Forecast exists to encourage and inspire the pioneers and the trailblazers of the next generation. It is a platform hosting creative thinkers and actors from across the globe, allowing them to exchange knowledge, realise projects from idea stage to reality, and deliver the greatest potential to the public to secure a brighter future for everyone.
The forum is held every year and invites 6 professional mentors to work in collaboration with global creatives and up and coming trailblazers from a range of fields and disciplines who are seen to be pioneers. At this year’s forum in Berlin next week, 18 shortlisted applicants will present their ideas at the forum at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). Mentors will work together to each select one of the applicants’ projects to bring to fruition. HKW will also host the Forecast Festival in October 2018, where the outcomes of the collaborations will be presented.
This year’s mentors are museum director Tulga Beyerle from Austria, curator David Elliott from the UK, video artist Omer Fast from Israel/Germany, musician Holly Herndon from the USA, artist Laura Lima from Brazil, and curator and producer Peter Meanwell from the UK/Norway.
The public section of the Forum will take place on Friday and Saturday, with presentations of shortlisted projects in thematic clusters. Admission is free and the full programme can be viewed on the Forecast Platform website.
Forecast is organised by Skills e.V. in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt. It is supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The Forecast Forum will be held from Monday 7th till Sunday 13th May 2018 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin. For more information about the platform see the Forecast website.
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