RSS: The Crossing Museum for Contemporary Art in Sulaymaniyah Opens Today


We are very pleased to relay news about the opening today, 16th May 2018 of The Crossing Museum, dedicated to contemporary art in Sulaymaniyah. The Crossing Museum is a recipient of Roberto Cimetta Fund’s Tamteen programme this year. The support covers consolidation costs such as equipment, web design and translation costs.


The Crossing Museum will build bridges and encourage exchanges between artists in Kurdistan and abroad. It is managed by a local team under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Youth of the Kurdish regional authority with the support of La Pluie d’Oiseaux association.


The Crossing Museum represents the work and dedication of local and international artists and cultural managers. As well as safeguarding the cultural heritage of Kurdistan, the Crossing Museum will  reach out to the international artistic community as a place for research,  gathering, archiving and protecting works of art by independent artists in the region and beyond. 




RSS: Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) survey


“Autocratic regimes fear artists because they express cultural identity, advance new ideas, promote dialogue, and bear witness to inhumanity.” 


ARC serve artists of all disciplines: visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, performance artists, writers, and other individuals who produce significant creative output in any medium. ARC is looking for your support with these two important surveys concerning individual at-risk artists or those who were formerly at-risk:

  1. one survey designed for organizations that support artists at risk, and 
  2. one survey intended for individual at-risk artists.


The survey for artists is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, Turkish and Chinese. The survey for organizations is only available in English.


Both surveys only take a few minutes and will be open until May 25.

To know more about ARC please visit their website



RSS: 2018 ENCATC Education and Research Session Open Call


ENCATC, the European  network on cultural management and policy, is accepting submissions to the Open Call for the 2018 Education and Research Session to be held on 28 September in Bucharest, Romania during the 2018 ENCATC Congress “Beyond EYCH2018. What is the cultural horizon? Opening up perspectives to face ongoing transformations” (26-29 September 2018). There are three types of submissions in the call, each with its own online form:


-Submit an abstract with the aim to present your latest in cultural management and cultural policy research. All accepted papers will be published in an electronic book of proceedings (with ISBN) which will be published for the Congress. The electronic book of proceedings may include papers in English and French.

- Submit a proposal for the Poster Exhibition to present a research, practical or pedagogical project within cultural management and policy and with a connection to the main theme of the Congress.

 - Submit a proposal for a Teaching Demonstration to provide innovative teaching methods and pedagogical tools to be applied within cultural management and policy.


Deadline: 25 May 2018

More information and the Open Call are available here



RSS: Culture Trips Programme - Autumn 2018


Call for Application

13-22 November 2018 (inclusive)


The French Ministry of Culture and Communication (General Secretariat, Department of Legal and International Affairs) has launched training and hosting programmes intended for foreign professionals.


Culture Trips are short-term, personalised or semi-personalised stays, allowing foreign professionals to benefit from conferences, encounters and meetings so as to provide them with the kind of knowledge and tools which are relevant and useful in the framework of their duties with a view to the achievement of their professional projects.


The exchanges will take place in English and are aimed at experienced professionals in the cultural sector, inclusive of all geographical areas, who play a role in setting up cultural projects in their country of origin. The general themes in this framework are performing arts; visual arts, design, fashion and arts & crafts; building heritage and architectural quality; books; and cultural and creative industries.


The seminar draws on the experience of recognised cultural managers and professionals in Paris and the French regions: Ministry of Culture (and related operators), local authorities, libraries, museums and heritage sites, places of creation and other cultural facilities, both public and private.


You can find all relevant information and forms here 

Deadline: 12 June 2018



RSS: European Cultural Foundation Courageous Citizens Open Call for Research & Development Grants 2018


Courageous Citizens: Open Call for Research & Development Grants 2018. The  European Cultural Foundation announced an invitation for research proposals and ideas for positive change and equality at a local, regional and/or European level by ‘courageous citizens’ drawing on culture and creativity as a way of contributing to better ways of living together.


The European Cultural Foundation believes these courageous citizens can inspire the creation of models, movements and policies, acknowledging the role culture can play in making positive change.



Deadline for applications is 9 May 2018

For more details please click here




RSS: Ettijahat Launches the fifth edition of the Laboratory of Arts programme


Ettijahat launched the fifth edition of the Laboratory of Arts programme. The program will return to its usual course after a special edition in 2017 under the fifth anniversary of Ettijahat. It will cover the usual artistic and literary categories: Animation, Theatre, Dance and Performing Arts, Creative Writing, Visual Arts (including Plastic Arts, Installation, Visual and Graphic Design Projects), and Music.

In this edition the grant value has been raised, reaching 10.000 $ for the categories of theatre and cinema, and 6000 $ for the rest of categories.

The Laboratory of Arts is a program for supporting Syrian artists. It is aimed at Syrian artists and cultural entities, providing them with the support they need to carry out their creative practices and be responsive to the new places they work in. The program enhances forms of artistic expression to provide opportunities for independent creators to present their artistic works.

The deadline for submitting applications is 30th June 2018.

The application form and the FAQ’s are available by clicking here.



RSS: The Cultural Resource Imkan Training Programme Call for applications


The Cultural Resource is receiving applications for a training workshop for cultural leaders in the Arab region. The workshop will take place from 2 till 9 September 2018 in Beirut.


The Imkan program aims to enable young cultural managers, leaders and workers in the Arab region to play a central role in supporting the cultural sector. Towards this end, it works to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to become more effective in promoting independent cultural activity in the region. The programme also opens opportunities for networking and dialogue. It targets, in particular, cultural actors with practical experience in cultural work in view of the advanced level of the workshop. 



Deadline: Friday, 1 June 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

For further inquiries, please email the Imkan team at:

to know more click here 




RSS: The Currents of the World programme


The French Ministry of Culture has launched francophone collective seminars which will take place over ten days around the following thematics: cultural policies and their administration; Cultural economy; digital arts and new stakes in digital creation; physical and digital preservation of the collections of libraries; cultural institutions for the purpose of territorial development.


The themes and dates :

- Culture and art in the public space: from 9 to 18 October 2018

- Cooperate and creation in the Francophone world: from October 9 to 18, 2018

- Exhibition Design and Organisation: November 12 to 21, 2018


To know more about the programme or to fill out the form(s) please click here

Deadline: 12 June 2018



RSS: The new 2018 edition of SafirLab Call for applications


In partnership with the French Institute, Lab'ess launches the Call for applications for the 2018 edition of SafirLab.


Designed as an 'acceleration' program for social innovation, SafirLab enables young people between 20 and 30 years of age to participate,  and benefit from the expertise of eminent civil society actors, both in Paris and their country of origin, in order to share successful local experiences and imagine innovative steps for the advancement of their entrepreneurial projects.


Deadline for application: 3 June 2018

For further information please click here



RSS: Walking Art / Walking Aesthetics: Call for papers and art projects | INTERARTIVE


This Call for Papers and Artistic Projects intends to record the history and the potential of walking as an art practice. The procedure of walk has been developed as an art practice from the beginning of Modernism. Since the '60s however it has become an established form of art expression.


Deadline: 31st May 2018

For information on the call for papers click here



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