Overview

Sharjah Art Foundation is inviting illustrators and comic book artists in the UAE to apply for the fourth edition of Corniche, a comic book anthology that takes an exploratory and free-flowing approach to its process, allowing for a range of genres to be published together, including biography, science fiction, fantasy, mythology and art history. Additionally, art and cultural scholars, translators, writers, editors, independent publishers and publishing houses, collectives and non-profit institutions are welcome to submit project proposals for Publishing Grant 2022. Projects should contribute to the production of original ideas and critical thinking and take an experimental and innovative approach to publishing.

In addition to our year-round open calls and grants, 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 residencies for artists and art practitioners. In keeping with 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

Open Call: Corniche 4

Sharjah Art Foundation
Deadline: 30 June 2022

Sharjah Art Foundation announces an open call to broaden and diversify the creative remit of Corniche, an annual comic anthology compiling the works of illustrators and comic book artists from the UAE. A meeting ground for local artists and illustrators, Corniche is a community-centred project and one of the core initiatives of Sharjah Art Foundation.

The publication takes an exploratory and free-flowing approach to its process, allowing for a range of genres to be published together, including biography, science fiction, fantasy, mythology and art history.

https://form.jotform.com/221421471292448

Call for entries to VIDEONALE.19

Kunstmuseum Bonn
Deadline: 30 June 2022

The 19th edition of the Videonale—Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts (31 March–15 May 2023 at Kunstmuseum Bonn)—invites artists and filmmakers, distributors, universities and galleries worldwide to submit their works for the competition.

The VIDEONALE.19 competition is open to all types of experimental time-based artistic works—single and multi-channel video, video installations, performances, sound art and virtual reality. An administration fee will be charged for each submission (payable in conjunction with the submission process via PayPal). For an exemption from the fee as well as limitations for PayPal payments, please contact submissions@videonale.org

https://v19.videonale.org/call\

AFAC cinema grant for fiction film projects

AFAC, Lebanon
Deadline: 1 July 2022

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) cinema grant is open to all kinds of fiction film projects. The programme welcomes submissions of short and medium-length narrative films in production and post-production and feature narratives that are in development, production or post-production phases.

The programme provides annual grants ranging from a few thousand USD to a maximum of 10,000 USD for Development grants, up to 50,000 USD for Production and a maximum of 25,000 USD for Post-production grants.

https://www.arabculturefund.org/Programs/12

Call for submissions: AFAC music grant

AFAC, Lebanon
Deadline: 1 July 2022

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) music grant supports production, performances, collaborations, album recordings and festivals. The programme provides annual grants ranging from a few thousand USD to a maximum of 25,000 USD for individuals and teams, and 35,000 USD for institutions and collectives.

https://www.arabculturefund.org/Programs/15

International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival: The Wonders of Possible

Kyber Teatro, Cagliari, Italy
Deadline: 15 July 2022

Kyber Teatro invites applications from international artists at all stages of their careers to submit their projects that highlight the ‘interaction between theatre and new technologies’.

Between November and December 2022, Kyber Theatre will host the 9th Edition of the International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival called ‘The Wonders of Possible’ in Cagliari, Italy. The festival aim is to promote the interrelation between artistic and technological languages.

Kyber Theatre is a theatre and new technologies company that has been working in Cagliari since 2014. It is a spin-off of L’Aquilone di Viviana, a company that has been working since 2002 in intercultural theatrical projects.

https://www.kyberteatro.it/en/festival/

SAM Residencies open call

Singapore Art Museum
Deadline: 15 August 2022

SAM Residencies is now accepting applications for its Artist; Community & Education; and Curatorial and Research residencies from 16 May to 15 August 2022. The studio-based residencies will take place within a period of one to six months. Artists and researchers from all around the world may apply.

The 2023 cycle focuses on notions of ‘postindustrialism’, ‘critical alliances’ and/or the possibilities of a transformed future.

https://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/residencies/latest-news/open-call-2022

Queens Museum: QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists

Queens Museum, New York
Deadline: 31 July 2022

The QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists will grant two visual artists 20,000 USD each, individual studio space, professional development consultations, and close mentorship from QM staff members working toward the artists’ projects. Fellows will have access to individual studios from October 2022 through September 2023. These one-year fellowships will culminate in solo project exhibitions at QM in Fall 2023.

The QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship is open to emerging visual artists living in the five boroughs of New York City. QM defines an emerging artist as one who is at the beginning of their public career. Eligible artists have completed their studies, but have not had solo exhibitions at commercial galleries or public institutions. Artists will have not yet received major grant funding for their work.

https://queensmuseum.org/qm-jerome-foundation-fellowship-for-emerging-artists-2022-2023

Queens Museum: In Situ Artist Fellowship

Queens Museum, New York
Deadline: 14 August 2022

The Queens Museum’s (QM) In Situ Artist Fellowship is a two-year fellowship (October 2022–September 2024) for three artists to receive rent-free studio space and an annualized salaried position at 45,000 USD per year with full benefits. Artists will develop their practice in collaboration with specific areas of the Museum’s work and Queens constituencies, prioritizing co-creation, relationship building, research and ambitious experimentation. Artists will also develop a solo exhibition to open in Spring 2024.
Eligible artists will engage with one of the following programs and research areas: the La Jornada and Queens Museum Cultural Food Pantry, the Queens Teens Institute For Art & Social Justice, QM’s Archives & Collection, and the QM Children's Museum. Eligible artists must: have a strong record of artistic work and be committed to social and public practice. In Situ Artist Fellows must reside in NYC for the entire 2-year duration of the fellowship and be present at the Museum minimally 3 weekdays per week.

https://queensmuseum.org/in-situ-artist-fellowship-2022


Open Call: Publishing Grant 2022

Sharjah Art Foundation
Deadline: 2 September 2022

The Publishing Grant invites cultural producers in the following fields to submit project proposals: art and cultural scholars, translators, writers, editors, independent publishers and publishing houses, collectives and non-profit institutions. Projects should contribute to the production of original ideas and critical thinking and take an experimental and innovative approach to publishing.

The grant is committed to supporting printed matter that stands out for its intellectual, graphic and material qualities. While the final project must be presented in a printed format, an e-book version or digital reading component is encouraged. Sharjah Art Foundation will provide a total of 30,000 USD to multiple grantees, in addition to publishing and distribution support.

https://form.jotform.com/221372741449457

Graham Foundation grants for individuals

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago
Deadline: 15 September 2022

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts offers two types of grants to individuals: Production and Presentation Grants as well as Research and Development Grants. These grants assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualisation to realisation and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films and new media projects.

http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs/?mode=individual

Mophradat’s Self Organizations Programme

Mophradat, Brussels
Deadline: 15 September 2022

Self Organizations aims to provoke inventive ways of working together and collaborating by offering support to projects where different arts practitioners take the initiative and join forces to define a mutual resource or interest that’s important for their work, and propose how to share or develop it. The overall purpose of the programme is to incite productive conversations, encourage the development of bespoke protocols for collaboration, and push for new art experiences to take place. Ultimately, through different experiments with self-organisation, the value of collective sharing and generosity amongst arts communities may show itself to be more relevant than funds and structures.

The programme will involve a diversity of participants working according to the specific guidelines in order to try different formats and methodologies. It will also require from the participants to participate in an online workshop that aims to provide useful tools to support them in navigating organisational disagreements. Arts practitioners from all disciplines and stages of their careers are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to proposals taking place within the Arab world.

https://mophradat.org/en/program/self-organizations/

The information shared here has been sourced from the aforementioned institutions’ online platforms.