Open call Tamteen - deadline: 30/09/2018


In the context of international mobility and exchange of artists and cultural operators, the  Roberto Cimetta Fund  is running the Tamteen funding line to support the sustainability of cultural and artistic initiatives lead by Arab or Middle Eastern artists and cultural operators developing local projects (venues, networks, platforms). The fund aims to create a leverage effect that could modestly contribute to rebalancing forces between Arab/Middle Eastern and European components in the exchange, as well as strengthening and sustaining cultural exchange between Arab/Middle Eastern regions.


The grants provided will not exceed 3000€ and can be considered as co-funding depending on the projects selected. This call is open for artists and cultural operators based in the Arab/Middle East geographical region. The experts and Board members of the Roberto Cimetta Fund will monitor the selected projects during their implementation.


For more information on Tamteen Programme click here


To make an online request for the application click here




RSS - Open Call for mobility grants - Art Moves Africa




Thanks to the generous support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AMA mobility grants are back for a short period. 
Grantees receive a round-trip flight ticket, booked, paid for and issued by AMA.


NB: AMA does not cover the cost of visas, travel insurance, per-diems or artists' fees. 


Two deadlines are planned:


1. Deadline #1: September 8, 2018: for travels taking place between October 15, 2018 and January 31, 2019.


2. Deadline #2: October 8, 2018: for travels taking place between November 15, 2018 and January 31, 2019.


Interested applicants should carefully read the AMA guidelines and download the application form, available here. Complete applications should be sent to


RSS - Artistic residencies - Kulturkontakt Austria


In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019.

Please find attached the call for applications in English and in German. Applications can be submitted via the Artists in Residence online platform.


Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.



RCF - the House of Artists in Domiz refugee camp


In Iraq, up to 250,000 Syrian refugees are hosted in nine camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Out of those, 35,000 found haven in Domiz camp. To help them cope with the overwhelming and sudden change and integrate into the social fabric of the Kurdish community, the Governor of the Region of Duhok inaugurated on 20th June (World Refugee Day), the “House of Artists” initiative as part of the Fil Manfa project.


Fil Manfa and the House of Artists, initiated and backed by the Roberto Cimetta Fund (RFC) and UNFPA, offer young refugee artists a safe space to develop their talents and practice live or visual arts, dancing and music. Hundreds of adolescents and youth have so far benefited from the project globally.


Although the Roberto Cimetta Fund is not a humanitarian organisation, it measured the need to provide immediate support and to reconnect fellow artists in Duhok, in Istanbul, in Beirut, extending the Fil Manfa project further, wherever artists in exile in the neighbourhood of conflict need support.

This initiative is all about cultural and human rights. Everyone of us, even the most underprivileged, carries his or her own culture. Art is a bridge to reconnect those who have been displaced and preserve this culture.


The inauguration was attended among others by Mr Farhad Ameen Atrushi, the Governor of the Region of Duhok; Mr Dominique Mas, the French Consul in Erbil; Mr Ferdinand Richard, the Chairman of the Roberto Cimetta Fund; Ms Siham Mamand, the Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government; Mr Nestor Owomuhangi, the Deputy Representative of UNFPA to Iraq; Omar Berakdar, Fil Manfa Manager in Istanbul; Thomas Fansten, Advisor for Culture and Human Rights, City of Paris; Emilie Heriteau, Representative of the SYNDEAC; Shayda Hessami, Chair of Humanitarian Aid and Journalism.


We extend our gratitude to the Kurdish Regional Government, and to their representation office in Paris, as well as to the following donors of this project: The French Ministry of Culture; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the City of Paris; the City of Tenerife; The Senator of the French Republic Marie-Christine Blandin; the SYNDEAC (French syndicate of artistic and cultural companies).



RSS - Folktales Festival of Tales and Music


Folktales are works of literature par excellence which are transmitted orally and therefore polished through this transmission. They make up a significant part of the oral histories of societies and nations and thus comes the importance of preserving folktales to transmit them through generations.


The folktales project for this year is organised by Assabil Association and funded by Taawon and Kamal Al-Azar Tunis.

This project aims at preserving oral history, especially folktales, and diffusing them through organising storytelling performances by storytellers from Lebanon, Egypt and Palestine.


Here you could find more info on the event.


RSS - Call For Applications: Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Studies


Are you specialised in a particular discipline-and at times concerned about how open and porous your specialism is in relation to other disciplines? Do you have questions about your discipline-and are unable to find satisfactory answers in discussing them with your peers? Do you have experience as a practising artist-and yet feel uncertain when experimenting with unfamiliar formats? Are you convinced about the fruitfulness of a critical debate between the arts and the sciences-but haven't yet found a suitable framework for such a debate? If you have such or similar questions, you will feel at home at our MA Transdisciplinary Studies.
The new arises both on the edges of or at the interfaces between traditional disciplines be it in the arts, the sciences, or everyday life. Our postgraduate program me explores precisely these interfaces and intersections, and serves as a hinge and hub between the arts, the sciences, and society. Here, at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), we see transdisciplinarity as a form of cooperation capable of opening up innovative perspectives, questions, and solutions. 


Coursework is dedicated to building the transversal skills needed to deepen, extend, and position one's specialist skills with a view to developing and competently pursuing new questions, methods, and core working areas. We aim to contribute to the professionalisation of transdisciplinary work and to equipping students with the skills and qualifications needed for unforeseeable professional tasks. Our programme builds on the manifold teaching and research competencies at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), on the specialist skills of our students, and on possible connections with various professional fields.


Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is a vibrant centre for teaching, research, and production excellence. While firmly anchored in Greater Zurich, our influence extends well beyond Switzerland to the wider international stage. We offer a broad range of degree programmes and further education courses in education, design, film, art & media, dance, theatre, and music. Closely interrelating teaching and research, weprovide an ideal setting for transdisciplinary projects. Committed to bridging higher education, professional practice, and the interests of the wider public, we showcase the work and achievements of our staff and students in our own exhibition spaces, theatres, and various dance and concert halls. Our Theatre of the Arts presents cutting-edge student productions, our concert halls are home to concerts almost every day, and the Mehrspur Music Club offers a wide variety of pop and jazz concerts. Our affiliated museums-the Museum of Design and the Bellerive Museum-present a rich array of acclaimed art and design exhibitions. Hosting over 600 events each year, we make a significant contribution to cultural life in the city and region of Zurich.



Get an inside look into the Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary program:November 21 2018, 6.30-8 pm, room 7.F03 (7th floor)Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8031 Zurich



Deadline for application: March 1, 2019Begin of studies: September 16, 2019


Admission Requirements:




Prof. Patrick Mueller



Telephone +41 43 446 42 02



Zurich University of the Arts

Department of Cultural Analysis

Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Studies

Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96

Postfach, 8031 Zurich



For more info please with here


RCF - Tamteen Grant for Bait Hawadet


Thanks to the Tamteen Fund, Beit Hawadet has renovated a workspace. On September 7, 2018, the team inaugurated this space with a first storytelling workshop. This short video shows the work of beautifying the space to accommodate the workshops. Congratulations to the team! 



RCF - Eduard Miralles, pioneer of cultural policies


It is with sad hearts that we inform our readers of the sudden death of Eduard Miralles, Chairman of Interarts Foundation in Barcelona and former Director of CERC, Centro d’Estudios y Recursos Culturales, one of the most important think tanks for cultural policy in Europe.


The staff, experts and Board members of the Roberto Cimetta Fund, which Eduard was a member of for a short time from October 2010 to November 2011 were deeply shocked by this tragic news.


Eduard was a tireless and prolific actor and cultural rights defender. His disappearance is a great loss for Catalonia, for Europe, for the Mediterranean region, for Culture and for the Arts.

We send our deepest condolences to his family and team.

Ferdinand RICHARD, Eduard’s longtime friend


RSS - CEC ArtsLink Launches New International Fellowships Initiative


The new ArtsLink International Fellowships initiative focuses more resources on key individuals from the eligible countries as well as fosters international exchange. The Fellowships are no longer framed by arts disciplinary practice but rather by the creative process, intention, and an active commitment to community engagement and dialogue. The expanded Fellowship program offers up to three years of support through the initial residency, a follow up project in the US, and subsequently a project in the Fellow’s home country.

 We are pleased to invite artists, arts managers and curators from all arts disciplinary backgrounds from 37 eligible countries to apply for the ArtsLink International Fellowships. An opportunity to apply for further support will be open to the Fellows upon the successful completion of the initial Residency.

The five-week Residencies will take place in Fall 2019. CEC ArtsLink places Fellows at established US non-profit arts organizations and covers associated living, working, travel, and health insurance costs. Applicants do not need to have contacts with organizations in the US to apply for this program, but proficiency in English is required.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
Application and Guidelines

Eligible countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

 For more information about ArtsLink Fellowships visit CEC ArtsLink website

Image: a site-specific installation in Novi Sad, Serbia by the ArtsLink alum the artist collaborative SuttonBeresCuller from Seattle, WA, 2015. 


RSS - Open Call - Ateliers des horizons 2019/2020


The Ateliers des Horizons are:

 • a pluridisciplinary, collaborative and experimental education

• a plateform of cross-disciplinary research• a balance between theoretical and practical activities

• 3 aeras of concentration : Learning & teaching / Take care & repair / Collective projects• contributors: artists, activits, researchers...

• 1 year = 450 on-site hours at Grenoble / 450 distance-learning hours

• a teaching tutor : Pascal Obolo


Application time-table : 


• October, 14th 2018 : Application submission deadline 

• November, 14th 2018 : Preliminary application selection results 

• December 2018 : Selection interviews 

• April, 5th 2019 : Beginning of the training sessions 


For more information, please contact or click here


RSS - Open call Carmago Fundation


The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, and founded in 1967 by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residencial center offering programming in the Arts and Humanities. 


The Camargo Core Program is the historical and flagship program of the Foundation. Each year an international call is launched through which 18 felloxs (9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers) are selected. 


The open call for the Carmgo Core Program is currently launched for residencies in Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020.  Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, October 17th, 2018 by 6:00 pm EST (e.g New York City) / 12:00 midnight CET (e.g Paris). 


The Camargo Core Program offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create and connect. By supporting groundbreaking research and experimentation, it contributes to the visionary work of artists, scholars and thinkers in the Arts and Humanities. By encouraging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, it intends to foster connections between research and creation.


Click here to know more about the Camargo Core Program and eligibility criteria 




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