The Mortier Next Generation Award is presented every two years. It is awarded to support projects by artists who are at the start of their career and show exceptional talent. The award is endowed with € 30,000.
The Mortier Next Generation Award includes a short-term fellowship of several months at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Berlin Institute of Advanced Study), which, each academic year, offers residencies to an interdisciplinary group of scientists and artists. The design and organization of the Mortier Fellowship reside with the Wissenschaftskolleg.
The Mortier Next Generation Award supports projects in keeping with the spirit of the great theater innovator and visionary Gerard Mortier . His principles and his philosophy are expounded in the volumes Gerard Mortier, “Dramaturgie einer Leidenschaft” and “Das Theater, das uns verändert” (“Dramaturgy of a Passion” and “The Theater that Changes Us”),both published by Bärenreiter/J. B. Metzler. Applicants are explicitly referred to these two books.
Only natural persons who have not yet reached the age of 35 by the application submission deadline may apply for the Mortier Next Generation Award. Applications can be submitted until March 31, 2023 – exclusively via email: mortier-awards(at)gmx.at
All applications are to include a description and a budget overview for the implementation of the submitted project. The description should not exceed 6,000 characters. It is possible to attach photos, sketches, videos or similar materials (large files please via WeTransfer). An independent jury will decide on the award in May 2023.
Designated Use of the Prize Money
The € 30,000 prize money awarded by the jury is earmarked exclusively for the submitted project. The beneficiary is obliged to spend the amount exclusively for the project outlined in the application. If the project is not implemented, the awardee is obliged to inform the Association immediately and to return any payments already received. The same applies if significant changes are made to the project, unless the Association’s Board of Directors gives written permission for these changes. If these regulations are violated – in particular in the event of non-implementation of the project, lack of reporting, or unauthorized alterations – the Association is entitled to reclaim any payments already made to the awardee. After the completion of the project, the awardee is obliged to submit a written report. Payment of all taxes and duties incurring in connection with the sponsored project is the sole responsibility of the awardee.