Sunday, July 13, 2008

Germany's Wanderlust

Wanderlust is the urge to travel and broaden one’s horizons. The German Federal Cultural Foundation is committed to fulfilling this dream for municipal and state theatres in Germany which would like to establish a partnership with a foreign theatre.

Wanderlust is an application-based fund that finances theatre partnership and exchange for two to three seasons. In the first year, the theatres could exchange artistic personnel. In the second, they might choose to host a guest production from their partner theatre. And in the third year, the theatres could organize a co-production to be performed at both locations. The partner theatres are free to organize the details of their working arrangement themselves according to their interests and capacities. The goal is to involve as many members of each theatre in the cooperative venture as possible. The fund also provides the option of continuing an existing partnership in the case that both partner theatres begin a new project.

Project applications are selected by the Executive Board of the Federal Cultural Foundation based on the recommendations of an independent jury.The Federal Cultural Foundation can award a maximum of 150 000 EUR per partnership. The applying theatre or third-party sponsors must finance at least 25 % of the entire cost of the project. The fund runs for five years, within which time theatres have two opportunities to apply for funding. Application forms are available here and can be submitted online.

15 October 2008 1st submission deadline
January 2009 1st jury session for partnerships starting in the 2009/2010 season
15 October 2009 2nd submission deadline
January 2010 2nd jury session for partnerships starting in the 2010/2011 season

Contact: Anita Kerzmann,
German Federal Cultural Foundation
Franckeplatz 106110 Halle/ Saale
Tel. +49 345/ 2997 161 / Fax. +49 345/ 2997 333

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