DIVADLO NA CUCKY THEATRE CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Residence

Deadline: 20/06/2024 - 31/07/2024

Divadlo na cucky Theatre calls for international artists: we are looking for performance artists who are interested to work with the local group of unhoused people.

DIVADLO NA CUCKY THEATRE

Divadlo na cucky is a professional independent theatre located in Olomouc, Czech Republic. In our original works we focus on current societal issues and themes. We regularly offer residencies for Czech and international artists, in fields of theatre and performance art. We are now looking to support interactive projects that will strengthen the connections among us, international artists and the local public.

OPEN CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

We are now looking for an artist or a group of artists who will create in cooperation with Divadlo na cucky Theatre and Charity organisation Šternberk, with a group of about 5 unhoused people from the city of Šternberk (a city with 13,000 inhabitants located near the city of Olomouc, where Divadlo na cucky is based). You will work with a group of people without previous artistic experience, who are clients of the Low-threshold Day Center Uzel directly in the city of Šternberk. The outcome of the residency should be a public event, in a form that you choose (presentation, public performance, exhibition, happening, etc.)

You can apply either with new projects or use the residency for research or development of existing artistic initiatives or projects. The group of clients of the low-threshold center should be actively involved in the project (time allowance of 2 hours each working day + 2x 4 hours in addition if agreed), the artist should also communicate with the social workers and can use cooperation with the coaching team of the Divadlo na cucky theatre (we welcome this connection).

These specific conditions of the project have a potential to create a human encounter exceeding the roles of a worker and a client of the Low-threshold Day Center, but at the same time enable a return to the original roles after the end of the project, but enriched with the experience of joint creation.

The call is open to an individual or a group. We will support one residency, which will take place in the first half of October 2024.

We want to support the creative process, which is based on the premise of active cooperation with people without shelter. We welcome theater artists, dancers, performance artists, musicians, etc. whose work focuses on creation with specific groups, or interest in the topics of inclusion of marginalized groups in society through art.

DATE AND PLACE:

  • 30. 9. – 13. 10. 2024
  • City of Šternberk – Low-threshold Day Center Charity Šternberk

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Transportation fee
  • Artist fee 1200 €
  • Accommodation in Šternberk
  • Space for the creative work (community space of the day centre, a garden and a private work room at the Charity building)
  • Technical support from Divadlo na cucky staff
  • Interpreter/translator who will help you communicate with the group

WHAT WE ASK FOR IN RETURN:

  • Presenting Divadlo na cucky in all promotion materials of your project (if there are any)
  • The residency will be finished by a public performance (does not have to be a completed piece; can be a presentation, work in progress of any form).

APPLICATION:

  • Please send your CVs, information about your group and how you work together and a brief description of the project you would like to work on.
  • Deadline 31. 7. 2024.
  • Contact email: edu@nacucky.cz

Attached you will find a pdf file, with a detailed description of the situation of the Low-threshold Day Center and the unhoused people in Šternberk.

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