For the latest edition, Forecast platform has selected six mentors, all accomplished in their respective fields: visual artist Candice Breitz (ZA), artist and internet activist Paolo Cirio (IT), musician Okkyung Lee (KR), cartoonist Anders Nilsen (US), radio reporter Joe Richman (US), and conceptual designer Jerszy Seymour (UK/CA), who will work with the applicants.

© 2019 Forecast / Jerszy Seymour: Energy Totem 2, R.I.N (credit: jerszyseymourdesignworkshop)

The selected candidates will present their ideas at the Forecast Forum in Berlin, taking place July 1–7, 2019. At the conclusion of the Forum, six mentees will be chosen, one in each field, to develop their ideas further with their mentors.

The six mentees will receive a production budget and artist fee, and will have nine months to bring their ideas to fruition.

The final projects will be presented to the public at the Forecast Festival, taking place March 30–April 5, 2020.

The deadline for applications is March 1, at 11:59pm CET.


Forecast is an international mentorship program and interdisciplinary network for knowledge transfer. Forecast transcends neatly defined genres to carve out space for the questions on the minds of the next generation of trailblazers. In annually recurring editions, Forecast gives talents from all over the world the opportunity to work in tandem with renowned mentors toward bringing their own projects to fruition and presenting them to the public. Forecast selects six new mentors working in various disciplines for each edition. In a worldwide call for proposals, Forecast draws applicants with various practices and backgrounds who wish to discuss their proposals at the Forecast Forum and, if chosen by the mentors, to further develop, realize, and showcase them at the Forecast Festival in Berlin. Forecast is a project of Skills e. V. in cooperation with radialsystem. It is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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