FORECAST FORUM: Open call for curators

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, acting under its brand, announces an open call for curators based in Poland who are interested in getting to know the international overview in pioneering ideas in the fields of architecture, curation, dance, design, as well as music and video art, by participating in this year’s edition of the Forecast Forum (31.03-01.04.2017).

NOTICE: Deadline extended to 22 March, 23:59 CET due to technical problems with the AMI's server.

The idea of the Forecast Festival is simple: six experts select 30 promising concepts from more than 450 international applications. As mentors, they help participants develop their ideas and encourage them to break boundaries in terms of working methods and formats. All projects will be presented during the Forum, which culminates with each of the six mentors selecting one concept to tutor during its realisation. The results of these collaborations will be presented during the Festival, in October 2017.

Participation in the Forecast Forum enables participants to see the most comprehensive overview of projects from very different fields of art as well as the opportunity to meet artists from all over the world. During the visit, there will be a chance to meet all six mentors of this year’s edition including curator Hou Hanru, designer Heather Martin, video artist Bjorn Melhus, architect Philippe Rahm, choreographer and dancer Richard Siegal, and experimental composer and performer Jennifer Walshe. You will also see the projects of four Polish artists selected in this year’s open-call: Liliana Piskorska, Anna Sobczak, Julia Sokolnicka and Ania Soliman.

Representatives of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Forecast Festival will select three people to take part in the event. 
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute will provide:

  • Accommodation in Berlin (31 March – 1 April , 2017)
  • Return train ticket Poland – Berlin – Poland
  • Per diem allowance


There is no application form. Your application should be written in English and submit the following as part of only ONE PDF file titled as your full name (e.g. ‘Name_Surname.pdf’). In the title of the e-mail, please write “Forecast Forum Open Call”.

  • Letter of motivation (200-1000 characters)
  • Resume/CV

NOTICE: Deadline extended to 22 March, 23:59 CET due to technical problems with the AMI's server.

Applications should be emailed to: [email protected]

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The list of accepted participants will be announced on the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s Facebook profile by 24.03.2017. Promoting Polish Artists Worldwide

The goal of, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s flagship brand, is to promote Poland and Polish culture internationally. Through the presentation of high-quality initiatives and events in fields such as design, music, and visual art, aspires to introduce an international audience to contemporary Polish culture. The website provides daily fresh information on the most exciting Polish cultural events worldwide; it is also the biggest and most comprehensive source of knowledge about Polish culture. A special section dedicated to Polish visual arts includes information about the most intriguing exhibitions and the newest works by Polish artists – the young and up-and coming and the well-established and world-renowned.

Worldwide promotion of Polish art and its continuous support is one of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s main priorities. The Institute has supported and organised numerous exhibitions, artists residencies, study visits, and conferences on visual arts. Our success in the pursuit of this goal has been possible thanks to fruitful cooperation with renowned partners both in Poland and abroad. We have worked with, among others: the National Museum in Warsaw, the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, msand msin Łódź, the Whitechapel Gallery (London), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York).

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Published at: 2017.03.15 10:21
Updated at: 2017.03.21 10:33
Author: Karolina Babij
Written by: Karolina Babij