The following opportunities, and programs invite artists, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time, and space away from their usual environment. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production.

Some oppertunities involve exhibits, open call artist participations, to artist residencies that can be a part of museums, universities, galleries, studio spaces, theaters, artist-run spaces, municipalities, governmental offices, and even festivals.

Here are some opportunities that any artist can take part of – From residencies, open call exhibitions, to workshops:



An open call for curators, researchers, and historians:

Hosted by Tate Modern Curatorial Department, this is an exciting opportunity to work on a research project which will inform Tate’s Africa strategy. We welcome applications from candidates with demonstrable interest and professional experience in one or more of the following areas of focus:

– Women artists working in Africa from the mid- 1940s- 1970s. 
– Artists associated with Makerere University from the 1940s- 1960s. 
– The impact of the socialist era on artistic practices in Africa.
– The history of popular painting in the Congo. 

As well as carrying out research on the above topics, where relevant the fellow would make proposals as to how specific works could be used in displays in relation to other material already in Tate’s collection. Bilingual knowledge of French and English is required, and Portuguese would be helpful but is not essential.

Info: Press Here or send an email about your inquiry to international.fellowships@tate.org.uk.


  • Want To Write For Art Worlds?

Deadline: Open

Info: Press Here

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  • Project Anywhere  

Concept: Project Anywhere is a global blind peer reviewed exhibition program dedicated to promoting art and artistic research at the outermost limits of location-specificity. Since its inception in 2012, it has hosted between 4 and 8 projects annually. Although descriptions and images of hosted projects are featured on a dedicated website, Project Anywhere is not an online exhibition space. It is instead a vehicle for illuminating artistic projects located elsewhere in space and time. It is perhaps best imagined as an expanded exhibition space comprising the entire globe, and in which the role of curator is replaced with a blind peer evaluation model.

Deadline: 1st of September 2017

Info: Press Here


  • Call For Applications: Para Site’s 2017 Workshops for Emerging Art Professionals/Scholarships  


Para Site is pleased to announce the 2017 Workshops for Emerging Curators, alongside Para Site’s annual International Conference, which will take place from October 14 – 21.

In its third succeeding edition, we will work with a group of emerging curators, writers, critics, researchers, and other arts professionals from Hong Kong and abroad, through a series of closed-door workshops, lectures, and site-visits. This 8-day programme is designed to provide learning and thinking opportunities, mediated by reputed speakers from Para Site’s International Conference as well as by art practitioners from across Hong Kong’s diverse institutional landscape. The programme provides a laboratory for experimentation, posing fundamental questions and ideas that challenge various models of curatorial practice. It will also offer opportunities for networking and enhance the development of systems meant to nurture the participants’ careers.

Deadline: 31st of September 2017

Info: Press Here


  • Sharjah Art Foundation  Grants for Artists

Concept: Sharjah Art Foundation is offering grants for artists around the world. The grant will be used to support imaginative projects from talented artists. The project must transform the understanding of what art is and how it be experienced.

The artists will be provided with the needed financial support to help them finish their projects.

Location: United Arab Emirates

Information: Press Here

Submit: Press Here



  • Artistic Residency on “The Future of This Land” in Japan

The Aykiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV) is offering the opportunity for two international artists to be part of a residency program in Japan for 55 days (14th of January to 9th of March 2018). The artists will be required to work on the theme “The Future of This Land” during their residency. Those who are interested must be under the age of 40 and apply as individuals or as a groups made of up two.

Chosen applicants will receive the following:

  • Travel tickets
  • Accomodation
  • Studio
  • Production exprenses: 200,00 Yen (for each group)
  • Per diem: 2,800 yen daily (per person)

Information: Press Here

Deadline: 2nd of August, 2017


  • Pina Bausch Fellowship

Finding a language for life – the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Pina Bausch Foundation have been following up on Pina Bausch’s credo since 2016 with a co-developed grant programme and award the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography. The scholarship holders are getting the chance to gain new experiences and are encouraged to develop their own artistic characteristics with new forms of expression. The Pina Bausch Fellowship is not a project fund, nor is it aimed at the development of new pieces.

For that purpose you need to look for a partner in whose work you are interested in or with whom you would like to cooperate. Cooperating partners can be renowned ensembles, choreographers, and also institutions and personalities from dance- or choreographic training institutions. The plans for the fellowship are to be prearranged together with this partner. Possible projects could be collaboration in form of an externship with a choreographer or a stay at a renowned training institution as a visiting student. Each applicant has to contact their cooperating partner themselves and have the planned project confirmed in a “letter of intent”.

Information: Press Here

Deadline: 15th of September, 2017.

  • Infiniti Green Factor Design Contest

Thanks to the support of a high profile jury, Infiniti this year is looking for an eco-friendly product that can help to increase the level of the products introduced in the last editions. Thanks to the Contest, we have had the opportunity to discover new talents and interesting projects, which have been later translated into products of our Collection.

Jury members: Stefano Boeri (president), Gilda Bojardi, Timothy O’Connell, Marco Ceccato.

The theme of “sustainability” has become increasingly important, not only in industrial production, but also in everyday life. Through its own culture of design Infiniti is launching a challenge: the design of a couple of products made entirely from wood, eco-sustainable and 100% recyclable. chair + stool or armchair + table. Projects must minimise or possibly eliminate the use of alternative elements such as metalware, accessories or screws, and must minimise the waste of materials as well as space. The Contest aims to focus on objects which are not only recyclable, but which can also be optimised in terms of volume when disassembled, to minimise shipment bulk.

Information: Press Here

Deadline: 31st of July, 2017.



  • Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the Fields of Music 

Information: Press Here

Deadline: 31st of October, 2017.


  • M+ / Design Trust Research 

The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme aims to support an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region, and between the region and other parts of the world. Apart from expanding the current body of knowledge in these areas, it is hoped that the findings from the fellowship will also inform future acquisitions and other programmes at M+.

Applicants should engage in advanced historical research on either a single discipline, such as architecture, graphic design, industrial design and urbanism, or cross-disciplinary developments, taking into consideration the region’s cultural, social, economic and political milieus as well as its international and cross-cultural networks. Although post-1949 topics are preferred, exceptional proposals focusing on issues related to the beginning of the 20th century will also be considered.

Information: Press Here

Deadline: 24th of July, 2017.


  • Chippendale World Art Residency

Our panel of esteemed judges holds the imaginative translation of a scene most highly in their scrutiny. They encourage emotive and conceptual minds to explore, manipulate and identify the notion of place. The brief is free to artistic interpretation and open to a variety of unique creative voices.

This is your opportunity to tell a story, your story, and paint a landscape to illustrate your skillset. We invite you to be bold, showcase your potential as an artist and demonstrate what you might achieve when responding to fading French light as our selected artist in residence.

Take inspiration from any landscape, be it lively green countrysides or rich red deserts or monochrome flatlands. All styles of painting are welcome and encouraged, think modernist, contemporary, abstract and expressionist. Experiment with form, light, texture and colour to create something truly unique to your artistic voice.

Information: Press Here

Deadline: 31st of July, 2017.


  • Kala Art Institute 

Kala Art Institute´s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education.

Artists in need of space and equipment for work in printmaking, photography, or digital media are encouraged to apply online to Kala´s residency program in one of two ways.

The Artist-in-Residence Program provides accepted artists with 24-hour access to Kala’s Print Studio and Electronic Media Center. Established in 1974, Kala’s Artist-in-Residence program is geared towards providing short- and long-term communal studio space at low monthly rates to both emerging and established artists. The program has steadily grown to reach its current annual population of approximately seventy-five artists from the Bay Area and beyond.

The Fellowship Award, an international competition, annually grants nine artists a cash award, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery, through a highly competitive jurying process. The Fellowship Award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala´s specialized equipment. Many Fellowship winners transition to the Artist-in-Residence program at the conclusion of their Fellowship period in order to continue their work at Kala.



Information: Press Here

Deadline: Open


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