In addition to Sharjah Art Foundation’s on-going open calls Vantage Point Sharjah 8 and Sharjah Film Platform, which support emerging and established artists working in contemporary art, below is a compiled list of reputable local, regional and international open calls, opportunities and residences for artists and art practitioners. Part of the Foundation’s commitment to supporting the community, this list is a reference tool that will be updated on a regular basis and includes grants, exhibitions and educational opportunities.

Opportunities for artists, curators, musicians, filmmakers, writers and academics

Call for submissions for Tribeca Film Festival

Early deadline: 21 October, 2020
Official deadline: 2 December, 2020
Final deadline: 13 January, 2021
Tribeca Film Festival
New York

A platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, Tribeca Film Festival supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance.

Open call for Mophradat’s Art Time Residency and Performance programme

Deadline: 1 December 2020

Mophradat has partnered again with Kunstencentrum BUDA and NEXT Festival in Belgium, this time it is to offer the opportunity to a performing artist from the Arab world to be in residency for a three-week period and use BUDA’s facilities to finalize a piece in-progress. Immediately following the residency, the new work will be performed during the 2021 edition of NEXT Festival, which takes place across the Eurometropolis region of Kortrijk and Tournai in Belgium, and Lille and Valenciennes in France.