BERLIN: Creative practitioners and cultural producers working in all creative fields anywhere in the world are being encouraged to apply with projects that could benefit from the expertise of one of the mentors in this edition, and from that mentor’s unique approach to material and knowledge production.
In its fifth edition, Forecast selects six different mentors every year, all accomplished in their respective fields, who determine the nature and content of every iteration.
The mentors in Forecast’s fifth edition are chef Manu Buffara (Brazil), curator Koyo Kouoh (Cameroon), writer and researcher Evgeny Morozov (Belarus), visual artist and theater director Markus Öhrn (Sweden), musician Du Yun (China), and photographer and filmmaker Tobias Zielony (Germany).
The deadline for applications is March 1, at 11:59pm CET. The selection process is two-tiered. First, the mentors carefully review all proposals and invite three candidates each to a workshop with the mentor and present their ideas at the Forecast Forum in Berlin, taking place from July 13–19, 2020.
At the end of the Forum, each mentor chooses one mentee. The six mentees will receive a production budget and artist fee, and will have nine months to bring their ideas to fruition. In addition to independent, ongoing exchanges with their mentors, this period also includes a one-on-one work-stay with the mentor at an international partner institution.
The final projects will be presented to the public at the Forecast Festival, taking place April 6–10, 2021. The Forum and the Festival both take place at radialsystem, Berlin.
Find out more information here.