Opportunities (NGS)


Coventry University: Making Online Art Together

Description: A practice-led study of online participatory Artworks for the public, museums and galleries. The research seeks to find how audiences interact with digital tools that are employed via out-reach projects. The objective of the project is to offer new types of artworks that can be accessed online during and beyond COVID-19 and to generate innovative ways for users to engage with digital tools for the production of collaborative artworks.
Eligibility: A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average. Potential to engage in innovative research and to complete the PhD within a 3.5 years. A minimum of English language proficiency, IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5.
For more information on the project, contact Professor Mel Jordan, send email to: mel.jordan@coventry.ac.uk  or visit the university website to apply. 


NL Online Cultural Challenge

Description: Call for proposals in relation to the following topics: shared cultural heritage, circular economy and sustainability, gender equality or agriculture and food. The best proposal will get support of up to 1 000 Euro
Deadline: 28 August 2020
Send proposal via email to: col@minbuza.nl

Webinar series: Metadata in Publishing—The Hidden Information Essential for Accessibility

Description: The DAISY Consortium will be conducting free weekly webinars on accessible publishing and reading in response to the challenges faced by conferences around the world due to COVID-19.
Date: 24 June 2020, 1500PM UCT  (800 PDT, 1100 EDT, 1600 BST, 1700 CEST)
Register here


Webinar series: Possible Future(s) of Creative Economies in post-COVID-19 Europe

CUMEDIAE and Trans Europe Halles, partners of the DISCE Consortium, are organising a webinar series (2 episodes) on the current and immediate state of creative economies in the context of COVID-19 crisis. We will be exploring with CCI´s stakeholders how does COVID-19 affect the creative economies in the EU and how can we thrive through it

Date: May 28th and June 4th

Registration link here 


Cultural Diversity and COVID-19: The Road to Recovery

UNESCO will hold the second ResiliArt debate in partnership with the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity on May 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Paris time)

Follow the debate here

Read More about the ResiliArt Movement here


Arts and Humanities Research Council: Open Call for Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19

Description: The impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak are complex and far-reaching, affecting nearly every aspect of peoples’ lives. The arts and humanities, alone or working with other disciplines, have a key role to play in understanding, addressing and mitigating the unfolding impacts of the pandemic.
Deadline: Open




Are You an Artist Looking for Work? This New Website Wants to Connect You With Paying Customers Hungry to Learn How to Make Art

A new online marketplace is connecting artists who are hard up for work with employers looking to hire them for their expertise.

HireArtists.org is designed to work similarly to TaskRabbit or Fiverr, websites that link gig workers to employers looking for people to do one-off jobs. It invites photographers, dancers, and website designers, among those in other disciplines, to sell their skills and knowledge to anyone looking for art lessons, or even to buy artworks. It’s free to sign up, and unlike other sites, HireArtists doesn’t collect a fee

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Live Streaming Service

A live streaming web-based tv platform with a 50 / 50 revenue share with the creatives from the paid per stream activity. Also, viewers can even purchase the event using airtime in South Africa

Access here



A research project focused on how donors worldwide prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

Take the Survey


Human Rights Defender Hub: Call for Arctivists

Description: The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), through a grant from the Open Society Foundations, has set up a fund – Arctivists – to support activists and artists across the world responding to the outbreak of Covid-19 and its implications for human rights defenders, activism, and shrinking civic and political space
Grant Amount: Between £1,000 and £2,000 and up to £3,000 for paired activists and artists
Deadline: Rolling basis



Follow Your Art

Description: 500 euros grants for artists and arts workers affected by COVID-19 as a result of cancellation of events
Eligibility: Artists from Belgium, Tunisia and Italy


Fonds Relance Culture: Culture Recovery Fund 

Description: Financial assistance for artists and cultural professionals facing challenges as a result of cancellation of events and interruption of activities and projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Eligibility: Institutions, freelance artists, performers and filmmakers
Timeline: Between March and June 2020


Institute of International Education: Artist Protection Fund

Description: Relief fund for artists whose lives and/or artistic practices has been threatened as a result of a crisis in their home country or country of residence
Eligibility: Artists from any country and artistic discipline
Submit application


National Geographic: COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists

Description: Funding for journalists who  wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities on delivering news to undeserved populations, particularly where there is a dearth of evidence-based information getting to those who need it
Eligibility: Writers, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, cartographers, filmmakers, and data visualization experts
Application: Rolling


European Cultural of Solidarity Fund

Description: Fund is set to support imaginative cultural initiatives, big or small, that reinforce solidarity and the notion of Europe as a shared public space in response to COVID-19 and and its aftershocks.
Eligibility: Open to artists based anyway
Deadline: 27 April 2020, 12.00 CET


Creatives Garage: Lock In Festival

Description: Virtual festival showcasing work from filmmakers, visual artists, performers, artisans and other creatives to the world
Eligibility: Film makers, live musicians and DJs, artists, artisans (crafts), vendors(homemade chillies, jams, shea butter,coconut oil) who can deliver their work via courier services and poets
Date: 25-28 April 2020


Format: The Photographer Fund

Description: Financial support for photographers facing economic hardships as a result of Covid-19, Format will be offering up to $500 per individual
Eligibility: Self-employed photographers


Artist Relief Project: Covid-19 Emergence Relief

Description: The Artist Relief Project provides Covid-19 emergency relief to artists, musicians, and performers impacted by event cancellations and venue by providing short term relief of $200 stipend or long term assistance through programmes and resources
Eligibility: Anyone pursuing the arts as a career (any discipline) whose income has been impacted by event and venue closures
Request Funding


National Arts Festival: Call for digital ideas

Description: The National Arts Festival (NAF), in partnership with Digital Lab Africa, is calling on all digital specialists from around the world to assist with digital ideas to facilitate their switch from physical to digital format as part of their 2020 virtual edition from 25 June to 5 July.
Eligibility: Sound engineers, digital artists, producers, teachers, film making crews, VR nerds, animators and technical specialists
Deadline: 15 May
Submit application


AfDB Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab: #AFRICAvsVIRUS Challenge

Description: Opportunity to create tech and non-tech solutions to tackle some of the most pressing challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic to be implemented in Africa and worldwide
Eligibility: Socially committed citizens worldwide, problem solvers, creative minds, health experts, programmers, graphic and web-designers
Deadline: 15 April 2020


WORLD ART DAY: State of Artistic Freedom 2020 Report Launch

Description: A conversation about the state of art and culture, its challenges and how together we can improve the right to freedom of artistic expression for all
Date: 15 April 2020
Time: 0900hrs – 1045hrs CEST


Culture Summit 2020

Description: Culture Summit is a forum that convenes leaders from the fields of the arts, design, heritage, media, museums, public policy and technology, to identify ways in which culture can transform societies and communities worldwide
Date: 9 April 2020
Time: 5pm UAE (2pm London; 3pm Paris; 9am New York; 3pm Geneva)


UNESCO: Global Media Defence Fund

Description:UNESCO seeks partners in promoting media freedom, to be supported under the Global Media Defence Fund, established thanks to the initiative of the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada, within the framework of their Global Campaign for Media Freedom
Grant Amount: USD15 000 – USD60 000
Deadline: 10 May


Goethe Institut: Online Tutorials

Description: Practice German Free of Charge. Browse tutorials by language ability level and topic, and add them to your own learning list. You will find learning tips and you may share experiences with other users in the forum.

Sign Up


Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR): United Against Corona Through Art- Art in the time of Corona

Description: Competition to showcase artistic expressions through paintings and digital art to express emotions in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic
Deadline: 1 May 2020

Competition Guidelines


United Nations: Global Call out to Creatives

Description: A global call to creatives to translate health messages to help stop the spread of Covid-19
Deadline:  9 April 2020, 6:00 PM GMT+1


Creative Capital: Online Workshop

Theme: Coping with COVID: Live-streaming for Artists
Description: An online workshop to help artists better understand how to livestream their work to virtual audiences
Date and Time: 31 March 2020, 4pm – 5pm EDT


Creative Capital: Online Workshop

Theme: Coping with COVID: Financial Implications for Creative Individuals
Description: An online workshop dedicated to answering questions to artists on the financial implications of the COVID-19 outbreak
Date and Time: 7 April 2020, 6pm – 7pm EDT


Artsy: Free Online University Art Classes

Description: 10  university art classes that can be taken for free online
Enrolment: Ongoing
Duration: Varies per course


Future Learn: Screenwriting Online Course

Description: The online course explores key concepts of fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting
Duration: 3 weeks
Start Date: 31 March (but can be joined after it has started)


Twitch Music: Streaming Service for Musicians

Description: A place where music creators can share their art with a community of millions and connect with their most passionate fans


The International Fact-checking Network: Coronavirus Fact Checking Grants

Description: All proposals should emphasize amplifying the fact-checking, increasing the reach and impact of the #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance and the fighting against health misinformation related to COVID-19 only
Grant Amount: up to 50 000
Deadline: 1 April 2020