Stückemarkt – Open Call 2020

Open Call 2020 closed

The deadline for Stückemarkt 2020 has now expired. Submissions are not possible anymore. The jury’s decision was announced in late February 2020.

Information about the Open Call 2020

Who tears down the walls of artistic and aesthetic conventions, who thinks about the theatre beyond what we are used to, who designs new worlds, who reflects and questions socially established models?

Under the heading “Against Separation”, Stückemarkt is looking for works from all parts of the world that explore the concept of solidarity from a perspective of art and aesthetics. What could our drafts for an open, equitable coexistence look like? How can they be expanded into the future? What exactly is an act of solidarity? What would a society where solidarity no longer exists look like? What happens when individuals no longer believe in the big picture, when the private has replaced the public sphere? And: Who owes what to whom exactly?

The Stückemarkt’s jury of renowned international artists will select a total of five works from among the submissions. One of the invited artists or groups will be awarded a commission of work, funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb). The commission entails 10,000 Euro for the realisation of a new production at a partner theatre in Germany. The partner theatre for the implementation of the 2020 commission of work is Schauspiel Dortmund under its artistic director Julia Wissert, who will take over the theatre from the 2020/21 season.

Various forms of authorship lead to a theatre piece, therefore submissions can include plays and projects – e.g. site-specific projects, theatrical interventions, narrative spaces – as well as performances that are based on documentary material and located on the interface of different artistic disciplines. We are particularly interested in young authors and artists who explore new narrations and perspectives, creating innovative, world-building languages.

Application details for the Stückemarkt 2020

Deadline for applications: 17 November 2019
Jury decision: mid-February 2020

Detailed information about the applications for the 2020 Stückemarkt can be found here:
Stückemarkt: Open Call 2020 PDF, 65 KB

Please file your personal data with our online tool. If this should not be possible, please use the application form as an alternative.

If you submit a theatre project, please add a cost calculation for your project and a technical rider. Please use our online tool to file your cost calculation. If this should not be possible for you, please use the cost calculation form PDF, 1.6 MB as an alternative.

For general questions regarding submissions, please write to .