¡ESCAPE! | Faki Festival Open Call For Theatrical & Online Performance Works

Artistic proposals are expected to challenge physical/political realities and carry us into post-pandemic worlds, where new forms of togetherness, criticality, curiosity, fun, and discovery become once again imaginable.

In its 24th year, FAKI International Festival for Alternative Performance proposes to gather theatrical artistic gestures around the theme Escape! in Zagreb’s former pharmaceutical factory ‘Medika’ and online. These can be theatre plays, circus, dance, installation, street performance, puppetry, workshops, or totally new forms of expression.

Over the course of one week, proposals will be realised on the improvised stages of Medika and surroundings. Works-in-progress, slapdash ideas, provocations, and trashings of the theme are welcomed, alongside thorough and precise proposals, from artists and non-artists alike.

The submission deadline is Friday March 5th, 23.59, Central European Time. Read more information and apply here. The festival will be held between 24 and 30 May 2021.

Festival of Alternative Theatrical Expression – FAKI, was created in 1998 as a response to elitism, but also the commercialization of the institutional cultural environment whose political and artistic one-sidedness was a handicap to independent, avant-garde, subversive and experimental work of theatre and performing artists. Avant-garde performance research, innovative conclusions and original procedures, the political and personal self-awareness of authors, and the humanity of ideas and messages – are the backbone of selection criteria that seeks to detect links between artistic practices for the artistic festival structure.

FAKI is a program of Autonomous Cultural Centre Attack. ACC is a non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental citizen association active in non-institutional and youth culture. The association acts by D.I.Y. principles, creating and sharing cultural, political and economic alternatives, providing a public space to all and any wanting to create and act beyond the mainstream while participating in changes at a local level and towards a free society.

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