Although international travel seems like a large question mark at the moment, artists and cultural operators living and working in North Africa countries can apply for the "Artistic and Cultural Mobility Grant" from Fanak Fund.
Connect ME will "pair an artist based in the United Kingdom with an artist based in the GCC, to create new, collaborative work that considers how digital tools can encourage connectivity across borders."
The deadline for applications is Friday July 3, 2020, at 4:00 PM Beirut time.
Mizna, a "critical platform for contemporary literature, art, film, and cultural programming centering the work of Southwest Asian and North African artists," is seeking applicants for its poetry coalition fellowship.
"We value expanding our perceptions, whether through reading narratives or poems from under-represented groups, or through you sharing insight. We are open to unusual yet readable styles, inventive structures and narratives, and works that address political issues in complex and nuanced ways, resisting oversimplification."
"By that we mean the ethos of hybridization, one that encourages richness in movement, in a linguistic or cultural sense, one that embraces an openness of mind that allows you to experience the same thing from different angles."
"Because we understand that competition entrance fees can exclude some writers, submission fees will be waived on June 15th and July 15th."
"For their thirty-ninth issue, 'carte blanche' editors are looking for a variety of works focused on anxiety."
"Open Letter is a literary press that publishes ten books annually—mostly novels, but also collections of short stories, poetry, and literary essays."
"Winning poets and translators will be awarded $150 each."
The PEN Translates award is open for submissions through the end of May.
The judges for this year's Stephen Spender Prize are Mary Jean Chan, Khairani Barokka, and Daljit Nagra.