The Pina Bausch is offering a fellowship program again to support face-to-face encounters. The program provides a variety of cooperation formats; the fellowship adapts to the applicant’s individual needs and interests. It provides freedom in designing fitting cooperation formats that help them develop their unique artistic signature. The program is for single artists in the field of dance and choreography. Dancers who have university/academic degrees in dance and two years of professional experience with a renowned ensemble and choreographers who have their independent creation of at least one production with a public performance in the last three years are welcomed for this fellowship.
The program will support two funding models supporting different formats and students who will get selected for this fellowship, as full-time scholarship (from 21 hours per week) will receive an amount of €2.500 and those for part-time scholarship (20 hours per week or less) will receive an amount of $1.000 per month. Participants have to manage their travel costs and state in advance. The total funding amount for this fellowship program is €30.000, which will be divided between the selected applicants.
The program is being held in honor of Pina Bausch, a German Dancer, and Choreographer. The fellowship is promoted internationally and aims at single artists in dance and choreography. The program has started to bring opportunities that digital formats offer and support a broader range of formats next to international, on-site fellowships, such as local and virtual cooperation and hybrid formats.
Check out the table below to get an idea about this fellowship:
|Subjects||Dance and choreography|
|Number of Awards||NA|
|Nationality||Domestic and International|
|Contest Deadline||March 31, 2022|
Who Is Eligible?
- Artists of any age
- Basic knowledge of English is required
- University/academic degree in dance or two years of professional experience with a renowned ensemble
- For choreographers:
- Independent creation of at least one production with a public performance in the last three years.
How to Apply?
The applicants interested in this fellowship should complete the application form and enter it correctly. With this, they must attach a letter of recommendation (max. 1000 characters incl. Blanks in English), a brief statement on the planned fellowship (max. 500 characters incl. Blanks in English), information on the intended time and duration of the fellowship, a letter of intent by the cooperation partner (e.g., an ensemble, a renowned person or institution from the field of dance or choreography in English), and a video of length maximum 5 minutes.
(Note: The video material must be made available online, e.g., via a password-protected upload in a video portal. In the application form, applicants can provide respective links and, if necessary, passwords. Please do not submit videos via WeTransfer, YouTube, or Dailymotion for technical reasons, and videos whose links do not work cannot be considered.)
Click here to fill out the application form.
The participants entering this program will be selected to award two funding models supporting different formats. Students who will get selected for this fellowship as a full-time scholarship (from 21 hours per week) will receive an amount of €2.500, and those for a part-time scholarship (20 hours per week or less) will receive $1.000 per month. Participants have to manage their travel costs and state in advance. The total funding amount for this fellowship program is €30.000, which will be divided between the selected applicants. The travel expenses will cover travel to and from the fellowship location, travel during the fellowship, and two visits to Wuppertal (introduction week + final week). The fellows will also cooperate with acclaimed dance and choreography education institutions, cooperation with ensembles or choreographers, or studies of dance techniques with acclaimed personalities. They will also get to gain new experiences and to be able to gather new influences for their artistic work.
All the fellows fascinated by this fellowship program should complete the application process no later than March 31, 2022. Applications received after this date will be considered ineligible for this program, and eventually, the fellow will lose this fantastic opportunity.