ACT Festival 2019
Frist: Samstag, 15. Dezember 2018
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR EMERGING PERFORMING ARTISTS
ACT is a festival that, year by year and during four days, brings together around a hundred of participants and guests from
around the world. The festival has four main sections: the pedagogical program, ACTmosfera encounters, the exhibition
shows and the short pieces contest, open to companies and proposals that want to apply and participate in the festival.
ACT launches a call for international and emerging performing artists who have scenic works of maximum 30 minutes. The
festival is committed to companies that take risks in their proposals and new formats and scenic languages.
We look for scenic pieces of emerging creators with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. They can be
performance, danza, textual theatre, circus… any of the existing scenic languages. If on the stage the duration is exceeds the
agreed 30 minutes, the piece may be penalized.
The selected works will be shown during ACT Festival according to the program. ACT will have the rights to broadcast the
videos of the show sent, extracting fragments of the selected works for publicity, as well as the publication of the
photos to promote the event before and around the dates of the festival. An international and independent jury
composed by different professionals of performing arts will fail the winners the last day of the festival.
- ACT main award: 2.000 € for the
production of a new project and a two
weeks of an artistic residency in Bilbao,
besides the possibility to visit us in the next
edition to present the result of the new
- ACT-DURI Korea award to the best
international emerging artists, consisting
of a performance at DURI Dance Theatre
of Seoul with all expenses covered.
- ACT-BAD Bilbao award, consisting in a
performance in BAD Festival of Bilbao
Council, covering the travelling
expenses, accomodation and cache
- Two mentions without economic
compensation to the next categories.
WHAT DOES ACT OFFER?
The festival covers the accomodation of
the interpreters and the neccesary
technical team of the company;
breakfasts, lunches and dinners are also
included in the invitation, as well as passes
for all the activities that take place during
the four days of the festival. These passes
include workshops, talks and all the shows
programmed in it. The festival does not
take charge of transport costs, which must
be borne by the company or institutions
contacted by it.