Cheers for Fears

Production platforms


In addition to all other activities and formats, Cheers for Fears strives not only to establish encounters and discussions between young artists from different educational institutions, but also to initiate longer-term transmedia collaborations. With this intention in mind, we created the Cheers for Fears production platform in 2014 together with the NRW State Office for the Liberal Performing Arts. Convinced that experimental encounters in laboratory situations release an enormous potential of creativity and productivity, we are concerned with new artistic constellations in the young art scene of NRW, space for research and the professionalization of young collectives. In Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Cheers for Fears has a partner that, like Cheers for Fears, is interested in enabling young stage art with a low threshold. Beyond the season filled with events and festivals, we are interested in providing space for transdisciplinary experimentation that non-established artists need to test artistic collaborations, develop their portfolios, and learn to produce under professional conditions. Therefore, with the research and production platform TRANSIT, we provide the necessary space, time as well as financial and logistical means for new interdisciplinary collaborations.

In 2021, the platform for artistic research & production once again offered young artists the opportunity to put their ideas for innovative, transdisciplinary works up for discussion in a creative environment and, accompanied by colloquia and mentors, to develop them further in a research process. The journey is the goal – the completion of an artistic work is desired, but the focus is on the development of the actors, their production and their exchange with artists from other disciplines. From spring to fall 2021, 6 artist collectives were funded. The final presentation took place on September 30, 2021 in the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr.