1st workshop / CENTQUATRE, Paris
From 5th to 11th January 2009: first period of training organized at CENTQUATRE

2nd workshop / PACT Zollverein, Essen
From 27th May to 1st June: second period of training organized at PACT Zollverein

3rd workshop / CalArts, Valencia
From 11th to 17th October: third period of training organized at CalArts

Paris / Essen / Los Angeles

Offered jointly by CENTQUATRE (Paris) and PACT Zollverein (Essen), the program Feldstärke International provides the opportunity to arts students from all disciplines (design, dance, cinema, circus arts, landscape art, visual and plastic arts, music, video, theatre, numeric arts), to work in closer collaboration.
The program is hosted for one week at each of the partners’ venues: at CENTQUATRE, at PACT Zollverein and finally at a third partner’s venue, which changes every year. For its first year, Feldstärke International invited the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, Los Angeles to join the program. Thus, Feldstärke International 2009 brought together 49 students: 20 from German schools, 18 from French schools and 10 from CalArts.

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The program Feldstärke International takes place in the Artention France-Nordrhein-Westfalen 2008/2009 season, with the support of Nordrhein-Westfalen's Land. It is supported by the Office Franco-Allemand pour la Jeunesse (Ofaj) and the Holiday Inn Express*** Paris-Canal de la Villette. In Los Angeles, the project was supported by the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, as well as the Cultural Services of the French and the German Consulates in Los Angeles by means of the French-German Fund.

Friday, December 19

CalArt's students roadmap

A message to the CalArt's students :
You will find here a pdf with the different itineraries between airports and hotel.

Hôtel Paris Villette
56 rue Curial 75019 Paris
Tel 01 40 37 50 74
Fax 01 40 37 02 25
Site : http://hotel.paris.villette.free.fr
mail : hotel.paris.villette@free.fr

Saturday, December 13

Our first Pre-Feldstaerke-Meeting

Yesterday the German students who take part in Feldstaerke International met in the beautiful building of Pact Zollverein at Essen. It was absolutely great to encounter our co-travellers and we are all looking forward to coming to Paris and meeting all of you.
Here are some impressions of the evening. I must admit that

"Eeeeeeeeeek, we are excited, too!",

(even if we try to hide our excitement behind our extreme coolness. Sometimes.)

Sunday, December 7


My goodness, I can't wait. I'm so excited to work with everyone, and share new ideas. The places we all see are going to be wonderful!