Malta Festival Poznan, the annual international theatre festival, has announced an open call to foreign artists living in Poland
The festival is currently accepting proposals for activities to be included with the programme of the 2022 Malta Festival, which will take place between 27 June- 3 July, under the title World Held Tight (Świat w uścisku).
The first open call – No Title – is addressed to foreign artists, performers, activists, and theatre groups – the call out also specifies it is open to those fleeing wars – who are currently living in Poland. the intention is to give them space to present their experiences. The festival welcomes proposals of projects incorporating artistic activities, interventions, performances, community work, and other forms of art.
The projects will be selected by an international jury comprised of Yulia Krivich, Joanna Pańczak, Dorota Semenowicz, Olga Stryzniova and be presented as part of the 32nd Malta Festival this summer. The maximum budget per project cannot exceed PLN 6500 and the deadline for the submission of entries is 3 April. The competition winners will be announced on 13 April.
The Malta Festival was founded in 1991 – it takes its name from nearby Lake Malta – and it takes place annually in Poznan. With a focus on outdoor and experimental theatre, the festival programme also music, dance and film, with events taking place around the city.
Oliver Frljic and Maldinsko Theatre’s Goran Injac guest directed the festival in 2017.
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