East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Open Call: HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival (Yerevan, Armenia)


Application deadline: March 31, 2017



HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival  

Main festival in the countries of the former USSR (outside of Moscow)

1 – 10 October 2017 / Yerevan, Armenia

 (Fifteenth Edition)

Application deadline – March 31st, 2017


We are pleased to inform, that the HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival welcomes performing arts companies and artists to present their productions in all genres of performing arts including theatre (drama, comedy, mime, movement, circus, street performances, puppet/marionette, fingers theatre, visual), dance (modern, folk, classic etc.), music (opera, classical, musical, contemporary, jazz, folk etc) and other forms of performing arts.

Here are our Programmes, which will be held in the framework of the Festival: 

  1. Main program
  2. Fringe Program
  3. International Programme of Puppet and Children Performances
  4. ARMS FEST - Armenian International Student and Youth Programme




Please Note

In 2017 we celebrate our 15th anniversary with organizing Armenian theatre showcase, which will take place in the framework of the Festival.


If your work is out of the format of the festival or the deadline has already passed, we can offer you to participate at the Fringe Program, which means you take care of all of your expenses and participation fee (200 Euro).  The Organizing Committee provides marketing and publicity costs, as well as free access to all performances and connected events.




If you are interested in participating at the HIGH FEST 2017, please read carefully the information below and send the application form (attached below) and the info pack until March 31st 2017 to the following address:

HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival

Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema

Amiryan 26

Yerevan 0002



Application process

  1. The application deadline is the 31th of March.
  2. You will receive a confirmation from us as soon as we receive your application and info pack. If you do not receive a confirmation, please inform us.
  3. From the 31st of March till the 15th of May, you will be informed about the Advisory Board’s decision.
  4. You need to confirm your participation until 30th of June. As soon as we receive your confirmation, we will send you the official invitation.

Conditions of participation

The selection for HIGH FEST 2017 is mainly based on the following criteria:

  • shows of high quality and professionalism
  • shows and performances of all genres of performing arts; preferably not exceeding 5-7 persons
  • companies ready to take part in workshops, meetings and discussions
  • companies ready to work together with the festival organizers to make things possible

The season  

  • Each company will actively participate in workshops, master classes and meetings with famous theatre practitioners;
  • Each Company will perform once or two times;
  • Each Company will be able to see the work of other invited artists and to make new contacts.

The conditions

The Organizing Committee provides the following:

  • accommodation (max 4 nights) and 2 meals
  • free access to all Festival events / performances etc
  • there is a possibility of giving a modest fee to some companies chosen by Organizing Committee
  • transportation from and to airport
  • technical and administrative costs
  • press, marketing and publicity costs
  • diplomas


The companies are responsible for their expenses of travel, visa aprox. 6- 8 Euros (at the Yerevan airport upon-arrival).


Contact us at:

Address:         Amiryan 26, Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, Yerevan 0002, Armenia

Tel/Fax:                      +374 10 53 62 33

E-mail:                        [email protected]

Web:                           www.highfest.am