The period for the inscription of performing arts productions to be featured in the 2018 edition of Leioa Festival & Fair of Street Arts (Bizkaia), which is to be held on 17, 18, 19 and 20 May, ends next November 8th.
The Festival is open to shows by professional companies and artists that use the street as a means of artistic expression and communication. Entry is open to productions involving any one of the genres in the street arts (theatre, music, circus, dance, clowns, performances and installations, etc.) that are designed for children, families or adult audiences.
Preference will be given to those productions premiering in 2016 or 2017, or for the shows that have yet to be performed in Spain, and any proposal to hold the premiere at the Festival will be considered very favourably, provided the artistic direction has had enough time to gather enough information to guarantee the quality of this first performance.
This year’s edition of the Festival is mantaining a specific section for the presentation of shows that are still in the creative/production process and are scheduled to premiere between May 2018 and May 2019; this section is part of the dynamics involved in the encounters between companies and cultural agents. The proposals are to be submitted to the Festival office (with clear indication of the wish to be included in this section), accompanied by whatsoever documents the companies deem convenient and explaining the nature of the show (e.g., staged performance lasting only a few minutes, showcase, work in progress, communication).
Those professional companies interested in taking part are to submit their application until 8 November 2017 through Umore Azoka website, where they will find all the necessary information on the terms and conditions of registration and the submission of proposals.