Dear esteemed reader,
To use the words of Italo Calvino, take all the time you need or be swift. May you achieve utmost constructive concentration in this year. May your endless artistic labors bear fruit.
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Apply now to participate in American Arts Incubator 2020
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American Arts Incubator (AAI) is a creative exchange program that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to instigate dialogue, build communities, bolster local economies, and further social innovation. Each incubator addresses a relevant social or environmental challenge such as economic equity, youth empowerment, gender equality, and environmental health.
American Arts Incubator is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs developed in partnership with ZERO1.
The countries selected for AAI 2020 will be announced in early 2019 before finalists are invited to submit a full application. For more information about the program, visit
Deadline and Fees
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.
International Culture Lab is calling for proposals from performance artists, actors, musicians, dancers, performers from the variety arts, and beyond… to present an original performance between 5 and 15 minutes in length.

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Deadline: Sunday February 3, 2019
What’s happening: The conference, Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies, will be hosted by Kyoto City and Kyoto Art Center in cooperation with the Agency of Cultural Affairs from February 6-8, 2019.
This 3-day meeting will address the evolution of arts residency models and rapid expansion of the field. We will compare traditional ‘time and space’ models with new residency typologies that reflect our changing social economy. Nomadic, start-up, virtual and Airbnb residencies will all be explored. The meeting will pose questions about the progression of the field using examples in Japan and internationally. How can we evaluate these new models? How can artists residencies remain socially engaged and respond to artists’ needs? How are these innovative new models funded?
Registration closes January 11.
Secure your spot and sign up for the meeting now!
Music Theatre NOW Meeting, will be held in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) as part of the international festival Operadagen May 18th-20th 2019:
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  • TEH Conference 87 ”pARTicipation through cultural reflexions”: 16-19 May 2019, Dresden Germany. Find out more.
  • TEH Balkan Hub Meeting: 7-9 March 2019, Timisoara Romania. We are having a meeting to keep working on regional cooperation. Read all about it.
  • Creative Lenses Final Conference: ”Culture and Business Models in Challenging Times”: 24-25 April 2019, Helsinki, Finland.
    More info here.
  • 14 Workshops on Business Models for Arts and Cultural Professionals: March 2019, All across Europe. Find the locations and dates near you.

This issue of Words without Borders, features International Humor, Translating the Tao, and Contemporary Oulipian Writing
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition
Project Submissions
Script Submissions
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