Festival Calls

Opportunities: Open Call – The Festival Of The Impossible (San Francisco, CA, USA) Deadline – 02/23/2018

Open Call The Festival of the Impossible (San Francisco, CA, USA) June 8-10, 2018 Deadline: 02/23/2018 Online Application: https://www.festivaloftheimpossible.com/ Fee to Apply: FREE Description Of Opportunity: The Festival of the Impossible will be a three day event celebrating artists pushing past the boundaries of reality and inspiring us with their visions. They want to support a collection of creative and innovated makers working across a wide range of artistic media – from oil on canvas to augmented reality. The goal is to showcase new visual and narrative ideas that are considered “impossible.” The Festival is seeking to work with artists in a wide range of artistic media: performance, sound, sculpture, video, augmented reality, virtual reality, painting, drawing, ...

Opportunities: Open Call – Performancy Forum: Civic Reflex (Brooklyn, NY) Deadline: March 1, 2018

PERFORMANCY FORUM: CIVIC REFLEX Organized as/by Brooklyn International Performance Art Foundation (BIPAF) and Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) as a part of PERFORMANCY FORUM. PERFORMANCY FORUM: CIVIC REFLEX is a collective performance/social art project involving: 1) the formation of a self-reflexive collective of 20 artists/groups 2) a series of 5 public forum events and 3) an online blog substantiating and framing “civic” “civil” and “reflexive” performance practices and performative theoretics. DEADLINE FOR PARTICIPANT PROPOSALS: March 1, 2018 Curatorial committee meeting: March 7, 2018 Selected artists/groups notified: March 12, 2018 and asked to confirm participation by March 19, 2018 Project and participant list announced and blog launched March 21, 2018 Public forums followed by...

Opportunities: Urban Frictions – Research Festival (Essen, Germany) Deadline – 02/19/2018

Urban Frictions Research festival with residencies, talks, workshops and public moments (Essen, Germany) 07.05.–02.06.2018 Deadline: 02/19/2018 Online Application: https://labor-b.typeform.com/to/JQIRCs Fee to Apply: FREE Description Of Opportunity: As the focal point of this chapter, the city will become a setting for artistic, social and political activity in which the clash of different infrastructures, needs and living realities gives rise to complexity and productive friction. Over the course of the festival period, forums, project presentations, open laboratory visits and cooperative field studies will introduce participants to new perspectives and offer them time and space in which to explore their own ideas. 1/2/8 – URBAN FRICTIONS brings together people concerned with studyi...

Opportunities: Inverse Performance Art Festival (Fayetteville, Arkansas) Deadline – 01/24/2018

Inverse Performance Art Festival (Fayetteville, Arkansas) April 12-15, 2018 Deadline: 01/24/2018 Online Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5l0QeFNNfIXvB8yvcHofpKG0X1KANm9uoCcujqSTfhrKIbA/viewform Fee to Apply: $0 Description Of Opportunity: Inverse Performance Art Festival strives to foster local dialogue about performance art on an international scale and build a community of performance artists and supporters. Organized by Cynthia Post Hunt of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Emma Saperstein of San Luis Obispo, California, the festival presents new work and engages local, national, and international communities. Inverse facilitates various forms of engagement: for the space, the artist and the viewer. Inverse provides opportunities for performance work to be cultivated ou...

Opportunities: Open Call – Altofest 8th Ed. Naples (Naples, Italy) Deadline – 01/07/2018

alert regarding every attempt of imposing a depersonalized cultural proposal. A community that is able to recognize culture as a primary good, of which feeling a daily need. We try to insert a process athwart the several social elements of the urban fabric, putting them into dialogue. The connection is given by the foreign, external sight, that expresses itself in the plurality of artistic languages that are hosted in the festival. These semantic interferences give to the community the occasion of speaking to each other in a neutral language, meeting in a shared space for risking.

Opportunities: Open call for Formations at The Prague Quadrennial 2019 (Prague) Deadline – 02/28/2018

This Open Call is for artists and architects from around the world to participate in a performative urban experiment. PQ offers an opportunity for participants to realize time-based art works at the Prague Exhibition Grounds on the plaza in front of PQ’s main exhibition building, the Industrial Palace, in a variety of combinations and durations starting on 7 June at 10:00AM and ending on 13 June at 6:00PM (18:00). The works will intersect at random moments with the open environment, the public, the weather, and other selected works performed near and passing through another. The resulting disruptions and frictions will expand the individual contributions as they become part of a continuous whole unfolding from 7-13 June. The project focuses on clearly defined patterns and their arbitrary b...

Open Call 2018 Berlin Performing Arts Festival – Deadline January 22, 2018

Open Call 2018 Berlin Performing Arts Festival Deadline January 22, 2018 Apply Online (In German)–> LAFT Berlin invites all professional Berlin-based artists, groups and performance venues of the independent performing arts community to participate in shaping the schedule of programming by offering their productions and events as part of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival! The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is a city-wide festival of Berlin’s independent performing arts community with the participation of the independent performance venues, groups and artists. The community is responsible for the festival artistically and organizationally. The 2018 Berlin Performing Arts Festival will take place from June 5 (opening) to 10, 2018. The festival team provides comprehensive support...

Opportunities: Call for Submissions and Proposals (Athens, Ohio) – Due December 11, 2017 [FEE]

Call for Submissions and Proposals (Athens, Ohio) January 23 – March 3, 2018 Dead Line: December 11, 2017 Online Application: https://goo.gl/forms/7d0M046gBxwYyat32 Fee to Apply: $30 Description Of Opportunity: CALL FOR ENTRIES AND PROPOSALS!!! Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art is thrilled to announce that 4 amazing performance artists will be invited to join them to perform live during the opening week of “Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art” at Ohio University Art Gallery, January 23 – February 17, 2018: Yana Evans, Kris Grey, Danielle Abrams, and Vanessa German. They are accepting performance works in any medium. There are a number of options for submitted work. These can be live performances, documentation of previous...

Opportunities: ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival (Kuopio, Finland) 12/12/2017

ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival (Kuopio, Finland) September 25-30, 2018 Dead Line: 12/12/2017 Online Application: http://antifestival.com/en/play-games-and-gaming-driving-anti-festival-2018-open-call-for-proposals/ Fee to Apply: FREE Description Of Opportunity: The 17th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 25th and 30th September 2018. ANTI now invite artists, working in any field, to propose projects that directly engage with ideas of play, playfulness, games and gaming. A playful engagement with the spaces of Kuopio, ANTI Festival’s host city, has been at the heart of their approach to bringing vital, exciting and surprising contemporary art to this ever receptive and inquisitive community. For 2018 They’re focusing their attentions properly on play ...

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