Open Call for FestivALT 2020!

FestivALT is an independent arts collective that produces an annual program of critically minded Jewish art and activism in Kraków, Poland.

Each year, we invite artists from Poland and around the world to produce visual art, theatre, site-specific performance, and activist interventions that engage with the complications of contemporary Jewish Poland. FestivALT provides an inclusive platform for under-represented voices and perspectives, and takes responsibility for addressing issues in our communities.

We are currently preparing the fourth edition of our festival, which will take place June 26–July 5, 2020. For this edition, we invite you to take part in our open call for projects. As we begin to program FestivALT 2020, we are especially drawn to work that address the tension between identities we inherit and identities we develop or grow into, whether in regard to religion, gender, geographical location, or nationality. We are interested in projects that intersect with a local conversation about Jewishness in Poland—they need not be specifically about Poland, but should be relevant in a local context. We are also drawn to projects that experiment with form and content and investigate or challenge definitions of Jewishness.

Please submit your project proposal that includes a cover letter no longer than two pages, an artist bio, any documentation of the project should it exist, and, optionally, a link to a portfolio. Send to info@festivalt.com by December 15, 2019 with “OPEN CALL” and your name in the subject line.

You will hear back from us by the end of January. We may write to you with additional questions about the work, and you are welcome to contact us with any questions of your own. To learn more about FestivALT and about some of the projects we have produced in the past, please visit festivalt.com. Thank you so much and we look forward to hearing from you!

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