Imaginarius – International Street Theatre Festival continues to give space to emerging Portuguese and international artists who want to showcase their artistic creations in public space, launching in this context Mais Imaginarius – a competition for emerging creators for public space. The deadline for the submission of applications is 31 October.
The More Imaginarius international competition annually challenges artists to submit proposals that approach public space in its various perceptions, testing formats and models, towards the construction of new artistic identities, in a dialogue of contemporary artistic creation with the natural and cultural heritage of Santa Maria da Feira.
This section of Imaginarius is therefore meant as a space for artistic experimentation in public space, allowing the participation of various artistic languages, within the official programme of the 20th edition of the International Street Theatre Festival – Imaginarius, which will take place between 28-31 May 2020, on the theme Myth(s).
This international competition admits creative projects by Portuguese and international artists and companies, in the following artistic disciplines: Theatre, Dance, Music, Circus, Performance, Installation, Digital Art, Urban and Multidisciplinary Art.
The diversity, quantity and quality of the projects that have been submitted to the Mais Imaginarius competition over the last few years show the willingness of artists to occupy the public space of Santa Maria da Feira and to express themselves through multiple languages, and this year a high number of participants with high quality applications are also expected.
From the submitted applications, 20 projects will be selected to compete in the 20th edition of the Imaginarius Festival under the evaluation of a jury made up of members of national and international reputation from academic, artistic and cultural institutions. All selected participants will receive a scholarship for travel, food, accommodation, technical support and dissemination of their projects on the festival networks, as well as the possibility to participate and present their work at Imaginarius PRO, a marketplace for programmers and artistic directors.
The winner of this International Competition will receive a cash prize of 5,000 euros to support the creation in artist residency to be premiered at the 2021 edition of Imaginarius.
Applications for Mais Imaginarius must be submitted by October 31, by filling in the form available here.
The results of the 20 artistic creations selected for Mais Imaginarius will be made available before 30 November.