In 2021, the Körber-Stiftung and Kampnagel Hamburg cooperated to launch the production residencies under the name EXILE TODAY. The residency programme focuses on art that is created under the conditions of exile. The aim of this cooperation is to bring the topic of exile to the stage, to make innovative artistic formats available to the public at large, to show the complexity of exile for artists and to anchor the topic into the context of a culture of remembrance. This includes on the one hand to face the general and individual aspects of exile and on the other to open a multifocal and differentiated perspective on art in exile.
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.
This is an international call for proposals primarily addressed at artists with their own or family’s experience of exile. Due to the reality of their lives, artists living in exile have the knowledge and experience of living in different societies; precisely because of their multi-layered identities and their transnational character, they are in a position to become a motor of development for countries of origin and host countries. However, artists without their own experience of exile, who nevertheless deal with the subject of exile, are also motivated to submit applications. Awards will be made to artists working with innovative aesthetics and formats in the genres of theatre and performance or dance.
We explicitly welcome applications from people of all genders, with disabilities, Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
This call closes on July 15, 2022
The artists selected will be informed of the jury’s decision by mid-September 2022.
Deadline for apllications extended until July 15 2022
Detailed information here.
Application form here.