Marketsites — Call for Proposals — Festival der Regionen

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Date/Time: 23/04/2004 12:00 am

–Fra: “Festival der Regionen” http://www.fdr.at/fdr/fdr05/downloads/EINREICHUNG_2005_engl.pdf –Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 6 June 2004, Duration of Festival: –June / July 2005 –Law, order and other systems of regulation are integral components of –societies and thus their cultures. As unambiguously established –normative systems or as temporary social conventions subject to –continual change, they shape everyday life, politics and culture. Laws, –usages, customs, moral precepts and artistic canons may be constantly –put into question, but their existence is an undisputed part of living –together. Universal human conventions as well as local or regional –peculiarities are revealed in them. From local rituals and formulas for greeting up to catalogues of human –rights, present-day law-and-order policies and aesthetic categories –present a complex spectrum in which cultural practices are embedded –along with the most inconspicuous routines of everyday life. Utopian –potentials are also often based on ideas of order just as much as they –oppose them. They give rise to controversial debates, theoretical –discourses, artistic strategies and cultural dynamics. The –transdisciplinary practice of the Festival of Regions thus provides an –ideal framework for questioning these concepts. –The Festival of Regions is interested in projects in art, science, –everyday culture, politics and related cultural areas which are –concerned with the present-day significance and forms of laws and –social –orders in their respective social environments and is inviting –interested individuals, groups, cultural initiatives, associations and –institutions to submit proposals for projects. –International participation, interdisciplinary co-operation and –proposals for collaboration are expressly desired. Special emphasis is –put on projects which demonstrate a direct connection with specific –local situations or which will be realized in direct communication –and/or with the participation of the general public. A well-balanced –representation of projects from women and men is aimed at. –In line with the theme, one of the regions of focus for the Festival of –Regions 2005 has been defined as the region of Böhmerwald near the –borders of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. This region is –characterized by new structures and changes in the most recent past. –One –or several additional focal regions will be decided upon based on the –results of the proposals submitted. Cultural initiatives are expressly –invited to make a submission with project proposals outside their –immediate area of work. –The Festival of Regions is one of the largest contemporary festivals of –culture in Austria. It has been taking place every two years since 1993 –at decentralized venues in the federal state of Upper Austria with its –capital, Linz. At the interface between art and everyday life, the –festival’s projects involve the general public in the discussion of –social, political and artistic questions. Outside the centres the –Festival of Regions connects contemporary cultural work and forms of –art –with local traditions, histories and their peculiarities. –Who can make a project proposal? –Anyone with an idea on the theme: individual artists or artists –collaborating in a team, laypersons and professionals, individuals –working in the area of culture and society, initiatives, associations –or –municipalities, no matter whether they are from Upper Austria or not. –Who will select the projects? –The board of trustees and the director of the Festival of Regions with –the support of an independent advisory council. The decision will be –made whilst excluding recourse to legal action. –How will projects come about? –The initiators of selected projects will be invited to make their ideas –more concrete and to present the financial planning in more detail. The –collaboration between the project’s initiator and the Festival of –Regions will be laid down in a contract which specifies the mutual –rights and obligations. As a rule, the development and realization of –the project will be the responsibility of the project’s initiator. The –Festival of Regions will assist this development in an advisory –capacity; it will provide resources and will guarantee a major part of –the advertising. –Where can I get advice? –A detailed presentation of the Festival of Regions and its individual –projects can be found at www.fdr.at. All potential project initiators –who have an idea or a local starting-point and are looking for a means –of artistic implementation should contact the festival team, which will –be glad to give advice. This applies also to project authors who have –an –idea adaptable to a region and are looking for production partners. –What should the project proposal include? — The project’s ideaDescription of this idea, its realization and the planned timetable –for realizationDemonstration of the connection with the festival’s themePresentation of the project’s authors and initiatorsA concise short-description of the project (1,000 characters) — Organizational frameworkThe project’s initiators, e.g. association, organization, etc.Timetable for project development and realizationProject director including address, telephone number and e-mail –addressPlace of realization or presentation insofar as this is already known — Rough financial planWhat expenditure will be incurred (artists’ fees, costs of materials, –rents, social security levies, advertising costs, etc.?What income can be expected (admission, sales and other proceeds, –contributions from municipalities and sponsors, etc.?What amount (difference between income and expenditure) is the –Festival of Regions expected to contribute? –The project proposal can be submitted in either English or German. –Miscellaneous –The Festival of Regions cannot accept any responsibility for the –documents submitted. The rejection of a proposal does not give the –authors of the project any claim on the Festival of Regions or any –other –persons acting on behalf of the Festival. In particular, the Festival –is –not liable for any expenditure which the authors of projects have –incurred with a view to their potential participation in the Festival. –Submission –The project proposal should be sent by mail in 12 copies (Din A4) or by –e-mail in the preferred format of a PDF file up to 2 MB and should be a –maximum of seven pages long. Additional materials cannot be taken into –account. –Festival of Regions, Marktplatz 12, A-4100 Ottensheim or office@fdr.at –Tel: +43(0)7234 85 2 85, Fax: +43(0)7234 85 2 85-4, www.fdr.at –Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 6 June 2004 –Duration of Festival: from the end of June to the beginning of July –2005 –Who is organizing the Festival of Regions? –An independent association called the Festival of Regions with support –mainly from the State of Upper Austria, the arts section of the Federal –Chancellor’s Office of the Republic of Austria, the city of Linz and –individual financial sponsors. –The association’s board of trustees is composed of Uli Böker, the mayor –of Ottensheim and cultural worker, Claudia Hutterer, cultural –communicator, Karin Rumpfhuber, music journalist and advertising –writer, –Doris Weichselbaumer, economist at the Kepler University of Linz, Josef –Ecker, cultural director for the state of Upper Austria, Siegbert –Janko, –cultural director for the city of Linz, and Christine Schöpf, from –Austrian Radio in Upper Austria. –Festival director: Martin Fritz

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