The International Forum is a 18-day scholarship programme of the Theatertreffen in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia that promotes young artists from all parts of the world. It sees itself as a field for creative experimentation, a transdisciplinary laboratory and a self-reflective element of the Theatertreffen.
The International Forum’s Open Call is aimed at theatre professionals from all fields. The programme includes the presentation of the invited artists and an exchange of their artistic practices, opportunities to see productions invited to the Theatertreffen in its various formats, attend workshops held by renowned artists, experts and researchers from various disciplines, open space events and discussions on current trends in contemporary art as well as excursions into the diverse cultural landscape of Berlin.
The International Forum will take place between 10 to 28 May 2023.
Artists from all parts of the world may apply. They will submit the application via various institutions. The current main location of their work is the determining factor.
When selecting the fellows, we pay attention to the individual backgrounds, personalities and abilities of the applicants. We encourage artists with children, BlPoC, people with a migration history, queer people and people with disabilities to apply. We are not completely barrier-free, but strive to create individual solutions.
How to apply?
The participants will receive a scholarship.
Detailed information about the scholarship programme and applications for the 2023 International Forum can be found here:
International Forum: Open Call 2023 (, 281 KB)
We kindly ask applicants to fill out the registration form:
Application form International Forum 2023 (, 102 KB)
Deadline for applications: 9 December 2022