Terms and conditions

Conditions of participation

Forecast will consider submitted materials only if the selected participant agrees that:

  • Her/his photograph and data may be published on the website as provided in the online application form.
  • S/he holds the copyright to and/or has secured the consent of any other copyright owner on any given text excerpt or portfolio image submitted, in accordance with all applicable national and international regulations. S/he guarantees that the rights of no third parties would be violated in the republication of any submitted text or portfolio material. The participant unconditionally and irrevocably declares her/his copyright responsibility toward third parties in the possible case of dispute over copyright violations. In so doing, the participant exempts Skills e. V. as the legal representative of Forecast from any and all third-party claims.

All application images and texts submitted to Forecast remain the property of the artist and the artist retains the copyright.

In submitting your application in any form, you grant consent to and license Skills e. V. as the legal representative of Forecast to use your name, text, artwork, or design and representations of your text, artwork, or design in any media, anywhere in the world, without compensation or credit, for artistic, promotional, and documentary purposes.

Participants will be selected at the sole discretion of Forecast. Applicants selected for participation in the Forecast Forum will be informed by email on or before 2 February, 2018.

Each applicant may submit only one project.

The decision of the mentors is final. Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.


Forecast respects each person’s right to privacy. We do not sell or distribute personal information or samples of work for commercial purposes. Your application data will be treated confidentially. Only the Forecast team and the mentors have access to your application data. If you are selected to participate in Forecast, your profile data and submitted paper or portfolio will be used as stated above.

Conditions for the use of submitted data and portfolios or papers: In particular, these may be retained in a database at Forecast and displayed on the website or related areas, for the purpose of improved communication between participants, experts, and visitors.

Governing law

This agreement is governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement, the exclusive legal venue shall be Berlin.