On September 5, 2008, UNESCO issued a call for applications for the 2009 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists. As an implementation instrument of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the program promotes the mobility of young artists through sojourns in art residencies abroad in order to foster creativity and cultural diversity. It recognizes the important contribution of artists in the creative process and their central role in nurturing the diversity of cultural expressions.
Artist-in-residence bursaries are being offered in institutions around the world in the following three fields: visual arts, creative writing, and music.
To consult the list of bursaries on offer in 2009, visit the UNESCO website here. There you will find direct links to institutions and all dates and application requirements. For any questions or inquiries not addressed by the FAQ section on its website, UNESCO encourages you to email information requests to Aschberg@unesco.org.