Mophradat has partnered again with Kunstencentrum BUDA and NEXT Festival in Belgium, this time to offer a performing artist from the Arab world the opportunity to be in residency for a three-week period (October / November 2021) and use BUDA’s facilities to finalise a piece in-progress. Immediately following the residency, the new work will be performed during the 2021 edition of NEXT Festival, which takes place across the Eurometropolis region of Kortrijk and Tournai in Belgium, and Lille and Valenciennes in France.
The selected applicant (working with maximum three collaborators) will have their travel and visa costs, per diem, and honoraria covered, in addition to receiving a contribution to their project’s production costs, and a presentation fee for the performance at NEXT Festival.
Applicants must be working on a new and original performing arts project and must have advanced in the development of the project. They should be working with contemporary forms of performance (classical theatre, community theatre, classic dance, and so forth, are not eligible). Unconventional projects dealing with experimental forms and/or concerned with progressive discourses are encouraged to apply. Applicants must also have confirmed co-producers or a financing plan, as this residency only partially contributes to the production costs.