Forecast (Germany) > Open call > Feeling Out the Future

As an international platform for knowledge transfer, Forecast offers pioneers from anywhere in the world working in various disciplines the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition, and to present them to the public. Forecast transcends the boundaries of disciplines and genres to provide insight into creative production processes, and makes space for the questions on the minds of the next generation of trailblazers.

For each edition, Forecast selects six mentors of various disciplines who offer interested participants their expertise in specifying and realizing their pioneering project ideas. The following mentors are participating in the current edition of Forecast in 2018: museum director Tulga Beyerle (AUT), curator David Elliott (UK), video artist Omer Fast (ISR/GER), musician Holly Herndon (USA), artist Laura Lima (BRA), and curator and producer Peter Meanwell (UK/NOR).

30 applicants will be invited to Berlin to discuss their ideas and present them to the public at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) during the Forecast Forum May 7-13, 2018. At the end of the Forecast Forum, each of the six mentors will select one concept to accompany to its realization. The outcomes of these collaborations will be presented October 12-13, 2018, at the Forecast Festival at the HKW.

Benefits: First, Forecast provides the exchange of thoughts, including criticism, inspiration, and encouragement from experienced and open-minded people leading remarkable careers. Functioning as an interdisciplinary platform, Forecast provides access to a unique network, be it Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), or the institutions that our mentors lead or work with. A key benefit might be the opportunity to achieve a first realization of the project you’ve been dreaming of. If your proposal is chosen as one of the six projects to be showcased at the Forecast Festival, Forecast grants you accommodation and travel costs, and provides a basic budget of 7.000€ for production. In that case, you will benefit from using the equipment and spaces at HKW, and get support for further collaborations and/or funding.

Deadline: 20 December 2017

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