When we started Theatertreffen-Blog in 2009, developing the young arts’ journalists section of the theatre festival Theatertreffen from a print programme into an online editorial experience, we were overwhelmed with the support of readers and the success of the project. In its third edition in 2011, the blog gathered around 1.000 unique visitors per day, collaborating with three different media partners, such as the Berlin daily Berliner Zeitung, the Berlin English magazine exberliner and the online cultural platform Kultiversum. Over the years, the blog also was supported by distinct artistic bloggers from Berlin, by Mary Scherpe from stilinberlin and by Johanna von Stülpnagel from redenswinger.
And, believe it or not, we are entering the fourth year of Theatertreffen-Blog, with our partners Berliner Zeitung, exberliner and with financial support by the renowned Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, making possible a different discussion about contemporary theatre with the ideas and works of online talents. A blog that runs for four years can be regarded as a classic, can it not?
For 2012, we are again looking for young arts’ critics, photographers, graphic artists and audio journalists up to 35 years, that would like to participate in a festival editorial team, accompanying the festival in May 2011. Participants must be theatre enthusiasts with very good spoken German and their own blog (in German or English) on theatre, cultural issues and contemporary debates, preferably in multimedia form. Our aim is to promote young online cultural journalism and to give theatrical issues a stronger presence on the web.
If interested, please send your CV including your date of birth and address, the link to your blog, one or two samples of your work and a short motivation letter why you’d like to be part of Theatertreffen-Blog 2012 to theatertreffen-blog (at) berlinerfestspiele (dot)de. Deadline: 1st February 2012. You will find more detailed information on the website of Berliner Festspiele.
Final participants will be announced in mid Februrary 2012. They will be paid their trip to Berlin, hosted in Berlin – if not Berlin residents – and given free festival tickets as well as a little remuneration.