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Artist Relief Funds

Art Jameel Research and Practice Platform

Deadline: June 7, Cycle 3.

In response to the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the arts and creative sector, Art Jameel introduces a research and practice platform for independent practitioners. The programme is intended primarily for those who work on a per-project basis and whose practices have been affected by programme cancellations and project changes, locally or globally. The micro-fees offered through the platform will further the development of ongoing and upcoming research and projects over the coming months; the programme is open to all practitioners based in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The Art Jameel Research and Practice Platform awards micro-fees of between $1000 to $2000; some projects showing exceptional scope and need may be awarded an extended allocation of up to $3000 (based on budget given in the application and jury discretion).

For more information and applications, click here.

KHOJ Support Network

Deadline: June 7, 2020

In order to provide artists with a network of support and solidarity at this time, Khoj has collaborated with a group of artists, critics and curators, including Rohini Devasher, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra, Zuleikha Chaudhari, Vishal K Dar, Asim Waqif and Latika Gupta, Sabih Ahmed, Radha Mahendru and Sohrab Hura to offer their services to early-career artists. 

Recognizing feedback and mentorship as important nodes to facilitate creative thinking, they will be offering: critical feedback on your work, advice on assembling portfolios, advice on writing about your work (artist’s statements, writing as practice etc), counsel about how to sustain an artistic practice in these difficult times and alternate economic and creative opportunities.

Each applicant will be paired with two artists/ critics/curators for a period of two months. They will then be able to mutually work out a suitable time framework to talk to each other within that period. To ensure detailed and attentive feedback,  we will be able to support 20 artists for each cycle of this initiative.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

Prizes and Awards

Future Generation Art Prize 2021

Deadline extended: June 3, 2020

The sixth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize invites applications from international artists aged 35 or younger, working in any medium. The winner will receive USD 100,000.

Applications willl be reviewed by a selection committee, who will nominate 20 artists for the short list. Shortlisted artists will be commissioned to create new works to be displayed at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv from February to April in 2021, and later in the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the Venice Biennale from May to August.

The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize, and give long-term support to a future generation of artists, and was established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

Taoyuan International Art Award

Deadline: July 10, 2020

Organized by Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts, the award is calling for entries from June 1 to July 10, 2020. New works created by individuals or groups, which disregard nationality, and that have neither been exhibited nor recognized by any award at home or abroad are eligible for registration. The selected entries will be exhibited on the first floor of Taoyuan Arts Center in March and April 2021. The call for entries is open to works of any material, category, or field. Artists can submit their entry either in Chinese or in English. For artists that are selected after the preliminary review, the Organizer will cover the expenses for the basic exhibit build-up and the roundtrip tickets of coach (economy class) to and from Taiwan for foreign artists to partake in the exhibition in Taiwan. One winner for “Grand Prize” will be determined from the shortlist with a prize of NTD 500,000 and three winners for “Honorable Mention” with a prize of NTD 120,000.

With an aim to promote the experimentation and innovation of contemporary art, Taoyuan International Art Award provides a platform for creation and exchanges to incubate a new generation of artists, enhance international art exchanges, and cultivate art research and practices. 

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2020

Deadline: July 17, 2020

The 2020 edition of the DFA Design for Asia Award is accepting submissions of design projects launched in one or more Asian markets between January 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020. Submissions are accepted from the design’s owner or client, the brand’s owner, designer or design consultancy. Designs are accepted for the following disciplines: major design disciplines: apparel and accessory, communication design, environmental design, and product and industrial design.

Since 2003, the DFA Design for Asia Awards honors and acknowledges user centric design projects and solutions that embrace cultural values unique in Asian societies, with concerns for sustainable development and use of technology to enhance and improve the quality of life for people in the region. Organized by the Hong Kong Design Centre and as one of the five programs of DFA Awards, the DFA Design for Asia Awards aims to celebrate design excellence and acknowledge outstanding designs with Asian perspectives, and has been a platform for design talents and corporates to showcase their design projects internationally.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

Open Calls

Experimenter Labs | Black Box

Deadline: continuous

Experimenter Labs announces an open call for Black Box, its online platform for interdisciplinary digital projects. Projects may employ a wide thematic approach and will be live for up to four weeks on Experimenter’s website or an alternate website basis the proposal. Black Box projects will be presented online and may exist onsite as well.
Black Box furthers Experimenter’s interest in multi-disciplinarian practices, enabling new online experiences and reaching wider audiences. Experimenter will award a production budget to each project. Projects are envisaged to be interactive, participatory, aggregative, dynamic or static. Applications to Black Box are open to practitioners engaged in visual arts, film, photography, sound, performance, theatre, dance, music and other disciplines. Interdisciplinary applications are encouraged. Mediums including, but not limited to, public access data resources, notations, journals, scores, databases, online exhibitions of text, images, audio, video and found material can be incorporated in the proposal.
Project proposals should clearly indicate the intent, concept and context and may include new works, existing works, proposals, commissions, coordinated events, texts and notations. Single projects may be inter-related topically while also presented and straddling diverse mediums and forms. Project proposals must accompany text, renderings, URLs and/or visualizations.

Please email applications to admin@experimenter.in
Subject: Experimenter Labs | Black Box | Applicant Name
Files above 3 MB must be sent as a single URL or an online document.

For further information, please write to admin@experimenter.in

Art Jameel Commissions: Digital

Deadline: June 10, 2020

The third edition of Art Jameel’s multi-year commissions programme calls for proposals for digital projects that create interactive, engaging experiences for audiences online. ⁠

Responding to unprecedented global events, Art Jameel Commissions: Digital focusses on the theme of ‘Time’—thinking through how our usual concept of time has been challenged by technology and circumstance, and even at times appears to be cancelled, lost or frozen⁠.

Through an Open Call, Art Jameel is inviting artists to respond to the brief for this exciting opportunity – specifically, artists from or based in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey and those around the world (regardless of nationality) who have sustained and demonstrable links to, and a meaningful understanding of, the wider ‘Middle East region’. Applicants may originate from the region, reside either in the region or diaspora, and/or have contributed to the various cultural scenes across this diverse and nuanced region.

For more information and application form, click here.

HOTA Gallery: Artist Open Call 

Deadline: June 19, 2020

Contemporary cultural precinct HOTA, Home of the Arts will commission up to 20 Australian artists to create a suite of new work for a major exhibition to be presented in its new Gallery opening in 2021. The newly commissioned works will be presented in an exhibition within the new HOTA Gallery’s AAA rated 1000m2 main exhibition space, with some works to be placed around the surrounding parklands.

Australian artists who can demonstrate a significant link to the Gold Coast region, are invited to submit ideas for indoor and outdoor works, ranging from medium to large-scale installations, video projections, free-standing sculptures and performance, to all types of outdoor art that can be executed well in the environment. As well as receiving an artist fee for their participation in the exhibition, successful applicants will have the support from the HOTA Gallery Curatorial and Exhibitions teams to develop, prepare, and install their work.

For more information and application form, click here.

Maan: Editions and Grant Initiative for Saudi-Based Creatives

Deadline: June 20, 2020

Applications are open to all creatives based in Saudi Arabia or living in Saudi two years and longer. There are no limitations concerning age, region or provenance of the applicant. Applications can be submitted in Arabic or English. Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. 

Maan pledges 50% of its sales for the first 25 editions of each work to support artistic production and research, after which 25% of sales will be donated. Amounts varying between SAR 5,000-10,000 will be awarded through an open call process and applications will be reviewed by a jury.

Maan (together in Arabic) is the latest initiative developed by Athr Gallery, Jeddah in close collaboration with artists Manal AlDowayan, Nasser Al Salem, Dana Awartani, Sultan Bin Fahad, Ahmed Mater, Muhannad Shono and Ayman Yossri Daydban. The production and research fund consists of creating limited edition artworks by established and emerging artists to support fellow practicing artists and creatives in projects, research, as well as supporting studio practices. Since its inception in Jeddah in 2009, Athr Gallery has played a pivotal role in building the Contemporary art scene in Saudi; valuing experimentation and the exploration of new ideas, disseminating the artists’ role in the creative process and the impact they can have on societies. 

For more information and application form, click here.

Open call for proposals: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2021

Deadline: June 30, 2020

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (ETAT) is inviting  proposal applications for artworks or performances to be presented during ETAT2021, highlighting the unique history and culture of Echigo-Tsumari region as well as featuring distinctive nature and abundant nature that has the power to inspire or raise awareness of Echigo-Tsumari internationally. Selected proposals will be awarded subsidy of the production cost (between JPY500,000 and JPY2,500,000) in addition to transportation, accommodation and other creation cost.

Inaugurated in 2000, ETAT takes place every three years in the Echigo-Tsumari region (Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town) of Niigata Prefecture. Under the direction of Fram Kitagawa, ETAT has explored the possibility of art as the fundamental catalyst for rejuvenation of the depopulated and aging countryside, and its challenge and success have stimulated and influenced other rural areas, leading to spreading art festivals throughout Japan, including Setouchi Triennale, also directed by Kitagawa.

For more information about elibility and conditions, and application forms, click here.

Singapore International Photography Festival 2020 Open Call

Deadline: June 30, 2020

The Open Call for the 7th Singapore International Photography Festival is open to all nationalities. The theme for this year’s festival is “Departing and Arriving,” which addresses the sense of identity, belonging and journey in artistic creation. 

Unrestricted by any subject, the International Portfolio Showcase is likened to a survey of the preoccupations of the practitioners, issues that can lend a new perspective to the world we are living in. All approaches and genres of photography are welcome, from documentary, staged to conceptual or abstract photography. Meanwhile, The SIPF Open Call for Photobooks hopes to foster greater creative exchange and bring fresh inspiration to the local scene, by assembling a collection of the most creative photobooks from all over the world in one exhibition. It features two categories for submission, Published Photobook and Photobook Maquette. 

Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is an international platform which aims to promote the arts and the appreciation of photography arts, as well as critical thought and academic discourse on photography in Southeast Asia. 

For more information about elibility and conditions, and application forms, click here.

Experimenter Co-Operative Art Generation Fund

Deadline: Awarded throughout the year.

Generator is a co-operative art production fund created by Experimenter in collaboration with its artists and friends. The fund will award several production bursaries of varying amounts through the year towards the realisation of artists’ projects. 

Open to all visual artists, irrespective of medium of practice. There are no limitations concerning age, region or provenance of the applicant. 
If you are a visual artist and have a project that needs a stimulus of funds for completion or need seed funding or basic financial support that will help you continue your practice, please see the link below and apply online. 

To download and view application guidelines please click here

For further information, please write to admin@experimenter.in.


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