FestivALT’s Open Call 2022

About FestivALT:


Our organization CentrALT is the centre for contemporary Polish Jewish art and ideas. Operating at the intersections of art and activism, CentrALT is an interdisciplinary cultural institution presenting contemporary art, conducting artistic research, educational and social activities through the lens of contemporary Jewish Poland.


CentrALT produces FestivALT, an annual program of critically minded Jewish art and activism in Kraków, Poland organized since 2017. In 2022 we are planning to continue our year-round programming as well as our summer showcase during FestivALT. We are currently preparing the sixth edition of FestivALT, which will take place in the summer of 2022 (June 24-July 3). 


For this edition, we invite you to take part in our Open Call for projects.


Open Call:


We invite applications from artists from Poland and around the world in the fields of visual art, performance, and activist intervention that engage with contemporary Jewish Poland. We provide an inclusive platform for under-represented voices and perspectives and are particularly interested in projects that intersect with a local conversation about Jewishness in Poland. 


The submissions need not be specifically about Poland but should be relevant in our local context. 


We are also drawn to projects that experiment with form and content and investigate or challenge definitions of Jewishness. 


Due to continued uncertainty connected to the pandemic, we will greatly appreciate it if you would include some information about how your project might function in a reality of restricted sanitary conditions or even virtually. We ask that you please familiarize with our mandate and previous work before submitting.


You have a project you wish to share with us? We look forward to hearing from you!




Submission opening: 23 November 2021 

Submission deadline: 23:59 CET, 16 January 2022, CET 

Finalists announcement: by end of March 2022 – announced at www.festivalt.com 

FestivALT 2022 (June 24-July 3): exhibition presentation and opening during FestivALT week  


If your work is selected, you will recieve: 


Presentation of your project during FestivALT 2022 in Krakow, Poland

Artistic fee (TBD)

Accommodation for 2-3 nights

Travel costs reimbursement (if within Europe) 

Materials budget coverage (TBD)


Open Call projects presented during FestivALT 2021: 


-> Ester’s Willow: https://tinyurl.com/5cpctr8c

-> Being Becoming/Becoming Being: https://tinyurl.com/wdbbucad

-> Is it the same sun that shines everywhere?: https://tinyurl.com/34kxxubh



Application form: https://tinyurl.com/2p8cxr32



If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact us via e-mail: info@festivalt.com