Where to apply: Takflix&Nowness, art&science, grants from the UCF and KSE, performance, music camp in Italy

30 april, 2024

Monument to Petro Sahaidachny, Kyiv, 2022. Photo: Maxym Tymchuk. Source: unsplash.com

In Ukraine and online

RAZOM/RHIZOM: Ukrainian-German projects support program

For whom: officially registered Ukrainian NGOs working in the socio-cultural sphere and already having or seeking a German partner
What’s offered: a grant of up to 20,000 EUR for a cultural project together with a partner organization from Germany (for example, an exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian photography, a residency for Ukrainian and German artists, a project about Ukrainian history, etc.);
Deadline: May 13, 2024, 12:00 (Kyiv time)
Dates: until December 31, 2024
Location: Ukraine and Germany
Organizer(s): Representation of the Ukrainian Institute in Germany together with the Artswit gallery, funded by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany
Application: by email to germany@ui.org.ua

LINA Architecture Programme for architects and related professionals

For whom: architects, urban planners, landscape designers, artists, curators, and researchers (individual specialists or teams, residents of Ukraine or other European countries)
What’s offered: to implement any innovative project to counter the ecological crisis; regular workshops, festivals, summer schools, residencies, grants, and presentations from LINA partners (a total of 37 events: from the architecture biennial in Copenhagen to an online course on creating architectural videos); an opportunity to present your project at the LINA Conference in Sarajevo (October 3–4, 2024); free accommodation, a 350 EUR grant for tickets; promotion and networking; annual meetup with LINA Architecture Programme alumni
Deadline: May 13, 2024, 23:59 (Kyiv time)
Dates: October 3–4, 2024, November 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025
Location: Ukraine and EU
Organizer(s): Creative Europe program
Application:  https://bit.ly/3vCeVcu

Takflix Original x Nowness film project competition

For whom: film crews: directors, producers, and other film industry professionals living in Ukraine and ready to shoot a short film here
What’s offered: 4,500 EUR for the production of a documentary, narrative, animated, or experimental short film (7-12 minutes); themes include notable places or artists, cinema at the intersection of architecture, choreography, and performance, or authorial works; presentation of films on the Takflix platform in early 2025
Deadline: May 13, 23:59 (Kyiv time)
Dates: the film must be shot by the end of August 2024, and the completed film must be submitted by the end of November 2024
Location: Ukraine
Organizer(s): Takflix and Nowness as part of the UK/UA Creative Partnerships program supported by the British Council in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute
Application: https://bit.ly/4bfweiL

UCF: Short-term cultural and arts projects

For whom: artists working with various media and living in Ukraine (individual entrepreneurs and legal entities); focus on projects about the Russian Federation's war against Ukraine and artists affected by Russian aggression
What’s offered: from 50,000 to 300,000 UAH for the implementation of projects in the field of audiovisual, visual and audiovisual arts, performance and theater, literature, cultural heritage, and creative industries
Deadline: May 13, 2024, 18:00 (Kyiv time)
Dates: until September 30, 2024
Location: Ukraine
Organizer(s): Ukrainian Cultural Foundation
Application: on the UCF platform

Per Forma: grant program for performers

For whom: artists working in the fields of music, dance, theater, artistic reading, performance art, circus arts, pantomime, stand-up comedy, etc.
What’s offered: grants for project implementation and professional development of artists and collectives in the field of performative arts in Ukraine (1000 EUR for small projects, from 1000 to 7000 EUR for large projects)
Deadline: May 19, 2024, 23:59 (Kyiv time)
Dates: July-November 2024
Location: Ukraine
Organizer(s): Kyiv Contemporary Music Days (KCMD)
Application: on the KCMD platform

Europe Beyond Access: coproduction competition for performances

For whom: performers, choreographers, or directors with hearing impairments or disabilities and experience in implementing performative projects
What’s offered: grants ranging from 15,000 to 40,000 EUR for the creation of performance (at various stages of development, but not at the production stage)
Deadline: May 19, 2024, 23:59
Dates: after September 2024
Location: Ukraine and abroad
Organizer(s): Europe Beyond Access (a consortium of ten leading European dance and performing arts organizations)
Application: https://bit.ly/3Um9Ddz

Open Call from the KUT space

For whom: artists working in various genres
What’s offered: to implement a project in the KUT space
Deadline: May 20, 23:59 (Kyiv time)
Dates: Summer 2024
Location: Ukraine
Organizer(s): KUT
Application: by email to kut.reading.room@gmail.com

KSE: Talents for Ukraine grant program

For whom: professionals in the fields of culture, ecology, technology and human capital development, education and science, engineering, and mathematics
What’s offered: a grant of 5,000 USD for a project in your professional field (60% of the budget will go to STEM projects, the remaining 40% to other fields); the grant budget is 1,000,000 UAH
Deadline: until the budget is exhausted
Location: Ukraine
Organizer(s): Kyiv School of Economics (KSE)
Application: on the KSE-150 platform


Art in exile: residency in Krakow

For whom: artists (visual arts), musicians, and writers who have experience of forced migration
What’s offered: reimbursement of travel expenses (350–700 EUR, with an additional 350 EUR if you choose "green" transport), visa fee coverage (80 EUR), a monthly stipend of 750 EUR, accommodation in Renaissance rooms at Villa Decius, mentorship support
Deadline: May 15, 2024, 23:59
Dates: from January 8 to April 8, 2025
Location: Poland, Krakow
Organizer(s): Villa Decius Association (under the Culture Moves Europe scheme)
Application: https://bit.ly/3Webyn8, additional information by email to aleksandra@villa.org.pl

The first La Guarimba Music Camp

For whom: Ukrainian musicians whose practice has been affected by war
What’s offered: participation in an experimental educational program consisting of four modules: composition, sound design/audio production, recording/mixing, and marketing/distribution; scholarship covering participation fees, travel expenses, accommodation and meals, tutoring, and masterclasses
Deadline: May 15, 2024, 23:59
Dates: September 5–28, 2024
Location: Italy, municipality of Amantea
Organizer(s): La Guarimba Music Camp
Application: https://bit.ly/3WoF8pZ

Cavendish Arts Science: residency in Cambridge

For whom: artists and art collectives working in various media and genres, focusing on the intersection of art and science
What’s offered: one-year residency in Cambridge, free accommodation and meals, studio space, access to the Cavendish Laboratory of Physics, a stipend of 10,000 GBP (including daily expenses), up to 3,000 GBP for visa and round-trip tickets, 10,000 GBP for project production
Deadline: May 16, 2024, 23:59 (Kyiv time)
Dates: October 2024 — October 2025
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Organizer(s): Cavendish Laboratory for Physics and Girton College
Application: https://bit.ly/3UnTV1w

Culture Moves Europe grants for professional travel

For whom: artists and cultural professionals working in the fields of architecture, cultural heritage, design, fashion design, literature, music, visual or performative arts
What’s offered: the opportunity to visit a professional event in the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, or Tunisia; up to 4,500 EUR for accommodation, meals, and other travel-related expenses; 350 EUR for tickets and 80 EUR to cover visa costs; an additional allowance for people with disabilities or children
Deadline: May 31, 2024, 23:59 (Kyiv time)
Dates: can be self-planned
Location: can be self-planned
Organizer(s): European Commission
Application: on the Goethe-Institut online portal

The third cycle of SAM residencies

For whom: artists working in various media and genres
What’s offered: fully-funded residency promoting "experimental thinking about contemporary art": round-trip tickets, a stipend of 1500 SGD (Singapore dollars) per month, studio or coworking space, presentation space, and interaction with colleagues, team support
Deadline: May 31, 2024, 17:59 (Kyiv time)
Dates: from one to six months from April 2025 to September 2026
Location: abroad
Organizer(s): SAM Residencies (Singapore Art Museum)
Application: https://bit.ly/44jnEx4

De/construction of painting: residency in Leipzig

For whom: artists working in various media, focusing on rethinking the image itself—painting, photography, and video
What’s offered: a grant of 1,000 EUR, a production budget of 600 EUR, a travel grant (up to 400 EUR), free accommodation, presentation of works
Deadline: June 15, 2024, 23:59
Dates: five weeks from September 1 to October 15 or from October 17 to November 30, 2024
Location: Germany, Leipzig
Organizer(s): EU project CreART 3.0
Application: on the CreArt platform and by email to tajnistvo@hdlu.hr

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