Flutgraben Performances Residencies

Flutgraben Performances Residencies | Open Call #2 | 2021

We are happy to announce the second call of our artist-in-residence program Flutgraben Performances Residencies. This residency is open to Berlin-based choreographers and artists from the fields of choreography, performance art and contemporary dance. Each artist can work in the studio for the period of one month, following the research, exploration, practice or project they are aiming to deepen or develop. There is no prescribed theme or obligation.

Who we address

This opportunity is for both emerging and established professional choreographers and artists who are active in Berlin. We are committed to supporting artists of marginalised communities and we would like to explicitly invite women, people of color, trans people and others discriminated by the current dominant norms to submit your proposals. We are limited though in inviting disabled people as the building is not yet equipped for mobility handicaps (the building is currently being renovated and will become more barrier-free by the end of 2021).

Duration and period of the residency

Each residency lasts four weeks.

In this call we offer 3 residencies from March to July 2021. Please indicate your preferred time period in your application.

Fees and support

No application fees.

The residency includes access to a 80m2 studio, artistic exchange with Flutgraben Performances artists team, and basic technical support.

A financial support of €2000 is offered per artist or artist group.

Other facilities: WiFi in the studios and use of a common kitchen.

Application deadline

22 December 2020.

The results will be announced by the end of the year.


Application language is English.

Please send

• a motivation letter (max. 2 pages) why you want to work in the frame of Flutgraben Performances Residencies. Please be specific on what you want to do artistically. We are all artists here and what we are interested in is to get a feeling of your artistic approach of working.

• a short biography

• information about your artistic work (e.g. website, video and textual documentations – please check your links and passwords.)

to this email address: residency@flutgrabenperformances.org

If you have questions please use this email address for contacting us.

Please be aware that this call is only for Berlin-based artists.

How we decide

In this round three jurors will be selected out of the Flutgraben Performances core team and out of the artists from Flutgraben Performances Seasons #1 and #2. Each juror has to decide for one artist and present her*his decision in front of the complete FPR team, additionally publishing a statement on our website.

Who we are

Flutgraben Performances is a series of events located at Flutgraben, an artist-run studio building in Berlin Treptow. The series Flutgraben Performances is dedicated to the exploration, growth and transformation of live art. Each year a group of 10–12 artists comes and works together. Individually, the artists follow their own artistic tracks without any limits in form and content. They use the time to test, develop, re-think and discuss their artistic practices and believes. On a collective level the group invents new forms of meeting the public, aiming for an encounter of artist, art work and art lover as a fertile, intimate and joyful act. With Flutgraben Performances Residencies we are extending and complementing our vision of an artist-run initiative for experiments and exchange.

Flutgraben Performances and Flutgraben Performances Residencies are independent projects initiated 2019 by artists Clément Layes, Moritz Majce, Sandra Man and Jasna L. Vinovrški.

Flutgraben Performances Residencies is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Flutgraben artists house

With our project we are one species among others, adding to the diversity of the Flutgraben artists house biotope. The Flutgraben artists house is administered by Flutgraben e.V. (www.flutgraben.org)