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Open Call for International Experts – Contested Desires: Constructive Dialogues

Join the CONTESTED DESIRES: Constructive Dialogues Ethics Advisory Group.

Fixed Term Opportunity for Academics and Professional Cultural Practitioners 

  • Duration: June 2024 – December 2026 
  • Fee: €4500 
  • Application Deadline: 28 June 2024 

About the Programme: 

Supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, CONTESTED DESIRES: Constructive Dialogues (CDCD) is a three-year arts and heritage programme. It engages contemporary artists in exploring the complex legacy of European colonialism and its impact on modern cultural identities. 

CDCD operates across the Netherlands, Italy, Ghana, Tunisia, Chile, Hungary, Slovenia, Portugal, Cyprus, Spain, and the UK, connecting museums, research centers, universities, and cultural producers globally. The programme features artistic residencies, exhibitions, and digital commissions to foster intersectional conversations about heritage and decoloniality. 

Call for International Experts: 

We are seeking four International Experts to join the CDCD Ethics Advisory Group. This group will guide the programme through ethical considerations, ensuring equitable and respectful engagement with artists and communities. Key tasks include: 

  • Participation in six working group meetings (online and in-person). 
  • Attending capacity building workshops and the final CDCD conference. 
  • Developing an ethical framework to support artistic research and audience engagement. 


  • July 2024: Introductory online meeting. 
  • 25-26 October 2024: Workshop in Rome, Italy. 
  • 23-24 January 2025: Workshop in Larnaca, Cyprus. 
  • July 2025: Workshop in Barcelona, Spain. 
  • January 2026: Workshop in the Netherlands. 
  • September 2026: Final residency and festival in Cyprus. 

Profile of International Experts: 

We seek professionals from the cultural field, including academics and visual artists, with expertise in: 

  • Socially engaged arts, heritage, and culture. 
  • Colonial and decolonial heritage. 
  • Identity constructs (nationalities, ethnicities, gender, race). 
  • Environmental and climate justice. 
  • Anti-racism. 

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to ethical practices, international collaboration, and capacity building. Experience in developing ethical frameworks and proficiency in English are essential. 

For more information and the complete text of the Open Call, please visit Call for International Experts – BJCEM 

How to Apply: 

Submit your Expression of Interest by 28 June 2024 (11:59 CET) via email to Clymene Christoforou (Director of D6: EU) at

  • A one-page letter detailing your interest and suitability. 
  • A CV with links to relevant material. 

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an informal discussion in the first week of July 2024. For informal inquiries, contact Clymene at 

CONTESTED DESIRES: Constructive Dialogues aims to build bridges through artistic expression and dialogue, challenging the destabilizing effects of colonial legacies and promoting understanding in our multicultural societies. Join us in this transformative journey. 

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