Dear TWB community, while the theatre world is still grappling with the adverse effects of COVID-19, here’s what is happening and opportunities with fast approaching deadlines.

Best wishes,

TWB team

Announcing ARC’s New Safety Guide for Artists
From Uganda to Vietnam to Cuba, artists around the world are at risk. Never before has PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), which links imperiled artists to resources, received more calls for help.

That’s why today we are publishing A Safety Guide for Artists, a first-of-its-kind manual that offers practical strategies for artists to understand, navigate, and ultimately overcome risk. While such tools have been developed for journalists, human rights defenders, and cartoonists, no guide has been designed specifically for artists. That changes today.

Also available in Spanish and French.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation 

Arts Link: Application deadline: February 15, 2021
Residencies take place between July 1 and December 31, 2021

More info, guidelines and application

Call for applications 

New International Performing Arts Institute 
(Un)Infecting the City 2021: Call for Proposals
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) announces a call for proposals for the (Un)Infecting the City public arts festival 2021, which will run from March – April 2021. As South Africa grapples with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s (Un)Infecting the City will have a particular thematic focus on the psychological and social impacts of COVID-19.

How to apply:

Go to where you will be required to submit your personal details, short description of your proposed artwork, CV, links to relevant works, and a budget that indicates clearly which part would need monetary support from the ICA.

Submissions will be received from now up until Monday, 22 February 2021. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.For more information, please email:

New York International Festival of the Arts

On January 21, 2021—one day after the Inauguration of President Biden–the Martin E. Segal Theater Center of the City University of New York Graduate Center and members of the New York Downtown Theatre Community announced the creation of the New York International Festival of the Arts (NYIFA) for the summer of 2022.


Carmago Foundation: How about starting 2021 with a new project and applying for a residency at Camargo? The French School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Camargo Foundation are joining forces for the second year with the residency program EHESS at Camargo, which offers a one-month residency at the Camargo Foundation (between April 2021 and April 2022) for an artist (must reside abroad) and a scholar in social sciences (must belong to an EHESS lab). The aims of the program are to stimulate relations and connections between scholars and artists, and to develop projects at the interface between the social sciences and all arts disciplines with a view to joint production.
Application Deadline: February 14, 2021[LEARN MORE]

On the Move 
TEH Power of the Arts
The Magdalena Project
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition 
culture360,ASEF How the Arts are adapting to the New Normal
International Theatre Institute Work Opportunities, Conferences, Seminars & Calls