The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme 2011
This programme offers residencies for young artists, including writers, around the world. Apply in November to be considered for residencies in India or France!
The Scholar Rescue Fund
The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) provides fellowship grants for scholars whose lives or careers are threatened in their home countries. Applications and nominations are accepted at any time throughout the year, on a rolling basis. Go here to learn more, and to find information in Arabic, Persian, French and Spanish.
The 2nd Int'l Conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice
This conference at the University of Oslo is now accepting paper proposals. Beacon for Freedom of Expression is co-sponsoring a session on Democracy and Censorship (listed as Workshop 6 in the linked site above), which may perhaps be of special interest to ICORN Guest Writers.
Special Edition of Journal of Arts and Communities
The Journal of Arts and Communities will be publishing a Special Edition dedicated to critical examination of Arts and Human Rights in September 2011, in partnership with Amnesty International as part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations. A Call for Contributions is extended to artists, human rights practitioners and activists, researchers and informed commentators to explore and share ideas and knowledge regarding the area of Arts and Human Rights.
Writer/Storyteller in Residence at the University of Manitoba
This annual residency will bring a writer or storyteller to the University of Manitoba for one term to give public performances, speak in classrooms, and offer advice on craft to creative writing students. The writer/ storyteller will also be enabled to work intensively on his or her own creative projects. Writers and storytellers from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply for this position.
The One World Int'l Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
The 13th edition of this festival will take place from 8th to 17th March 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic. You can submit your film already now by filling the on-line entry form and sending a preview DVD (deadline: 30th November).