Open Call for Forecast’s 2022-23 Mentorship Program

Feb. 4, 2022

Artistic practitioners and cultural producers working in all creative fields, anywhere in the world, are encouraged to apply to Forecast’s international mentorship program with projects that could benefit from the expertise of one of this edition’s mentors and their unique approach to material and knowledge production.

Send in your project proposal for the chance to work with one of the following mentors: investigative journalist Alia Ibrahim (LB); artist Ana Prvački (RS/RO); comedian Daliso Chaponda (MW); choreographer Florentina Holzinger (AT); artist and filmmaker Laura Huertas Millán (FR/CO); and vocalist Rully Shabara (ID).

The mentors in Forecast’s 2022–23 edition engage with practices defined by immediate encounters, either with the work’s subject matter or audience. In the current climate of uncertainty and social distancing, Forecast seeks to define audacious paths forward for practices that thrive and rely on corporeal, unmediated situations.

Courtesy of Forecast

The selection process is two-tiered. First, the mentors carefully review all proposals and invite three candidates each to workshop with the mentor and present their ideas at the Forecast Forum in Berlin, taking place in July 2022. All 18 nominees receive an artist fee for their participation in the Forum. Following the Forum, each mentor will select one mentee.

Each of the six mentees will receive a production budget and a licensing and artist fee, and will have several months to produce their project with the mentor’s support. In addition to ongoing exchanges, this period also includes a one-on-one work-stay with the mentor at an international partner institution.

The final productions will be presented to the public at the Forecast Festival in March 2023. The Forum and the Festival both take place at radialsystem, Berlin.

Forecast can only accept applications submitted in English via the online application form. Please consult the FAQ and Guidelines sections on their website for more details before applying.

Application Info
Deadline: Feb. 27, 2022; 11:59pm

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