Collective realignment # 2 - an open outcome process
Invitation for Discussion on Artistic Needs
On 10 November 2015, 6 PM – 8:30 PM at Uferstudios, Studio 2
ZTB and Tanzbüro invite you to discuss and analyze our specific artistic needs and new strategic political agendas with a special focus on grants. Get involved to set a course that we as artists consider the right one.
Even in a climate of an evidence-based politics and project-oriented art productions, there is an attempt to provide artists more time and space, through grants. The results of the first round of performing arts grants (one time allocation financed by City Tax Budget 2014) have not yet been announced.
But: As to this point the Berlin Senate plans do not foresee any dance or performance specific grants for the future! Whether, how and to what extent such grants could be included in the regular funding scheme, is currently part of intensive negotiations!
We have chosen this moment to analyze, together with you, what such grants actually make possible for us as artists, and which arguments could be brought forward to convince deciding parties to extend the grant-program for choreographers.
The questions raised by this issue are essential:
Why do we need grants?
How do we actually want to work in the future?
How can we further develop our own artistic practices without constantly throwing new productions on the market?
Or, above all, do we want to create artistic works, and what freedoms are most urgently needed to do so?
Do we want more time to delve into a specific subject?
Or do we want to develop something fundamental for the choreographic field?
These questions are constantly mulled over when dealing with stipends.
We also want to analyze the putative selection criteria of the jury and – if needed – propose changes within. How do such criteria reflect on and influence the choreographic field in Berlin, and how can we find a place for ourselves as individual artists therein?
There is much to talk about and we hope that many of you will join in taking part in this important discussion.
The event will be held in German and/or English.
Introduction by Sandra Man
A warm up game! by Sonja Augart
Multiple Round Tables – Thematic development in groups
Analysis & Discussion by Simone Willeit
See you soon!
With the generous support of Uferstudios.