Call to applications : Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg (DE)
For four days every September, the international music community meets in St. Pauli district. The eponymous festival takes place on and all around the Reeperbahn strip. As colourful and diverse as the area is the choice of locations and international performing artists: concerts will be hosted in places as different as Molotow music club and the St. Pauli church.
With more than 360 different concerts, readings, art happenings and movie screenings, the festival is packed with highlights for every music lover. From heavy metal and punk to indie, hip-hop, jazz and soul: visitors and artists alike will have plenty of opportunity to broaden their musical minds beyond genre boundaries.Apply online Apply online
Call to applications : The Great Escape, Brighton (UK)
The Great Escape welcomes artists from every genre across the globe to apply for a chance to play at the world’s most renowned festival for breaking new talent. You will be performing with the beautiful seaside backdrop of Brighton, where 450+ acts will be filling over 35 venues, this a great opportunity to meet key music industry figures from the UK and abroad who come to TGE looking for the next big thing.
Previous artists who have performed at The Great Escape include Adele, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, HAIM, AJ Tracey, Vampire Weekend, Mura Masa, Skepta, Slaves, Charli XCX, Wolf Alice, Little Simz, Aitch, Foals, Loyle Carner, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Bon Iver, Lewis Capaldi and many more!
Deadline for submissions : February, 13 2022Apply online Apply online
Call to applications : Sharpe Festival, Bratislava (SK)
SHARPE is a festival & conference showcasing fresh music from Slovakia, Europe and beyond. It will take place on April 22 & 23, 2022 in Bratislava at the cultural hub Nová Cvernovka which draws artists from all sorts of backgrounds (design, architecture, film, visual arts, music etc.). In 2022, it will be the fourth edition of the festival. They will have two nights of concerts and a one day conference.
Deadline for submissions : December, 31st 2021Apply online Apply online
Call for applications : MENT 2022, Ljubjana (SI)
MENT Ljubljana’s eighth edition is going back to the 3-day format with multiple stages and an international conference. MENT is an award-winning three-day festival of music discovery. At its latest pre-COVID edition, 80 acts from 26 countries performed at various venues over three days. The international conference focuses on the music industry and creativity.
“MENT Festival has gained a reputation of one of Europe’s most significant showcases – unconcerned by hype and far more likely to get it right by showcasing the weirdest, most thrilling acts.” — Fergal Kinney, LOUD AND QUIET MAGAZINE
Deadline for submissions : December, 1st 2021Apply online Apply online
Apply to be selected for EXCITE 2022!
EXCITE is a highly collaborative project between nine partner organisations based across Europe (BE, DE, DK, FI, LU, NO, NL, SE, UK). This innovative network leverages a dynamic mechanism to expedite the internationalisation of young artists and music businesses earlier in their careers and development.
The delivery model is built around a core of at least ten partner festivals in their respective markets, with a small number of associated festivals and conferences in territories including ES, PL, PT and SI – plus curated stages at events like Reeperbahn Festival and The Great Escape.
The network offers participants access to:
– credible career opportunities to tour internationally and transnationally;
– peer-to-peer learning and development of professional skills with industry experts;
– brokering networking possibilities and facilitating industry connections;
– accessing new markets earlier and reaching and engaging wider audiences;
– expediting the development of young artist and music businesses
– leveraging access to high-level international music industry contacts
Deadline for submissions : December, 1st 2021Apply online Apply online
Call for applications – Research and creative residency for architects, architectural researchers, illustrators and authors at Academia Belgica in Roma (I)
Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Embassy in Rome in partnership with the Academia Belgica, Centre for History, Arts and Sciences in Rome (AB), is offering a research and creative residency for authors, screenwriters, playwrights, illustrators, architects and architectural researchers (PhD Level minimum) for at least one month and up to two months (dates to be agreed upon with the residency), based on a call for applications. The aim of this residency is to help architects, architectural researchers, illustrators and authors in the broadest sense immerse themselves in the Roman environment and to encourage networking within the local art scene and with other academies and research institutes, contributing in the long run to the development of their professional career.
Located in the heart of Rome, the Academia Belgica is now part of an international network of thirty-eight academies and research institutes from nineteen countries in the Urbs, with which it collaborates regularly. The Academia Belgica is a public utility foundation that welcomes highly qualified artists and researchers. Their aim is to be an interdisciplinary centre for hosting and promoting high-level scientific and cultural activities and act as a bridge between national academic and cultural institutions on one hand and international universities and research and cultural centres on the other hand in Rome and elsewhere.
Deadline for submissions : midnight on Sunday 12 December 2021.Apply online Apply online
Call for applications – Research and creation residency for visual artists at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (D)
In collaboration with the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg offers visual artists a six-month research and creation residency based on a call for applications. During the residency, the artist benefits from:
– a studio in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien
– financial support
– technical support and constructive feedback
– production support
The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is an international cultural centre in Berlin. The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is a working and networking space for professional artists, enabling the creation, dissemination and presentation of works. The annual programme echoes with the challenges encountered in the international visual arts scene. The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is located in the Lichtfabrik former workshops and offices in a district between Kreuzberg and Neukölln in Berlin.
The residency programme is a platform for artists from all over the world. The resident has the opportunity to work on and carry out a project for a set period of time and to immerse himself/herself in the Berlin art scene. The residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien is a great opportunity to network within the local art scene, contributing to the development of the resident’s professional career.
Deadline for submissions : Midnight on Sunday 19 December 2021.Apply online Apply online
Call for applications: Residency for the support of artists in the final steps of their creation
As part of its support for creation, the Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg opens the doors of the Théâtre des Capucins to creators and groups of performing artists for residencies in the final steps of their creation.
Capucins Libre wishes to offer an area of freedom and a place of the possibles to companies and collectives who will be able to benefit from the stage and technical resources of the Théâtre des Capucins as well as the help and expertise of the administrative and technical teams for the final steps of their creation.
With Capucins Libre, the Théâtres de la Ville intends to support artists in the realisation of a creative project by offering them the time, space and support necessary to make it happen.
Capucins Libre is a residency in the final steps of the creation process, leading to a performance at the end of the residency. It is aimed at artists who have already released funds for the realisation of their project and who require, in addition to a financial contribution, time on the stage and technical and administrative support.
Deadline for submissions : 14 January 2022Information and application Information and application