Burning Bär Art Grant Submission
The theme of Burning Bär 2018 will be "EXTRAWURST". "Extrawurst" is a German expression of disapproval relating to someone wanting or receiving special treatment. One would say, "er/sie möchte immer eine Extrawurst gebraten haben" ("he/she always demands an additional/special sausage fried for him/ her") to express that someone wants something out of the ordinary solely for himself.

We have chosen the Extrawurst as an emblematic Dadaistic expression for this year’s approach to Burning Bär, YOUR indoor burn organized by the Berlin Burner community. In the first decades of the 20th century Dada rejected the logic, reason, and aestheticism of the capitalist society, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality and anti-bourgeois protest in their works. Hugo Ball expressed: "...art is not an end in itself ... but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in."

Thus we want to invite you to take everything related to Extrawurst with a grain of salt and see how everybody gets their own Extrawurst. We are hoping for art projects, including installations, performance, paintings, and workshops, that take a Dadaist approach.

Please submit your art project for an art grant to Berlin Burner e.V. by January 1st, 2018 in order to give us enough time to evaluate all applications. You will receive a reply by January 15.

Your description should not exceed 100 words and might contain one figure/picture/sketching of the gestalt of your art project. Please make sure your proposal is well-structured and addresses the following points: who is submitting, idea behind the concept, description of your art piece, technical requirements (electricity, transportation, etc.), space required (m²; room), amount of money you are applying for, number of tickets needed for your team in the directed sale (name of team members), and potential risks or hazard. Thank you!

Regarding the reimbursement process please note the following: Please note: material will only be reimbursed if you provide us with your original receipts (if you order online, we need both the invoice and the online payment approval). We also cannot provide any compensation for your labor. The deadline for submitting your receipts for reimbursement is March 25th, 2018.


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Extrawurst Art title *
Applicant (Name, First Name) *
Address *
Phone *
E-mail *
Team headcount
Team members
Please separate the names by comma
Short description of your Extrawurst (ca . 100 words; will be used for the website and program) *
Files to upload (pics, videos)
Expected costs (€) (please provide details; labor costs not eligible for reimbursement)
Requested amount for reimbursement (€)
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