pina_bausch_fellowshipThe Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Pina Bausch Foundation have co-developed the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography, a grant programme that promotes the artistic development of dancers and choreographers.

The aim is for the grant holders to get to know new ways of expression and extend their repertoire of movements. The fellowship promotes grants for temporary residence at renowned institutions abroad, non-paid participation in an ensemble or a placement with a choreographer at home or abroad, or the study of dance techniques with renowned personalities at home or abroad.

Each fellowship can last a minimum of three months and no longer than six months. It includes a monthly allowance of €2,500 to cover the costs of accommodation, food, visas, and possible fees and one-time travel expenses.

The fellowship, which is promoted internationally, has no age restrictions and is aimed at single artists from the fields of dance and choreography. Please note that dancers should have a university/academic degree in dance and/or two years’ professional experience with a renowned ensemble; choreographers should have created at least one production that has had a public performance in the last three years.

For the duration of their fellowship, applicants must find a cooperating partner (be it an ensemble, a choreographer, an institution, or a personality from a dance or choreographic training institution).

Up to four fellowships are granted each year.

To apply to the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2017, please click here and include the following, in English:

–  a letter of motivation (maximum 1,500 characters including spaces);

–  a brief statement on your planned stay (maximum 800 characters including spaces);

–  a CV in tabular form (maximum 1,500 characters including spaces);

–  information on the planned dates and duration of the stay;

–  a letter of intent from the cooperating partner (eg, an ensemble, a renowned person or institution from the field of dance or choreography);

–  press cuttings (optional);

–  video material, available online – eg, by secure file upload to a video portal:

  • for choreographers: please add a selection of public performances (no more than three videos);
  • for dancers: please add a selection of performances in artistic productions (no more than two videos) and a recording of an artistic performance based on a task that you set for yourself (one video, no longer than five minutes).

The submission deadline is 15 September 2016

The grant holders, selected by an international panel, will be announced in January 2017. The selected participants take part in an introductory week in Wuppertal from 10-15 January 2017. Following the end of the fellowship year, they will introduce their results with a lecture in Wuppertal in January 2018.

For more information, please click here

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