Dresden 2025 (Germany) > Neue Heimat on the road > Open call
Dresden is internationally renowned not only for its great cultural heritage, but also for contemporary music, for arts – and for film festivals. It is an interesting location for tourists who want to discover the diversity of European arts and culture. In light of the immense challenges of the past years – including the refugee crisis and the rise of anti-European sentiment all over Europe – Dresden has also been a focal point for the debate about the future of European values.
In 2016, Dresden decided to apply for the title “European Capital of Culture”. The city is convinced that the celebration of arts and culture is deeply connected to the process of shaping the future of a diverse society in Europe.
Each year the European Union awards the title "European Capital of Culture" to two European cities. The last German awardees were Essen and the Ruhr Region in 2010, so Germany is up again for 2025 – together with the Republic of Slovenia.
Neue Heimat on the road is a residence project that offers artists at different stages of their career, and from a wide variety of disciplines (writing, painting, multimedia and video art, new technologies, illustrators and other fields), a mobile working place for a maximum of two weeks. The organisers will support residents in their creative explorations, investigations and artistic growth within an environment of communication and exchange.
The artists will be discovering Dresden and its surrounding area, the Saxon Switzerland, the Elbland and Erzgebirge, in a comfortable caravan. The residency covers all costs related to travel and accommodation.
Deadline: 15 June 2019