Zu Kalinowska
Mo, 22/03/2021, 00:00 Uhr

Open Call: Monat der zeitgenössischen Musik

Eröffnung des Monats der zeitgenössischen Musik

Opening of the Month of Contemporary Music

Everyone can take part, everyone is welcome. This principle is important to us in covering the broad spectrum of positions. But since there is only one opening, it is inevitable at this point to make a selection for one project to represent the "Opening of the Month of Contemporary Music". Although we cannot participate financially in the project, the organizers benefit from the additional media attention of the Month of Contemporary Music. This year's Call for Projects begins in mid-August, which means that the festival period may move a few weeks into summer when there are fewer competing events in the Berlin cultural calendar. To guarantee a fair and transparent selection, the opening project will be chosen by the jury of the inm.

If you would like to submit an application for the opening of the Month of Contemporary Music, please take the following points into account:

Submission deadline: March 22, 2021, midnight (Berlin time)


  • The event will take place between August 13th and September 5th, 2021
  • The venue is in Berlin
  • The venue has a capacity for at least 250 people (depending on the pandemic, this can be negotiated)
  • The MdzM has the option of holding a public reception before the event
  • A contingent of tickets can be provided for free or reduced tickets for VIPs and press invitations

Selection criteria

  • Dramaturgical conclusiveness and degree of innovation of the concept
  • Professionalism of implementation
  • artistic activity in Berlin in the field of contemporary music
  • Audience development concept
  • Corona strategy


  • Project description
  • List of participating artists
  • Venue certificate
  • Weblinks
  • Music examples

Application Form

  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / motorische Einschränkungen / Hörbehinderung / kognitive Einschränkungen