OPEN CALL Freischwimmen Network 2020-22

Vienna basec artists can apply for Freischwimmen, a production platform for performance and theater supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, Schwankhalle Bremen, Sophiensæle Berlin and Theater Rampe Stuttgart. Artists are admitted to the network with developed project plans, but also with initial project ideas. They are supported in the network for two years (summer/autumn 2020 to summer 2022).
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Freischwimmen is a production platform for performance and theatre, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, Schwankhalle Bremen, Sophiensæle Berlin and Theater Rampe Stuttgart. The network aims to enable artists and groups at an early stage of their careers to establish and network both locally and nationally. The aim is to create space for experiments, to liberate quickly produced pieces from the pressure of expectations, and to facilitate long-term development on the part of the partner theaters.

As part of Freischwimmen, artists and groups produce and present at a partner theater and visit at least one other theater of the network for a guest performance and, as needed, at least two theaters for a residence. They are supported with a co-production grant. They get to know the other artists in the network through a LAB at one of the partner theatres. Freischwimmen aims at a biennial festival at varying locations which, depending on format and possibilities, shows all of the works produced within the framework of Freischwimmen or a selection of them.

Artists are admitted to the network with developed project plans, but also with initial project ideas. They are supported in the network for two years (summer/autumn 2020 to summer 2022). Their productions are realized with one of the partner theaters. Supported by the theaters and the Freischwimmen co-production grant, they apply for local funding and must therefore have a residence in the vicinity of the theater to which they are applying.

 

Who can apply at brut? 

Vienna-based artists, who are in the early stages of their career (or work in new artistic collaborations) with at least one production already completed. The project plans/ideas should be in the field of performing arts, and work experience in this field is prerequisite. An appropriate educational background is not required.

 

How can you apply?

We request a short introduction on a maximum of 2 A4 pages in one PDF file, which takes the following questions / details into account:

Name and contact of the group, how many people are you and where do you live? How long have you been working together? Which production can give us an idea of your work (if possible, with a video link to a recording and/or portfolio)? What was your last production? Did you have project funding for one of your last productions, if so - where? What are you currently working on, do you have a particular project or project idea that you can briefly describe (for already defined proposals, please include a rough timetable and details of where applications are planned, a detailed concept and budget, if available, can be sent along)? What do you expect from the network? What do you need in your current situation, what is not needed? Are there theaters in the network that you are particularly interested in? Why? What has been particularly exciting to you lately? What else would you like to tell us about you and your work?

 

Please send your application by 15.2.2020 to dramaturgie@brut-wien.at as one PDF document.

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FREISCHWIMMEN

Platform for performance and theatre

FREISCHWIMMEN

Freischwimmen is a production platform for performance and theatre, supported by brut WienFFT DüsseldorfGessnerallee ZürichSchwankhalle BremenSophiensæle Berlin, and Theater Rampe Stuttgart.

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studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

studio brut

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)

January 2020
Theater im Bahnhof
Women's Gymnastics
January - February 2020
Navaridas/Deutinger/Szalay
Octopus
February 2020
Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert + Genoël von Lilienstern
Aids Follies
February 2020
Hasnain Kazim
Auf sie mit Gebrüll! … und guten Argumenten. Wie man Pöblern and Populisten Paroli bietet
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Georg Blaschke & Jan Machacek
ani_male
February 2020
Henrike Iglesias
(Gorging) Academy

brut im AIL Angewandte Innovation Lab

Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien
U-Bahn: U1, U4 (Schwedenplatz) Tram: 1, 2 (Julius-Raab-Platz)

brut at Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art

Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna
Tram: 5, 33 (Laudongasse, Lange Gasse), 43, 44 (Lange Gasse), Bus: 13A (Laudongasse)

February 2020
Alix Eynaudi
Noa & Snow – Poem #1

brut at Vronihof

Veronikagasse 24, 1170 Wien
U-Bahn: U6 (Alserstraße), Tram: 44 (Hernalser Gürtel)

February 2020
Monique Fessl & Marta Navaridas
Live Performance MOET / Monique Fessl & Marta Navaridas

brut im ORF RadioKulturhaus, Studio 3

Argentinierstraße 30a, 1040 Wien
U-Bahn: U1 (Taubstummengase) Tram: D (Plößlgasse)

February 2020
Theater im Bahnhof
GUESTS – A Concentrated Talk Show featuring Pia Hierzegger and Guests

brut at Dschungel Wien

MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
U-Bahn: U2 (Museumsquartier, Volkstheater), U3 (Volkstheater), Bus: 13A (Mariahilfer Straße / Stiftgasse), 57A (Burgring), Tram: 1, 2, 71, D (Burgring)

February 2020
Henrike Iglesias
GORGING