Exile Today – Production Residencies For Artists

Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
Deadline: 07 December 2019

© Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik / Foto: Frederik Röh

© Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik / Foto: Frederik Röh

Starting in 2020, the Hamburg based Körber-Stiftung, the production house Kampnagel Hamburg and the International Summer Festival Kampnagel are launching a series of production residencies for performing arts under the title Exile Today. Support will be given to new productions or local adaptations and German premieres that deal with issues and questions around exile from a contemporary perspective.

Residents can receive a funding for production and presentation costs of up to 25,000 EUR, travel, accommodation, a rehearsal space for 1 to 6 weeks at Kampnagel and dramaturgical and technical support.

Applications for the first round will be accepted until December 7, 2019, with two further calls in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

What are they seeking to support?
The residency aims to support the production or creation and subsequent performance of either new stage works or existing works adapted for the local context in the genres of theatre and performance or dance. Production and performance will take place at Kampnagel Hamburg or, in the case of a site-specific work, at a location within the City of Hamburg. Consideration will be given to artistic projects that deal with exile from a contemporary perspective. The work should reflect personal experiences with political repression, resistance, persecution, displacement or expatriation; positive or negative experiences with relocation and adaptation to the country of exile; questions of personal identity and belonging; and the development of political, activist or artistic potential and associated problems in the country of exile. Against the backdrop of Germany’s historical responsibility to protect those who face persecution, the work should also consider political and theoretical aspects of the social significance of exile and the situation of exiles in their country of origin and country of exile.


More information about the residency, participation requirements and application here.


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