For Artists

Open Call for local co-productions at Südpol


As a house for professional dance and theater productions, we want to ensure that all local artists who would like to enter into a co-production partnership together with the Südpol have equal opportunities to receive inquiries.


To achieve this goal, we are introducing an open call for co-productions starting with the 2021/22 season to make the process transparent and fair. Groups and artists from Central Switzerland (Zentralschweiz) can apply.


For a co-production request, artists and groups should send a first draft of a complete dossier (max. 6 pages) to the dance and theater director Magdalena Drozd, including:


– Abstract (who, what, when, why, how).

– Artistic realization, development and process

– Content and dramaturgy

– Spatial design

– Ideas for diffusion and mediation

– Project management (precise schedule for production)

– Budget

– Team (names of all contributors with short biography)

Deadline for projects to be shown from June 2023 to December 2023: February 28, 2022.

If interested, artists and groups will be invited for a first interview, which will take place in April 2022.

After the first interview, the artists and groups will work on a second draft of the dossier by the end of May. Final feedback will be communicated by mid-June 22 and then the final dossier and budget will be submitted to the funding authorities.

Only complete dossiers can be acknowledged. If you have any questions regarding the preparation of the first draft and budget, various production consultations are available on a weekly basis. The consultations are free of charge.

In case of unsuccessful funding, the financing plan will be discussed again and based on that, it will be decided together if the project is feasible.

Requests for national co-productions and guest performances, as well as requests for residencies and rehearsals can be sent throughout.

Südpol reserves the right to make exceptions if the situation requires it.

Director Performing Arts
Magdalena Drozd: