17th Macao City Fringe Festival Call for proposals of programmes and performance venues

Call for proposals of programmes and performance venues for 17th Macao City Fringe Festival

The 17th Macao City Fringe Festival, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), will be held in January next year, and will continue to assemble creative and alternative works. Call for proposals of programmes and performance venues is now open. The deadline is on 21 July 2017.

The Macao City Fringe Festival brings all kinds of artistic and creative works to the city, breaking the barriers of the traditional performance venues. Adopting the concept “All around the city, our stages, our patrons, our artists”, the Festival not only encourages the participation of artists, producers and artistic practitioners but also invite the general public to participate the festival as venue provider.

In the last edition, the Cultural Affairs Bureau assembled most of the programmes through the open call for proposals, receiving a remarkable response from art groups and producers, thereby bringing even more diversity into this non-conventional performing arts platform and achieving extremely encouraging results. For the coming edition, the Macao City Fringe Festival invites the general public to suggest spaces such as any small or big stores, private spaces or any other available areas which can be used as performance venues, triggering creativity and bringing even more diversity to the Festival. The Macao City Fringe Festival has facilitated collaborations with artists in many spaces over the past years, offering the artists and audience innovative performances and viewing experiences and allowing more spectators to get to know the city’s unknown nooks and corners and further raising the exposure and awareness of those spaces.

The call for proposals of programmes and performance venues is now open. All Macao artistic practitioners and local associations registered at the Identification Services Bureau are welcome to submit their applications. The programmes can be local or site-specific art project, overseas works or cross-regional collaborations produced in any art form. All members of the public are welcome to propose their spaces as one of the performing venues of the festival and get in touch with local or foreign artistic practitioners, making their contributions to the Macao City Fringe Festival.

The regulations and application form for proposals of programmes and performance venues registration form can be downloaded from IC’s website at www.icm.gov.mo. Applicants must submit their completed application forms and relevant documents during office hours (including during lunch hour) to the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building located at Tap Siac Square, in person or by post, indicating the following on the envelope: “Attn: Division of Performing Arts, Cultural Affairs Bureau, 17th Macao City Fringe Festival - Call for Proposals of Programmes”. Applicants proposing performance venues are welcome to submit the completed registration form by email to fringe@icm.gov.mo before the deadline.

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Chau through tel. no. (853) 8399 6601 or email MargaridaChau@icm.gov.mo; or Ms. Ung through tel. no.(853) 8399 6617 or email siung@icm.gov.mo during office hours.

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