FESTIVAL AS LAB
ECAS CALL FOR ENTRIES
Call for Entries Deadline: 24 October 2010
To launch the new ECAS European festivals network, a Euro 10,000
Commission is available for a new project responding to the theme Festival
This call for proposals seeks projects which take the form of an
experiment, a prototype or a trial in a new type of art object, technology
or form of participation.
The commissioned project will receive a Euro 5,000 fee, up to Euro 5,000
production costs, plus additional limited staging costs and support.
The deadline for submissions is 24th October 2010.
Proposals which do not win the commission may still be considered for
inclusion in the ECAS festivals and will automatically be considered for
other sources of support. All will receive full marketing benefits,
management and network support.
Info and submit here:
ABOUT FESTIVAL AS LAB THEME
In its first year, the theme of the ECAS festival network is Festival as
Lab - cultural festivals as experimental spaces or laboratories where we
can experiment and play with future art, music and ideas. Festival as Lab
was developed over 15 years by one of the ECAS festivals,
FutureEverything, which is conceived and designed as a 'living lab' for
prototyping the future.
We are looking for projects which engage the festival audience and artists
in a participatory experiment in creating a new kind of artwork, a new
form of participation, new understanding on art or technology, or a new
and innovative way of presenting inspirational art. Proposals should
experiment with the festival format, transforming the festival environment
into a lab or experimental space.
PRESENTATION AT ECAS FESTIVALS
The successful project will be shown at the festivals CTM (Berlin, January
2011), FutureEverything (Manchester, May 2011) and CYNETART (Dresden,
Additionally, festivals around the world in the ICAS network including
MUTEK will explore the theme of Festival as Lab and may choose to present
some of the submitted projects although there is no guarantee they will do
CTM will present work-in-progress, FutureEverything will present the full
project, and CYNETART will either present the full project or a version of
In your submission please state if it is possible to present the full
project at multiple festivals. If not, please provide details of an
alternative way of presenting the project at the other festivals (eg.
Submissions must be new works and must respond directly to the Festival as
To be eligible the project must be:
•An experiment, test, prototype or trial
•Presenting a new type of art object, technology or form of participation
•A new project that has not been realised
•Using the setting of the festival in an inventive way
Projects can work with sound or any other artistic or technical medium.
Examples of anticipated project types:
•A city-wide participatory art-research project using the digital,
physical and human infrastructure of a festival.
•An open workshop involving experimental cultural activities which
simultaneously serves to document and evaluate those activities.
ABOUT ECAS AND ICAS
ECAS - Networking Tomorrow's Art For An Unknown Future
ECAS (European Cities of Advanced Sound) is a new European festivals
network supported by the European Union within the CULTURE PROGRAMME
(2007-2013). It features music festivals plus festivals involving music
alongside digital and other artforms, and strives to create collaborative
partnership between the international festivals.
ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound) is a global network of
independent non-profit Organizations dedicated to advancing sound
cultures, music and related arts.
Festival as Lab - Info and submit here: