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Choreographic research residency at the Uferstudios Berlin (Call Closed)

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in collaboration with the Cultural service at the Embassy of Luxembourg in Berlin, is offering a six-week choreographic research and production residency at the Uferstudios Berlin, between July and August 2023 (six weeks to be defined), on the basis of a call for applications. This residency abroad encourages choreographers to immerse themselves in the Berlin art scene and promotes networking with the local art scene, contributing to the long-term development of their professional career.

The Uferstudios für zeitgenössischen Tanz, which has been located in the heart of the Wedding district in the former premises of local transport companies since 2010, is home to dancers, choreographers and artists from all over the world. In the 14 well-equipped studios, dancers, choreographers and artists are offered a space dedicated to public and private rehearsals, workshops and performances in a creative and stimulating environment.

This grant is awarded under the terms and conditions set below.

Eligibility

Kultur | lx offers a grant on the basis of a call for applications to all choreographers of Luxembourg nationality or living in Luxembourg, without any age limit, who demonstrate significant professional experience and commitment to the national art and culture scene.

All applications must be submitted via the online application form only. Any other document sent by post will not be accepted.

Final registration date: November 13, 2022 at midnight.

Residency terms

The stay will take place between July and August 2023. The selected choreographer must contact Uferstudios Berlin to agree on the exact dates and to evaluate his/her needs on site.

Facilities and financial terms

The selected choreographer will benefit from:

  • a workshop studio at the Uferstudios
  • a fully equipped accomodation
  • a residency allowance of EUR 4.200
  • a flat fee for transport and daily expenses: a flat rate of EUR 900
Award and jury

The selected choreographer shall be designated based on the following selection procedure:

  • a pre-selection phase consisting of the examination of all applications by a committee made up of leading figures from the Luxembourg cultural scene, and
  • a final selection made by the Uferstudios’s art direction.

The jury for the selection is made-up with:

  • Ainhoa Achutegui (neimënster)
  • Mathis Junet (TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois)
  • Jérôme Konen (Kinneksbond)
  • Saeed Hani (choreographer and laureate 2021)

Successful applicants may be asked to attend an interview with the members of the Jury. The invitation to an interview is not systematic and is left to the discretion of the Jury. Being invited to an interview does not guarantee acceptance of the application. Also, residency may be granted without an interview. If you are invited, your presence is compulsory.

The Jury shall grant the residency based on the relevance and integrity of the artistic approach. The Jury may decide not to award any grant if it considers that the applications submitted do not meet the eligibility requirements. The decision is final.

All applicants will be notified by email.

Required documentation
  • a cover letter from the choreographer describing how the residency contributes to the development of the selected choreographic project and of the career of the hosted choreographer
  • the choreographer’s Art CV
  • a letter of intent describing the personal art project and the research and/or creation topics (issues, objectives, techniques, main focuses, etc.) 3 to 5 DIN A4 pages
  • an Art portfolio including visuals, texts, press reviews, video recordings, etc.
  • any additional information that may support your application

Applications may be submitted in French, German or English. Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be processed. The application is free of charge.

Obligations of the artist

The selected choreographer shall submit a detailed report to Kultur | lx at the end of the residency. This report may be published by Kultur | lx or Uferstudios Berlin. The selected choreographer shall also complete an internal survey in order to assess the residency. This survey shall not be published.

Kultur | lx may demand a full or partial refund of the grant if the grant holder fails to submit a report. If the residency is terminated before the end of the residency term, the grant holder shall refund the grant and the expenses related to the incomplete period of time.

The selected resident shall respect the internal regulations of the Uferstudios.

Consent and undertakings

By submitting an application, the applicant states that the information provided is true and complete. He/she agrees that all members of the committee may have access to his/her personal information. He/she authorises the committee to verify the accuracy of all information relating to his/her application.

If any of the information provided by the candidate is inaccurate, the applicant acknowledges that Kultur|lx reserves the right to cancel the application.

The applicant consents and agrees that Kultur | lx may use his/her name for promotional and publicity purposes.

Payment terms

The residency allowance and the flat fee for transport and daily expenses shall be paid in two instalments. The first instalment of 80% shall be paid upon arrival at the Uferstudios and the grant holder must notify Kultur | lx in writing. The second instalment of 20% after submission of the report at the end of the residency.

Liability

Kultur | lx guarantees artistic freedom. The choreographer is independent in his or her choice of project within the scheme of the allocated residency and in accordance with the art project described in the application.

Kultur | lx expressly reserves the right to cancel at any time and for any reason whatsoever the grant awarding under the terms herein, without any applicant being entitled to claim any compensation in this respect.

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