20 international Fellows will come to Hamburg for 10 weeks in April 2013 to learn how they can reach out to people through the medium of theater. During the following ten-month period, they will implement their own ventures at home, applying the newly earned skills and inspiration with the support of the D&F Academy.
Challenge Phase (April 2013 – June 2013)
Each D&F Project is centered around a Challenge, a hands-on task given to the Fellows by the Project Friend, which they will work on as a group on during their ten weeks in Hamburg. In the course of the D&F Academy Theater Project, the Fellows will write, rehearse and stage a multilingual play together with Project Friend Nils Daniel Finckh.
The focus of the play will be identity and love; a reaction to the new challenges our notions of individual and national identity face in an increasingly globalized world.
As a Fellow, you will bring your own experiences, artistic creativity and imagination, and will have the opportunity to learn from practitioners about all aspects of writing and staging a play. In the process, you will not only learn more about yourself, but also experience the impact that theater can have on society.
In addition to the Challenge, the Fellows will participate in three courses:
The ChallengeLab is centered around the Challenge and provides the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully fulfill it. The course not only covers project specific knowledge from Nils Daniel Finckh and other experienced professionals from the field, but also skills in project management and team leadership, taught in sessions run by D&F Academy staff.
The MediaLab is an interactive and hands-on course in which Fellows learn to use different media, especially video and blogs. The course enables Fellows to reach a broader audience for their ventures by creating their own websites and filling them with quality content.
The DreamLab, an innovative start-up course, is based on values and skills that are crucial for the Fellows to plan and implement their ventures and thus to positively impact society. The course is ongoing through both Phases of the project. A key milestone for every Fellow is the presentation of their DreamPlan at the end of the Challenge Phase in Hamburg, which then becomes the basis for it’s implementation during the ten month Implementation Phase in the respective Fellow’s home country.
Implementation Phase (June 2013 – March 2013)
The 10-week Challenge Phase in the D&F Academy Hamburg is followed by the 10-month Implementation Phase in the respective Fellow’s home country. The Fellows implement their DreamPlans making use of the knowledge they gained throughout the Challenge Phase and with the support of the D&F Cloud, the D&F Academy’s online learning platform. A mutual exchange and dialog is fostered on the Cloud between current Fellows and alumni.
Finally, they are coached, mentored, and advised from the D&F Team as they realize their own project.
Applications deadline is January 7, 2013 (10 am, CET).