Call for artists - Presente Futuro 2019 - Performing arts festival

Call for artists - Presente Futuro 2019 - Performing arts festival

Open Call

May. 23, 2019
Deadline Mar. 08, 2019
Residency, Competition, Biennial/Festival
Performance, Residencies, Competitions, Biennials/Festivals
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Call for artists - Presente Futuro 2019 - Performing arts festival


Young Contemporary Performing Arts Festival and Prize
23rd – 24th -25th May 2019
14th edition


It is officially open the call of the 14th edition of the International Festival  “Presente Futuro”, which will take place from the 23rd to the 25th of May 2019. The festival, organized by Teatro Libero of Palermo (Italy), includes several awards directed to the young contemporary creation in the field of the performing arts (theatre, dance, dance theatre, physical theatre, performance), aiming at showing and promoting the emerging European scene. It wants to support the contemporary creation through international connections, production support, recidencies and the comparison with different realities and people coming from different countries.

The call is directed to artists, companies and team coming from UE and preferably under35 that will propose a project of performing arts not shorter the 20 minutes.
The ammission will be decided by the artistic direction of Teatro Libero according to the quality and the coherence of the project in relation to the goals of the Festival.

The Festival will be full of workshops, meetings, exchanges and “Presente Futuro Prize”, a prize money with a recidency and the chance, for the winning company, to show the long version of the project during Presente Futuro 2020. Besides the possibility of taking part in FITT Festival in Terragona (Spain) in 2019, other awards will be assigned, such as international residencies thanks to the partnership with the festival Between The Seas (Greece) and San Materno Theatre in Ascona (Switzerland) or money prizes in order to support the artistic creation and provided by the History of Art and Theatre department of La Sapienza University of Rome and by COBAS Scuola of Palermo. Furthermore, the Anghiari Dance HUB will offer a residency and a scholarship to an under35 choreographer coming from the South of Italy.

The deadline for submissions is the 8th of March 2019 at 12.00 am. Everyone who wants to take part in the selection must send an email to: indicating in the object “PF2019 Bando” with the documents that you can find on the website of Teatro Libero (

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