OPEN CALL / CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
WHEN: July 25-29, 2022
WHERE: Munich, Germany
DEADLINE for applications: 15th of May, 2022
Working language: English
Aim of the program:
Build your professional artistic backbone: Summer training for emerging artists Munich 2022 is a five-days long training program aimed at:
- Artists at the beginning of their professional career;
- Artists who want to obtain valuable professional knowledge, practical skills and meaningful connections that their academic studies or earlier experiences did not offer.
The program includes more than 30 hours of workshops, presentations, discussions, visits, meetings and interactive activities, specifically tailored to the needs of emerging artists.
Build your professional artistic backbone: Summer training for emerging artists Munich 2022 is open to twelve artists (recently graduated or having recently begun their professional artistic career) from Munich and abroad. You will connect with peer artists from several countries as well as with curators, gallerists, cultural professionals and representatives of cultural institutions in Munich.
The training is designed to equip you with the collaborative, practical and professional knowledge, skills and connections that will support you in taking the next step to become an independent professional in the arts.
“It was some kind of emancipation as an artist, to really understand that an artist’s work is valuable; I learned so much about presentation, proposals, budgets, residencies, galleries and off-spaces… It was really great. I think my proposals will definitely get better and my chances to get one (residency).” – Summer Training participant 2021
“Falling into Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole – a very intense experience with lots of information, people and practical tools. But along the journey, you start to crystallise what is important to you and the framework starts to unfold. When you exit the rabbit hole and enter the world again – you feel more confident about your path and can start building.” – N.H. – Summer Training participant 2021
In the uncertainty of the near future, recently graduated artists and those who are at the beginning of their artistic career have high chances to fall into a so-called “blackhole”. This precarious period, brings many art graduates to abandon their artistic careers due to the lack of professional knowledge, skills and connections in their academic curricula. This is what we want to avoid by offering a solid bridge that emerging artists can walk on while gaining the confidence, knowledge, skills and connections to start building up the professional backbone to develop their career in the arts.
If you are a graduated artist or an emerging artist who wants to:
- Gain new professional knowledge and skills in the art field and its intersections;
- Develop a better understanding of possible strategies and opportunities to further develop your career.
- Build a solid professional backbone to make the next steps in your career;
- Discover and become aware of the international and local art scene in Munich;
- Connect with curators and initiatives, institutions and gallerists;
- Become inspired by a “new” cultural scene and meet other international artists.
What is the format of the program “Summer Training for Emerging Artists Munich 2022”?
The Summer Training will be held in person in Munich, and the program takes place in different locations, PLATFORM, galleries, off-spaces, etc. The program encompasses (hands-on) workshops, presentations, discussions, visits to cultural spaces. The workshops are highly interactive and created in order to maximise your participation and learning.
Each participant will receive a toolkit with the content of the program, information, links, etc. that he/she can use in advance and refer to anytime they will need it.
Why should I take part?
Participants will leave with new and update professional knowledge, skills, remarkable networks and an action plan for the next steps in their professional lives.
Once completed, the participants will also have 2 hours of extra coaching as well as a follow-up session of the professional training program.
Curious about the experiences of alumni & the new program?
Join the Instagram live with past participants from The Artist and the Others and PLATFORM accounts.
Live session on Thursdays from 13:00 – 13:20:
31st of March: Why this training & how it can benefit your career?
7th of April: Christina Kirchinger & Burçu Bilgic
14th of April: Franziska Schrödinger – Janina Totzauer – Veronika Dräxler
21st of April: Mariella Kerscher
Send your CV and portfolio, with a motivation letter to: email@example.com by Sunday 15th of May 2022.
Fees and Conditions:
The Summer Training for Emerging Artists Munich 2022 is financially supported by PLATFORM Munich, Kulturreferat München, The Artist and the Others, Maastricht and the Kompetenzteam Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft München.
Still, in order to realize the extensive program of The Summer Training the participation fee has been set as follows:
300 EUR for participants living in Munich or for those who wouldn’t need accommodation in Munich, and
430 EUR for participants who will need accommodation (From Sunday, July 24th until Saturday, July 30th).
The fee includes all the activities of the program, learning tools that can always be accessed as well as meals and drinks during the training (please note: dinner is not included except on Friday) and accommodation for those not based in Munich.
There is also the possibility to apply for a scholarship/support. If you would like to apply to receive a scholarship please mention this in your application. PLATFORM supports Munich based artists to participate in the Summer Training for Emerging Artists with either full or partial scholarships. For international participants, please get in touch with us regarding scholarship/support possibilities.
The artists participating in the Summer training will be selected by the following jury members:
Damian Lentini, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Jessica Capra, The Artist and the Others, Maastricht
Lucrezia Levi Morenos, PLATFORM, Munich
Radmila Krstajic, PLATFORM, Munich
Julia Lachenman, Belleparais, Munich
The Summer Training is financially supported by: PLATFORM München, Kulturrefferrat München, The Artist and the Others and the Kompetenzteam Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft der LH München.
About the organisers:
Build your professional artistic backbone: Summer training for emerging artists is realised by The Artist and the Others & PLATFORM Munich.
The Artist and the Others is an initiative based on the importance of arts for our society and the benefit of shared knowledge. The foundation, initiated in 2013, supports young artists and cultural professionals during their careers in the cultural field.
Our goal is to overcome the difficulties that artists and cultural professionals encounter in the first years after their studies, a critical period when they need to establish connections, and develop the knowledge and necessary skills to boost their future careers.
The projects organised range from workshops, lectures, and symposiums, to exhibitions, connecting tours and international cultural exchanges. Each project is based on sharing knowledge, enhancing skills, creating awareness of the cultural world and developing new connections.
We strongly believe that a combination of talent, skills and expertise can expand professional connections and shape artistic futures.
PLATFORM is a contemporary artspace and qualification project for artists, curators and those involved in the culturesector in the city of Munich. Since 2009, it has been funded by the Münchner Beschäftigungs- und Qualifizierungsprogramm (MBQ) of the Department of Labour and Economic Affairs. The project is supported by Münchner Arbeit, a non-profit GmbH. It is unique in Germany in its combination of a demanding curatorial program, qualifications for the cultural labour market and the provision of studio spaces for visual artists and creative people.
PLATFORM supports and promotes those working in the creative sector through the following offers:
- Competence development and practical experience of curators and cultural managers, who organise events and exhibitions within the framework of one-year traineeships and open up new fields of work.
- Seminars and workshops that give new impulses to visual artists and designers in particular for their professional practice.
- Creating and renting affordable working spaces for artists.
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