The Academy of the Arts of the World would like to thank everyone who applied in our fifth Open Call. This time individuals from the whole North Rhine-Westphalia region could apply to the grant program; many of the nearly 100 applications we received were of high quality. The jury decided to support the following projects:

Heba Amin, “The Devil’s Garden”
Stefanie Thiersch and Kefa Oiro, “JITTA – WEfuture wears!”
Thomas Gläßer, “Beyond Exploitation and Entertainment? – Emancipation in African Club Music”
Dr. Monica van der Haagen-Wulff and Dr. Fabian Chyle, “Hegemonien der Körper 2017 – ein Experimentaltransfer”
Walter Solon and Jorge H. Loureiro, “SCIENCE WITHOUT BORDERS”
Achim Lengerer, “Tonspuren zur Linken: Die migrantische Linke und der Ford-Streik”

The members of the jury were Ekaterina Degot (Artistic Director, Academy of the Arts of the World), David Riff (Head of Publications, Academy of the Arts of the World), Aneta Rostkowska (Curator, Academy of the Arts of the World), and Léa Genoud (Curatorial Project Assistant, Academy of the Arts of the World).

The jury was advised by Oliver Baurhenn (Curator, CTM – Festival for adventurous music and related visual arts), Florian Malzacher (Artistic Director, Impulse Theatre Festival 2017), and Bettina Masuch (Director, tanzhaus nrw e.V.).