Before you apply, please read all the information on this website carefully.

As part of TOUR 2024, the artists’ collective Mestizx is organising an open call for multilingual artists in collaboration with its partners: (MaMis en Movimiento e.V., Stadtbibliothek Pankow, Kinderclub Der Würfel, BENN Buch, Sources d’Espoir, STZ Buch). Apply NOW to take part in our programme!

The planned performance can include different formats, such as spoken word, music, poetry, slam, short stories or narratives. 

The events will take place between July and November in Berlin Pankow: 06 July, 31 August (More information: LINK), 20 September, 27 September.

Our main focus:

  1. Multilingualism:
    We are looking for artists* who want to work with words and/or perform in their native language. The focus of TOUR 2024 is on the languages spoken by the migrant communities in Buch and Karow, including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Russian, etc.
  1. Participation of the audience:
    We are looking for artists who want to involve the audience in their performances. We want to involve the audience and develop formats that reflect the diversity of the residents of Buch and Karow and move them. Surprise us with your proposal!

We look forward to receiving your application and experiencing the diversity of languages and artistic expressions in our community. If you have any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.

A fee in accordance with LAFT’s recommendation will be provided.


  • The performance must not exceed a duration of 30 minutes
  • Both professional artists and enthusiastic amateurs are welcome
  • No age restriction 
  • Artworks with discriminatory content will not be accepted

How can you apply?

Application documents

Send your application with the following information by email to

  • Full name
  • Native language (the language you will be performing in)
  • A 30-second video or a link to a video representing your planned performance. This video will give us an idea of your style and creativity.
  • If you have an accompanying text for your performance, please attach it as a PDF. If there is no text, please send us a short description.
  • If you have relevant links to previous work or performances, please include them in your email.

Subject line of the email: OPEN CALL _TOUR 2024_Artists

Application deadline: until 16.06.2024 23:59 hrs

Selection criteria

The curators of this open call are the collective Mestizx.

The selection is made with the aim of presenting a wide range of languages and formats. Creativity, originality and the connection to the festival theme will be taken into account when selecting the artists.

The selected artists will be invited for interviews. Please note that we will not be able to give individual feedback to each applicant.

About the open call

The project is part of the initiative “DRAUSSENSTADT”, funded by the Berlin City Fund for Projects and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Note: Please note that event details may be subject to change. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates.