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FAKI Festival: Open Call for Artists, Activists, Researchers and Theatre Critics (Croatia)


FAKI Festival – International Festival of Alternative Theatrical Expression is calling for artists, activists, researchers and theatre critics to participate in its next edition happening in Zagreb, Croatia from 27 May - 2 June 2024.

Can we imagine a society without violence, inequality, wars, atomic bombs, bourgeoisie, oil that dictates the price of life? Does a world without ecological disasters, exploitative jobs, corrupt politicians, raised barbed wires, racism, police repression, evictions of our squats, exist? Can we envision everyday life without gentrified neighbourhoods and touristification? Is it possible to create a community without the white man enslaving and colonising, without depression and anxiety, religions that incite hatred, murders of transgender individuals, churches and states intruding into our wombs, femicides, exploitation of animals for profit, poisoning the land with pesticides? Is life possible without gods and masters?

Is utopia achievable? Is utopia still imaginable? Should utopia remain unattainable to keep pushing us to continue striving for a better possible world?

This year, FAKI Festival invite artists not to forget to dream about different and better worlds. Show your individual and collective visions of utopias that manage to speak about social, political, economic, and ecological problems, but also offer necessary solutions within artistic expression.

FAKI Festival covers:

  • Travel costs up to 200€ for individuals and up to 400€ for groups, with preference given to sustainable means of transport (bus, train, shared car).
  • Subsistence – shared accommodation on-site at Medika and healthy vegan lunches during the festival.
  • Basic technical support (light, sound, and other wonders).
  • Photo and video documentation of the performances.
  • Public relations and media presence via the festival network.
  • Rehearsal space / residency (if needed).
  • Dramaturgy support and/or feedback (if needed).

Artist and other guest fees / production costs unfortunately cannot be covered due to limited financial resources. The festival will work together with their guests to find funding from other sources (via letters of support or other means).


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