OPEN CALL: Summer Camp | New Rules / Calls & Submissions

May 10, 2021

Organization Name: Nowy Teatr

Organization Location: Poland

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $100


SUMMER CAMP | 27th JUNE – 11th JULY 2021

Nowy Teatr is announcing an open-call for a second edition of Summer Camp, a two-week International Interdisciplinary Academy which aims to attract artists and encourage them to share their knowledge. The summer camp will be a place for the exchange of ideas and experiences, a dedicated space to spend time together, an opportunity for artists and participants to mingle, network, enrich, and support one another. The programme will be a balanced mixture of practice, learning, and discovery.

Participants of the Academy, supported by the artists leading the workshops, will practice, explore the city, discuss, conduct research, and learn from each other.

The Academy is designed for art professionals from all over the world. Participants can sign up for workshops via the open call. There will be approximately 12 participants in each workshop. There are always 3 workshops in the same time and participants facultatively choose in which workshops they want to participate. Attendance is required for the entire workshop. The workshops will be held in English, so the applicants should be able to communicate fluently.

June 27th – July 11th 2021 Warsaw, POLAND (15 days in total)

artists and art professionals (designers, production managers, curators etc…), no age limit

15 days of cultural activities & 10 days of intensive practical & theoretical workshops in theatre movement, sound, activism, design, architecture | ca 4-6 hours a day

Artists leading workshops: Culture for Climate Collective, Fragan Gehlker, Zofia Krawiec, Adrian Kręzlik, Anna Nowicka & Shelley Etkin, Noviki, Radio Kapitał, Sean Palmer, She She Pop, Justyna Sobczyk &Justyna Wielgus, Prodromos Tsinikoris, Marta Ziółek.

open call from 19th April to 10th May 2021 |

no application fee. /workshop fee – 100 euros (for the entire perios)

accommodation (information about possible accommodation further down), flights, workshop fee

New Rules on our terms!
We believe in sisterhood as a philosophy and a way of working!
What matters most to us is solidarity, community and mutual support.
We won’t give up!
We are flexible and refuse to be limited by established orders, unfazed by constant changeability and “suspension”.
Let’s change the rules!
Let’s invent new systems of functioning, creating and living.
Let’s meet and be together, taking part in shared workshops and events. Let’s inspire each other.

New Rules is the key theme of this year’s edition. We want to work on collectiveness, sisterhood, changes in thinking and developing art in the fields of dance, architecture and theatre. We will work using our imaginations – because this is where new rules begin.
An essential part of our academies is the city. This time let us look at Warsaw as a place where
collectives are at work – hence we will invite you to Komuna/Warszawa, one of the first places which
started working in this way. Our workshops will engage artists who create together, in a group. We will consider what happened to events which did not take place as previously planned? Premieres? Exhibitions? Did they leave black holes behind? Will projects return or are they back in a new reality? Are they relevant? What of the unusual situation artists are finding themselves in during the pandemic? What new needs and new rules are governing participation in the arts?

The Summer Academy consists of workshops, lectures, meetings and actions in which artists from around the world will take part. Our main goal is to create a space for meeting & mingling, for exchanging thoughts through joint action. We agree with the statement that artists should not only create unique pieces of art, but they should also creatively participate in networks and social situations, which is why we are organizing our Summer Camp as an example of such artistic activity.
Maria Wilska & Joanna Nuckowska

1. Fill in the electronic application form in . English:
2. Attach your resume (500 words maximum) & provide us with the link to your online portfolio/website etc.
The application should be submitted by 10th May 2021 (23.59 CET)
The results will be announced by 17th of May

All applications will be evaluated by a board of arts professionals based on the following criteria:
1. Participant’s experience in the artistic field
2. Relevance of your artistic/professional profile to the main idea and purpose of the Academy
3. Demonstration of an active commitment to engage in the workshops and dialogue with peers
4. Benefit to the applicant (at the present point in their career) from interaction with the artists leading the workshops and the other participants
5. The applicant’s ability to meet cross-cultural challenges successfully
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
If you have any questions before submitting your application please contact us via email:

There are a few options for finding accommodation during the workshops.
1. We encourage all applicants to accommodate at Chillout hostel at Poznańska Street near to the main location (
2. After open call we will send all participants a 15 % discount code for online reservation. You can also easily find a place to stay via Airbnb or
If you would have any questions or needed some help with tickets or accommodation please contact the production
All the questions regarding the application and open call please direct to:
If you need help to cover the participation fee please mention it in the application and provide a short explanation.
We will provide 10 scholarships (exemption from the participation fee) to those who apply for financial aid. We will send official invitation letters to those who wish to apply for support. We will be happy to provide any advice and guidance about the available mobility support programmes.


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