VAHA call for artists

9 Fully Funded Open Calls For Art Residencies For Artists August 2020

Hope you’re all keeping as well as possible during these precarious times. But it is still possible to use this period to your advantage. We prepared a selection of fully funded art residencies for artists from around the world. See the list of art residencies to apply in August 2020:


K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers, who are currently at the beginning of their career and have produced some choreographic work of their own. The residency begins in August and runs until April of the following year. The residency includes mentoring and dramaturgical, technical, and production related support. It moreover links the projects proposed by the choreographers in residence closely to the various other on-going programs of K3.

Application Requirements:

  • The applicant must be at the beginning of his/her career and should have already implemented some projects of his/her own (outside of a university context).
  • The applicant is available for the entire duration of the residency from August 2021 until April 2022 to stay in Hamburg.
  • The applicant is willing to participate in K3’s outreach programme and other events at K3.
  • The applicant is interested both in engaging in exchange with other artists, as well as with an interested audience.
  • The applicant already has some experience in / is interested in dealing with choreography on a discursive level, reflecting her/his own work, as well as working in a self-organised manner.
  • Only applications by individuals can be accepted. Applications by teams or ensembles cannot be taken into consideration.
  • We accept applications in all choreographic fields (e.g. dance for young audience) and from all nationalities.

Application deadline: 12 August 2020. 


  • a monthly scholarship (for living expenses, accommodation)
  • one time travel expenses from and to place of residence
  • a moderate production budget for the performances at the end of the residency, which allows for a small team over the last few weeks of the residency
  • use of the K3 studios
  • an accompanying support from the K3 team in the fields of dramaturgy, organisation, technical assistance, and public relations
  • active participation in the K3 outreach programme


art residency nordic and baltic artists


Skaftfell is pleased to announce that we are able to offer three 2-month residency grants in 2021, courtesy of the Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme.

These grants are available for artists from Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and Åland. Artists already based in Iceland are not eligible, as the program intends to foster the mobility of artists between the Nordic and Baltic countries. 

Application deadline: 15 August 2020


    • Full residency fee for two months (including self-catering accommodation, work space, WiFi, support from Skaftfell staff)
    • Travel grant of up to 800 EUR
    • Per diem of 840 EUR per month (total 1680 EUR)
    • Material and project costs up to 350 EUR 

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inhabit art residency

The INHABIT Artist in Residence Program of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics invites artists from various disciplines to collaborate with our team of scientists and researchers. 

For this reason, INHABIT invites artists to spend three months creating new work, or further developing an existing project, in a scientific research environment. Openness to the mission of the institute and interest and readiness to work together with individual researchers or research groups are naturally preconditions. During the residency, the institute will provide space, resources, and facilities for productive experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration. Work developed during the residency will be presented in cooperation with various local arts institutions in the form of an exhibition, performance, concert, or other mode of presentation, and complemented by discursive formats.

Application deadline: 16 August 2020


    • Artist’s fee: 6.000 Euro
    • Accommodation fee: 2.000 Euro 
    • Production budget depending on the project
    • Realization of the final project 
    • Travel costs to and in Frankfurt
    • Collaborations with scientists 
    • Access to the library, sound studio and scientific facilities of the institute
    • Curatorial support during the residency 



Three-month residency for international artists (m/f/o) at Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany

The Hamburg Ministry for Culture and Media is inviting applications for 4 three-month residencies between January and December 2021 in the Westwerk artists’ centre in Hamburg.

The residency is a residential and work grant that requires the artist to live and work at Westwerk and facilitates both work on an artistic project and networking with the Hamburg cultural scene.

Westwerk is centrally located in inner-city Hamburg, in a relatively large complex of buildings on Fleetinsel that houses further studios, galleries, an art bookshop and a small theatre.

Professional international artists resident outside Germany, from the fields of the visual arts, photography and film, with an interest in the Hamburg cultural scene and the desire to network culturally in Hamburg are invited to apply for the residencies.

Application deadline: 16 August 2020


  • A one-off subsidy of €500 per residency 
  • The Ministry for Culture and Media will pay the rent for the flat during the residencies and an additional expense allowance of €800 per month per artist in residence 
  • Rent-free provision of the 68 m² residency flat (1 large room with separate simply furnished living/working area, kitchen and shared bathroom) with WiFi.
  • Travel expenses for one return journey. 

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Precisely because art journalism and criticism are one of the key features in the development of contemporary art, studio das weisse haus offers a residency program for international art journalists and critics to support their activities. By means of this program, we aim to strengthen an international exchange of critical thoughts and experiences from diverse national and regional art scenes.

The VIENNA ART WEEK sees itself as a joint platform of the Viennese art scene and is based on a worldwide unique cooperation of all Viennese art institutions, art universities, and galleries. With this year’s theme “LIVING RITUALS”, it offers a wide range of opportunities to explore the city’s extremely lively art scene from November 13 to 20, 2020. The program highlights include exhibition openings, performances, exclusive tours, lectures, panels and the popular Open Studio Day.

Application deadline: 18 August 2020 


  • a rent-free accommodation (studio with bathroom and kitchenette)
  • a rent-free working space in the studio community at Hegelgasse
  • a one-time contribution to travel expenses up to 200 euros
  • an allowance of 300 euros to cover basic living costs
  • free access to all VIENNA ART WEEK VAW venues and activities during the festival
  • in site guidance for the festival’s projects and activities
  • networking opportunities
  • the publication of 3 blog posts written by the participant on this year´s motto “LIVING RITUALS”

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Rencontres d’Arles and Institut français are launching a curatorial research grant open to citizens of an African country who are based in Africa most of the time.

Application deadline: 22 August 2020 


The €15,000 budget managed by the Rencontres d’Arles includes:

  • Loans of works
  • Round-trip shipping of the works to and from Arles
  • Production of works: printing/framing, wallpaper, etc.
  • Assistance with installation
  • Invitation of the curator and possibly the artists’ accommodations in Arles during the opening week
  • Insurance

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To deal with all these topics more intensively, LINZ FM[Ai]R 21 invites artists or art collectives to spend one month creating a new work, or further developing an existing project. 

In order to apply for LINZ FM[Ai]R 21 online, you first need to register at Once you have completed the registration, you will be assigned a personal log-in account, through which you can access the online application form. Your application is stored online in your account, where it is available for you to edit at any time up until the deadline (after the deadline this section of the website will be closed).

Application deadline: 30 August 2020 


  • 800 Euros artist grant,
  • up to 1.000 Euros production budget (reimbursement based on receipts/invoices),
  • up to 450 Euros travel expenses (reimbursement based on receipts/invoices),
  • free use of a studio and
  • free accommodation in one of the flats of Atelierhaus Salzamt for your one month stay,
  • free access to your hosts facilities and various workshops of the Art University,
  • a professional presentation, exhibition and artist talk (optional) during the Festival LINZ FMR 21,
  • curatorial support during the residency.

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Residences are available for all types of writers engaged in literary creation. While we give priority to writers and translators, we are also open to any other discipline as long as writing is at the heart of the project. Stays in the Jan Michalski Foundation can be granted for individual projects or projects in pairs. For example: writer-translator, writer-other discipline, writer-writer etc.


The Jan Michalski Foundation lies at the foot of the Swiss Jura Mountains in Montricher. The village is approximately 30 minutes from Lausanne and one hour from Geneva. It is possible to reach Montricher from Morges by train.

Application deadline: 14 September 2020 


    • Residents’ travel costs to and from their home address will be covered by the Foundation.
    • Residents are granted a monthly allowance of CHF 1200.
    • The Foundation provides breakfast and lunch for residents and the village has a small grocery shop.
    • Electric bikes are available for residents.
    • Montricher train station, with regular connections to Morges, is situated two kilometres from the Foundation.
    • Residents have free access to the library during the day.
    • Residents are free to participate in cultural activities organized by the Foundation.

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VAHA call for artists

VAHA (meaning “oasis” in Turkish) is a two-year programme made with and for the empowered voices of independent arts and culture spaces, advocating for public discussion and dialogue in cities across Turkey, Europe, and their neighbouring countries.

VAHA will connect and enable up to 50 independent arts and culture spaces and organisations for public programming to shape 16 local hubs interconnected within an international solidarity network. Each hub partnership convenes up to three existing spaces, established in one of the selected cities across Turkey (Ankara, Diyarbakır, Eskişehir, İstanbul, Antalya, Mersin), or set in another area of Europe and its neighbouring countries.

Eight selected hubs from Turkey and eight hubs from other countries will first get the opportunity to develop pilot actions within their own environments and will be invited to follow the activity flow in Phase 1 (pictured below).

Application deadline: 14 September 2020 


  • A pilot activation funding of 5,000 EUR to experiment with new formats of collaboration.
  • Methods and tools to map local ecosystem resources and plan perspectives of sustainability.
  • Learning mobility grants of 1,000 EUR to foster knowledge and practice exchange among participants.
  • Regional/international collaboration grants varying between 10,000 to 25,000 EUR to scale-up pilot actions within more large-scale geography through collaborations with other hubs.
  • Peer mentoring to support the development of local hubs along the project lifetime.
  • Thematic peer-learning workshops through 4 online/offline small group meetings to gain specific insights for professional and organizational development and networking.
  • Access to international synergy building moments through 2 meetings, gathering all participants from diverse cultural contexts.
  • Opportunities to harvest, disseminate, and advocate at the local, regional, and international levels.
  • Participation in a solidarity network, building a resilient future for an ecosystem of independent spaces on public dialogue and cultural programming in Turkey, Europe, and neighbouring countries

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The article was created thanks to the Arts Council Emergency Response Fund: for organisations (non NPO). Contemporary Lynx organisation is supported by Arts Council England.

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