9 exciting opportunities for artists in November

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This November brings a host of opportunities for artists – here is ArtWeb’s roundup of international residencies, art prizes, and open calls to apply for now.

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Art Explora Residency Program – Cité internationale des arts

Deadline: 6th November

The Art Explora Foundation and Cité internationale des arts are offering residencies in Montmartre, Paris, for 20 international artists and researchers working on the theme of scientific exploration and technological exploration. Beginning in March 2021, the programme is divided into two streams: the Solo programme offers artists a residency of six months, while the Duo programme is open to artists collaborating with researchers for three months.

The residency is open to artists who have been working in the visual arts, performing arts, or digital art for at least five years, and offers artists fully funded travel, accommodation, a grant of €1,000 per month, and a production grant of up to €3,000. Learn more.

Pyramid Artist Call Out

Deadline: 6th November

Leeds-based art collective Pyramid are seeking six artists to participate in an online exhibition opening in February 2021. Artists are invited to respond to a sensory call out provided on Pyramid’s website, and those selected will receive a prize of £200. Learn more.

Artists in Nature International Network Online Residency

Deadline: 15th November

AiNIN is calling for proposals for a virtual residency programme based on the theme of “Dynamic natural connections”. The programme is open to current AiNIN members (or anyone willing to join the network) working in the field of contemporary art and research, with a focus on nature.

Two residencies will be available in January and March 2021, and a fee of €750 will be awarded to each successful project (less a membership fee of €30 for those who are not currently members of the Network). Learn more.

Sonica Glasgow 2022 Open Call

Deadline: 26th November

Sonica Glasgow, an award-winning 11-day biennial festival dedicated to the sonic arts, is inviting Scottish-based artists to submit existing sound installations and/or live music performances with visuals to be shown at its sixth edition in 2022. The biennial is looking for existing, innovative, and creatively ambitious works which require no further development.

The selected projects will receive a £500 fee; travel and accommodation expenses for artists based outside Glasgow; support in sourcing basic technical equipment and for installation/deinstallation, plus venue, PR, and marketing support. Learn more.

The Institut français at the Cité internationale des arts Residency Programme

Deadline: 30th November

The Institut français is offering almost 70 residencies in Paris to non-French artists currently residing outside of France. The residencies, which will last for either three or six months, will take place between April 2021 and April 2022.

To apply, artists must be supported by one or more cultural partners from the French cultural network abroad, and/or French or foreign cultural structures, who will finance the artists’ travel and related expenses, as well as providing a living allowance of at least €700 per month. Accommodation is provided by the Institut français in the Marais, Paris. Learn more.

The Wolf Suschitzky Prize Open Call 2020

Deadline: 30th November

The Austrian Cultural Forum London is inviting emerging photographers based in Austria or the UK to participate in a prize in tribute of the late Austrian émigré photographer Wolf Suschitzky. For its second edition, the prize is calling for submissions based on the theme of ‘Life in 2020’, and will select two winners: one will be offered a two week residency in London, and the other a residency in Vienna or Salzburg. In addition to the residency, both winners will receive a cash prize of €500 and be invited to participate in a dedicated exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum London in 2021. Learn more.

The Sculpture Garden Call for Submissions

Deadline: 1st December

Part of the Cookham Festival of the Arts, the Sculpture Garden is an established outdoor selling exhibition devoted to contemporary sculpture, and is currently seeking submissions for its 2021 edition. Open to professional artists at any stage of their career, the show charges artists a commission on sales, but no entrance fee. Learn more.

Mophradat Art Time Residency: Performance

Deadline: 1st December

Brussels-based organisation Mophradat, in partnership with Kunstencentrum BUDA and NEXT Festival in Belgium, is offering a three-week residency to a performance artist from the Arab world to take place in October or November 2021.

Immediately following the residency, the selected artists will be given the opportunity to perform at the 2021 edition of NEXT Festival, and will have their travel and visa costs, per diem, and honoraria covered, in addition to receiving a contribution to their project’s production costs, and a presentation fee for the performance at the festival. Learn more.

RUK Residencies Open Call

Deadline: 1st December

Artists and creators with experience in interdisciplinary practice are invited to apply for RUK’s residency programme, held in Slovenia between December 2020 and May 2021. Each residency lasts between two to four weeks, and aims to explore how an artistic approach can be integrated within business. Selected artists will be provided with accommodation, a fee of €450 per week, and a contribution towards travel costs on an individual basis. Learn more.


About The Author

Rebecca Wall

Studied French and Italian at the University of Cambridge, with ayear abroad in Venice studying Art History. Worked as a Junior Specialist in Paintings and Prints at Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers, Edinburgh. AHRC scholarship to study Art History at the Courtauld Institute in 2011. 2011 -2014 Manager at the specialist book dealership Thomas Heneage Art Books. 2014 Gallery Manager contemporary gallery Jonathan Cooper in Chelsea.

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