Call for proposals

Application deadline was October 15th 2012.

What does it mean to live in Germany, in the German-speaking world? What are the cultural and social contexts, what conditions of production are formed by artistic works and personal identities? What lies between the poles of regional bonds and global networking? What is alien, and what is familiar? What consequences do the grammars of our native languages have on the way we think? What kinds of political representation and consequences are there, and what others might be possible? What utopian proposals lie beyond blood ties and territorial affiliations? What shores are we off to?

The Impulse Theater Biennial 2013 shows outstanding works from the German-speaking independent theater scene – looking into the sense and nonsense of such regional self-limitation. To do this, we are inviting theater-makers and other artists from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to submit projects on this thematic focus, which can then be shown in the framework of the festival from June 27 – July 6, 2013: an evening in the theater, a choreography, a performance, a performative installation, a social sculpture, a site-specific intervention…

Assessment and discussion of the proposals submitted will be carried out with the support of the interdisciplinary advisory board of Impulse. We look forward to receiving surprising, provocative, decisive proposals.


Proposals submitted can be finished productions (as visiting productions), smaller new productions (as premieres), and possible co-productions with partners (not necessarily as premieres).

Please present your project on a maximum of three Din A4 pages in German or English. Include one page with a proposed budget and contact information as well as a CV and samples of previous work if applicable.

Please do not send originals or otherwise valuable documents – materials sent will not be returned. Proposals must be sent digitally by email, when indicated additional material can be send by post.