BAB ELBAHR (SEA GATE) FESTIVAL 2016
Egypt / Tunisia
Call for Participation
AGORA for Arts and Culture (Egypt) and We Love Sousse association (Tunisia) are pleased to announce the open call participation in BAB ELBAHR FESTIVAL 2016 "Third Edition", taking place during the months of July and August 2016 in Egypt and Tunisia back to back. Activities in Tunisia will take place during the period from 14 to 17 July 2016, activities in Egypt will take place during the month of August according to the schedule announced soon.
The call is open for artists from various disciplines "performing, visual and plastic arts" from all over the world. Festival theme is countering violence and extremism from the cultural perspective.
FESTIVAL THEME AND SELECTION:
Festival theme is countering violence and extremism from the cultural perspective. We favor performances / entries that relate to the festival theme whether in a direct or an indirect way. The festival is very keen to host various performances that use creative techniques and / or are interactive / cooperative. We accept musical performances, entries from solo / independent musicians to participate in the music workshop, street theater performances, clowning, and circus, contemporary dance that are presented or can be adapted for public spaces. We also accept entries from visual artists presenting contemporary arts, video and light shows / art.
Activities this year (all activities are happening in Egypt and Tunisia):
- Cooperative workshop between musicians from different countries.
- Cultural leadership workshop with cultural operators.
- Handcrafts exhibition.
- NGOs and Creative Entrepreneurs Expo.
- Photography Exhibition.
- Interactive street performances (Dance, Storytelling, Clowning, Circus, etc.)
- Cultural Café: discussions and debates.
How to participate:
Please fill in the application and sent to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, deadline to receive the application and material is Thursday 16 May for international entries, and Thursday 30 May for local entries.
The application can be downloaded from the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2JPI-p81mXVM1pjWXlJN2laVms/view?usp=sharing
General information and Guidelines:
1- The festival will cover full board accommodation in Egypt and Tunisia.
2- The festival will cover ground transportation in Egypt and Tunisia.
3- The festival doesn't cover international flights, but we are happy to provide official invitation letters and the necessary papers to apply for travel grants.
4- The festival covers all technical needs and all the necessary marketing and visibility materials.
Egypt: Reem Kassem
Director, AGORA Arts and Culture
Tunisia: Anis Boufrikha
Director, We Love Sousse