OPEN CALL for upcoming project
You are a musician, poet, songwriter, lyricist and/or singer?
You are based in NRW or Berlin?
You are queer and free Mid Aug to End of Sep? (for more exact information on dates scroll down)
You are interested in a collaborative experimental process of songwriting workshops, jamming sessions, music making?
What is the project about?
For me the most important aspect in my life and in my work is the connection with other humans. The listening to, collecting and telling of stories has always been the most meaningful and most beautiful for me. This has given me strength with my identity, life choices and art making. Working together on projects with other artists and non-artists has given me a place to be myself. I would love this project to be beautiful and challenging space to expand artisitic expression in poetry, songwriting, music and performance.
Is the project paid?
Yes, the final five project participatants will be compensated with 750 EUR.
How will the selection process be?
1st step: Application via Email. (Deadline July 28, early applications are desired)
2nd step: The first batch of people will be selected in a casual getting-to-know-each-other in NRW or Berlin (based on where you are based) in a casting (30 mins - 1 hour).
3rd step: The selected applicants for the Recall will be participating in a half-day-workshop (5 hours) with all the applicants or in sub-groups.
4th step: Five applicants will be selected for the participation in the project.
What exactly will happen in the project?
The project consists of a workshop with a professional working in the music/theatre/songwriting/arts field (person still has to be confirmed).
The group consisting of Luki and the five participants will be writing music together, jamming, planning the stage show and showing their final results at Ringlokschuppen Ruhr in Mülheim on September 30. The project is seen as an open-minded experimental platform and the end result is still open.
I would like to tell stories of inspiration and empowerment and the power of music, arts and performance.
Will the casting/ half-day-workshop be compensated?
Unfortunately the compensation is only for the five final chosen participants.
What do I have to do to apply?
Email your application (preferably in German language) to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following: Name, pronouns, a photo of yourself, age, location (for August/September), interests, profession in one/several of these categories: musician, poet, songwriters, lyricist and/or singer, include your level of expertise/skills/etc in these categories and tell me what makes you interested in a collaborative project like this?
I live outside of NRW or in Berlin, can I still apply?
Please send your application and we get back to you. We have a budget for travelling.
What's the overview of the dates?
Application deadline: July 28 (early applications are desired) You will receive a reply to your application a few days after submission.
Casting/Getting-To-Know-Each-Other NRW: August 9 (in Düsseldorf, only for the NRW applicants)
Half-Day-Workshop NRW: August 10 (in Düsseldorf, only for the NRW applicants)
Casting/Getting-To-Know-Each-Other Berlin: August 14 (Berlin, only for the Berlin applicants)
Half-Day-Workshop Berlin: August 15 (Berlin, only for the Berlin applicants)
Note: The production of the work will happen in Berlin or Düsseldorf, which will be decided on where the selected participants are based.
Rehearsals: 5-7 days between August 20 and Sept 19
Final days of rehearsal + dress rehearsal: Sept 26 - 27
Dress rehearsal: Sept 28 - 29 (Ringlokschuppen, Mülheim an der Ruhr)
Concert: Sept 30 (Ringlokschuppen, Mülheim an der Ruhr)
The dates are still a bit flexible, so if you are not available on some dates please apply anyway and mention your availabilities (weekdays/weekends) in the email.
I still have questions. Who can I email?
You can email email@example.com
Looking very much forward to hearing from you!
Who is Luki von der Gracht?
I am an 28-year-old artist based between Berlin and Düsseldorf working with different media: From my visual arts works to performance everything is connected. With my band "Die Hässlichen Vögel" I have found my love to song writing and live performance. To see some of our music work click on the category "Die Hässlichen Vögel" on the right. With this new project I am interested to dig deeper into song writing, making music together and performing for a live audience.
Lots of Love,