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Open Call: ACT 2019 International Festival for Emerging Performing Artists (Spain)


Deadline: 15 December 2018

ACT International Festival for Emerging Performing Artists will take place in Bilbao and Barakaldo from 29st of May to 21st of June, 2019.

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.

ACT main goal is to promote and spread the work of new creators to the audience, cultural managers and mass media. For this, the festival facilitates spaces for meetings, reflection and debate, besides an exceptional pedagogical program for the participating performers. ACT is not only a festival but also a performing arts fair attended by programmers from around the world. 



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. 


ACT Festival 2019 call will open from the 15th of July to the 15th of December. 

ACT Festival 2019: May 29 – June 1



  • 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 work. 
  • 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 untill 2000€.
  • Two mentions without economic compensation to the next categories. Best direction, Best performer



Find out more at bai-bai.net/act/