Friday, 1 October 2010

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists

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 worl

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.

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme has partner institutions around the world.

The following is a list of UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries being offered in 2011. Please click on the Institution of choice to learn more about the details of the bursary being offered by the institution, including dates, duration, artistic discipline, etc. You will find detailed information on where and how to apply. When applying, please note to meet all the requirements of your selected bursary and its application deadline. Applications deadlines vary from one institution to another. Send your complete application files directly to the institution you are applying at. Should you be selected, the institution will inform you.


■L’Espace Sobo Bade (Senegal)

Arab States

There are no available bursaries in the Arab States for 2011; please check back in 2011 for 2012 bursaries.

Asia and the Pacific

■Changdong National Art Studio (Republic of Korea)
■Sanskriti Pratishthan (India)
■Bundanon (Australia)

Europe and North America

■Musique Multi-MontrĂ©al and the CALQ (Canada)
■Camac (France)
■Civitella Ranieri Center (Italy)
■UNIDEE (Italy)
■18th Street Art Center (USA)
■Djerassi Resident Artists Program (USA)
■Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (USA)

Latin America and the Caribbean

■Sacatar Foundation (Brazil)
■Centro Colombo Americano (Colombia)

Contact us

International Fund for the Promotion of Culture
1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15

Fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 55 95


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