In addition to Sharjah Art Foundation’s 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 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 Application: Henry Moore Foundation Grants and Fellowships

Deadline: 2 September 2021

Henry Moore Foundation
Leeds and Hertfordshire, England

The Henry Moore Foundation is offering up to £20,000 in grants and fellowships in the following categories within sculpture and art research: new projects and commissions, acquisitions and collections and research and development.

Apply here: https://www.henry-moore.org/grants/grants-programme

Call for Application: Marrakech International Film Festival

Deadline: 8 September 2021

Atlas Ateliers 4th Edition 2021

The Atlas Workshops launches its call for projects in development and films in production or post-production by filmmakers from the Arab world and the African continent who are working on their first, second or third feature-length film.

The Atlas Workshops is an industry and talent-development programme initiated by the Marrakech International Film Festival in 2018 with the support of Netflix. The mission of the workshops is to work side by side with a new generation of Moroccan, Arab and African filmmakers, as well as to create a space for exchange between international professionals and regional talents.

The fourth edition of the Atlas Workshops will take place at the end of 2021; the exact dates will be announced at a later date. The event offers participants the opportunity to present their projects in development and films in production or post-production via a co-production market that allows them to meet with international professionals. The participating projects compete for awards with a total cash value of €56,000.

Participants benefit from personalised mentoring prior to the Atlas Workshops events, tailored to the individual needs of each project with regard to scriptwriting, production, distribution, editing and/or scoring.

Apply here: https://atlasateliers.festivalmarrakech.info/en/call-for-applications

Call for Applications for Funding and Collaborations in 2022

Deadline: 10 September 2021

Phileas: A Fund for Contemporary Art

Based in Vienna, Phileas is a philanthropic organisation that enables ambitious projects within the field of contemporary art. Its activities focus primarily on international exhibitions by Austrian and Austria-based artists. Phileas co-produces new works and their presentation in museum exhibitions and biennials as well as accompanying publications and symposia. Where possible, its support is extended to enable the acquisition of the works for public collections.

Apply here: https://www.phileasprojects.org/application.html

Call for Curator Applications

Deadline: 10 September 2021

European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC)

Commissioners of the Collateral Event: Zeljko Jovanovic, Chairman of the Board, and Tímea Junghaus, Executive Director of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) announce a call for the curator of the Roma exhibition, to demonstrate the institution’s founding principles—including the highest quality standards in arts and culture, and Roma leadership—at the 59th International Venice Biennale, which opens on April 23, 2022.

ERIAC has a unique and single mandate as the transnational, European-level organisation for the recognition of Roma arts and culture.

Apply here: https://eriac.org/call-for-curator-roma-exhibition-venice-biennale/

Call for Application: Princeton Arts Fellowship (United States)

Deadline: 14 September 2021

Princeton University
United States

Princeton Arts Fellowships, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, David E. Kelley Society of Fellows in the Arts, and the Maurice R. Greenberg Scholarship Fund, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognised as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors and performance artists–this list is not meant to be exhaustive–who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton University and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, our expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.

Apply here: https://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships/princeton-arts-fellowship/

Call for Applications: RCA Fellowship in Design Curation 2022

Deadline: 23 September 2021

Design Trust
Hong Kong

Applications are invited that address the 2022 Fellowships theme of ‘Hyperlocal’
In partnership with world-renowned institutions, the Design Trust offers fellowships that allow individuals to develop their emerging careers, build in-depth research, acquire and create innovative work or increase their skills within their related discipline. These include, but are not limited to residency programmes, internships, research, writing, collaborative projects, and workshops.

Applications should address the 2022 Fellowships theme of ‘Hyperlocal’. Based at the Royal College of Art in London, two Fellows will undertake advanced research into curatorial practice in relation to contemporary design and recent design history. Areas of focus might include: strategies for exhibition-making, display, interpretation and collections; design archives; design curating in the public sphere; design theory and method as curatorial practice; curating emergent technologies; and history and current practice in design curating.

Apply here: https://designtrust.hk/grants/research-fellowships/

Call for Submissions: Aarhus Arab Film Festival

Deadline: 29 September 2021

Aarhus Arab Film Festival
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus Arab Film Festival’s goal is to show the vast diversity of the Arab world by providing insight into Arab films, cultures and thoughts through the organisation of an internationally-oriented film festival aimed at a Danish audience, with the best of the Arab film world.

‏The selected films will show that there is room for independent, innovative and provocative thoughts in the Arab world, and will provide an insight into a varied and rich culture through the decline of film art from a part of the world that we are very much in touch with, but know too little about.

Apply here: https://filmfreeway.com/AARHUSARABFILMFESTIVAL

Call for Application: Art of Unity Creative Award

Deadline: 30 September 2021

International Human Rights Art Festival
New York, USA

Send submissions to hello@ihraf.org with the subject line: “Art of Unity Creative Award”. There is no entry fee for participation. Deadline for submission is September 30, 2021. Each artist may make one submission. There are three monetary prizes:

• First Prize: $150
• Second Prize: $100
• Third Prize: $50

Honorable Mention: 6 artists will have their work presented as part of the winners.

All winners and honorable mention recipients will be promoted via the International Human Rights Art Festival website, Facebook page, Instagram page, e-newsletter and through our media partnership with WNYC radio, the world's largest public radio station. Additionally, a selection of the winners will be highlighted as part of the Art of Unity performance block at the IHRAF Festival, Wild Project Theater, East Village, NYC on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Apply here: https://www.ihraf.org/art-of-unity-creative-award?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjJGXocy38gIVCp_VCh3mAgExEAAYAyAAEgIgBvD_BwE

Call for Application: Artists’ Publications

Deadline: 15 October 2021

Prameya Art Foundation

Prameya Art Foundation is an initiative to support experimental practices as well as encourage trans-disciplinary collaborations. Prameya, meaning knowledge in Sanskrit is indicative of the Foundation’s approach to the arts as a discursive space, and dialogue as its future. Conceived as a not-for-profit platform, the foundation is driven by the idea that for a sustainable arts context, it is important to invest in artistic research, curatorial projects, public art initiatives, social practice, collaborations and residencies. It aims to build a strong base for contemporary art practice and develop national and international strategic partnerships for supporting artists and their work.
Prameya Art Foundation in association with Emami Art and Roli Books and our partners in South Asia, Britto Arts Trust (Bangladesh), Siddhartha Art Foundation (Nepal), Vasl Artists' Association (Pakistan), and Theertha International Artists' Collective (Sri Lanka) invites proposals for artist books from creative practitioners in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Visit: https://www.praf.in/PRAF-Publish.html

Call for Application: Submit exhibition proposals for the United Arab Emirates national participation at La Biennale Di Venezia

Deadline: 31 October 2021

National Pavillion UAE
La Biennale di Venezia

The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates [NPUAE] at La Biennale di Venezia is inviting submissions through an OPEN CALL for Concept Proposals for the UAE national participation at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia, due to open in May 2023.

Apply here: http://nationalpavilionuae.org/open-call/

Call for Submissions: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grants

Deadline: 31 October 2021

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre, to launch City Artist Corps Grants.

City Artist Corps Grants is part of City Artist Corps, a new $25 million recovery initiative designed to help artists who were both hard hit by the pandemic and who may have been left out of other local and federal funding opportunities.

City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July.

Apply here: www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/city-artist-corps-grants

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