Laura Edmunds - DRAW International - 2016

Opportunities Archive

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Des Barry

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Individual Support and Emergency Assistance Grants to mature painters, sculptors and printmakers based anywhere in the world.

Elfen Dewi Glyn Jones

Unpack the Arts

Unpack the Arts is a European project that provides residencies for cultural journalists in the context of twelve major festivals programming contemporary circus.

Elfen Dewi Glyn Jones

Artists wanted for video screenings at the Alkovi Gallery, Helsinki

Curated by artists James Moore & Dawn Woolley, the project will be an exchange of video art works between the Alkovi Gallery, Helsinki and g39, Cardiff. Selected works will be screened at both venues. There is no set theme, any video work will be considered, however only single screen video works will be accepted. For more information and to submit a piece please contact with weblinks by 31st July 2012. If you would prefer to submit a disk please request details.

Des Barry

Creative Industries Trade Mission to Brazil 23-30th September

UK Trade & Investment are offering the opportunity to join them on a Creative Industries trade mission to Brazil, providing businesses with a direct and valuable insight into one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Meet some of the leading individuals in the Brazilian music, screen and digital media industries. Whether it’s the live music scene, film / television, sync placements, the digital market or being first to take advantage of opportunities that will be created by the co-production treaty currently under discussion, this is the place to be! The mission will visit Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, offer the chance to take advantage of the Rio Film Festival and UK Live Music event in Rio. The Programme also includes a full schedule of presentations, seminars, workshops and networking events. Brazil is the seventh largest Internet market in the world with sectors of e-commerce, social networking, digital advertising, search and video leading in revenues. 2010 was a record-breaking year for private capital investment in film. Tax incentives and other subsidies for film co-productions resulted in the strongest performance in a decade. Brazil also has a thriving Electronic, Alternative and Live music scene and offers great opportunities to UK companies. If you are interested in going on the mission please email Gina Fegan (screen) or Phil Patterson (music) to receive application details. There is a registration fee of £600 per company. Delegates will be required to cover their own travel expenses and accommodation fees. There may be support for this and other export business development activity available through UKTI, please contact Gina Fegan (screen) and Phil Patterson (music) for more information.

Elfen Dewi Glyn Jones

Patagonia 2015: we want to hear from you

2015 will mark a major anniversary of the first Welsh settlers arriving in Patagonia. At Wales Arts International we want to find out who will be celebrating this occasion, and how. We have created a short survey asking these and other questions about this milestone and would really appreciate your answers. To begin answering the survey please click on the link below, and forward it on to anyone else you think we should be speaking to.

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Imagina Atlantica

An inter-regional project for the Atlantic Arc is launching a Europe-wide digital arts contest. A touring exhibition of six to eight prize winning digital artworks that highlight heritage will be held in the partnership countries (France, Portugal, Spain and Wales), to promote creativity in the Atlantic Area. The competition is open to any organisation or any person aged 18 or over who is resident in the European Union. Six to eight works will be chosen to be exhibited in Angoulême in December 2012, and then in 2013 in the partnership’s member cities. A prize will be awarded to each selected team. The contest rules can be downloaded at: Deadline for applications: 17th September 2012 Contact:


Business funding to attend WOMEX 12

WOMEX will be coming to Cardiff in 2013 but if you’re serious about taking your music to an international audience you should be looking at Thessaloniki, Greece this year from Wednesday, 17 to Sunday, 21 October 2012. There is limited business funding available from Welsh Government for export ready companies to attend WOMEX 12. This is a grant and the funding package available will cover 50% of the cost of flights (economy only), hotels and 50% of your WOMEX registration. This support is limited, subject to the most economical cost options and only for export-ready music companies who will have to feedback with evidence of a Return on Investment (ROI). To find out more details and eligibility, please contact


WOMEX 13 Stakeholder Meetings

WOMEX 2013 is an incredible opportunity for Wales to showcase our wealth of World music talent to the world; but the benefits should extend beyond the event itself. This is an opportunity to develop our artists and industry, so that the results of hosting WOMEX in Cardiff next year will be felt five and even ten years into the future. With 14 months to go, music organisations across the country are pulling together to prepare for the event and to put measures in place to make the most of this international world music market coming to Wales. On September 12th and 13th this year, Welsh Music Foundation (WMF) will host WOMEX focused events in North and South Wales with a view to WOMEX arriving in Wales in 2013. Wednesday 12th September 2012, 9.30am – 3.00pm Motorpoint Arena, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2EQ Thursday 13th September 2012, 11am – 4.30pm Galeri, Victoria Dock, Caernarfon LL55 1SQ If you're serious about taking your music to WOMEX, these are key events where you can come along to get advice and information including: What to expect at WOMEX How to make the most of the opportunities of this international music market Funding support for product development and attendance at this and other events, Licensing and export-readiness. In addition, we'll be telling you about the skills development initiatives being put in place through the legacy programme and how you or your artists can benefit from them. These FREE sessions are open to anyone who wants to take part in WOMEX 13 and its legacy, though places are limited by capacity and lunch will be provided. To reserve your place, click the links below: Cardiff Caernarfon

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

International Touring Seminars for UK Street Artists

Join Yohann Floch (Hors Les Murs - France), Mike Ribalta (Fira Tarrega - Spain) and Jo Valentine (Motionhouse) as they give advice to UK street artists on the international touring circuit. The session will explore the context of European festivals and the expectations of promoters, with a particular focus on those in France and Spain; looking at cultural issues that go beyond simple language translation. Organised by XTRAX, the seminar is designed for those trying to break into the European market, the potential barriers they may encounter and how best to broach them. This session is free of charge, and will take place on Tuesday 27th of November at Arts Admin, Toynbee Studios 4-7pm Aldgate East tube station is just a short walk away. For further directions, please click here. Booking is essential, to confirm your attendance please contact

Earthfall / Hugo Geldinning

International Physical Theatre Laboratory

Taking place in Leibnitz, Austria, this program is designed for experienced dancers, physical theatre actors, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors, performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles and those interested in finding new international network opportunities and collaborators. Supported by IGUTE The programme will involve intensive training, lectures and discussions guided by Russian theatre Director and teacher Sergei Ostrenko. The Lab will run from Monday 1st Saturday 6th July 2013. Find out more here:

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

New York Residency on Visual Arts and HIV/AIDS

Funded by Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited (RU), this one month residency is being offered for February or March 2013 in NYC for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the relationship between visual art and HIV/AIDS. The curatorial residency seeks to encourage the development of exhibitions, programmes, and research on HIV/AIDS and contemporary art. Residency Unlimited will provide the curator with bespoke administrative and network support, a shared office space in Brooklyn and a venue for a public programme (lectures, screenings or discussions) defined with RU and Visual AIDS. At the same time, the resident curator will conduct research with Visual AIDS’ Archive Project. The Visual AIDS office is located in the Chelsea art district in New York City. With over 17,000 images by 442 artists, the Archive Projects hold works from artists living with HIV and the estates of those who have passed away. Studio visits with artists from the Archive Project are encouraged. The resident curator will also be invited to create an online exhibition to be hosted by Visual AIDS and asked to produce a free, public event co-hosted by RU and Visual AIDS. The residency includes a $3,000 budget for housing, living expenses, and round-trip transportation to New York. Applications must be received by 22nd October 2012. For further information, please contact

Desmond Barry

Unpack the Arts - European Residencies for Cultural Journalists

Unpack the Arts is a European project that provides residencies for cultural journalists in the context of twelve major festivals programming contemporary circus. The goal of the project is to facilitate the circulation of knowledge and experience, to develop the critical discourses of its participants, and to further the role of the media within the (circus) arts and contemporary society. Cultural journalists, critics and chief editors from any form of media can apply for the project. The Second Call is now open! Deadline for applications: 1 November 2012. Read more here:

Des Barry

Culturia Residency, Berlin

Culturia is a space for artists to carry out research on artistic process, placing value on this rathern than traditional studio practice.

Des Barry

UnBox 2013: Call for Applications

British Council are looking for innovative UK-based creative practitioners to participate in the UnBox 2013 Fellowships in Delhi, India over a five week period from January – February 2013. The winning fellowship applicants will take part in a 3-4 week placement prior to the Unbox Festival (6-10 February 2013), working on a theme-based team challenge at one of five host organisations. Teams will then present their fellowship outcomes and big ideas at the UnBox Conference for a chance to be awarded further booster funding with which to continue their collaborative projects. UnBox Festival - 'Action at the Intersections' UnBox aims to further the practice of innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration through keynotes, discussions and workshops anchored by leading and emerging practitioners. It celebrates interdisciplinary processes and experiences that shape contemporary thought and action across a range of domains - Development, Design, Business, Identity, Reform, Culture & Technology -through immersive and multi-sensorial formats. Several exciting events, including performances, exhibitions and installations, will be organized alongside the UnBox Conference. The closing date for applications is Friday 30th November. Find out more and apply for a fellowship here:

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Sharing Together – Year 2

For a second year, the Arts Council of Wales has identified funding to support a strategic initiative aimed at encouraging the creation of new and strengthening of existing networking opportunities.

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