ANTI-ISM Project – Dynamo/Katapult Cooperation

Built on a shared ethos of community and inclusivity, Katapult (DE) and Dynamo (DK) are committed to serving the European performance arts scene with accessible and affordable residency spaces. We are delighted to partner up and invite artists from all walks of life to participate in our shared-residency project.

We are calling for fresh works of circus art based on the theme of “inclusivity”.
The theme is born out of our recognition that many artists are sidelined from traditional residency/funding programmes due to life circumstances outside their control and gaps in their skill set. Therefore, our application process is jargon free and we aim to make it as accessible as possible to people regardless of their level of formal education. All we care about is your artistic vision and integrity.

How to apply: All you need to do is submit a 5 minute video with the theme “inclusivity” – take 2 minutes to introduce yourself and your idea, and then demonstrate your idea with your chosen discipline in whatever way is possible to you. The video can be in any language, we will find the translator.

Send an email to with the subject “The Anti-ism project”
In the email there has to be one, and only one, link with the 5 minute video, nothing else.

Application deadline: 16.11.2020

The chosen artists will start their residency with a week at Katapult, starting on the 4th of Jan, 2021. They will immerse themselves in the vibrant cultural and artistic scene of Berlin, before taking their ideas to Dynamo, for a second week of residency. They will rehearse and perform their result of residency showing with the technical assistance needed to finalize their performance for the stage.
The result of residency showing will take place at Dynamo on the 19.01.2021

While we will provide all the necessary help – from conceptualisation to performance – we will do so without taking control of your ideas. Should you need it, we will also help you understand your way around funding applications, giving you the tools to create and sustain works of art.

We encourage interdisciplinary performing arts but the focus is on circus.

We look forward to hearing and seeing your ideas!

Practical Information
We cover your travel and accommodation expenses.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions on travel, this call is only open to people within the Schengen zone, as well as the UK and Ireland.

Traveling only by land: Train, bus or car.

During the residency in both Berlin and Odense, you will have a place to stay.

Berlin: (Kreuzberg)
Private room. Shared kitchen and bathroom.

One apartment with two rooms. Private kitchen, shower and entrance.
Access to garden.

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