Under the freely interpretable title LEERZEIT (‘idle time’), the festival BEGEHUNGEN 2021 is calling for submissions of existing artistic works or of projects/concepts for a four-week residence in Chemnitz, Germany. The festival will take place 12-15 August 2021 at the former Altendorf Freight Station.
The open call is addressed to all forms of artistic expression which can imagine a free discussion under the topic. All works selected by a jury of experts will be exhibited at the festival in its warehouse or, if necessary, in the outdoor freight yard area, and will be accompanied by a diverse supporting programme of music, readings and workshops, with a high media presence.
Provided by the festival:
- Artists of selected submissions (works) receive an allowance of 300€ + shipping costs.
- Artists who will stay for four weeks in Chemnitz (residencies) receive an allowance of 1300€ plus 700€ for material resources. Arrival and departure costs will be refunded and a free accommodation will be provided. (For shorter residency periods the allowance and material resources will be reduced proportionally.)
- It is possible to apply as a group. In the case of a residency for 4 weeks the allowance adds up to a total of 1300 Euros for the whole group, and 700 Euros for the material resources. Again, for shorter residency periods the allowance and material resources will be reduced proportionally.
It is possible to apply both to submit work and undertake a residency.