Open Call Center Shock @ Localize Festival in Potsdam, Germany

06.05.2020 |

The LOCALIZE Festival concentrates on Potsdam's city center and, together with artists and cultural practitioners, invites people to spend a month addressing central questions of urban and social life and to animate, question and play with the center.

The next edition of the festival LOCALIZE will take place in Potsdam 17 September – 17 October 2020. Since larger events are not possible, due to the current situation, LOCALIZE cannot take place as it usually would at one festival location, on one weekend. Instead the organisers are calling for interventions to rediscover the urban space over a period of one month and  for projects – in corona-compatible formats – that question what we call the ‘center’ in the city center of Potsdam, what is in focus & what is excluded and who or what determines our centres.

One artist, selected to receive the scholarship, will spend two weeks dealing intensively with the festival and the city, developing site-specific works and capture the center from their perspective. The work will be presented as a central component of the festival.

LOCALIZE festival will cover travel costs for the selected artist, as well providing a 1000 Euro stipend and an additional 1000 Euro for material costs.

Artists and cultural practitioners are invited to apply via the online form until May 31, 2020. More information can be found here.

For 10 years LOCALIZE has been opening up urban spaces for contemporary art in Potsdam. With a changing thematic focus, the festival seeks to explore urban space in transition, interspaces for design and the potentials of participation. At the interface between institutional culture, science and off-culture, LOCALIZE acts as a platform for exchange between the actors and participants within this broad spectrum.



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