Call for applications

Young Curators Academy 2021 – 5th Berlin Autumn Salon 2021-22

Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, Germany
Deadline: 30 May 2021

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Call For Participants
Deadline: May 30th, 2021

In the course of the 5th Berlin Autumn Salon, Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin is calling for participants to be part of the digital edition of the Young Curators Academy, initiated by Shermin Langhoff (Intendant of Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin) and Ong Keng Sen (Artistic Director of T:>Works Singapore and the international Curators Academy, Singapore).

The Young Curators Academy

The Young Curators Academy (YCA) is an artistic and activist platform for discovering alliances, exploring affinities, and consolidating solidarities. The YCA intends to nurture public debate, focus artistic conversations, and act as an amplifier for energies and intensities of resistance. The YCA invites interested individuals who work at the crossings of art and activism, in particular those under challenging political, social, and economic conditions, to apply for a place in the Academy to share their knowledge, reflect on, and deepen their own practices from parallel experiences, potentially empowering each other during the process.

The YCA explicitly welcomes intersectional makers—young artists, thinkers, writers, program producers, curators—who are both creating their own events or developing new forms of authorship and curation. In this context, the term “young” is understood as having a pioneering practice, and the curators as individuals who are part of different communities and desiring to activate them. The program is designed for those who are initiating transfers between different micro-contexts, and enabling relocations of the self, as well as new lines of flight beyond patriarchal borders.

The 2021 digital edition (DYCA) responds to the different worlds after the intervention of the pandemic. It is an opportune time to reconsider expression, resistance, activism, and communication in the translocal contexts of the participants.

View more information on the mechanics and the application here.

Application deadline: May 30, 2021



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