Thank you for 106 exciting applications that cover the spectrum of Berlin's club culture. We are already looking forward to a diverse program on TAG DER CLUBKULTUR, October 3rd 2021.
What is TAG DER CLUBKULTUR?
TAG DER CLUBKULTUR was launched in 2020 by the Clubcommission on the initiative of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Musicboard, and will once again honor the diversity of Berlin‘s club culture and the special commitment of the Berlin scene. An associated prize will award a total of 40 clubs and collectives in the city with 10,000 euros each. This offers the applicants an opportunity to reflect on their contribution to Berlin club culture during the past year and to help shape the club culture of tomorrow.
HOW CAN CLUBS AND COLLECTIVES PARTICIPATE?
All Berlin clubs and collectives can apply for the award in the context of the TAG DER CLUBKULTUR. This year‘s award focuses on two main themes: bridging the pandemic and visions for the future of Berlin club culture. The submission of the application is possible online from August 1 to August 15.
Do we need to address both focus topics in our application?
Both topics are part of your application. However, you can answer one of the two topics in more detail and thus set your own focus.
HOW ARE THE CLUBS AND COLLECTIVES AWARDED?
An independent, five-member board of trustees, representing the diversity of the Berlin club scene, decides on the awards for TAG DER CLUBKULTUR. This year, the board of trustees consists of DJ Gigola, Lewamm „Lu“ Ghebremariam, Pansy, Volkan Ağar and Whitney Wei. Once again this year, general criteria will be part of the evaluation process of the submissions. These include the artistic and programmatic profile, the significance of the club or collective for Berlin club culture, awareness, diversity and anti-discrimination, ecological sustainability, promotion of young talent, contribution to international dialogue, and solidarity with employees and others.
WHAT PROGRAM CRITERIA APPLY TO THE EVENTS ON TAG DER CLUBKULTUR?
The Board of Trustees attaches particular importance to diversity and equality in booking as well as fair pay and support for local artists. The showcases shouldn’t include headliners that have to be flown in but should rather strengthen residencies and the local (club) culture. Therefore, interdisciplinary and intersectional program designs, diverse and gender-balanced lineups, sustainable hygiene and safety concepts as well as an overview of the recommended fees of the participating artists are requested.
Do we need a confirmed location on 03.10. upon submission?
We do not expect a final confirmation for a location. However, a concept usually also includes a location. So ask yourself beforehand what you want to do and how you want to set up. If you have problems finding a location, the “Freiflächen-Team” of Clubcommission can help you.
What are the dates and deadlines?
1 August: Start of the application phase
15 August: End of the application phase
15 September: Award ceremony
3 October : TAG DER CLUBKULTUR
10 October: Submission of the event documentation
What is the composition of the Board of Trustees?
The Board of Trustees for TAG DER CLUBKULTUR consists of five individuals representing diverse voices of club culture. The members of the Board of Trustees are:
Paulina Schulz, DJ and electronic music producer, member of the artist collective Live From Earth.
Lewamm "Lu" Ghebremariam
Organizer, curator, activist, board member of the Clubcommission, campaign strategist
Parker Tilghman, drag artist, comedian, artist, activist.
Taz editor in the society and media department, "Postprolet" columnist
Journalist, artist and editor-in-chief of Resident Advisor previously Electronic Beats
What about collectives that do not yet have a legal form?
First and foremost we need to confirm that you have been active for at least one year. At the same time, it must be clear who is part of your collective, what activities you have realized in the past and what you have planned for the future. The legal form is secondary.
Is a budget plan for the VA on 3 October part of the submission?
A budget plan is not mandatory, but it helps the board of trustees to better understand your approach. Nevertheless, the budget plan will not be part of the jury's decision. It remains based on curatorial and artistic principles.
WHAT CAN THE COMMENDATION BE USED FOR?
Essentially, the money is available for free use, a proof of use is not required. One possibility would be, for example, to use the money as the personal contribution in future funding programs.
Does the prize money have to be used to finance the event on 03.10.?
No, the money is not earmarked. You can use it however you choose to.
WHICH HYGIENE REGULATIONS HAVE TO BE MET?
The Clubcommission developed an exemplary hygiene protocol for events in open spaces. Each club and collective can derive the necessary measures and adapt the concept to its own circumstances
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE AS A CLUB OR COLLECTIVE WITHOUT AN OWN OPEN-AIR VENUE?
As part of the Draussenstadt initiative, the Clubcommission can offer numerous model areas for use for open-air events. An overview can be found here. To find out to what extent these locations will be available on TAG DER CLUBKULTUR, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does the event concept have one of the thematic focuses of TAG DER CLUBKULTUR?
You are free to choose the theme or concept of your event.
Can I organize a demonstration within the framework of the TAG DER CLBKULTUR?
Demonstrations may not be financed by public money. Of course you are allowed to plan a demo on 3 October, but in this case a proof is necessary that the prize money is not used for financing.
WHO WILL GET A TICKET?
All clubs and organizers are in charge of their door and price policy as well as the ticketing system they use for the event. The number of tickets depends on the capacity of the respective location. There will be no box office.
What if my TAG DER CLUBKULTUR event cannot take place as planned?
If the planned event cannot take place due to unforeseen circumstances, this will not affect your award. You will still receive your award.