Open call: ACT Festival for emerging performing artists (Spain)


ACT Festival is a call for emerging artists from the contemporary Performing arts scene. It is not just a Festival but also a Performing Arts Fair, attended by international programmers.

This XVI edition will take place in Bilbao and Barakaldo (Spain) from 29th of May to 1st of June of 2019.

ACT is a festival that, year by year and during four days, brings together around a hundred of participants and guests from around the world. The festival has four main sections: the pedagogical program, ACTmosfera encounters, the exhibition shows and the short pieces contest, open to companies and proposals that want to apply and participate in the festival. ACT launches a call for international and emerging performing artists who have scenic works of maximum 30 minutes. The festival is committed to companies that take risks in their proposals and new formats and scenic languages.

The festival covers the accomodation of the interpreters and the neccesary technical team of the company; breakfasts, lunches and dinners are also included in the invitation, as well as passes for all the activities that take place during the four days of the festival. These passes include workshops, talks and all the shows programmed in it. The festival does not take charge of transport costs, which must be borne by the company or institutions contacted by it.

An international and independent jury composed by different professionals of performing arts will fail the winners the last day of the festival.

– ACT main award: 2.000 € for the production of a new project and a two weeks of an artistic residency in Bilbao, besides the possibility to visit us in the next edition to present the result of the new work.

– ACT-DURI Korea award to the best international emerging artists, consisting of a performance at DURI Dance Theatre of Seoul with all expenses covered.

– ACT-BAD Bilbao award, consisting in a performance in BAD Festival of Bilbao Council, covering the travelling expenses, accomodation and cache untill 2000€.

– Two mentions without economic compensation to the next categories. Best direction Best performer

Deadline: 15 December 2018

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