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⏰ Deadline: 8 December 2019
🌍 Berlin, DEU
đź—“ 1 – 17 May 2020

Besides presenting ten remarkable productions from the German-language region, Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen invites 35 young, progressive artists from across the world each year to participate in the International Forum, an 18-day exclusive scholarship programme.

The International Forum is a 18-day scholarship programme of the Theatertreffen in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and Pro Helvetia that promotes young artists from all parts of the world.

The open call is aimed at artists interested in theatre up to the age of 35 from all artistic disciplines. The International Forum sees itself as a platform for comprehensive theoretical and practical exchange. The programme includes the presentation of the invited artists and their aesthetic practice in lectures, the participation in workshops held by renowned artists, experts from various disciplines and scholars, opportunities to see theatre productions invited to Theatertreffen and StĂĽckemarkt, open space events and discussions on contemporary art as well as excursions into the diverse cultural landscape of Berlin.

Deadline for Applications for the International Forum 2020: 8 December 2019

Announcement of the selected fellows: late February 2020

The jury decision concerning the 10 selected productions of the Theatertreffen will be announced on 29 January 2020.


The Theatertreffen is mostly presenting theatre for adults, but the the scholarship programme should be open also for (progressive) artists in TYA.

How to apply

Read the full call and apply before December 8, 2019:

Apply now