Terms and conditions

Conditions of participation

Forecast will consider submitted materials only, on the condition that the selected candidate irrevocably agrees that:

  • Her/his portrait, name, and short bio may be published on the Forecast/Skills e.V. websites, as provided in the online application form
  • S/he holds the sole copyright to and/or has secured the consent of any other copyright owner on any given text, excerpt, or portfolio image submitted, in accordance with all applicable national and international regulations. S/he guarantees, that the rights of no third parties would be violated in the (re-)publication of any submitted text or portfolio material. The candidate unconditionally and irrevocably declares her/his copyright responsibility and liability toward third parties for any and all possible disputes over copyright violations and fully indemnifies Forecast/Skills e.V. against all third party claims arising thereof.

In submitting your application in any form, you grant consent to and license Skills e. V. as the legal entity of Forecast to use your name, text, artwork, or design, and representations of your text, artwork, or design in any media related to Forecast, anywhere in the world, without compensation or credit, for artistic, promotional, and documentary purposes.

Candidates will be selected at the sole discretion of Forecast. Applicants selected for participation in the Forecast Forum will be informed by email on or before April 22, 2020. Physical participation in the Forecast Forum for its entire duration is obligatory. Should a candidate for whatever reason not be able to be physically present at the Forum in Berlin for its entire duration, Forecast reserves the right to revoke his/her invitation, and to designate a runner-up instead.

Each applicant* may submit only one project.

*Collectives, groups, and any other practices consisting of more than one person may apply with one proposal. In case a group is admitted as candidate, or later on as a mentee, Forecast will not guarantee to grant travel costs to more than one person, and the overall budget for the intended project will not be higher than that for projects submitted by a single person.

The selection decision of the mentors is final. Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.

Artist Fee / Production Budget

Travel and accommodation for Participants at the Forecast Forum in Berlin in July 2020 is granted by Forecast/Skills e.V. If you apply as a duo or collective, Forecast will cover travel and accommodation for only one member.

For your participation at the Forecast Forum, you will receive an artist fee of up to 600 euro. In addition, you will be reimbursed for production costs up to 800 euro. You must present receipts in order to be reimbursed for any expenses incurred.

If your proposal is subsequently chosen as one of the six projects to be showcased at the Forecast Festival in April 2021, you will receive an artist fee of 8,000 euro and a production budget for realizing your project, up to 10,000 euro. The production budget will be made available in installments based on the stages of the project’s development and its budgetary requirements. It is imperative that you submit a preliminary production and budget plan to convey the project’s scale and set milestones for its realization.

Should your proposal necessitate additional funds, Forecast will provide support in applying to further collaborations and/or funding. We encourage that you initiate additional fundraising and see it as an important part of structuring your creative work.

The particulars of the participation in the Forecast Forum and/or Festival will be set forth in separate contracts.


Forecast respects each person’s right to privacy. We do not sell or distribute personal information or samples of work for commercial purposes. Your application data will be treated confidentially. Only the Forecast team and the mentors have access to your application. If you are selected to participate in Forecast, your profile data and submitted material will be used as stated above.

Conditions for the use of submitted data and material: In particular, these may be retained in a database at Forecast and displayed on the website or related areas, for the purpose of improved communication between participants, experts, and visitors.

Governing law

This agreement is exclusively governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement, the exclusive legal venue shall be the courts of Berlin, Germany, only.