OPEN CALL: ASSITEJFESTIVALEN 2023 – WHAT MATTERS MOST

Starter:
November 15, 2022
Kl.
9:00
Slutter:
November 15, 2022
Kl.
18:00
Sted:
Online
November 15, 2022
Online
9:00
18:00
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OPEN CALL: ASSITEJFESTIVALEN 2023 – WHAT MATTERS MOST

Open call for productions and professional program!

From 12 to 16 September 2023, the 17th International Assitej Festival in Kristiansand will take place and it’s our 30th anniversary! In addition to an exciting international and Norwegian program, our festival will also host the exciting Creative Europe funded project ConnectUp. We are looking forward to creating a strong international artistic program, a razor-sharp professional program, and unique networking opportunities with programmers from all over the world. We are very pleased to announce an Open Call for performing arts productions for the young audience between the ages of 0-19 and contributions to our professional program relevant to performers and professionals working with TYA!

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The Norwegian Assitej Festival in 2023 is called What Matters Most and seeks to explore what we consider truly important. In Norway we say that things are “Dead Important”, but we also say that things are “Life Important”, which could be translated into “vitally important”. In short, we are looking for performances about everything that is a matter of life and death – about what matters most.

This can be interpreted in many directions. We have some thoughts on the topic here, and we are also open to other interpretations.

ARTISTIC PROGRAM: WHAT MATTERS MOST - IMPORTANT TO LIFE / IMPORTANT TO DEATH

There can be completely different things that are experienced as “dead important” or “life important” (vitally important) for different people, both between generations and at an individual level, between different cultures and societies. We are looking for performances that are about something dead/life-important where it is made, or among those for whom it is made.

  • What is the difference between “life important” and “dead important”?
  • What is “life important”/ “dead important” where, when, why, and how?
  • What is important to me, but not to you? What can you live without, but I can't?
  • What do I take for granted, but is something you must fight for, and vice versa?
  • What is most important on the edge of the cliff?
  • What is “life important”/ “dead important” for the very smallest children?
  • Contrasts between what is “life important”/ “dead important” in one part of the world, one society, one culture versus another part of the world, another society, another culture.

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

As always, our professional program is closely linked to the theme in the artistic program. We are looking for content for our professional program that is either directly linked to an artistic production and/or that stands on its own.

The professional program will consist of practical workshops and seminars that shed light on the subject matter, working methods etc. for those who work professionally with performing arts for the young audience (TYA). Describe the workshop/seminar, target group and desired length of the workshop in your proposal.

THE NORWEGIAN ASSITEJ FESTIVAL

Assitej Norway is one of around 100 member countries in Assitej International - the world's largest performing arts network. Delegates from all over the world are invited to our international performing arts festival! The festival is organized in close collaboration with Kilden theatre and concert hall and The University of Agder.

We look forward to receiving many exciting proposals for our open call! The application deadline is 15 November, and the proposals will be reviewed by an artistic council consisting of both professional performing artists and a group of children and young people who will assist us in the process.

The application form opens on Monday 26 September

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November 15, 2022 9:00 AM
November 15, 2022 6:00 PM
Online
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Open call for productions and professional program!

From 12 to 16 September 2023, the 17th International Assitej Festival in Kristiansand will take place and it’s our 30th anniversary! In addition to an exciting international and Norwegian program, our festival will also host the exciting Creative Europe funded project ConnectUp. We are looking forward to creating a strong international artistic program, a razor-sharp professional program, and unique networking opportunities with programmers from all over the world. We are very pleased to announce an Open Call for performing arts productions for the young audience between the ages of 0-19 and contributions to our professional program relevant to performers and professionals working with TYA!

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The Norwegian Assitej Festival in 2023 is called What Matters Most and seeks to explore what we consider truly important. In Norway we say that things are “Dead Important”, but we also say that things are “Life Important”, which could be translated into “vitally important”. In short, we are looking for performances about everything that is a matter of life and death – about what matters most.

This can be interpreted in many directions. We have some thoughts on the topic here, and we are also open to other interpretations.

ARTISTIC PROGRAM: WHAT MATTERS MOST - IMPORTANT TO LIFE / IMPORTANT TO DEATH

There can be completely different things that are experienced as “dead important” or “life important” (vitally important) for different people, both between generations and at an individual level, between different cultures and societies. We are looking for performances that are about something dead/life-important where it is made, or among those for whom it is made.

  • What is the difference between “life important” and “dead important”?
  • What is “life important”/ “dead important” where, when, why, and how?
  • What is important to me, but not to you? What can you live without, but I can't?
  • What do I take for granted, but is something you must fight for, and vice versa?
  • What is most important on the edge of the cliff?
  • What is “life important”/ “dead important” for the very smallest children?
  • Contrasts between what is “life important”/ “dead important” in one part of the world, one society, one culture versus another part of the world, another society, another culture.

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

As always, our professional program is closely linked to the theme in the artistic program. We are looking for content for our professional program that is either directly linked to an artistic production and/or that stands on its own.

The professional program will consist of practical workshops and seminars that shed light on the subject matter, working methods etc. for those who work professionally with performing arts for the young audience (TYA). Describe the workshop/seminar, target group and desired length of the workshop in your proposal.

THE NORWEGIAN ASSITEJ FESTIVAL

Assitej Norway is one of around 100 member countries in Assitej International - the world's largest performing arts network. Delegates from all over the world are invited to our international performing arts festival! The festival is organized in close collaboration with Kilden theatre and concert hall and The University of Agder.

We look forward to receiving many exciting proposals for our open call! The application deadline is 15 November, and the proposals will be reviewed by an artistic council consisting of both professional performing artists and a group of children and young people who will assist us in the process.

The application form opens on Monday 26 September

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