UNESCO has announced on its website that it is now accepting applications for the UNESCO Aschberg Bursaries for Artists 2011.
"The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose them to cultural diversity.
The Program offers residencies to young artists (age 25-35) worldwide. It shares many objectives of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005), which advocates cultural exchanges and highlights creativity and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures.
These residencies are catalysts for the development of artistic expression in all cultures of the world."
To view bursaries available by region or artistic discipline, visit the UNESCO website.