Where to apply: Documentation of the war, US music tour, presidential grant for culture workers (and more)

8 september, 2023

Grants, scholarships, residencies, education 

In Ukraine and online

Artist at Risk Program by the Assortment Room

For Whom: Artists, couples, and families residing in high-risk zones, who have lost their homes due to bombings or occupation, or have been forced to leave home due to the war.
What's Offered: The opportunity to continue their creative work in a relatively safe and comfortable place; accommodation for artists; a stipend, coverage of travel expenses, a workshop/studio/working space, and production expenses; support for residents in addressing everyday or urgent issues, as well as psychological support in case of a crisis.
Deadline: September 13, 2023.
Dates: 2–3 months starting from October 1, 2023.
Location: Ivano-Frankivsk, Assortment Room.
Organizers: Assortment Room.
Co-organizers: Insha Osvita, Post Impreza, Antonin Artaud Fellowship, Khata-Maisternia, Artist at Risk Program, with the support of UNESCO Heritage Emergency Fund, UNESCO-Aschberg Programme for Artists and Cultural Professionals, The Andy Warhol Foundation, and Teiger Foundation.
Application: https://shorturl.at/hGMVX

Documenting Ukraine: Grants for War Documentation

For Whom: Journalists covering events in Ukraine; writers working on texts about the war; researchers investigating the impact of the war on people, the environment, urban spaces, the country as a whole, etc.; public intellectuals, film directors, and artists working on projects related to the war; translators working to make relevant texts accessible to Ukrainian readers; archive staff documenting the impact of the war; other professionals documenting the war.
What's Offered: Project funding – one-time support in the amount of 5000 EUR.
Deadline: September 29, 2023, 23:59.
Results: The results of the competition will be announced in November 2023.
Organizers:​ Institute for Human Sciences Vienna.
Application: https://civi.iwm.at/form/app/docu-2023

Vidnova Fellowship Ukraine

For Whom: Activists, artists, cultural figures, and social entrepreneurs who left the country after February 24 but returned within the last 3 months or plan to return within the next 3 months. Priority is given to work in the following areas: culture and the arts; informal education; civic activism; ecology and environmental protection; independent media; addressing the consequences of war in society; social innovation and social entrepreneurship; human rights protection.
What's Offered: A three-month fellowship worth 18,000 UAH; additional one-time funding of 10,000 UAH (for renting workspaces, mentorship, or training); networking with Ukrainian and European partner organizations.
Deadline: September 29, 2023, 23:59.
Organizers: Insha Osvita.
Co-organizers: MitOst gGmbH, Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Application: https://inshaosvita.typeform.com/to/kacGw0ep

President of Ukraine Grants for Young Cultural Figures

For Whom: Young cultural figures in the fields of theater, music, circus arts, visual arts, young writers, and masters of folk art for the creation and implementation of creative projects (from 14 to 35 years old).
What's Offered: A grant for project implementation. The exact amount is unknown, but the total budget should be up to 1 million UAH.
Deadline: October 1, 2023.
Organizers: Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
Application: Application/Budget

Emergency and Resilience Funds for Ukrainian Visual Artists

For Whom: Ukrainian visual artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, caricaturists, graphic designers, 2D/3D artists, textile designers, architects, interior and urban space designers, folk masters, ceramists, potters, jewelry designers, directors, decorators, makeup artists, VFX artists, etc.
What's Offered: Grants of up to $1500 for basic living expenses (emergency) or for continuing work (resilience).
Deadline: No deadline.
Organizers: Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) program by PEN America, supported by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.
Application:  Emergency Grant/Resilience Grant


OneBeat Music Exchange Program

For Whom: Musicians, composers, and producers of all genres aged 19–35.
What's Offered: A month-long residency for collaborative music creation, production, and performance, including tours and concerts in the United States.
Deadline: September 15, 2023, 23:59 (EDT).
Results: By December 31, 2023.
Dates: Spring and Fall 2024.
Location: United States.
Organizers: OneBeat music exchange program and music incubator, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and innovative music organization Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation.
Application: Online on the OneBeat website

Curatorial Residency at Basis

For Whom: Curators at early career stages, researchers, and curatorial professionals with experience (no age limit).
What's Offered: Develop a curatorial program on-site with local artists.
Deadline: September 17, 2023, 23:59 (Kyiv time).
Dates: February 1 – March 31, 2024; the curated exhibition will run in September–October 2024.
Location: Frankfurt, Germany.
Organizers: Basis.
Application: https://shorturl.at/ADEUW

ShUM-Artist in Residence

For Whom: Artists working in visual arts, architecture, design, music, and literature.
What's Offered: Create a project about the history of ShUM cities (Speyer, Worms, and Mainz) – a league of cities that became centers of Jewish life in the Middle Ages. Practical support includes apartment and studio rental, transport expenses up to 1000 EUR, 250 EUR per week (accommodation), and 1000 EUR for materials and services.
Deadline: September 30, 2023.
Dates: 4 to 6 weeks in August–September 2024.
Location: Cities of Worms, Speyer, or Mainz, Germany.
Organizers: Schum Stätten, Spreyer, Rheinland Pfalz, Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Nibelungenstadt Worms.
Application: Via email to david.maier@worms.de

Riddergade AIR Residency

For Whom: Visual artists with international exhibition experience and professional collaboration with curators.
What's Offered: A three-month residency focused on developing your practice with an emphasis on networking. It includes a travel grant of 3000 Danish kroner, a monthly stipend of 5000 Danish kroner (for living expenses, transportation, materials, and production).
Deadline: November 20, 2023.
Dates: March 25 – June 24 / August 19 – November 18, 2024.
Location: Viborg, Denmark.
Organizers: Viborg Kunst Hal.
Application: https://blanket.viborg.dk/Viborg/Task/Edit/82536

Solitude Fellowship 2024–2026

For Whom: Visual artists, musicians, theatrical performers, digital artists, game artists, hackers, programmers, architects, designers, writers, poets, social workers, researchers from various fields, and more.
What's Offered: A monthly stipend of 1200 EUR, accommodation and utilities, arrival and departure expenses, transportation subsidy, project funding, health insurance.
Deadline: November 30, 2023.
Dates: 6 to 12 months in 2024–2026.
Location: Stuttgart, Germany, Schloss Solitude Academy.
Organizers: Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Application: Online on the Schloss Solitude Academy website

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