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Forecast Mentorships 2024–2025 (Online / Germany)

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Forecast has announced their call for ideas for the 9th edition of Forecast Mentorships. Artistic practitioners and cultural producers working in all creative fields, anywhere in the world, are encouraged to apply to Forecast’s international mentorship programme with projects that could benefit from the expertise of one of this edition’s mentors and their unique approach to material and knowledge production.

The mentors for this edition are: Choreographer Alice Ripoll (BR), designer Fiona Raby (UK), photographer Lieko Shiga (JN), artist Theo Eshetu (UK), documentary filmmaker Tomer Heymann (IL), and composer and performer Ute Wassermann (DE). The mentors in Forecast Mentorships’ 2024–25 edition push against the constraints of the practices with which they engage. They renegotiate the common definitions of their respective fields and experiment in ways that defy simple readings of their work.

The call is open to applicants of all ages and does not prescribe a theme. The only requirement is to submit projects that are relevant to the expertise of the mentor.

The selection process is two-tiered. First, the mentors select three nominated concepts each. The 18 nominees—three in each field—are invited to Berlin to discuss their ideas and present them at Radialsystem during the Forecast Forum taking place 29 July – 5 August 2024. Following the Forum, each mentor will select one concept to accompany to its realisation over the following months. The outcomes of these collaborations will then be presented at the Forecast Festival, taking place at Radialsystem, Berlin, 14–15 March 2025 (with set-ups starting from 10 March 2025.)

Selected proposals in the Forecast Forum (July–August 2024) will receive a fee of 2,000 EUR, which includes the production costs of the presentation. Travel and accommodation for participants at the Forecast Forum in Berlin is granted by Forecast/Skills e.V. (For duos or collectives, Forecast will cover travel and accommodation for only one member.) Projects selected to be one of the six mentee projects to be showcased at the Forecast Festival in March 2025 receive an artist fee of 6,000 EUR and a production budget up to 8,000 EUR.


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