The application period for the Goethe Talents Scholarship has begun!
Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs 2018
Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs 2018 --- The application period for the Goethe Talents Scholarship has begun! --- Applicationperiod: March 26 - April 22, 2018 --- Goethe Talents Program: August 8 - 18, 2018 in Berlin (Germany)
Pop-Kultur is a festival for Berlin, a laboratory for young, international pop culture talents and a unique and open-minded space for Berlin‘s music and creative industries. Organized by the Musicboard Berlin, Pop-Kultur 2018 offers more than 80 premieres in the form of concerts, readings, talks, DJ-sets and film screenings.
Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs is one of the main parts of the festival. About 250 young pop culture newcomers of all disciplines will be introduced to ways of starting a professional career in the music and creative industries through workshops, lectures and networking options.
In cooperation with local creative businesses and relevant international personalities, Pop-Kultur presents pioneering trends in pop culture. Pop-Kultur 2018 takes place from August 15th – 17th at Kulturbrauerei Berlin.
Goethe Talents Scholarship - Call for ApplicationAre you a young musician, DJ, composer, singer-songwriter or instrumentalist and between 20 and 30 years of age? Do you want to work professionally in the music field, create or develop your own label or booking agency, or do you want find out how to focus your musical talent? If you have already gained some experience in your field, Goethe Talents Scholarship will help you to reach the next level. We are particularly looking for talents from the Global South, the Middle East and (Central) Asia.
Pop-Kultur, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, offers a variety of activities to experience the „music city“ Berlin before the actual Festival: Studio visits, jam-sessions, short traineeships in selected companies of Berlin‘s creative industries, listening sessions and meetings with scholarship holders of the Musicboard Berlin GmbH, visiting concerts, as well as many other activities will be taking place during the week before Pop-Kultur.
Furthermore, you will be joining the Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs program, which takes place on August 15th and 16th at the Kulturbrauerei Berlin. International professionals give insight into their work and share their knowledge through workshops, case studies and talks with you: lively and interactive instead of dry lectures.
Once more the program offers places to talents from all over the world, so you will be able to network across borders.
In addition, you will get a chance to perform on the Nachwuchs-Stage during the Pop-Kultur Live program.
The application phase starts on March 26th and ends on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018. An expert jury will select 10 talents for the sought-after places in the program. The scholarship starts on August 8th and ends on August 18th 2018.
Apply here: www.pop-kultur.berlin/GoetheTalentsWhat you can expect…. The participation fee, accommodation, travel expenses, hospitality (per diem of 10 ) will be covered by the Goethe-Institut for the period of August 8th to August 18th, 2018. The Goethe-Institut will also book and pay for flights and will help with visa issues. Additionally, the Musicboard will give the talents a Festival Ticket free of charge plus access to Pop-Kultur’s networking area for professionals, organize accommodation (breakfast included), cover health insurance and public transportation in Berlin.
What we expect… Every participant should prepare a short input talk (approx. 10 min.) in advance about his/her experience in the music field thus far and about the music scene in his/her respective country.
Advanced English skills are crucial as there is no translation available. You will be tested in advance by the local Goethe-Institut.
You need work experience in the field of music. We need proof of at least 3 projects.
You have to cover all additional expenses that might occur during your stay. All applications are for a one person. No accompanying persons can be sponsored or included in the program.
If you do not board your booked flight or cancel the program on short notice, you are obliged to reimburse the Goethe-Insititut and the Musicboard for any expenses accrued.
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We are looking forward to receiving lots of applications!
Julia Gajewski, Coordination Goethe Talents
Stella Roeber, Manager Talents Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs