Ehkä Open Call

Open call for Ehkä-production’s 2023 program

Ehkä-production is looking for proposals for the year 2023 program. We welcome submissions for co-produced premiers, guest performances, projects, workshops, discussions, events, or one to two week residencies at Contemporary Art Space Kutomo. We primarily accept proposals from professional dance and performance practitioners, who don’t study full time. You can apply as an individual and / or as a working group. 

Ehkä-production and Contemporary Art Space Kutomo’s program is developed through a variety of means: open calls, invitations and through collaborations. The community’s resources are limited and discretionary. The production support provided by Ehkä is dependent on the availability of funds which may vary in amount from one year to the next. The co-production is based on a collaborative model in which the artist is required to provide part funding of their own, and to actively commit to the making of the finished work.

Ehkä provides a monetary co-production support to cover artist’s salaries for working (1-4 weeks) and performing, as well as mentorship, the possibility to photograph the artist’s work, ticket selling, permit and copyright fees, advertising and expenses for travel and other costs related to production. The co-production support includes accommodation, rehearsal and performance space and the support of a production coordinator and other Ehkä staff. Guest performances are provided with a performance fee and moderate travel expenses, and the use of the studio space at Kutomo for a few days before the performance, if needed. The residency provides the artist(s) with a free work space, accommodation at Kutomo, travel expenses and the opportunity to open the ongoing work to public in a form of a presentation, or to arrange another appropriate event.

Contemporary Art Space Kutomo curated and managed by Ehkä-production is located in the Lainto weaving building at Kalastajankatu in Turku. It consists of two studios – Studio 1 and Studio 2. The building is unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users. Please get acquainted with the space with your project demands in mind before formulating your proposal.

Application period: 1–29 April 2022

Please state clearly in the beginning of your proposal what kind of collaboration you are proposing (for example co-produced premiere, guest performance, residency, or workshop), possible dates for the project, and details about the working group (names and roles). Please make your proposal as compact as possible (max. 3 pages).

Send the proposal as email attachments (work plan and CV) to info@ehka.net by 29 April 2022. We do not take into account information in the email field. Name the attachments clearly (applicants name_work plan, applicants name_CV).

You will hear back from us by email by 2 September. The applications will be considered by the artistic planning group of Ehkä-production.

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