Information from our EU and International Partners

Open Call for the Timișoara 2023 Curatorial team

The Center for Projects of the Timișoara Municipality invites curators and experts with complementary attributes to form a unitary collective responsible, on behalf of the Timișoara City Hall, for the artistic coherence and strategic coordination of the „Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture” Programme.

The selection of the members of the Timișoara 2023 Curatorial Team will be done by a commission of independent experts with a solid experience and professional prestige in the fields of the positions for which candidates can apply.

Deadline: 21 October 2021

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International Collaboration Grants from British Council
The British Council have launched International Collaboration Grants. This £3.5m programme of grants is available to support UK and international organisations to collaborate internationally.
The Collaboration Grants are available for UK and international organisations, including Ireland, to collaborate on digital, face to face, and/or hybrid artistic projects.
Deadline: 4 November 2021

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The general direction of the summer stage program is contemporary culture. We care about relevant, FRESH, modern, trendy bands (more interesting inclusive contemporary content, less rock and hiphop J). Bands that perform at summer festivals (have an open air program).

We offer:

  • fee up to 1000 Eur (dependant on project); accommodation for band; local production costs; communication costs, local transport.
    ● The partner institution would be kindly asked to cover the expenses of travel and an extra fee for the participant (if its bigger than 1000 Eur).

Let’s talk about it: dovile@kaunas2022.eu 

Deadline: 1 December 2021

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Research Travel Support Grant - EU Japan Fest

As part of the ongoing relationship between European Capitals of Culture and EU Japan Fest the Research Travel Support focuses on creative research or preparation for project related to European Capital of Culture (ECoC).  This grant will support the early phases of a project which would allow artists and creative professionals to get latest information, discuss and develop their ideas together.

Then, as for the research trip, you can apply for it in 2022 and 2023. If necessary, it’s also possible to use it in early 2024.

The request must be addressed three weeks before the departure, but we accept applications all year round. 

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Mobility Support - Passport Programme - EU Japan Fest

The European Capital of Culture has grown into a global celebration of culture and the arts welcoming artists from over 100 countries around the world. To encourage further interaction between artists, artistic and cultural organizations in Japan and the European Capital of Culture, EU-Japan Fest has launched the “Passport Program”, a mobility support program for wider people related to art and culture.


Through this program, we hope that artists and cultural stakeholders from a variety of genres will visit and interact with Japan and European Capitals of Culture (ECoC), and create sustainable networks and programs for the future.

Who can apply?  

Local resident artist and cultural stakeholders in Japan and European Capital of Culture (any nationality)

Travel Purpose

  • Research festivals and programs held in the ECoC of the year (*)
  • Research festivals and programs held in Japan
  • Networking with local artists and cultural stakeholders, and other


*List of host cities of European Capital of Culture: https://www.eu-japanfest.org/n-culturalcapital/culturalcapital.html

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Travel passes for young adults available from DiscoverEU

DiscoverEU is an initiative of the European Union that gives you the opportunity to discover Europe through learning experiences. Travelling predominantly by rail (there are exceptions to allow those living on islands or in remote areas), you will discover Europe’s stunning landscapes and its variety of cities and towns. You can apply during the two application rounds which take place each year. Successful applicants are awarded with a travel pass.

To be eligible, you need to:

  • Have been born between 1 July 2001 (included) and 31 December 2003 (included);
  • Have the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union at the time of the award decision;
  • Complete the correct ID or passport number on the online application form.

Deadline: 26 October 2021

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S+T+ARTS Regional Centres | Repairing the Present Open Call

12 Regional S+T+ARTS Centers from 11 different countries have set out to address the unintended consequences of steadfast technological development contributing to the European continent’s present social, economic, and environmental challenges. 

To repair the present, the EU’s economy must be transformed and adapted for the sustainable future we all want. The Regional S+T+ARTS Centers focus on a ​resource, urban​, ​ICT & ​art-driven​ transformation as the path towards reconfiguring the current social, cultural and economic landscape. 

We are seeking artists with a strong motivation to help change behaviours, reduce waste, fight climate change, improve energy efficiency or make cities and communities more sustainable

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Bodø2024 is looking for program coordinators

Bodø2024 is looking for program coordinators. 

The EU application ARCTICulation describes the concept, framework and structure for the program work. The program will be developed towards 2024, in collaboration with the established cultural institutions locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The positions and key responsibilities are related to the development, coordination and implementation of the program project Bodø2024.

Deadline: 7 November 2021

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Japan Foundation

Japan Foundation is currently inviting individuals and organisations that are planning international exchange projects and activities to participate in its programmes for the 2022 Japanese fiscal year (1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023). 


The Japan Foundation conducts programmes in the three major areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia. There are applicable programmes in each of these areas, and support is provided for activities conducted by individuals and organisations that are involved in international exchange. The Program Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2022​ and respective application forms are available on the Japan Foundation website


Deadline: 1 December 2021

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Wild Bits Open Call 2022

The project Wild Bits is an exhibition concept that proposes a temporary art park in the wilderness. The exhibition looks for points of contact between people, technology and nature. The technological art installations consisting of sounds, lights, texts, sculptures or their online counterparts are placed in natural spaces like forests, fields, swamps and lakes.

With this open call Maajaam is seeking proposals for installations, interventions or processes to be installed/performed in landscapes spread out around Maajaam that explore the human condition in a contemporary technological society. The artworks should withstand outdoor conditions.

The residency will take place in the summer of 2022. The residency lasts for 3 weeks. The produced works will remain in Maajaam and will be displayed on satellite exhibitions in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania until 2025. This is the first of multiple open calls to find works for Wild Bits exhibitions during 2022 – 2025.

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