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Prizes and Awards

Future Generation Art Prize 2021

Deadline: May 20, 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.

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

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

Deadline: April 15, 2020

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC will open the call for applications for its first cycle of grants programs on February 1, 2020. We will be accepting applications in the categories of: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Creative and Critical Writings and Documentary Film.

The deadline for the submission of applications is April 15, 2020, 12 midnight Beirut time (+2 GMT).

Applications are to be submitted exclusively online via the AFAC website. To apply, you can register and read about the guidelines here.

Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia Emerging Writers Fellowship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

SOUTHEAST OF NOW is inviting applications from emerging writers with no more than three years of publishing experience, who are citizens or permanent residents of any country in Southeast Asia, for its donor-funded mentorship program. Successful applicants will be granted USD 1,000, mentorship by one leading arts writer and one leading international curator, editing and advice from the editorial collective, and publication of selected essays to appear both in print and online.

Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia was established by a collective of scholars and curators with the aim of looking and listening closely to the discursive spaces of art in, from, and around the region refered to as Southeast Asia, from an historical perspective. The journal presents a necessarily diverse range of perspectives not only on the contemporary and modern art of Southeast Asia, but indeed of the region itself. It is published online and in print twice yearly by NUS Press. 

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

2020 MMCA International Research Fellowship

Deadline: May 3, 2020

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) is inviting applications for its 2020 research fellowship, running from July to October, 2020, from art professionals including curators, researchers, critics and educators from Asia, Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, who are interested in developing and sharing their research ideas related to Korean modern and contemporary art. The three selected participants will be paired with advisors who will provide intellectual support throughout the program. They will be provided with opportunities to visit museums and biennales, attend international conferences, and share their thoughts and experiences with the fellow researchers and artists in Korea.

As part of Cultural Partnership Initiative Project (CPI), MMCA International Research Fellowship is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea.

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

Vantage Point Sharjah 8

Deadline: May 16. 2020

Sharjah Art Foundation welcomes submissions for Vantage Point Sharjah 8 (VPS8), an annual initiative dedicated to the practice of photography. Both local and international photographers are invited to apply, and applicants are free to choose their own theme and artistic approach. The photographs selected for VPS8 will be presented in an upcoming exhibition at the Foundation’s Al Mureijah Art Spaces.

For more information and the 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.


Khoj Peers Residency

New Delhi

Deadline: April 30, 2020

The PEERS Residency, a four-week residency programme at Khoj Studios, New Delhi provides emerging artists a unique platform for dialogue, experimentation and exchange. In its 17th year, the Khoj PEERS programme continues to provide a forum for interaction, creating a network of young artists from various art, architecture, media, performance/performing art and design disciplines.

Khoj is inviting applications for PEERS 2020 from young emerging artists, final year MFA students and self-trained artists with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field to push and experiment with the inter-disciplinarity of contemporary art. Self-taught artists may apply.

The call is applicable only for Indian nationals.

Applications are open for

– 5 Artists-in-residence

– 1 Critic-in-residence

To apply, please send the following documents to applications @khojworkshop.org with “PEERS 2020 Application” in the subject line.

For complete information, click here.

Art Gallery of New South Wales Studios in Paris Residency


Deadline: May 22, 2020

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is inviting applications from established or emerging artists or scholars in the visual arts field for a two-month or three-month tenancy at either the Moya Dyring Studio or the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio at the Cité, Paris. The residency covers the rent of the Parisian studio, but is without stipend and does not include fares to and from Paris. Preference will be given to residents of Australia who have been so for at least two years.

Applicants can also apply for respective scholarships to fund their residency at the Cité. The Barbara Tribe Travelling Art Scholarship, valued at AUD 25,000, supports an Australian female sculptor to travel and study in Paris for a two-month or three-month tenancy at the Cité. The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship, also valued at AUD 25,000, is awarded to a young Australian female artist for the purpose of travel and study in Paris at the Cité. The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, valued at AUD 40,000, is awarded to young artists or painters aged 20 to 30 with an established body of work, for the purpose of a three-month residency at the Cité.

The Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, is a non-profit international art centre which provides studio accommodation for artists and scholars from around the world.

For complete details and more information, click here.

Job Listings

Head of Collection

Asia Art Archive

Hong Kong

The head of collection will lead the overall direction and management of Asia Art Archive’s (AAA) Library, Archive, and Digital Collection. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the growth, management, preservation, and accessibility of AAA’s unique and rich collection of physical and digital materials on recent histories of art from Asia. The role integrates the management of AAA’s Archive and Library, and has a strong focus on preservation, digital capability, and ensuring end-user satisfaction in line with global standards.

Asia Art Archive is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2000 to document and make accessible the recent histories of contemporary art in Asia through residencies, research and educational programs, publications, and institutional collaborations. It has the most valuable growing collection of material on the recent history of art from Asia, freely available from its website and onsite library.

For more information and submission guidelines, click here.


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