UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Mobility

Deadline: vary according to the institution
Open to: young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide – visual artist, writers and musicians

UNESCO, International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC)

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose them to cultural diversity.

The Programme offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide. It shares many objectives of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005), which advocates cultural exchanges and highlights creativity and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures.

These residencies are catalysts for the development of artistic expression in all cultures of the world. The call for applications for the 2011 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries is now now open. You can review our bursaries either by region or artistic discipline.

How to apply

The bursaries are limited and are awarded on a selective basis. The pre-selection of candidates is carried out by the institutions. Artists must therefore apply directly to the institution of their interest, depending on the discipline and/or country sought. The application file is to be submitted directly to the institution of interest.

General Remarks

* Applicants may submit only one application per year and can participate in the Programme only once in their careers.
* Candidates who are nationals of the country where the chosen institution is located are not taken into consideration.
* In some cases, a document proving language proficiency is required by the host institution.

The institutions pre-select three candidates to submit to UNESCO. The Organization then makes the final decision based on the criteria of geographical distribution and gender balance.
The laureates are then informed of their selection by the institutions where they have been granted residency. The respective institution and successful laureate then sign a mutually binding agreement.

The Laureates

* The visa fees are borne by the laureate.
* In order to experience various aspects of intercultural dialogue during their stay, the laureates are required to participate in social or cultural activities in addition to their own projects, as requested by the host institution.
* At the end of the residency, the laureates are requested to send a brief report outlining their experience, their interaction with the local community and the benefits they derived from their stay. This testimony should also include samples of their work during the residency, which will be posted online in the Programme’s virtual gallery online. The Gallery will allow for the work of these artists to be displayed and available overtime.

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UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists

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