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Open Calls

LOFFT - THE THEATER in Leipzig is a nationally and internationally acclaimed co-producer, production house and venue for contemporary dance, post-dramatic theatre and performance art. We attach great importance to the work of young talent and the continuous promotion and development of young and emerging artists. With the Artist Development Programme, a format which has been established in 2015, we support artists in and around Leipzig beyond their individual productions. In 2021-2023, three groups from Leipzig have been supported in the genre of performance art and contemporary circus.

What we offer

Being part of the Artist Development Programme means that we support your artistic development on a two-year basis. The support includes financial and non-material support as well as networking and consulting. The support is not limited to productions at LOFFT, we also support projects at other venues. We help you, for example, with strategic concept development for upcoming project ideas and their financing or with the search for regional, national and international project partners, residencies and performance opportunities. We are awarding three partnerships in the Artist Development Programme for the next period from 2024 to 2025.

What we are looking for

Our Artist Development Programme is focused on Leipzig-based artists and groups. We are looking for professional young artists of the contemporary performing arts who would like to collaborate more intensively with us atLOFFT on a two-year basis in the Artist Development Programme. We attach great importance to artistic potential, conceptual strength, unique aesthetic handwriting and artistic qualities in implementation. We expect you to be able to identify with LOFFT's profile and will work with you on an equal footing. You should be prepared to exchange ideas with the other participants in the Artist Development Programme. We trust your aesthetics, your way of working and your ability to develop. We take you and your professionalization just as seriously as our audience and our other artistic partners.

Application and deadline

Please send the application documents for the open call by e-mail to Please send us information about yourself, your career, the artistic projects up to 2025 (short version) as well as a letter of motivation. We accept applications until November, 19th 2023. The documents can be submitted in German or English language.


Further information

Further information on the open call LOFFT is available via e-mail to or by telephone +49 (0)341 355 955 10.

Applications for our newcomer platform WERKSTATT are open on a regular basis. You can find the application documents and deadlines on the website of the Werstattmacher*innen: (in German) 


For more jobs and open calls please check the GERMAN VERSION of this page.