Category Archives: Grants + Scholarships + Fellowships + Residencies


Application Deadline June 1st !!

Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join in a regional residency programme in Kortrijk, Belgium.
The Designers in Residence Programme Kortrijk is a 4-month full time working residency from September to December 2017.

Designregio Kortrijk provides for the selected Designers in Residence Kortrijk:

  • accommodation
  • usage of Budalab Open Makerspace
  • experts in several domains and support of Designregio Kortrijk

Enabling liquid boundaries by social design

Boundaries in society blur.
Libraries act as social meeting places, social restaurants also accommodate childcare, young startups and concert halls are cohousing, culture and scientific research reinforce each other, etc.
The permanent state of societal transformations leads to a society with liquid boundaries.
Designregio Kortrijk invites 3 young designers to develop an experimental concept for those liquid boundaries by social design, exploring social transformation through confrontation between citizens, society, entrepreneurs and education in regions such as Kortrijk.

(fellowship) Processing Foundation Fellowships 2017 (2016-12-19)

The Processing Foundation writes:

The Processing Foundation Fellowship Program supports the development and expansion of Processing, its affiliated projects, and their communities. Work done by fellows is supported through funding and mentorship from The Processing Foundation.

Open Call for 2017 Fellowships

Apply Now! Application Deadline: December 19, 2016, 11:59PM PST

The Processing Foundation is currently accepting applications for the
2017 Fellowship Program.

Processing Foundation Fellowships support artists, coders, and
collectives in visionary projects that conceive a new direction for
what Processing as a software and a community can do. Fellowships are
an integral part of the Processing Foundation’s work toward developing
tools of empowerment and access at the convergence of art and
technology. We encourage proposals that involve investigations into
what a fellow may not already know how to do. This can be initiated at
any level of expertise, and we are open to applicants from all
backgrounds and skill levels. We place more emphasis on proposals that
demonstrate enthusiasm, innovation, and the evolution of a fellow’s
practice rather than their pre-existing technical skills.

Projects can range from software development of the existing
Processing projects (Processing, p5.js,, to creative
and exploratory research for new iterations, to community outreach
initiatives that address barriers to access and diversity. Our past
fellowships are good examples of work we believe is important, and of
how those projects have evolved into self-sustaining projects in their
own right. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with
the list of fellowship ideas and previously supported work (below),
and to envision how their projects might continue beyond the
Foundation’s support. (For more details on the origins and aims of the
Fellowship program, check out this interview.)

Fellows will be selected by the Processing Foundation’s Board of
Directors. The Board will work with selected fellows to find
appropriate mentorship for the project. Fellows are awarded a stipend
of $3000 USD, at $30/hour for a total of 100 hours. As a culmination
of the fellowship, a public presentation will take place in the fall
of 2017 at a partnering organization. See Fellowship Guidelines for
more details.

Application period is open November 17 – December 19, 2016. Selected
fellows will be notified by January 15, 2017. Late applications will
not be accepted.

(call) Forecast International platform for pioneering ideas @ HKW Berlin ( 2016-11-30 )

Freo Majer writes:

Sie werden sich vielleicht an meine früheren Informationen und
Einladungen bezüglich unserer Ausschreibung für 2016 erinnern. Ich
leite die interdisziplinäre Plattform Forecast, die gerade in die
zweite Runde geht und im März 2017 wieder 30 Teilnehmer aus
unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen wie Kunst, Architektur, Musik, Tanz,
Design etc. ins Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin einladen
wird. Mentoren wie der Kurator Hau Hanru, die Designerin Heather
Martin, der Videokünstler Bjørn Melhus, der Architekt Philippe Rahm,
der Choreograph Richard Siegal und die Komponistin Jennifer Walshe
werden ausgewählte Konzepte bis zu ihrer Realisierung begleiten.

Die internationale Ausschreibung läuft bis zum 30. November diesen
Jahres. Es wäre großartig, wenn Sie – nicht zuletzt um ein gutes
Niveau und hohe Diversität der Bewerbungen zu erreichen – die
Ausschreibung in Ihren Netzwerken streuen oder ggf. an einzelne
Personen und Projekte weiterleiten würden, die Sie schätzen.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf unserer Website: sowie auf unserer Facebook-Seite:

Ich danke Ihnen schon jetzt ganz herzlich. Für Rückfragen stehe ich
Ihnen jederzeit gern zur Verfügung und freue mich sehr über eine
Gelegenheit zum Gedankenaustausch.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Freo Majer


International Platform for Pioneering Ideas


Freo Majer

Phone +49 30 23633-422



Tempelhofer Ufer 22

10963 Berlin



FORECAST ist ein Projekt von/is a project by: Skills e.V.,
Halberstädter Straße 7, 10711 Berlin gefördert durch: die Beauftragte
der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien/ supported by: the Federal
Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in Kooperation
mit/in cooperation with: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Vereinsregister/trade register: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg – Nr./No.
VR 33561 B

(Residency) Radicate: Be Sm/ART 2, an artist residency focusing on innovation and tradition (2016-10-30)

radicate writes:

In the experimental framework of the project entitled Be Sm/ART 2,
realized with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo, as part of
the open-call ORA!, and put forth by Fondazione A. De Mari, Radicate
invites artists who work and live in Europe for a two-month residency
in Savona, on the Ligurian Riviera, Italy. Throughout the course of
the residency the artist will interact with the Industrial & Energy
Engineering Department at the Savona Campus (University of Genoa,
Italy) and will be exposed to a network of manufactures and ateliers
that stand at the forefront of the ceramic tradition in the territory
of Savona. With the prospect that the artist’s approach is visionary,
courageous and innovative, the residency intends to stimulate an
experimental vision that transgresses the dichotomy of art and science
and ventures into unknown territories.

During the residency the artist will be invited to conceive of an art
intervention* by intersecting tradition with innovation, past and
future, synthesizing an experimental approach exemplified by the
ceramic workshops present in the territory of Savona and the research
on the sustainable development of the Smart City located at the
campus. We encourage candidates that work with experimental and
interactive means whilst using new technologies and digital tools. In
the span of this residency the artist will also be invited to
collaborate with the project AARM of DigifabTuring, the FabLab of

Radicate sustains the idea of immateriality and sustainability thus
urging all those candidates to apply whose practices experiment and
interact with new technologies, such as computational drawing within
the context of contemporary art.

(Residency) Akademie Schloss Solitude: The Third Schlosspost Web Residencies (2016-10-21)

Akademie Schloss Solitude writes:

Call for All Art Disciplines The Third Schlosspost Web Residencies
Curated by Apparatus 22

The third call for Schlosspost Web Residencies starts today! Deadline:
October 21, 2016

The art collective Apparatus 22, juror-curators for this call, invites
all creatives, artists, musicians, scientists, and writers to apply
with all possible formats to be part of: »SUPRAINFINIT,« a
post-chronological, post-religious-orders-as-we-know-them, post-drugs,
post-capital universe – a Utopian container for empowering thoughts on
identity, economy, politics, spirituality.

SUPRAINFINIT is calling out for ideas, fantasies and manifestoes for
rituals, dreams, exchanges, objects, energies, knowledge and new words
for other futures, ephemeral and beyond normalization, in fruitful
incongruity with our reality and embedded prospects.

Find more information on the art collective’s practice and how to
expand the SUPRAINFINIT universe with your own projects here and in a
three-cities-studio-visit with the artists in Bucharest, Brussels, and

The application period ends on October 21, 2016. The web residencies
will take place from November 1 to December 1, 2016.

We look forward to receiving your application! The Schlosspost Team of
Akademie Schloss Solitude

Call for Web Residencies #3

(call) Prototype Fund

Prototype Fund (CC 3.0 BY DE)

Prototype Fund (CC 3.0 BY DE)

Der Prototype Fund ist ein Projekt der Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland, das vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gefördert wird. Einzelpersonen und kleine Teams erhalten eine Förderung bei der Erprobung von Ideen und der Entwicklung von Open-Source-Tools und Anwendungen in den Bereichen Civic Tech, Data Literacy, Datensicherheit und anderen. Wir unterstützen die Bewerberinnen im Bewerbungsprozess so unbürokratisch wie möglich und passen ihn an die Bedürfnisse von Softwareentwicklerinnen, Hacker*innen und Kreativen an. Kurz: Der Prototype Fund bringt iterative Software-Entwicklung und staatliche Innovationsförderung zusammen.

In den nächsten drei Jahren sollen etwa 40 Projekte gefördert werden. Insgesamt vergibt das BMBF 1,2 Millionen Euro Fördergelder.

Prototype Fund

(open call) WRO Art Center & Goethe-Institut Residence

WRO Art Center in Wroclaw writes:

Based on the experiences of residential projects carried out together
with international partners, such as art-in-residence or Goethe@WRO,
WRO keeps on developing residential programs in 2016.

The cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, the Austrian Cultural Forum
in Warsaw and the Artist-in-Residence Program A-i-R Wro run within the
framework of the European Capital of Culture – Wroclaw 2016 results in
supporting four scholarships at WRO Art Center.

We are still continuing to develop the Goethe@WRO program and are also
preparing a new residential project for artists from Austria.

Residencies for artists and curators from Arnhem and Dresden will be
held within the framework of the WRO’s Art Mediation program and in
collaboration of the Artist-in-Residence Program A-i-R Wro run within
the framework of the European Capital of Culture – Wroclaw 2016.


(call) TADAEX/NODE Exchange & Residency Program

“NODE Forum For Digital Arts, TADAEX – Tehran Annual Digital Arts Exhibition and the Goethe Institute invite Iranian and German media artists to apply for artistic residencies in Frankfurt, Germany and Tehran, Iran.

Goal of the TADAEX/NODE Exchange Program is to establish an exchange between the media arts scenes in Iran and Germany, and to connect the communities that have emerged around each festival.”


(fellowship) Digital Solitude Program @ Schloss Solitude ( 2016-06-30 )

schloss solitude writes:

The next application period for the Digital Solitude fellowships in
2017 starts on May 1 and runs until June 30, 2016. The program is
intended for young journalists, developers/coders, designers, as well
as artists and all other creatives and professionals who work on the
development of new digital content and formats. Young professionals
who have an interest in the content of the international
artist-in-residence program Akademie Schloss Solitude and its
interdisciplinary network can apply for a fellowship.

As part of the Digital Solitude program, each year Akademie Schloss
Solitude will be awarding a total of 24 months of fellowships to two
to four people in 2016 and 2017. The fellowship program is intended
for journalists, developers/coders, designers, as well as artists and
all other creatives and professionals who work on the development of
new digital content and formats. There is a special focus on digital
projects in journalism, storytelling, art and cultural mediation, and
media art.

Call for Applications

Please Submit your Projects of Summer Semester 2016 for the HEC Sponsorship

Dear Students and Teachers of the BA and MA Digital Media Program,

in our January Stuko meeting we decided to invite the submission of projects for the HEC sponsorship from a larger pool, including students directly. In the past student projects had to be submitted by teachers / supervisors.

We Invite Projects to be Submitted for this Sponsorship that

  • can be individual projects (for instance MA or BA thesis work)
  • can be group projects
  • can be classes or courses of the summer semester
  • can be of any theme or focus (theoretical, artistic, experimental, performative, applied etc.)
  • must be HfK digital media projects or courses (naturally UNI students may be part of them)
  • must be completed within the summer semester 2016

Some Background

HEC is a bremen based it-engineering and consulting firm, that sponsors projects and classes of the HfK DM program with up to EUR 1.500,- per semester. The money can be used for any purpose related to the selected project. HEC will not direct or influence content or form of the project. There is a framework of some brief contracts (for IP rights, among other aspects) that get signed by all participants. During the projects/classes there are usually 2 or 3 meetings or presentations where HEC is informed about the progress or results of the projects. They do like to voice their opinion and offer feedback from their particular point of view, but only to stimulate discussion and exchange. HEC hopes to gain fresh impulses, get publicity and find talent. A few people form your program have worked there, or for one of their affiliated companies.

The Selection Process

Dennis and I will pick 4 to 6 projects out of all submitted projects. Some of the criteria we base this first selection on are

  • potential quality of form and content
  • wide range of theme, content and focus within this group of 4 to 6 projects (this caters a bit to HEC)
  • necessity / need / use of the sponsorship
  • potential likelihood of completion within the semester

We also like aspects such as the use, role or particular perspective on technology within the project, inventiveness is nice but not essential, and also the sustainability (german is better here: Nachhaltigkeit) of the use of the money can be an aspect.

We then submit the selected 4 to 6 projects to the members of our Stuko for approval. Following this, they are presented to HEC. They then choose from this list a project they want to sponsor. They have chosen a wide range of topics in the past. Any good idea has a good chance.

We should have a decision by the end of April. Of course this is tight, as some projects may be started differently, depending on the available budget, but in the past we have seen, that many of you do not even really know what they plan to do during the semester before this point – and at least some of you already know that this call comes around this time (in the past even a bit later), every semester – and hopefully it will continue for many more to come, if HEC continues their generous input.

Your Submission

  • must contain a brief description of the project / class of not more then 500 words, covering title, theme / focus, methods, motivations / questions, context, goal / outcome (or similar points, should these not apply to your project)
  • must contain a rough time plan of milestones / dates / presentations
  • must contain an estimate of how the money would be used
  • must be UPLOADED (not sent directly) for instance to ownCloud or dropbox and a link sent to and
  • by April 17th 2016

We are looking looking forward to your submissions.

Dennis and Peter
for the Stuko DM