The allocation of funding is decided by a revolving independent jury comprised of experienced arts professionals representing a diversity of disciplines and demographics.
Jury members include -
Camilla M. Fehér (Berlin) is a choreographer/ dancer/musician, researching the role of the body as ‘a resonating body’ within the performance of live electronic/electro-acoustic music. Space, environment and the texture of objects get involved in the synergy of dance and music. Actual events and themes, personal quests and memories inform her artistic process. She works with the idea of the ritual and questions the role of the body within landscapes. CMF composed music for Juli Reinartz ( Supergrün) and SKILLS (Arien aus Stein) and developed several videoclips. Since 2011 CMF forms a performance-duo with Sylvi Kretzschmar under the name SKILLS (www.we-are-the-skills.de). She worked as a dancer internationally with Shusaku Takeuchi, RAZ, Hans Tuerlings, she was a member of Poni.be, and works regularly with Sharon Paz on video-performances. CMF developed own works such as ‘Kapsar’, ’Solar Plexus’, ’The No Band’ and more Sonic Choreographies. Performances were shown at HAU Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Wuk, Wien, Tanzquartier Wien, Thikwa Theater, Berlin and many others.
Marie DuPasquier (*1984, Lausanne. Lives and works in Zurich and Berlin) is a Swiss independent museologist and curator. She studied art history and museology at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland (MA, Eugene Ferdinand Piccard Award, 2012). In her recent researches, she focuses on exhibition design and devices, the activation of image systems and the interlacing of bodies, behaviours, architecture and materials in a space, under the idea of « Contact Zone ». By focusing on the collective aspect of projects, she engages in various collaborations on the long term with the artists, curators and researchers. Since 2015, she is the director of Display, space for artistic and curatorial practices in Berlin (DE). In 2018 and in 2020, Display was awarded by the prize of the City of Berlin, Senat Kultur & Europa: Auszeichnung Künstlerische Projekträume und – Initiativen. Previously, she was Associate Curator at the House of Elsewhere (CH) and President of the Biel/Bienne Photography Festival (CH). She participated in the curatorial residencies at Mumbai Art Room (IN) in partnership with Pro Helvetia New Dehli and in Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop (DE). She also collaborated with Kunsthalle Neuchâtel, CAN (CH), the Mulhouse Biennial of Photography (FR), The Others; Torino (IT), Horse & Pony, Berlin (DE), Greylight Projects or Poppositions, Brussels (BE).
Anica Happich is an actress, artist and cultural-political activist who works at publicly funded theaters, institutions of the independent scene and in film. As an activist, her works focuses on the dialogue between artistic practice and educational/political work and its importance and concerns in the performing arts. As an actress she was engaged at the Schauspiel Frankfurt, Theater Bielefeld and most recently Theater Basel. As a freelance artist, she is increasingly devoting herself to work in her artist collective “happichzurlinden +” and was most recently in front of the camera as the protagonist of the Mainz Tatort for the broadcaster ARD. She advocates the importance and conditions of cultural workers and, as a board member of ensemble-netzwerk eV, is responsible for numerous educational conferences for performing artists: including the "Bundesweite Ensemble-Versammlung" in Bochum, the Volksbühne Berlin, and "Burning Issues meets Kampnagel ”.
Ruth Rosenfeld is an actor and vocal artist based in Berlin. She has performed as a classical singer, specialising in contemporary music at the Staatsoper Berlin, Zurich Opera, Hamburg Opera, Bregenz Festival, Basel Theater among others. As an actress, she has worked with directors - Frank Castorf, Dimiter Gotscheff, Herbert Fritsch, Patrick Wengenroth, Philippe Quesne, Jette Steckel, Thomas Ostermeier. Since 2017 she is an ensemble member of the Schaubühne Berlin.
Friederike Wagner is a theater and film actress. From 2009 to 2010 she was a protagonist at the Schauspielhaus Zurich, previously at the Deutsches Theater Berlin and the Schauspielhaus Bochum, among others. She has worked with Barbara Frey, Herbert Fritsch, Karin Henkel, Werner Düggelin and Benno Besson. She can currently be seen in “Hyperreal”, a production by choreographer Constanza Macras at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf. She also worked in "Bella Block", "Tatort" and numerous other film and television productions.
Hila Peleg is a curator and filmmaker living in Berlin. She has previously curated solo shows, large-scale group exhibitions, and various interdisciplinary cultural events in public institutions across Europe and internationally. Including KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Iniva, Institute of International Visual Art, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. Peleg was co-curator of Manifesta 7 (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, 2008), the 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014) and documenta 14 (Athens / Kassel, 2017). Her feature films A Crime Against Art (2007) and Sign Space (2016) were screened in festivals worldwide. She is currently an associate curator at HKW, Berlin.
Evyonne Muhuri is a music industry freelancer and cultural ambassador. As a freelancer she has worked on numerous booking and festival productions for national and international artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Theo Parrish, DJ Premier, Italians do it better and many more. She is co-founder of Makakali - a platform dedicated to strengthening transcultural interaction and exchange through art and music. With Makakali she has curated shows with Ebo Taylor (Ghana), Jojo Abot (Ghana/NY), Jaqee (Uganda) and many more.
Katharina Schilling is a curator and office manager at Haus am Lützowplatz, Fördererkreis Kulturzentrum Berlin e.V. (HaL). She worked for Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen, Akademie der Künste, Goldmann PR and DNA Gallery in Berlin. She has curated several exhibitions, amongst others, Jim Avignon, "me and the establishment" (2011, HaL), Herakut, "Jukebox kontrovers" (2012, HaL), Ekaterina Burlyga / Felix Kiessling, ALLE GEGEN ALLE (2014, Lady Fitness, Berlin), HABSELIGKEITEN (2016, Groupshow, HaL), Moritz Frei (2017, the landing strip, Berlin).
Simon James Phillips is a collaborative composer and pianist active in diverse genres, including new, classical, electronic, and experimental music, jazz, and has worked in theater, dance, installation, and film. As either composer or performer, he has participated, amongst others, in Borealis Festival (Bergen), Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (Huddersfield), Jazzfest Berlin (Berlin), Maerzmusik (Berlin) and he has collaborated with Theater Basel (Basel), Ensemble Resonanz (Hamburg), Zafraan Ensemble (Berlin), the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (Hong Kong) and has an ongoing project, GREENERY, with sculptor David Adamo (NY). He's a board member of the Gwärtler Foundation.
Stefan Rusconi, musician and composer in the intersection of improvised music, experimental rock, electronic music and jazz. For many years he toured Europe and Asia with the band "RUSCONI" and wrote music for and performed with Meg Stuart, Fred Frith, Thom Lutz, Tobias Preisig, Roman Signer, Nora Schlocker, Dieter Meier, Doug Weiss, Jared Gradinger&Angela Schubot, Norma Winston and Til Brönner among others. Together with Tobias von Glenck and Florian Röser he built up the musicians' house "die Wache" in Berlin. He is a founding member and member of the board of trustees of the Gwärtler Foundation and the Àrvore Foundation.