06.02.2017

20th edition of International Festival of Alternative Theatrical Expression - FAKI (Croatia) > Call for applications

The 20th edition of International Festival of Alternative Theatrical Expression - FAKI - is held in Zagreb from May 23rd to May 27th 2017, in various adapted spaces of former medical factory Medika. As a festival of alternative theater, street theater, performance, off- and low-budget theater, FAKI has, in the last few years, become the central place for an overview of innovative, critical and independent, international theater and performance scene, maintained by traveling artists and groups whose research on original, experimental and research models of art expression generates universal existential spectacles and performances. Presented aesthetics and poetics are being compared between themselves and upgraded, thereby establishing new performance styles and criterions. Another important aspect of FAKI is political activism towards more just, more independent and more authentic social resonance, towards ‘humanely shared planet (Steve Biko). Every year FAKI chooses a festival theme that will draw attention to the deeply rooted, rotten, mutating, narrow-minded and primitive social-political issues. In the dark of the facts about human rights as they are we have dedicated this jubilee issue of the festival to the fight against racial discrimination, memory on apartheid and one of its big rebels, writer and activist Steve Biko, who found the Black Consciousness Movement in the mid 1960es.      

FAKI denounces politics of slavery and racial discrimination, devoting its 20 years of activity to the delivery of brutal facts about racism against blacks in contemporary society.

The organisers hereby invite performance, theater, dance and circus artists and collectives to apply for participation at FAKI 20, dedicated to the theme of Africa and racial discrimination against blacks. FAKI also offers art residencies three weeks prior to the festival, for final rehearsals and international premiere on the opening day. The performance halls are equipped with basic technical tools (light, sound, projection screens and projectors, technicians, stage manager). FAKI provides technical and stage assistance, refunds part of the travel costs and gives modest accommodation and vegetarian meals for artists residing outside Zagreb. FAKI doesn't give fees or per diems. Admission to the entire festival is free.

Deadline: 5 March 2017

Find all details in the attached document