Forecast is an international mentorship program that offers artists and creative thinkers the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition. Forecast transcends neatly defined disciplines and genres to carve out space for the questions on the minds of the next generation of trailblazers. Artistic practitioners and cultural producers working in all creative fields, anywhere in the world, are encouraged to apply with projects that could benefit from the expertise of one of this edition’s mentors and their unique approach to material and knowledge production.
For each edition, Forecast selects six different mentors, all accomplished in their respective fields.
The mentors in Forecast’s 2021–22 edition engage with practices which question fixed notions and
challenge the status quo. In the current climate, Forecast seeks to define audacious paths forward
rather than focus on mere survival or resilience.
Apply to work with one of the following mentors:
architect Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico); digital policy expert Francesca Bria (Italy); experimental singer and composer Sofia Jernberg (Sweden); cartoonist Ulli Lust (Austria); choreographer Mathilde Monnier
(France); and artist Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria).
The deadline for applications is 11:59pm CET on Sunday, February 28. The selection process is
two-tiered. First, the mentors carefully review all proposals and invite three candidates each to
workshop with the mentor and present their ideas at the Forecast Forum in Berlin, taking place in July
2021. Nominees receive an artist fee to present at the Forum. Following the Forum, nominees will get
several weeks to fine-tune their proposals based on the exchanges with their respective mentor, and
submit the revised version by August 27, 2021. On September 1, each mentor will select one mentee.
All six mentees will receive a production budget and a licensing and artist fee, and will have several
months to produce their projects with the mentor’s support. In addition to ongoing exchanges, this
period also includes a one-on-one work-stay with the mentor at an international partner institution.
The final productions will be presented to the public at the Forecast Festival in April 2022. The Forum and the Festival both take place at radialsystem, Berlin.
Details are available at web pages: