January 20, 2022

Mentorship program: call for proposals


From left: Florentina Holzinger, Ana Prvački, Laura Huertas Millán, Rully Shabara, Alia Ibrahim, Daliso Chaponda.

Forecast is an international mentorship program that offers artists and creative thinkers the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition. Forecast transcends neatly defined disciplines and genres to carve out space for the questions on the minds of the next generation of trailblazers. For each edition, Forecast selects six different mentors, all accomplished in their respective fields. Artistic practitioners and cultural producers working in all creative fields, anywhere in the world, are encouraged to apply with projects that could benefit from the expertise of one of this edition’s mentors and their unique approach to material and knowledge production.

Apply to work with one of the following mentors: investigative journalist Alia Ibrahim (Lebanon), artist Ana Prvački (Serbia/Romania), comedian Daliso Chaponda (Malawi), choreographer Florentina Holzinger (Austria), artist and filmmaker Laura Huertas Millán (France/Colombia), and vocalist Rully Shabara (Indonesia).

The mentors in Forecast’s 2022–23 edition engage with practices defined by immediate encounters, either with the work’s subject matter or audience. In the current climate of uncertainty and social distancing, Forecast seeks to define audacious paths forward for practices that thrive and rely on corporeal, unmediated situations.

Find out more about each mentor’s field of expertise and what they are looking for in a potential mentee on our website. The deadline for applications is 11:59pm CET on Sunday, February 27.

About the mentorship program
The selection process is two-tiered. First, the mentors carefully review all proposals and invite three nominees each to workshop with the mentor and present their ideas at the Forecast Forum in Berlin, taking place in July 2022. All 18 nominees receive an artist fee for their participation in the Forecast Forum. Following the Forum, each mentor will select one mentee.

Each of the six mentees will receive a production budget and an artist fee, and will have several months to produce their project with the mentor’s support. In addition to ongoing exchanges, this period also includes a one-on-one work-stay with the mentor at an international partner institution. The final productions will be presented to the public at the Forecast Festival in March 2023. The Forum and the Festival both take place at radialsystem, Berlin.

Forecast can only accept applications submitted in English via the online application form. Please consult the FAQ and Guidelines sections on our website for more details before applying. Submit your application here.

Forecast is a project by Skills e.V. in cooperation with radialsystem. It is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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