Small Season Festival > Open Call for Theatre Laboratory Sfumato (Bulgaria)

The festival Small Season in Sofia, Bulgaria will have its 20-year anniversary in 2020. To celebrate the anniversary, Theatre Laboratory Sfumato is announcing an international open call for performances to programme in the festival, which will run 26 June – 5 July 2020. They are looking for artists from any discipline who work within the theatrical tradition and are interested to share their work in Sofia. Every year several of the artists are invited for residencies in the theatre and/or to become part of the programming of the regular season.

You can apply as a team of up to 4 people. There are no geographical or age limits. The festival will cover flights (up to 300 euro per person), accommodation (in a hotel in central Sofia) and catering for up to 4 nights / 5 days.

The theatre will provide advertising, materials and technical equipment to support the presentation and/or development of the projects.

The festival, which is entirely not-for-profit, doesn't sell tickets, and offers all events for free for the local audiences, is unable to pay fees but can provide artists with letters of invitation to apply for additional support from funding bodies in their countries. Additional travel funds can also be sought after in case you live beyond Europe.

Proposals can vary in format and content – theatre, new writing and dramaturgy, performance and live art, public and participatory art (there is a big park outside the theatre that can be a site for happenings and installations), (post-)dance and (expanded) choreography, as well as talks, lectures, critical conversations, theoretical proposals, and workshops that can drive the artist's practice forward, while also contributing to the development of the local scene. Proposals can also be in any stage of progress – from finished works to initial ideas/visions that need further time and space to be developed.

Deadline: 15 March 2020

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