Until February 15

Freischwimmen network 2020-22

Freischwimmen is a production platform for performance and theatre, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, Schwankhalle Bremen, Sophiensæle Berlin and Theater Rampe Stuttgart. The network aims to enable artists and groups at an early stage of their careers to establish and network both locally and nationally. The aim is to create space for experiments, to liberate quickly produced pieces from the pressure of expectations, and to facilitate long-term development on the part of the partner theaters.

As part of Freischwimmen, artists and groups produce and present at a partner theater and visit at least one other theater of the network for a guest performance and, if needed, at least two theaters for a residence. They are supported with a co-production grant. They get to know the other artists in the network through a LAB at one of the partner theatres. Freischwimmen aims at a biennial festival at varying locations which, depending on format and possibilities, shows all of the works produced within the framework of Freischwimmen or a selection of them.

Artists are admitted to the network with developed project plans, but also with initial project ideas. They are supported in the network for two years (summer/autumn 2020 to summer 2022). Their productions are realized with one of the partner theaters. Supported by the theaters and the Freischwimmen co-production grant, they apply for local funding and must therefore have a residence in the vicinity of the theater to which they are applying.

The specific calls will be published on the homepages of the theaters:

brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zurich, Schwankhalle Bremen und Sophiensæle Berlin.