Artist Opportunities — December 2020


Welcome to our monthly list of open calls and related opportunities in Greece and abroad for artists, curators, writers and others. The list is sorted by application deadline. If you want your open call listed please contact us at

M HKA - Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, announce a Research Fellowship for an artist, curator, writer or thinker. The research grant will facilitate a period of research for up to twelve months, leading to the creation of two projects to be presented by M HKA and Van Abbemuseum respectively in 2021. The fellowship will be part of the 'Our Many Europes' program and the proposals should engage critically with the constructs of internationalism, transnationalism, globalization and Eurasia. Deadline is 6 December. Read the announcement and apply here.

The curatorial team of The Cyprus Pavillion is seeking projects that will be part of its exhibition, publication, and events program during the International Architecture Exhibition - Venice Biennale 2021. Responding to the theme Anachoresis: Upon Inhabiting Distances, the proposals should explore the issue of collective space and question how current architectural practices are influencing the notion of collective space physically, socially or/and politically. The call is addressed to young architects of all nationalities who live and work in Cyprus, Cypriot architects who live and work abroad or multi-disciplinary collectives including at least one young Cypriot architect. Deadline is 7 December. Read more and apply here.

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics launches a new edition of the Collide Residency Award granting one artist or a collective of any nationality a fully funded residency at CERN, Geneva and in Barcelona. The chosen artist will be expected to interact with the CERN
scientific community and have a distinct interest in transdisciplinary approaches, scientific thinking and fundamental science. Deadline is 7 December. Read the application terms here.

Clairvoyants, an international competition for children's book illustration, invites authors, illustrators and graphic designers, to submit a project (draft) of an illustrated children’s book in Polish or in English. The completion is open to professionals and debutants alike, working independently or as a team. Deadline is 15 December. Application guidelines can be found here.

IONNYK is launching its first call for participation aimed to contemporary visual artists working in the field of digital black and white photography. Selected participants will be awarded prizes and the opportunity to be part of IONNYK Discovery catalog. Read more about this opportunity and submit your works here.

L'Art Rue, in the framework of All-Around Culture, launches an open call addressed to
young artists, collectives, researchers, civil society activists and cultural operators based in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and the diaspora from Syria and Libya. Applicants are free to present innovative project ideas from all artistic fields, engaging with local communities and developed with and for their territory. Deadline is 25 December. More information can be found here.

Global Health 50/50 invites photographers to participate with their works in the competition 'This is Gender' by sharing their vision of gender while exploring the diverse ways in which gender norms are lived and subverted. Deadline is 3 January. Submit your works here.

Little Islands Festival | Moving Image & Sound invites artists of all nationalities who are experimenting with new forms of audiovisual arts and media to apply for 'Living Environments', an open call for site-specific projects. The field of research is the island of Sikinos, Cyclades and the proposed projects will seek to connect the landscape and nature with man and art. Deadline is 20 January. Read more here.

Radio Alhara invites artists, illustrators, designers, and photographers to submit works that will be included in its daily calendar posts. Radio Alhara is also accepting sets and contributions for its program. Share your work here.

Barricade is seeking translations of anti-fascist prose, poetry, theory, manifestos, testimonials, and jeremiads to be published in its next issue. Selection is done on a rolling basis. Send your works here.

Ashkal Alwan is launching the 10th edition of the Home Workspace Program, a ten-month arts study program open to artists, writers and cultural workers from Lebanon and the world. The program offers lectures, seminars and workshops providing the enrolled fellows with feedback and resources to facilitate and support their art practice. This year's HWP will be free of charge and available to everyone wishing to attend. Register here.

The Onassis Foundation has launched the Emergency Fellowships 2020/21 program for artists and curators of all nationalities to provide support through volatile situations around the world, time-sensitive artistic research, or unanticipated professional needs. The fellowship consists of a stipend, as well as support from the Οnassis AiR team. Selection is done on a rolling basis throughout the year. Read more and apply here.

Open calls editor: Nina Alexopoulou
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