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. 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.
For each edition, Forecast selects six different mentors, all accomplished in their respective fields. The mentors in Forecast’s 2021–22 edition engage with practices which question fixed notions and challenge the status quo. In the current climate, Forecast seeks to define audacious paths forward rather than focus on mere survival or resilience.
Apply to work with one of the following mentors: architect Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico); digital policy expert Francesca Bria (Italy); experimental singer and composer Sofia Jernberg (Sweden); cartoonist Ulli Lust (Austria); choreographer Mathilde Monnier (France); and artist Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria).
Find out more about each mentor’s field of expertise and what they are looking for in a potential mentee on the website.
The deadline for applications is 11:59pm CET on Sunday, February 28.
About the mentorship program
The selection process is two-tiered. First, the mentors carefully review all proposals and invite three candidates each to workshop with the mentor and present their ideas at the Forecast Forum in Berlin, taking place in July 2021. Nominees receive an artist fee to present at the Forum. Following the Forum, nominees will get several weeks to fine-tune their proposals based on the exchanges with their respective mentor, and submit the revised version by August 27, 2021. On September 1, each mentor will select one mentee.
All six selected mentees will receive a production budget and a licensing and artist fee, and will have several months to produce their projects 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 April 2022. 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 forecast-platform.com.
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. Forecast is a member of the Future Architecture Platform.