The Forecast Mentorships is an international mentorship program that invites artistic practitioners and cultural producers from all creative fields to apply for the opportunity to work with accomplished mentors. The open call for the ninth edition of the program is now accepting project ideas. The mentors for this edition include Choreographer Alice Ripoll, Designer Fiona Raby, Photographer Lieko Shiga, Artist Theo Eshetu, Documentary Filmmaker Tomer Heymann, and Composer and Performer Ute Wassermann. The mentors push the boundaries of their practices and offer unique approaches to material and knowledge production.
The open call is open to applicants of all ages and does not have a prescribed theme. The only requirement is to submit projects that are relevant to the expertise of the mentor the applicant wishes to work with. The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm CET on Monday, February 26th. Selected nominees will have the opportunity to workshop with the mentors and present their ideas at the Forecast Forum in Berlin. The selected mentees will receive an artist fee, production budget, and support in applying for further collaborations and funding. The final productions will be presented to the public at the Forecast Festival in March 2025.
For more information about each mentor's field of expertise and what they are looking for in a potential mentee, visit the Forecast Mentorships website.