artistic proposals formulated by artists who applied in the first phase, FYA will accompany the trajectory of the selected projects so as to strengthen the artists’ international multi-sectorial network by tightly linking the artistic project to potential funders and strategic/financial partners, thus creating pan-European awareness and solidarity.
Follow Your Art believes tailor-made support, targeted facilitation, and mentorship for artists in partnership with European and Mediterranean key stakeholders in the sector are key to revive cultural life in post-Covid times.
About the fund:
The fund for innovative artists is offered by CcHUB Nigeria. CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. It offers fund for innovative artists every year.
Varies according to the call.
Artists having an innovative project can submit their requests to CcHUB Nigeria.
Varies according to the call (a detailed project, artist cv, motivation, portfolio)
no entry fees.
– Provide additional funding to specific startups that we support/fund
– Provide access to non-monetary key resources/stakeholders for the startups
– Provide funding support for the entire project
More information about the fund:
Deadline: Applications are open.
Number of awards: 3
The ARAK Collection Annual Residency Fellowship Program aims to promote a better knowledge and understanding of Contemporary Sub-Saharan Art in the Middle East and Beyond through research of the extensive works part of their collection.
The resident guest curator is expected to research the collection with the intention of curating an exhibition and writing the exhibition catalogue at the end of the residency period, after in-depth research and the submission of a curatorial concept to be approved by the ARAK Collection Curatorial Advisory Committee.
The Residency Fellowship Program was created to support ARAK Collection’s Mission of developing and supporting young and mid-career artists and curators through promoting curatorial research, publications and exhibitions of their collection’s works. The exhibitions developed and produced by ARAK Collection aspire to be impactful and are all associated with relevant public programming.
THE SELECTED CURATOR WILL DEVELOP THEIR WORK IN TWO PARTS:
Research, firstly while in residence at ARAK Collection in Doha – Qatar, and after when traveling or back home. followed by an exhibition based on the results and approved curatorial concept submitted to the ARAK Collection Curatorial Advisory Committee. A comprehensive exhibition catalogue (English and Arabic) is expected to be published and released at the exhibition opening.
Each Fellowship Grant is approximately USD 20,000 the GRANT INCLUDES:
- USD 5000 for research expenses and fee.
- USD 15,000 to produce the exhibition and publish the catalogue.
STAGE 1 — RESEARCH
- Following the curators selection, the curator will receive approximately a USD 5000 research grant, paid in monthly disbursements throughout the 6 months duration of the project as agreed with the ARAK Collection Curatorial Advisory Committee.
- The budget and schedule will be submitted to the ARAK Collection team for approval.
- The curator will have 4 months of research time, after which he/she will send a Curatorial Concept to the ARAK Collection Curatorial Advisory Committee, which will determine whether the project is feasible and can be organized as an exhibition (stage 2).
STAGE 2 — PRODUCING & ORGANIZING THE EXHIBITION
If approved, the project will enter the production stage, supervised by the ARAK Collection team. The USD 15,000 budget, managed by the ARAK Collection team, includes:
- designing, setting up and taking down the exhibition as well as for providing security.
- invitation of the curator and, possibly, artists to Doha during opening week (and/or during the installation and public programing associated with the exhibition).
The curator will:
- select the works forming the body of the exhibition from the ARAK Collection
- draft a Curatorial Concept presenting the selection of exhibition works
- attend the exhibition opening week and participate in the associated public programming to be proposed by the curator and approved by the ARAK Collection team.
The Nordic Culture Fund supports projects which stimulate the development of artistic and cultural life in the Nordic region. Here you can read more about our current funding programs.
What is Opstart?
Opstart is the investment of the Nordic Culture Fund in the initial phases of new art and culture projects, designed to strengthen the Nordic ambitions of the projects. Opstart supports the joint development of promising project ideas.
Opstart aims to develop the artistic and cultural field in the Nordic region that is diverse, accessible and of high quality.
You can apply for max. DKK 25,000. There is no requirement for co-financing of Opstart.
Please note! Opstart funding is typically applied for to cover travel and subsistence expenses in connection with meetings held in the Nordic countries. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the Fund will be able to support other costs, such as fees, materials or other things needed to complete the project, to a greater extent in 2020. This means that fees may until further notice amount to a maximum of DKK 20,000 of the project’s expenses.
Deadline for applications
In 2021 you can apply for Opstart followingly:
- 11 January – 11 June
- 9 August – 5 December
You will get a response to your application within 20 workdays.
With its grant programme, the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg) provides targeted support to young talents from the visual and performing arts, literature, music, art criticism, and cultural management, whose permanent residence or focus of work is in Baden-Württemberg, or who have spent a significant part of their life in Baden-Württemberg, which has been decisive for their artistic work.
The provision of financial support is intended to enable young creative talents to conduct ‘basic research into the arts’ and to further develop their work. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide ‘start capital’ to young artists and cultural producers during the often difficult, initial phases of their careers by offering them financial flexibility and introducing them to a broader public audience through publications, exhibitions, and events.
The grant of up to 12,000 Euros is not a residency grant – grantees are therefore not restricted in their choice of where to live and produce work. In addition, current and former grantees have the option of using the Foundation’s studios in Berlin and Stuttgart.
The Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg is committed to adapting its grant program to changes in artistic modes of production and to developing the grants further in order to better support specific professional fields. The grant for new music formats was introduced in 2012 in order to give emerging artists the opportunity to apply not only in the categories of classical, jazz, and composition but also pop, rock, experimental and computer-generated music.
In addition to supporting art production, the Foundation is also especially interested in promoting its creative environment. The grant for cultural management and the grant for art criticism are examples of how this vision has been successfully implemented.
The grants are awarded annually to approximately twenty applicants, each of whom are selected by a professional jury.
The Bolivia BICeBé® Poster Biennial is the most important international design and visual arts event in Bolivia and the Southern Cone. BICeBé is an integrator of the Latin American region through responsible design practice.
Since its inception in 2009, it has established the highest standards of national and international design and is linked, like no other event, with all design schools and universities in the country and Latin America. In each version, great teachers and prominent professionals from the national and international level participate, also recognizing new actors, projects and initiatives in all areas of design and visual arts.
One of the main objectives of the biennial is to project the national design to the world, as well as the emphasis on the pedagogical / academic essence of its activities, where the exchange of knowledge with a humanistic approach is prioritized. More than 100 international designers have passed through its doors, sharing their experiences and design experiences in an open way, making BICeBé an ideal space for cultural exchange.
The biennial revolves its activities around the International Call for Poster Design, which generates the main exhibition and special awards in all its categories. Additionally, and during its week of activities, satellite exhibitions are held that invade the city, the International Design Congress, Design Talks, the Academic Symposium on the Teaching of Design and workshops linked to all creative branches in the collaborating universities.
More than 15,000 student and professional designers have passed through its doors and works from more than 87 countries around the world have been exhibited, making BICeBé a true global celebration of design beyond the poster.
The BICeBé takes place every two years in the month of November in the city of La Paz, Bolivia and generates itineraries with its exhibitions to other cities in the country as well as other countries in the world.