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OPEN CALLS in the Czech Republic

01. 07. 2019

This page serves as an overview of Open Calls in the Czech Republic.

FRAME Prague Comics Art Festival

The 3rd FRAME festival takes place from2nd to 3rd November 2019. The aim of the festival is to connect local and international community of authors with local audience. The festival published an open call for the best short 10 page comics under the theme THE ART OF HATE. The best works will be announced during the festival. The festival also looks for the exhibitors (more info here).

 Deadline: 15th September

More information: http://framefestival.cz/home_en/

Prague city of literature

The project Prague city of literature launched residential stay registrations in 2020 for foreign writers and translators. This project was created to support the literary life of Prague in 2009 on the initiative of the Municipal Library of Prague and the Czech Centers. Prague became a member of the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities of Literature since 2009. Call for the new residential stays 2020: details here. The candidates can send their materials via the online application form: http://web2.mlp.cz/lisu/index.php/571861?lang=en. The call for the new applications closes on 31st August 2019 at 12:00. This call goes for 6 residential homes in 2020 (January-February, March-April, May-June, July-August, September-October, and November -15th December).

One World Film Festival 2020

The 21st International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights One World will take place from the 5th to the 14th March 2020 in Prague in the Czech Republic. One World is organized by People in Need, the Czech NGO, and has grown over the years to become the biggest film festival on human rights in the world. Registration deadline (1st): the 1st September 2019. Deadline (final): the 1st November 2019 (for the films finished between September and November 2019). Submission fees: 20EUR (for the long or average-length film documentaries), 15EUR for the Docs for Kids. The virtual reality films can be submitted without the registration fees. More information HERE.


INI Project, 'an independent platform active in contemporary art since 2010. Our project’s characteristic is searching for nontraditional formats of contemporary art presentation and promotion.' offers a space for artists regardless age, field of work or wheteher it is individual or collective work. The space is available for the months of November and December, artistic fee (8000CZK) and produciton fee (8000CZK) are to be paid to artists, no possibility of accomodation! Deadline: 31 August. More information. 


Arts and Theatre Institute Prague published an open call for students of Czech studies, editors, journalists, writers, critics and scholars for a study stay in Prague. The stay will take place in November and the resident should deal with the Velvet revolution and 1989 events in Czechoslovakia. More at this email. Deadline: 17 July 2019.

For scientific opportunities, follow Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation (CZELO) here: https://www.czelo.cz/en/cooperation-opportunities-internships/cooperation-opportunities

For any specific demand, proposal of project, proposal of cooperation..etc., contact us at ccbrussels(at)czech.cz
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Open call for translators from Czech 

CzechLit opens a call for translators and bohemists for literary residency in Prague or Brno (July to November / September to October) in order to enable the translator to meet the translated author and more acquainted with Czech cultural context. The target language: any, requirement: Czech or Slovak language speaking ability, deadline: 23 March. More here


The Landscape Festival – an event highlighting landscapes, cities, and public spaces – is announcing an open call for projects that will temporarily bring to life specific locations as part of the seventh annual festival in 2019. This year’s event seeks to present the city of Ostrava in fresh environmental contexts. The central theme of the call is to revive and redefine the significance of seven locations along a route stretching from the historic city centre up to the Dolní oblast Vítkovice (Lower Vítkovice) site, and to fully delineate and highlight this new interconnectivity.

Deadline: 28 February 2019. More information here. 

Call for Antropofest 2019 - Film Festival

Antropofest stands for an open display of anthropological films. It is aimed on everybody who is interested in above mentioned issues and would like to participate at the event with his/her film. Our independent festival is strongly based in Central Europe region and has
its own history. Antropofest will take place in Prague, the Czech Republic on 25th January – 26th January 2019.

You can submit your movie via online form at our website http://www.antropofest.cz/en/10/registration and send it via Vimeo, WeTransfer, MyAirBridge etc. You can also send printed application form together with the film on DVD. We accept either classical DVD VIDEO (PAL) or MOV/MP4 (codec H264, SD or HD resolution). 

Deadline for applications is 17th October 2018.

More informations HERE

Agosto Foundation: Open Call for Artists and Researchers

Deadline: 15th August 2018 for the residences which take place between the 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019

Conditions: The artists and researchers receive a private apartment in the center of Prague for a period of 3 months, a grant of about 750€ (in Czech crowns) to support the proposed project, travel fees (limited) and assistance in its implementation.

Throughout the Agosto Residence Program, the Foundation seeks to create a context (not limited to artists) for those who are active in the cultural domain and to permit them to get out of their usual frames of reference to reach other disciplines.

More informations HERE.


Kostka Gallery: Call for exhibition projects 

22. 6. - 19. 8. 2018

MeetFactory announces a call to projects to complete the Kostka Gallery exposition program in 2019.

The call is destined to Czech as well international authors, active in the fine arts, architecture, design and related disciplines.

The authors are invited to send their projects to exhibit in the following periods:

January - March 2019

June - August 2019

Thanks to the cooperation with the AiR MeetFactory program, the selected authors can enjoy the opportunity of a three-month stay before the Kostka Gallery exposition.

More information HERE.

Call for Applications: Prague Quadrennial

Last call for the Prague Quadrennial, the largest international scenography, performance design and architecture festival! You still have a chance to be a part of it.

PQ? Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the largest international exhibition and festival event dedicated to scenography, performance design and architecture which takes place every 5 years since 1967.  PQ brings together professionals, students and the general public from over 70 countries and regions.

The 14th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space will be held in Prague June 6 -16, 2019.

This edition of Prague Quadrennial is inspired by the Golden Triga, the statue and the main award traditionally given as the highest prize to the best exhibition. PQ will use the metaphor of the Triga to explore three points of view, three areas connected with cyclical phases of creative process: Imagination, Transformation and Memory. 

The Prague Quadriennal has launched several open-calls and is still receiving applications:

-          PQ studio: Festival – submission deadline: June 30th: will present performances and installations that are conceived and created with students, offering the opportunity for emerging performance creators to have their work on an international stage. PQ is looking for students and emerging artists from the fields of visual and performing arts.

-          The Best Performance Design & Scenography Publication Award  - submission deadline: August 17th: this award during the Prague Quadrennial 2015 received wide-spread public recognition, expanding the visibility of a diverse range of publications created about and around performance design and scenography.  

-          PQ Talks - submission deadline: August 31th : PQ Talks is an exchange of presentations, forums, and discussions exploring all aspects of performance design. It will follow the main themes of PQ2019 connected with the cyclical phases of the creative process: Imagination, Transformation, and Memory. Through these areas the curators seek to explore “scenography” in its broadest sense, investigating what scenography is, what scenography could be, and what scenography was. 

-          PQ Studio: Workshops and Masterclasses - submission deadline: May 31th: program of multi-day intensive workshops and exploratory masterclasses connecting established professionals with emerging and student designers. PQ is looking for professionals, educators, arts administrators, and emerging artists to lead workshops from all areas of the visual and performing arts – scenography, architecture , costume design, scenic/space design, sound design, lighting design and technology, digital media, projections, puppetry, technical theatre, dance and choreography, theatre theory, and fine art.

-          Performance Space Architecture Exhibition for individual artists - submission deadline: May 31th: Prague Quadrennial is asking architects/space creators and performance designers to participate in a competitive exhibition by sending us short videos about projects realized in past 6 years. All submissions need to show the space as well as how it is used in performance. All submitted videos must include a dialogue between the space creator (architect) and the performance designer/s or performers using the space. The documentary video can be made on a smartphone and shouldn’t exceed 5 minutes.

More information can be found on the following link: http://www.pq.cz/open-calls/