Apply now: Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival in Cyprus


Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival showcases new and experimental work by local and international artists, challenges physical and artistic barriers, and creates opportunities for artists to meet and exchange ideas.

Where: Nicosia, Cyprus
When: 1-4 November 2018

Deadline for applications: 4 June 2018, 12 pm

The Festival’s programming offers both local and international artists a platform to showcase their work and is organized in a way that artists can meet and interact both amongst themselves and with the audiences in a true celebratory spirit of multiculturalism and peaceful coexistence. Taking place in a divided country, Buffer Fringe Festival assumes more responsibilities than an arts festival taking place elsewhere. It is one of a kind in Cyprus and the world.

For this year’s edition of the festival, we particularly welcome performances that deal with the concept of a “Breaking Point”, exploring the theme on a broader social, global, or very intimate and personal level.

«Breaking Point» The point at which a situation becomes critical, the point at which an entity gives way under stress, or the point at which something loses its force or validity. We are looking for all forms of experimental performance work and physical- visual- and devised- theatre formats, which can contain (but are not limited to) drama, music, dance, acrobatics, installation/visual art and other cross-disciplinary elements. We are particularly interested in participatory, durational and/or site-specific formats.

While we accept performances in all languages (subtitles in English must be made available), we also encourage work that does not exclusively rely on language.

Support: Buffer Fringe 2018 is offering a fee of up to €800, an opportunity to meet other artists, access to all other performances and parallel events of the festival, share your experience over social and networking events and an opportunity to expose your work to other international festival directors. A selection of 2-3 festival performances – selected by a committee of local and international performing arts professionals – will be given the opportunity to tour around Cyprus (and/or internationally to a selected European Partner Festival) as part of the Festivals ‘Buffer Fringe on Tour’ format.

How to apply

Interested applicants can apply via filling out the application form here:

The application forms should be sent to


– Duration between 30’ to 70’ minutes (Exceptions are durational and/or Loop performances)
– Minimal Technical Requirements and works that are adaptable to unusual venues/stages (Please supply a technical rider and fill out the section ‘Production Details’)
– If language is used, English subtitles must be available for the performance

Applicants do not have to pay any costs of participation. The festival offers a fee up to 800€ to the participating groups and aims to cover accommodation and flight costs depending on the sponsorship.

Contact details, +357 22 445 57 40 / +90 548 834 57 40

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