Open Call: "Bridging The Scenes" Delegation Trip to the Malá Inventura Festival 2024 in Prague

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Open Call: "Bridging The Scenes" Delegation Trip to the Malá Inventura Festival 2024 in Prague

Berlin Meets Prague! As part of Bridging the Scenes and with the goal of further networking the independent performing arts communities in Prague and Berlin, we are offering eight Berlin-based producers and curators working within the independent performing arts community with the opportunity to attend the Czech Malá Inventura festival in Prague. During the festival, the participants will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the aesthetics and working methods of the other country and to take part in events for visiting industry professionals. Local experts for the performing arts will introduce the group to the city and bring them into contact with colleagues and the local independent performing arts community.

The Malá Inventura festival will be held for the 22nd time in 2024 and brings together the most important events and performances from the independent performing arts community that have been created in the independent performing arts community of Prague and beyond in the last year. The festival is organized by Nová síť, a program created to support and empower the independent performing arts within Prague and Czechia and which is connected with PAP Berlin through a long-term partnership.   

Bridging the Scenes is a network consisting of the ACT Festival (Sofia, Bulgaria), Malá Inventura (Prague, Czech Republic), Selected Works (Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark) and the Berlin Performing Arts Festival. Its focus is the establishment of a sustainable connection between the communities of the independent performing arts in the four European capitals. All participating festivals and organizations increase the visibility of their local community and actively draw attention to the cultural policy dimension of working independently. Reciprocal visits by artists and culture managers from all of the cities promote solidarity and professional discussions of current aesthetics, societal and artistic discourses as well as cultural policy. Through regular meetings with the festival management, continuous working conversation about shared concerns and a wide variety of exchange programs for members of the communities, individual competencies are supported and, at the same time, the exchange of knowledge between the respective structures is strengthened.

The Itinerary

The participants will travel to Prague for the Malá Inventura festival between February 21 and 25, 2024, get to know the community and its members and, in coordination with the festival, take part in the schedule of events for visiting industry professionals and additional events. Travel expenses and overnight accommodations will be covered. A detailed schedule of events for the trip will be announced after the registration and selection of the participants. 


All members of Berlin’s independent performing arts community who have a sustainable interest in international networking as well as the local community in Prague and Czechia are welcome to apply. 

For the application, we ask you to please send us a CV (English) as well as a statement of motivation (English, max. 1 page DIN A4) that expresses the specific interest in conducting an exchange with the community in Prague and Czechia. The motivation statement can be sent as text, video or audio! Please pay attention to the following length and format requirements for the motivation statement:

    Text: max. 5000 characters (with spaces), as pdf-file.
    Audio: 1 to 3 minutes long, as mp3 or wav.
    Video: 1 to 3 minutes long, as mp4 (Please refrain from showing your face).

IMPORTANT: If you choose the option audio or video, it is absolutely necessary to follow the desired formats (mp3, wav, mp4). Unfortunately, files in any other format cannot be considered. Sending a portfolio of selected works is optional.The representation of social diversity in our structures is our goal. We therefore explicitly invite representatives of marginalized perspectives to apply.

Please send your application by January 14, 2024 by email with the subject „Mála Inventura Festival - Application“ to: belen.marinato [at]

Consultation hour für Q&A: December 18, 2023, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, online, register to: belen.marinato [at]

Application by January 14, 2024 to: belen.marinato [at]

Consultation hour for Q&A: December 18, 2023, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, online, register to: belen.marinato [at]