Open Call: WerkStadt Takeover

Grafik zur Ankündigung des "WerkStadt Takeover" auf weißem Grund

You are an artist, designer, musician or author from NRW and need a small studio where you can work for a while by yourself? You are socially engaged in the region and need a place where you can plan your activities? You are a student looking for a space to work, and brainstorm ideas for a project? You come from Katernberg, Schonnebeck or Stoppenberg and need a space for your local projects?

If so, we have a place where you can work concentratedly, draw, write, script, program, photograph, compose, paint, plan and think.

Initiated by PACT, the WerkStadt is an independent project space in Essen-Katernberg - a place for experiments and a meeting place and forum for the local community. While our regular programme of discussions, exhibitions, activities for children, concerts and much more is currently on hold, we are opening our doors - to you, to your ideas, to your takeover! The WerkStadt is a collective archive, a shared resonance space for all those who have ideas and currently need space to develop them.

What we can offer:

A space with a large showcase window to the street that is comfortably equipped with tables and chairs and a pantry kitchen. The technical infrastructure includes a video projector, sound system, mixing desk, printer, 3D printer and Wi-Fi. PACT accompanies takeovers via social media.

The following rules apply:

→ Hygiene and social distancing regulations must be applied in accordance with PACT Zollverein’s Operational Hygiene Measures Concept. All those involved will be sent this information before their takeover starts.

April — June 2021
One week per takeover group/person

→ 19.04. — 25.04. 2021
→ 24.05. — 30.05. 2021
→ 21.06. — 27.06.2021

How to apply for to Takeover:

Send us a brief outline of your project or intention (max. 1500 characters), including the date you would like to takeover and the equipment you need. Alternatively, you can also video record your application and send it to us via WhatsApp.

Application deadline: 07.04.2021

Application contact:

WhatsApp (video): +49 (0)171 976 6389

We look forward to your ideas!


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A project within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.