NEXT GENERATION RESIDENCY 2020: Call for applications

Every two years Junges Ensemble Stuttgart hosts the festival Bright View: a showcase of ground-breaking international theatre for young audiences in Stuttgart as well as the platform for regional theatres working in this field to share their work and develop their artistic and communicatory practise.

10 international performances, 7 shows from the region of south-west Germany as well as 2 international co-productions of the hosting theatre Junges Ensemble Stuttgart will form the artistic festival programme. The discourse programme tackles questions of representation and discrimination in the theatre for young audiences. Who speaks? Whose stories are told? How do we create images, characters and rhetoric without reproducing discriminatory or racist conditions? How do we incorporate these concepts into our artistic and aesthetic work as well as into the structures of theatres and companies?


We invite 10 people (18-35 years), living and working in Europe, to participate in the NEXT GENERATION RESIDENCY 2020. The scholarships address young artists and students of the performing arts (dramaturgs, directors, actors, puppeteers, dancers, performers, stage and costume designers, musicians or theatre educationalists) with specific interest in theatre for young audiences.

The Next Generation residents will watch 14 international performances, reflect and discuss what they have seen, partake in the discourse programme of the festival, share questions and thoughts on the theatre for young audiences in Europe with established theatre makers, experience a week full intense discussions, delicious food, excursions and flittering celebrations and write a manifesto, a vision for the future, maybe a Utopian idea.

What’s part of the scholarship?

Tickets for 14 performances in the festival, accommodation during the festival (shared rooms in a hostel), food at the festival centre, partial subsidy for travel expenses (max. 100€ p.p.) and coordination and coaching by an experienced theatre maker. The working language will be English.

Conditions: You…

…are between 18 and 35 years old. You work or study in the performing arts in Europe and have an interest in theatre for young audiences. You can be in Stuttgart/ Germany between June 20th and June 27th to partake in the residency. You fill in the form you can download here (link opens to another site) and send it to the festival office of Schöne Aussicht: .

Application closes on Monday, 13th of April 2020.

We would like to encourage especially young people of colour, differently abled young people, as well as members of the LGBTQ community to apply for a scholarship.

The Next Generation Residency 2020 is part of an exchange between Danish and German theatre makers organised by the ASSITEJ centres in Germany and Denmark which is supported by the project funds of the German-Danish Cultural Year of Friendship 2020. Danish ASSITEJ and Teatercentrum can thereby cover the travel expenses for Danish participants. Applicants from Denmark are asked to send their application to both Schöne Aussicht and ASSITEJ Denmark .

More information about Schöne Aussicht: