Present your work at the Contemporary Circus and Street Art Festival Re Riga! 2020
Artists working in Latvia and the Baltic States are invited to participate in an open competition for performances that include elements or have been inspired by the contemporary circus genre. One or two performances (or elements of longer shows) will be included in the Re Riga! festival programme.
Last years’ show, there is a significant growth in interest in the contemporary circus arts. Unfortunately, few local artists are visibly active in this field for the time being.
The goal of this programme is to encourage Latvian and Baltic performance artists to create interdisciplinary performances and test their skills in the contemporary circus genre. It is also an opportunity to get to know local artists who are interested in developing interdisciplinary pieces.
The competition is open from July 10–31. The Re Riga! organisational team will evaluate all entries and the name of the artist or artists’ collective chosen to participate in the festival will be announced on August 5.
Main criteria of the competition
The performance must be at least 25 minutes long, but it can still be in the process of being developed. Artists (or artists’ collective) willing to perform at the Re Riga! festival do not necessarily have to define themselves as contemporary circus artists but they must be able to show how contemporary circus has influenced the creation of the performance.
Priority will be given to interdisciplinary acts that have not had the opportunity to perform on stage, as well as to artists who can convincingly express their motivation to be involved with the contemporary circus in the future.
Re Riga! festival will provide
The performance will be included in the official programme of the festival and in the all publicity materials, including communications with the international partners and artistic programmers. Re Riga! will also ensure the space for the rehearsal and one performance, as well as technical (light and sound) equipment and service personnel.
The festival will offer an honorarium to the artist or artists’ collective in the amount of 500 Eur and will cover travel costs and accommodation in Riga in the amount of 350 Eur.
This is an opportunity to exhibit creative work and experiment with new forms of creative expression that, until now, have not had a suitable venue. The competition is an excellent chance to facilitate recognition of local artists, cultural exchange and international cooperation between artists, as well as the personal professional growth of local artists.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 July 2020. The application should include a brief presentation of your performance idea, a description of your creative team, the project leader’s resume, visual illustrations, as well as a list of the technical equipment needed for the performance. You are welcome to include additional materials if you so choose.
The competition has been extended until August 3!
The competition for the new Baltic talents is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia.
Picture: Winners of the Baltic Stage Competition 2018 – Laura Gorodko and Aleksey Smolov with the performance “Faux pas” by the choreographer Jana Jacuka. Photo: Inese Kalniņa