Lucky Trimmer is based in Berlin, Germany and exists to broaden the common notion of contemporary dance and increase the opportunities for career advancement and experimentation within the genre. Regular shows are curated featuring works that run to a maximum duration of ten minutes and the organisation’s vision is to showcase new and emerging performers alongside more established artists in this format.
The Lucky Changemaker grant was established in 2016 to encourage artists who use their work to effect social change. Artists apply with a specific project in mind and artistic projects will demonstrate support of social causes, engage underprivileged people or community groups, or contain a message that can result in social change.
A fundamental component of a successful project submission would be a strong demonstration of physicality that embodies the ‘Lucky’ spirit. Artists from a wide variety of performance disciplines are welcome to apply including dance, visual arts, theatre, film, video, music, performance based arts and interdisciplinary arts.
The award recipient receives €500 which would fund the ongoing development and production needs of their artistic project. The call for entries for the Lucky Changemaker grant is now open and applications must be received by close of business Saturday 30th June 2018. The call for entries can be downloaded here and the application submitted here online.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)