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#TakeHeart Residenzförderung – 5th application round

The names of the funded groups and individual artists from the 5th application round of the #TakeHeart Residenzförderung can be found here.

Save the Date

Claiming Common Spaces, the annual programme series of the Alliance of International Production Houses, will take place from 9 – 12 February 2023 at Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main on the theme of the future of internationality. The fifth edition, called No One’s Land, focuses on the inter of nations – borders and borderlands – as well as on communities that do not organise themselves along nation-state lines. In performances, panels, concerts and workshops, activist, scientific and artistic approaches explore possibilities of international coexistence beyond nation-state principles.

 

Academy for Performing Arts Producers #6 – Open Call

Apply now for the Academy for Performing Arts Producers #6. Submission deadline is 31 October 2022.

 

Publication Claiming Common Spaces III – “Corona Iconics”

We are pleased to present “Corona Iconics”, a publication by the Alliance of International Production Houses, which was created as a participatory project with the audience as part of the third edition of the Claiming Common Spaces series initiated by the seven Alliance Houses. More here.

Spy on Me #4 @ HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin

For the fourth time since 2018, HAU invites you to “Spy on Me” – the festival of artistic manoeuvrers for the digital present, supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses. After the previous two editions having taken place online, this time, we’re pleased to be able to present artists from Berlin and around the world not just virtually but also on site, in the flesh. This year’s focus is on our “New Companions” – all those devices and programmes that so naturally accompany us through our everyday lives these days, from GPS to memes, face filters and virtual assistants like Alexa or Siri. But we’re also talking about old companions that are coming back into focus due to pandemics and climate catastrophes: fungi, plants, animals, microorganisms. Now that we live in a more-than-human world that includes all natural beings and artificial creatures, the challenge is to rethink this interconnectedness. “Spy on Me #4” imagines an alternative future where technology and nature are connected not in an ecology of exploitation but rather through constructive resonance.

 

Impressions from the opening of Claiming Common Spaces IV: Cool Down in HELLERAU

 

Impressions of Claiming Common Spaces IV: Cool Down at PACT Zollverein

 

Coming soon: Claiming Common Spaces IV

Claiming Common Spaces IV: Cool Down – programme online

Under the motto “Cool Down”, the fourth edition of “Claiming Common Spaces” will focus on our interaction with planet Earth from an artistic perspective. It will take place from 20 – 26 June at PACT Zollverein in Essen and from 1 – 9 July at HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden. The programme is online!

Letter of intent to support the voices of Ukrainian artists in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and across Europe

On the initiative of Stas Zhyrkov, Intendant Left Bank Theatre (Kyiv/Ukraine), 70 cultural institutions, including the Alliance of International Production Houses, have so far signed the following farewell declaration, which was sent to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine on March 14: letter of intend.

Statement of Solidarity with the Ukrainian people

The Alliance of International Production Houses condemns in the strongest possible terms the invasion and start of war by Russian troops in Ukraine and the related blatant violation of international law. We are shocked by the extent of the violation of human rights, the violence against the Ukrainian population and the extraordinary threat to peace in Europe.

We declare our solidarity with all peace-loving people and we stand up for the protection of democratic, open societies. As internationally working production houses, we use our contacts and networks to give a voice to and stand by threatened artists and colleagues with our means and work programmes.

Here you find statements of Ukrainian artists: VOICES FROM UKRAINE

Альянс міжнародних виробників рішуче засуджує початок війни і вторгнення російських військ в Україну та пов’язане з цим різке порушення міжнародного права. Ми шоковані рівнем порушень прав людини, насильством проти українського населення та надзвичайною загрозою миру в Європі.

Ми заявляємо про нашу солідарність з усіма миролюбними людьми і стаємо на захист демократичних, відкритих суспільств. Як міжнародні виробникі, ми використовуємо наші контакти та мережі, щоб надати голос митцям і колегам, яким загрожує небезпека, і підтримати їх у наших можливостях та робочих програмах.

 

Academy for Performing Arts Producers #5 – Open Call

While the previous 3 academies were based on an application process, we held a special alumni edition in 2021 called ALLES ANDERS. The Open Call for the Academy for Performing Arts Producers #5 is now online and can be found here. Application deadline is November 15.

 

CLAIMINC COMMON SPACES III: WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREZONE  
After CLAIMING COMMON SPACES had to be cancelled last year, Kampnagel has now developed a variant that can take place and yet is not a purely digital event. Piggybacking with the Live Art Festival, CLAIMING COMMON SPACES III will be experienced from June 03 – 13 at Kampnagel in Hamburg, but also partly in the cities of the alliance houses. WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREZONE is an experimental arrangement for a time in which we learn encounters again and anew. More information will follow shortly here.

Open Call: Corona Iconics
From 3 to 13 June 2021 Kampnagel in Hamburg will host the third instalment of CLAIMING COMMON SPACES, this time under the title WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREZONE. More information about the festival here.

In advance of the festival, the 7 members of the alliance are issuing an open call for participation:

OPEN CALL: CORONA ICONICS. PANDEMIC REPURPOSING; APPROPRIATION; DISPLACEMENT

 

Arts and Encounters Academy
The Alliance of International Production Houses created the Arts and Encounters Academy as a forum for networking and ongoing professional training for individuals who are already active in shaping the space between art and society – as well as for those who are interested in doing so in the future. Application deadline for the first edition was 5 April 2021.
Find further information here.

 

Statement by the “Initiative GG 5.3 Weltoffenheit

As representatives of public cultural and research institutions in Germany, we share a mandate from the state to promote arts and culture, historical research and democratic education and to make these accessible to the general public. Toward this end, we rely on a public sphere that welcomes controversial debates in accordance with the norms of the German constitution. At the center of our initiative lies a common struggle against antisemitism, racism, right-wing extremism and any form of violent religious fundamentalism. Please find here the statement (for English, sccoll down).