OPEN CALL Festival at Kunstbrücke am Wildenbruch “Unter der Brücke = Auf der Schwelle [Under the Bridge = On the threshold]”
After the ceremonial inauguration in September last year, the Kunstbrücke am Wildenbruch was able to establish itself as an experimental art venue in Neukölln. The long vacant public toilet at the Wildenbruchbrücke was restored last year and opened as the third municipal gallery in Neukölln. As part of the Berlin-wide initiative “DRAUSSENSTADT,” the Department of Culture of the Bezirksamt Neukölln is again organizing a festival around the Kunstbrücke from August 19 to 21, 2022. Artists are invited to submit proposals for actions in the fields of visual arts, theater, literature, dance and music based on this year’s festival theme “Unter der Brücke = Auf der Schwelle [Under the Bridge = On the threshold]”.
The starting point for the festival is the location itself: the gallery, which is located under the Wildenbruch Bridge, has always been a space on the threshold, a place of “in-between”. The historic toilet facility was exposed to decay for decades and thus became an urban canvas for the surrounding creative scene. The project proposals are expected to take a balancing act and react to this special place in multiple ways. They should focus only on the outdoor space - on the threshold of up and down, above the gallery, on the bridge as well as along the former dock on the canal. What bridges have we already burned behind us? Can art bridge our differences?
Eligible to participate are individuals (such as freelancers) and legal entities (such as associations and other sponsors) as well as artists’ initiatives. The application can be submitted informally by e-mail to: Kunstbruecke@bezirksamt-neukoelln.de and must contain the following information:
- Name and contact details of the applicant (address, e-mail, phone number)
- Short project outline (approx. 1200 characters, including the names of the participating artists)
- Budget (fee and material costs up to a total of max. 2,500 €)
Deadline: 26.6.2022, 12 am
The project is funded by the BESD program of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Approval procedures are accompanied by the Department of Culture.
Project management: Yolanda Kaddu-Mulindwa
Project coordination: Nina Marlene Kraus, Beatris Wakaresko
For inquiries: 030 90239-3788 / -4084
Here you can download the PDF with the open call.