For five months, the four international artist teams worked at full speed on their co-productions. The results celebrated their world premiere on 25 March 2021 and were shown to the public and the five-member jury for the first time via live stream. The presentations can be viewed on YouTube until 30 April.
The jury met again in the evening hours of the same day to make the difficult decision as to which team would win the KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR Award. The jurors emphasised that all the co-productions had shown excellent results, which were difficult to compare due to the very different artistic fields and presentation formats. Moreover, the artists had faced unforeseeable challenges during their residencies due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: The artistic concepts were designed for physical presentation at the time of application, but had to be transformed into a digital presentation after a period of uncertainty. Nevertheless, all teams mastered this challenging circumstance with creativity and the courage to rethink things!
The following day, the KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR Award ceremony also took place via live stream. After a few words of welcome and a short project review, the awards were handed over via video conference by Ms Andrea Hankeln from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.