Die Originale – Open Call

Applications for “Die Originale” are no longer possible.

Deadline for applications was 15 January 2018.

“Die Originale” (The Originals) is an interdisciplinary research programme into contemporary circus that offers professional artists from diverse fields the opportunity to work together with international researchers in seven-day-long workshops.

The workshops all focus on the theme of the circle, which each of the researchers approaches from their own point of view. The number of places available in the different workshops for participants from specific artistic disciplines is detailed on the relevant workshop pages and the application forms. Information can also be found here about the specific content of each workshop and the formal requirements that should be noted during the application process.

Please send your completed application in English together with the information and materials requested by e-mail to:

Further terms and conditions

  • The workshops are intended for professional artists.
  • Applicants should not have worked previously with the relevant researcher(s).
  • Applications can be made for up to two workshops.
  • Applicants must be available during the period of 28 March to 8 April.
       – The workshops will take place in Berlin from 28 March
          to 4 April.
       – On 5 and 6 April the get-in at the Haus der Berliner
          Festspiele follows.
       – On 7 and 8 April the workshop presentation in front
          of an audience will take place in the context of
          “Die Originale” festival.
  • Each participant will receive a one-off payment of € 500 for their participation.
  • The selection of the participants is made by each researcher.
  • Incomplete applications can not be considered.

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2018
Announcement of the chosen participants:
Late January 2018


Die Originale
Curators: Johannes Hilliger, Josa Kölbel
Organization: Hélène Philippot, Christopher Hupe

Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin
Tel +49 30 254 89-123
Fax +49 30 254 89-111