All costs for P.O.R.C.H. 2019 are outlined here, along with their accompanying application deadlines.
Reductions in costs are available for participants who commit to undertaking the full Three-in-one Summer Package. We highly recommend committing to as long a stay at P.O.R.C.H. as is possible, for an expansive range of body-based techniques and compositional forms, to enliven your work as an artist, performer, improviser, or teacher.
To ensure that participants receive individual and unique mentoring, consideration, and feedback, places in all modules are strictly limited, and consequently we recommend applying early.
There are four options outlined below. They are, in order:
P.O.R.C.H. Physical Module (16. June–13. July, 2019)
The costs for participation in the P.O.R.C.H. Physical Module 2019 (lasting four weeks, 16. June–13. July, 2019) are:
In addition, the standard costs for food and accommodation during the dates of the P.O.R.C.H. Physical Module 2019 are:
P.O.R.C.H. Gardenbody Module (21. July–10. August, 2019)
The costs for participation in the P.O.R.C.H. Gardenbody Module 2019 (lasting three weeks, 21. July–11. August, 2019) are:
In addition, the standard costs for food and accommodation during the dates of the P.O.R.C.H. Gardenbody Module 2019 are:
P.O.R.C.H. Synthesis Module (12.–31. August, 2019)
The costs for participation in the P.O.R.C.H. Synthesis Module 2019 (lasting three weeks, 12.–31. August, 2019) are:
In addition, the standard costs for food and accommodation during the dates of the P.O.R.C.H. Synthesis Module 2019 are:
P.O.R.C.H. Three-in-one Summer Package (16. June–31. August, 2019*)
Costs for participation in the P.O.R.C.H. Three-in-one Summer Package, 2019, are:
This is a combined price for participation in all three summer modules. This is a standard price only, and there is no early-bird price.
In addition, the combined standard costs for food and accommodation during the P.O.R.C.H. Three-in-one Summer Package, 2019, are:
* The dates of the full P.O.R.C.H. Three-in-one Summer Package cover the entire duration of the time from 16. June–31. August, 2019, except for the week of 13.–21. July. This is due to scheduling constraints related to the organisation and administration of the summer schedule at Ponderosa.
Participants in the P.O.R.C.H. Three-in-one Summer Package will be required to leave Ponderosa during this short period between activities, and then return on the announced arrival day for the beginning of the next block. Many previous participants have used this time as a possible opportunity to explore Berlin or other nearby locations.
If potential participants have questions about the possible ways of spending this intervening times, please contact us to discuss further.
Applicants for P.O.R.C.H. who commit to undertaking a full summer attendance are additionally given the possibility to spread costs over a series of payment instalments — details are available upon request.
Funding and support
P.O.R.C.H. is a program that values inclusivity, accessibility, diversity, and solidarity. We realise that, for some people, attendance can involve a significant financial commitment.
We have no magic answers for this. However, we try, in practical ways, to help potential participants find funding and support, to try to make it easier to attend P.O.R.C.H., and to allow for both individual access and also a wide and varied group experience.
To this end, we provide information about available funding, and we encourage potential participants to research these and other options carefully.
We are also in the process of introducing a direct-solidarity program which will facilitate direct funding of attendance at P.O.R.C.H. — further details are available here.