Unfinished Fridays

A monthly performance event where LAKE resident artists and invited guests present work-in-progress. The evening includes a post-showing discussion where audience and artists engage in dialogue about the work presented.  

Unfinished Fridays are centered on the idea that the performance of a work before it is “finished” affords a possibility of transformation that is not available from the rehearsal process alone. The feedback exchange with an audience further supports the ongoing process of artistic creation. These events are a chance for artists to experiment with how their work stands in the frame of a performance, as well as an opportunity for the public to connect with the work unfolding at LAKE Studios


We accept applications on a rolling basis. To apply, email with the subject “Unfinished Fridays Application”. Please include in your email the following information:

  • Title of work-in-progress
  • Proposed length*
  • 2-5 sentences describing the work
  • 2-4 photographs
  • Short biography
  • CV
  • If possible, a short video of rehearsal or previous performance.

*Please keep in mind that the maximum length is around 15 – 20 mins depending on the number of other participating artists. It is also possible to show an excerpt of a longer work.

Chosen artists are provided 4 hours of rehearsal space at LAKE Studios, technical assistance and a professional video.  We offer a performance fee of 200€ for each live performer (able to issue a german invoice).