OPEN CALL 

#sustainability #workinggroup #leaders #participants #budapest #vienna


What does sustainability mean to you? How could we contribute to a more sustainable world? How could we learn from each other?  


Workshop Foundation (WSF) invites experts, practitioners, creative thinkers, artists from different sectors to think together and share their ideas, expertise, experience on how to create a more sustainable future. 


WHEN? WHERE?

4th-8th July 2022 – Budapest, Hungary


WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

On 4-7th July we will create a platform for working groups to work around a topic related to sustainability from different aspects. There will be 1 working group leader for each group, who will initiate the topic itself and plan the structure of their work together with the group members. Each group can consist of a max 5 persons, coming from different backgrounds. The goal is for them to share their expertise and think collaboratively about how to contribute to a more sustainable world. 


On the 8th July we would open up the program for a wider public. The working
groups will be asked to do a presentation – in a form of their own choice – about their topic and what they have worked on together during the period of 4-7th July. 

Additionally a discussion will be organized with other invited experts related to the topic of each working group. 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

WORKING GROUP LEADERS

WORKING GROUP PARTICIPANTS

We are looking for working group leaders who will:

  • Initiate a topic of their own choice, interest, that is related to sustainability. (Sustainability can be interpreted in a wider context, including but not exclusively environmental sustainability. The goal is to explore the meaning and forms of sustainability together, from different aspects.)
  • Select a maximum of 5 participants in their group who represent different sectors, areas of expertise/interest. Selection of participants will be made in collaboration with the organizers.
  • Plan the structure, working methods for the group.
  • Coordinate, moderate the work during the 4 days (4th-7th July) of collaborative work within the group.
  • Be responsible for the presentation of the group on the 8th July. 

We are looking for working group participants who:

  • Are interested in a topic related to sustainability. The concrete topics will be announced in April. 
  • Can actively participate in the program.
  • Are open to collaborative work with the group leader and the participants. 
  • Will take part in the presentation of the group’s work on the 8th July.

Applicants:

  • with any background are welcome to apply
  • must be available to be present in person for a minimum of 5 hours/day between 4th-7th July and the whole day on 8th July
  • should have a basic understanding of English that is the working language of the program


WHAT DO WE OFFER?

Additionally we will offer a maximum of 4 spots for taking part in the continuation of the program in Vienna on the 9th and 10th July 2022, covering accommodation for 2 nights in Vienna and travel between Budapest and Vienna.

HOW TO APPLY?

Please fill out the online application form (for working group leader and participant application as well):

https://forms.gle/16wd7RhPXM1xdapn6 



DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 3rd April 2022


RESULTS TO BE ANNOUNCED BY: 20th April 2022


CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: 

Brigitta Kovács – brigi.wsf@gmail.com



ABOUT THE EVENT:

The event is part of the Choreographic Convention, organized in collaboration between Workshop Foundation (HU) and danceWEB (AT), in the frame of Life Long Burning Creative Europe Program. Choreographic Conventions are professional platforms that aim to address scientific, social issues which affect the contemporary dance field, as well as the field’s place in society.


The event will take place in Budapest between 4-8th July 2022 and in Vienna between 9th-17th July. This call is related to the program organized in Budapest. Further information about the complete program, including the part taking place in Vienna, will be announced soon at Workshop Foundation’s and Life Long Burning’s social media platforms.


ABOUT WORKSHOP FOUNDATION:

Workshop Foundation was founded in 1992 with the aim of providing support for independent artists, encouraging their artistic development in order to facilitate the development of the Hungarian contemporary dance scene as a whole. Its main strategic objective is the encouragement of border-crossing – both geographically and among different (artistic) disciplines.


The Foundation works with nearly 200 Hungarian and foreign artists yearly and runs 4 studios in two highly important independent art institutions in Budapest, a 120m2 studio in Trafó House of Contemporary Arts and, since January 2014,  3 studios (880m2 in total) in Jurányi Incubator House.


Workshop Foundation is known abroad for its international co-productions, educational and residency programmes (both production and research residencies) as well as its active role in professional networks.

WSF to date has an extensive and branching, well-functioning net of international liaisons and is one of those Hungarian organizations that are internationally recognized and widely known. Important networks, partnerships include: Life Long Burning, Aerowaves, GPS - Movement Research and Bilateral exchange/Philadelphia Dance Projects.

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