Artist Opportunities — November 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

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, transeuropa European Festival for Performing Arts based in Hildesheim, Germany, accepts applications for six guest performances responding to its current theme, ENTER THE COLLECTIVE VISION, and reflecting on collectivity, solidarity and future visions. The artists must live and work in Europe. Deadline is 30 October. Apply here.

The Biennale of Western Balkans launches Art Pluriverse, a community science series on intangible cultural heritage, art and open knowledge. For the first edition of this series—focusing on traditional textile communities in Greece and the wider Balkan region—BoWB invites artists, researchers and creatives to respond to two open calls. The first focuses on the cooperation between artists and communities online in order to co-create research-based artworks, while the second invites students, researchers, curators, educators and cultural professionals to participate to an online course for the creation of community-based archives and enhance their knowledge in digital cultural heritage. Deadline is 1 November. Further information can be found here.

Sonic Acts invites artists and researchers to apply for the OVEREXPOSED home-based residency program focusing on the materiality of pollution and systemic and political issues related to the contamination of the environment. Deadline is 1 November. Read more and apply here.

Art Explora Foundation together with Cité internationale des arts invite artists and researchers of all nationalities to apply for two residency programs; one for solo artists and one for an artist-researcher duo, lasting 6 and 3 months respectively. The artistic disciplines accepted are visual arts, performing arts, digital art, while the eligible areas of research are humanities, social sciences, sciences, technological innovation and sustainable development, art criticism and exhibition curating. Deadline is 6 November. Apply here.

For its third edition, queer-feminist festival Aphrodite* invites women and LGBTQI+ artists from the Balcan countries who live or have lived in Greece to submit feature or short films, experimental films, documentaries, and DIY videos. This year's theme focuses on migration issues of proximity, distance, surveillance, sexuality, body, intimacy, and home. Deadline is 10 November. Read more and apply here.

GENDERhouse#2 Queer Arts Festival is seeking full-length performance works for its 2021 edition. Professional artists and companies resident in Europe are welcome to apply with works that tackle themes of gender, sexuality or identity or defy performance and artistic traditions. Deadline is 15 November. Apply here.

EMMA – Creative Center Pforzheim is awarding three scholarships within the 'Designers in Residence' program. The scholarships are directed to young designers working in the fields of jewelry, fashion, accessory and industrial design. The results of this 3-month residency program will be presented in an exhibition. Deadline is 15 November. More information and application guidelines here.

Poets, filmmakers, video and digital artists, media and performance artists are invited to submit work to the 9th annual International Video Poetry Festival in Athens, Greece. The IVPF strongly considers artwork that examines and challenges traditional visual communication methods while continuing to function as a tool for exploring poetry. Deadline is 27 November. More information can be found here.

FABRIK and the city of Burfdorf, Switzerland are accepting applications for a residency program taking place at FABRIK, open mainly to visual artists. Deadline is 29 November 2020. Apply here.

Nesta Italia launches “City of the future” an open call addressed to European artists, creatives and collectives, who are invited to submit artistic concepts based on emerging technologies considering their applications and usability into an urban and social context. Three selected artists will participate in a three-month residency and will receive funds and support to realise their projects. Deadline is 30 November. Read more and apply 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.

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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