05.09.2012 - Culture Sector

2013 Call for Applications : UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists is open!

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme announces the 2013 Call for Applications. This call is open to musicians, visual artists and creative writers between 25 years and 35 years old.

Since its creation in 1994, UNESCO-Aschberg Programme advocates and promotes creativity, highlights cultural exchanges and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures. As an implementation instrument of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the Programme promotes the mobility of young artists through sojourns in art residencies abroad so as to foster creativity and cultural diversity. It recognizes the important contribution of artists in the creative process and their central role in nurturing the diversity of cultural expressions.

Candidates are invited to submit their applications directly to institution of their choice. The application deadline for each institution UNESCO-Aschberg bursary varies from one institution to another. The majority of the deadlines are set from the mid-October to the end of November. For exact dates please check the residency of your choice. The list of partners institutions and requirements needed to apply is available on the UNESCO-Aschberg bursaries website.

The institutions will pre-select three candidates for each bursary and submit them to UNESCO together with their applications files. A  panel makes the final selection taking into consideration the priorities of the residency, geographical distribution and gender equality.




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