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Frankfurt Moves!

Performing arts open call

In the framework of the Residency Programme Frankfurt Moves! the foundation KfW Stiftung and the Frankfurt LAB invite you to develop artistic productions in the fields of the performing arts and to exchange ideas with other creative artists. The Artists in Residence will be invited to Frankfurt am Main for a period of four weeks. The teams will be able to access the professional venues of the Frankfurt LAB and will be provided with dramaturgic and technical support. At the end of the residency, it will be possible to present the results of the work publicly. In 2022 a total of four residencies at the Frankfurt LAB will be made available for the following time period: 19 July to 19 August 2022.

The programme is aimed at promising professional international emerging artists working in the performing arts. They must have produced their first professional productions (max. one international co-production) and must have been trained in Africa, Asia, Latin America or the MENA region. Particular attention will be paid to those who are living and working on the mentioned continents at the time of making the application.

Benefits of the Residency Programme:
• Fee (a total of max. 3.000 Euro gross per residency)
• 4 weeks accommodation in Frankfurt for 1-2 persons
• Travel expenses to Frankfurt (round trip) for 1-2 persons
• Material costs (a total of max. 800 Euro gross per residency)
• Professional documentation
• Professional rehearsal space1 / use of one of the Frankfurt LAB venues (Hall 1 / Hall 2), including the use of the existing technical
• Workshop presentation2 with support by an event technician on 4 days
• Dramaturgic and technical support by staff of the Frankfurt LAB, the partner institutions and/or external experts
• “Culture voucher” for cultural events in Frankfurt and networking with the regional scene

The final presentation should provide scope for reflection and exchange and need not be a completely finished production.

The residency offers excellent conditions for the (further) development and implementation of artistic works, for a maximum two persons per residency. Applications by groups with a larger number of people will have to divide the benefits between the participants.

Applicants should:
• Work in the performing arts – interdisciplinary approaches are possible
• Have been trained in Africa, Asia, Latin America or the MENA region (at least one member of a group)
• Have had first professional experiences (incl. max. one international co-production)
• Name one concrete project idea or specific research project
• Be working on a future-oriented project, not on an already existing production
• Be able to organise a showing of the residency results with the available means +/ persons
• Have the time to spend the complete duration of the residency in Frankfurt am Main
• Be interested in an exchange of ideas with artists and cultural institutions in Frankfurt
• Impart no hostility towards any groups of people in their projects
• Be able to communicate in German or English

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