Kollage av tre bilder, en från Hangö Teaterträff, en från ANTI-festivalen, en från Baltic Circle.

ANTI Festival, Baltic Circle and Hangö Teaterträff are calling for performance proposals

Kulkue is a joint project of three festivals that will produce new works of performing arts and propose a new touring model during 2022–2024. As part of the project, the works will tour different festival cities; Kuopio, Hanko and Helsinki, always creating a relationship with the local environment. Now the festivals call for performance proposals inspired by space, environment or community.

The artists selected for the project will be invited to a dialogue with three festivals and three different cities. ANTI FestivalBaltic Circle Festival and Hangö Teaterträff offer artists the opportunity to work long-term in the festival context and to experiment with different forms, practices and production methods.

During the period 2022–2024, 4–5 new works of performing arts will be produced within the project. They will premiere at one of the three festivals and may then tour the other two. The works can evolve during the tour and take on different scales and forms in different cities. For example, during a tour, the work can be transformed from a workshop through a performance into an interactive installation, or it can keep it’s form and create a dialogue with the changing environment.

What we are looking for:

New work proposals from artists working in the independent field of performing arts in Finland. A proposal can be a raw idea, a desire to try new practices or work in interaction with a particular environment or community. Projects already underway are also welcome.

Through the open call, 4–5 proposals will be selected, which will be realised during 2022–2024 as part of the festivals’ programme. The proposal must consider the social or ecological space, the environment or the community in one way or another. The applicant can be a solo artist or an artist group.

Artworks in the Kulkue project:

  • are free in content and form: participatory, political, architectural, exploratory, or gratifying. They can take, for example, a traditional performance, lecture, celebration, sculptural, technological or moving form
  • tour different cities, interacting with the surroundings, and adapting to it
  • take into account the audiences and communities suggested by the environment
  • are located in a public space or an atypical art space

What we offer:

  • Performances are included in festival programmes and networks
  • Dialogue with the curators of the three festivals and the opportunity to develop one’s own practice
  • Administrative and productional structure and support
  • The working time of the festival producer
  • Communication and marketing support in the channels of the three festivals
  • 10,000 – 25,000 euros in production money, depending on the scale of the work and other funding. Production money covers, for example, artist fees, performance fees, materials and technical equipment

How to apply:

Please apply in FinnishSwedish or English via the online form.

The open call ends on 1.3.2021 (23.59 EET).

Applications are reviewed by a working group where all three festivals are represented. Further discussions with shortlisted artists will be held from March 21 to April 1, 2022. The selection of works and artists will be made by the end of April 2022.