Wasserwerk Project Call

Social Imaginaries: What kind of city do we want to live in?

Berlin Mondiale invites artists and urban practitioners from its network or from the Wassertor neighborhood, who work in the context of asylum, exile and migration to apply with a participatory project. We are looking forward to project ideas that can take place outside in the courtyard of the Wasserwerk or in its surroundings, or which alternatively can be realized either in a digital form or contact-free in accordance with possible Corona ordinances.

Together with children, young people, adults or families from the neighborhood, the project should research and investigate in a creative and artistic way some of the following questions: What does the neighborhood need, want, dream of or demand for the city – especially in times of a pandemic? What artistic, aesthetic, performative practices or processes emerge from working together, outside?

The project can also be conducted (only or also) in one of the neighborhoods languages (e.g. Arabic, Turkish or Farsi). The format is open: dance, writing, urban showjumping courses or games, circus, performance, visuals, screenings, photography, radio, music, spoken word, interviews, creative neighborhood walks, blogs, talks, artistic pen pals…It is important to us that the project or its processes can become visible or audible, tangible and accessible to the wider public – as planned during an outside event on the weekend of September 18/19 at the Wasserwerk (or digitally).

The funding amount per project is between 500€ – and 4.000€ (including material; additional funds for translations can be requested). At least 4 projects will be selected by a jury composed of Berlin-Mondiale, Wasserwerk, the local Stadtteilmütter and 2 young people from the neighborhood. Deadline for applications is 21.03. 2021.

Who can apply?
A) Berlin-based artistic actors of the Mondiale network (individuals or groups) who can be active in the city during the project period (May 1 at the earliest – December 31, 2021 at the latest).
B) Artists or practitioners of cultural education or urban practice (individuals or groups) who live or already work in the Wassertorkiez.

More information:
An information event of Berlin Mondiale about this Open Call will take place on Fri. 5 March from 2pm-4pm on Zoom. You can raise all of your questions there. We ask you to register for this event by March 3 at urbanepraxis@berlin-mondiale.de

Here you can download all details for your application:

Complete Call and information for applicants

contact form

We are looking forward to your project ideas!

Wasserwerk is a Berlin Mondiale hub with Flüchtlingskirche Berlin (EKBO, DWBS). Berlin Mondiale is a Project by Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V. and part of the Initiative Urbane Praxis, funded as part of the DRAUSSENSTADT Programme by the Department for Culture and Europe.