Ford Foundation: JustFilms - making focuses on reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement.
Nextpix/Firstpix Crowdfunding Grant fund films that are the first or second film by a director and are already being crowdfunded as part of budget. Once the application received, they will respond in 30 days. The film should have a positive humanitarian message.
ScreenCraft’s screenwriting contests are dedicated to discovering talented screenwriters and connecting them with producers, agents and managers.
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants fellowships for international scientists/researchers who would like to give workshops/conferences/lectures, or conduct R&D activities in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). The purpose of Horizon 2020 is to foster the growth of breakthrough technologies, inventions and advanced developments by the promotion of scientific ideas from the laboratories to the market.
SEEING THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS: FREE SIX-WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FROM MOMA
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) launches Seeing Through Photographs, its first massive open online course for a general audience, available now on Coursera. Using works from MoMA’s expansive collection as a point of departure, the course encourages participants to look critically at photographs through the diverse ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making.
INTERDISCIPLINARY CREATIVE PRACTICES
The new Erasmus+ programme aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020.
The Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 operates under the framework of the European Neighbourhood Instrument. It continues
and expands the cooperation in the border areas of the three involved countries. Touristic and cultural events, promotion and cultivation of common traditions of the borderland areas, cross-border cooperation between schools and higher education institutions, NGOs touristic and cultural endeavours, etc. will be supported.
European cultural foundation, ECF - the grant amount ranges from USD 250 to 700 (depending on the country) to cover travel expenses. The grant is received after the qualifying travel has taken place. Priority is given to people over 35 years old and/or those who have worked in the cultural sphere for less than 10 years.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR TWO RESEARCH-BASED RESIDENCIES (ITALY)
UNIDEE - University of Ideas launched the experimentation of an educational programme investigating the relationship between art and the public sphere and combining theory with practice. In 2016 the programme is based on a close examination of three macro-topics: research, gift and alteration. You are eligible to apply if (all conditions below must be met):
• you are a creative professional (visual artist, researcher, writer, curator etc.) active in any field anywhere in the world;
• you have a fluent knowledge of the English language;
• you submit all the required documentation as part of your application in the correct format and by the given deadline.
Open call for Visegrad Fund’s Small grants
The International Visegrad Fund is an international organization, founded by the governments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic). The fund operates several grant programs, and also awards individual scholarships, fellowships and artist residencies. Grant support is given to original projects namely in the areas of culture, science and research, youth exchanges, crossborder cooperation and tourism promotion, as well as in other priority areas defined in calls for proposals published on the fund’s website.
The Swedish agency for global development Sida announced an a call for innovative proposals that would help to develop and implement the next phase of the “Innovation Against Poverty” (IAP) programme in close collaboration with Sida.
Creative Enterprise: Ukraine - the programme will deliver 5-day trainings. After the trainings, participants will get the chance to bid for small development grants and in-kind support (training, mentoring, membership) from their local hubs/co-working spaces.
SCHOLARSHIPS, RESIDENCES, INTERNSHIPS
DAAD programme. The scholarship for creative professionals (in music, design, architecture, visual arts, cinematography, acting technique, direction, choreography) who have obtained specialist, master or bachelor diplomas no longer than 6 years ago. Applicants are given the opportunity to undergo training in one of higher schools in Germany. The scholarship amount is about 750 euro a month.
Countess Marion Dönhoff’s programme - this scholarship is for young journalists who have a perfect knowledge of German. It includes a two-month training course in a German mass media editorial office. The scholarship amount is 3,800 euro.
Berlin State Museums programme supports projects relating to collections and activities of the Berlin State Museums research centres. This is an opportunity for young scientists and museum employees to spend 1 to 3 months in a research residence in the museum field. The scholarship amount is 900 to 1,200 euro.
Falling Walls Foundation Programme - the scholarship for journalists and bloggers writing about science who have at least 3 years of experience in this field. Candidates have an opportunity to attend all events arranged by the Falling Walls Foundation in Germany, including its conference in Berlin.
Fabrica programme research centre and studio (Italy) welcomes creative professionals, e.g. architects, graphic designers, musicians, writers, directors, photographers, journalists, animators, etc.
International Visegrad Fund programme - this scholarship is for students and researchers from Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, and provides an opportunity to study or conduct research on any speciality in any of the higher schools in the Visegrad Group countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) for 5 to 20 months.
Finish Centre for International Mobility programme - the scholarship is for young scientists and researchers of all specialities. Candidates are offered to undergo training in the higher schools of Finland. The programme duration is 3 to 12 months. The monthly scholarship amount is 1,500 euro.
“Estophilus” programme of the Estonian Institute - the scholarship for researchers interested in studying Estonian language and culture. The programme duration is 5 to 10 months to be spent in one of research institutions in Estonia.
In order to help arts and cultural organisations in their attempts to work across Europe, Euclid has launched two initiatives: Creative Partners Directory of organisations who are seeking partners to participate in project applications to the EU in 2016, and Creative.Partners Website as a free platform where people can search for partners for their projects.