Radar Sofia, an artist-run residency programme, and Drama Pact, a contemporary dramaturgy platform, are looking to support the beginning of a new artistic project.
One playwright / dramaturg / theatre, dance or performance maker will be invited to Sofia to develop the beginning of a piece reflecting critically on a topic related to the 30-year anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of communism, and the neoliberal consensus that followed across unified Europe and beyond.
The organisers are interested in various different positions and points of view towards the East-West division, the current crisis of liberal democracies, and the possible ways forward for the future. They expect the selected resident to use their stay in Sofia to research, discuss and understand the local context and how it fits in the larger shifting geopolitical frame.
The residency period starts on 15 March 2020 (or after, but in no case later than March 25) and can last between one and four weeks.
The organisers offer free accommodation in a shared apartment in central Sofia for between one and four weeks and a stipend of 600 EUR. Travel costs are to be covered by the selected participant with parts of the stipend or with additional funding. Letters of invitation will be provided as well as contacts with local cultural institutes in Sofia.
The result of the residency could take various forms: a publication, talk, lecture, workshop or performance. Involvement of local participants in the project is welcome.
Depending on the format, Radar Sofia and the resident will decide on possible partners to present the results of the residency.