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Open Call for Artists – Contested Desires: Constructive Dialogues

Join the conversation: exploring colonial heritage through art and embark on a transformative journey with CONTESTED DESIRES: Constructive Dialogues (CDCD)

Are you an artist based in Hungary passionate about unravelling the layers of our shared colonial past and its impact on contemporary culture? This is your chance to be part of a groundbreaking transnational initiative funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Step into a realm of exploration where artists, cultural organisations, and communities come together to delve into the complexities of our colonial legacy. Constructive Dialogues (CDCD), a pioneering transnational project, consisting of 19 global partners, aiming to unravel the influence of our shared colonial past on cultural identities today. From Italy to Ghana, Tunisia to the UK, CDCD discovers the connections between our past and present, fostering dialogue and understanding across diverse perspectives.

What we offer:

  • An immersive experience with international residencies, exhibitions, and knowledge exchange workshops (organised between September 2024 and November 2026).
  • Project fee, as specified in the call (plus covered travel, accommodations, per diems, and production materials).
  • Artforms: Participatory and socially-engaged visual arts practices Selected artists will be encouraged to create ephemeral and mobile works that are environmentally conscious and that can be adapted to be site-specific to each place.

How to apply:

Visit the link below to access the open call and the application form and take your first step toward joining CDCD’s transformative journey: Artist Brief, Hungary

Application Deadline: May 7, 2024

If you’re interested in learning more about the project and the open call, be sure to check out the recording of our Open House event.

For further questions, please write at

Embrace this opportunity to challenge the narratives of the past and co-create a more inclusive future through art. We’re committed to fostering equity, diversity, and equality in every aspect of our project.