FACE TO FAITH: Open Call for proposals
“At the core of faith there is always a greater narrative that places us in the universe.”
Face to Faith is an international cooperation project aiming to understand the diverse meanings of faith in European societies. 7 project partners – international theatres and festivals from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Poland and Ukraine – will investigate “faith” through conferences and performance arts productions.
We now invite all interested artists from all backgrounds to propose new project ideas related to the topic of faith.
The Face to Faith project involves producing 7 new performance productions, with each of the 7 project partners managing one of the productions. After the premiere held by the producing partner organisation, the project will tour each production in at least one other Face to Faith partner city. The productions will premier between October 2021 and September 2022. Further information about the schedules is presented below.
The Face to Faith project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
What do we offer?
Face to Faith is an international arena, a fascinating network and a reliable production platform. The project will provide each production with a production budget. Please indicate your needs and propose a budget using an application form (see below).
Equality & Diversity
The questions of equality, diversity and anti-racism are a fixed part of our curatorial process. We particularly encourage artists with diverse and marginalised backgrounds to submit their proposals to us!
Submitting a proposal
The proposal deadline is: 7 March 2021 (midnight CET time)
NEW DEADLINE: 14 March 2021 (midnight CET time)
Please carefully read the general announcement on this page and make sure that your proposal fits the idea and conditions of the Face to Faith project.
Submit an application to one of the 7 Face to Faith partners using an electronic form. Links to the electronic application forms can be found in each organisation’s announcement.
Follow the links below to read the specific announcements of the partner organisations regarding thematic focuses and organisation-specific conditions and schedules for your production:
ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival (Finland)
Project proposals should correspond to the specific needs and priorities described by the organisation you submit your application to.
Each partner organisation will carry out a pre-selection process. The final selection of the 7 Face to Faith productions will be made by a curatorial team formed by the curators of the partner organisations.
We aim to inform all the applicants about the results by the end of May 2021.
Background of the project
At the core of faith, there is always a greater narrative that places us in the universe. In nearly all regions of the world, people have developed their own cultures of faith. However, these differ greatly in their content and forms of expression.
Whether as an organized religion or a shared inner conviction, faith can develop integrative power and promote the identity of groups. It can break down boundaries and shackles, offer comfort and give meaning to life.
At the same time, beliefs can exclude or separate people from one another. They can radicalize people to such an extent that they only accept their own faith and fight against all others. The history of faith also includes strict rejection in the form of atheistic worldviews. And the more pluralistic our societies become, the more diversely and creatively people live and act according to their own faith.
Whatever the case, one thing seems clear: our faith tells us who we are, who we were, and who we want to be.
If you have further questions, please go to our Q&A page to find answers to commonly asked questions!