Young Theatre contest 2020
Arezzo Crowd Festival 2020 “BETHECHANGE” is a multidisciplinary festival that will take place from 4th to 7th June 2020 in Arezzo. Created by the cultural association Officine Montecristo, this competition aims to bring the youth closer to the theatre, and at the same time, it wants to promote emerging young theatre companies.
The idea is to reverse the traditional concept of Theatrical Festival, engaging the audience before artists, through large participation and content sharing.
In fact, through the Crowd principle, Arezzo Crowd Festival wants to highlight how important it is to generate interest from the bottom, starting from the new generation’s necessities, to set up a journey of awareness, participation, development and gathering.
The Festival’s main goal is to involve actively young people from 18 to 30 years old in the organisation and the designing of a theatrical festival. For this reason, we cretaed an Artistic Committee where our young staff directly decides all the main aspects of the event, such as the theme, the official image, and the theatre companies participating in the contest.
The Artistic Committee is composed by 60 young people, coming from all over Italy, who have come to know the Festival through meetings in schools, universities, cultural circles, and obviously through the use of social media. The activities of the Artistic Committee are divided into two macro areas: the choice of the artistic line of the Festival (theme, official image, selection of theatre companies) and the participation in creative activities linked to the Festival (blog, theatre group, social storytelling).
During the making of the activities and the necessary training in order to make conscious choices, the Comittee is followed by professionals who offer free training courses all year long on how to organise the festival.
The other important principle is the promotion of young professionals in the theatre world, such as emerging excellences that represent the ideal interlocutor for an audience of the same age.
For this reason the Festival opens its doors to theatre companies Under 35 who will be selected through a public call, the Young Theatre Contest, with the chance to have accomodation during the festival and win a production prize, assigned by a popular jury as well as experts.
Art. 1 – REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
With this call, we are looking for 4 plays which will be part of the Arezzo Crowd Festival – Young Theatre Contest 2020.
Young Theatre Contest will take place in the theatres of Arezzo between 4th and 7th June 2020.
The plays will be judged by a jury that is made up of experts, institutions and the audience.
- This call is aimed at theatre companies that operate on national or European territory.
- The entire cast which is proposed by the company (including the artistic and technical team) must not be over 6 people, who also must be under 35 by the date the festival ends (7th June 2020)
- The theme of the Festival is BETHECHANGE, therefore, all performances entering the call, must be about or must have “change” as the theme, the language or the context.
- Every theatre company or artist must present only one play.
We encourage all kinds of techniques and expressive languages (traditional, experimental, theatre-dance, physical theatre, etc.).
The material will be visioned by our Artistic Committee who will select 4 proposals which will partake in the Young Theatre Contest.
Those who present incomplete or technically incompatible material and an unmatched theme will be excluded from the call.
Technical and artistic judgement on the selection of the performances is unquestionable.
Art. 2 – TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
In order to participate to the selection of the four finalist performances, contestants must send the following material:
- REGISTRATION FORM (attached)
- BRIEF CV of every artist taking part in the performance
- FULL VIDEO of the performance (through Youtube, Vimeo or any other platform. No Wetransfer or file mailing)
- RIGHTS TO REPRESENT THE CHOSEN SCRIPT (COPYRIGHT) or SELF-CERTIFICATION IF THE SCRIPT IS ORIGINAL
- TECHNICAL SHEET
- 3 SET PHOTOS and, if possible, the poster of the performance
- possible PRESS RELEASE
Should their performance be selected, the companies should be able to provide the CERTIFICATE OF FEASIBILITY for each component of the performance.
Art. 3 – DEADLINE FOR PARTICIPATION
Applications to participate must be sent by email at the latest Monday 20th January 2020, by 12PM. The email must be sent to email@example.com including as the subject line “[Name of the company] YTC Contest Arezzo Crowd Festival 2020”.
Art. 4 – PROCEDURES FOR SELECTION
The Artistic Committee will select the projects on the grounds of the presented documents.
The Artistic Committee will chose 4 finalists of the Young Theatre Contest who will be asked to perform between 4th and 7th June 2020.
The results will be made known at the beginning of March 2020.
The result will be sent by email to the contact person of the proposal.
Under no circumstances should explanations be given on why a performance has not been chosen.
Date and time of the performances are determined by the organisation, and therefore unquestionable. The 4 selected companies will let the organisation know which day they prefer to go on stage on any day between 4th and 7th June.
The 4 selected companies will not be able to modify anything from the direction to the cast compared to the version submitted during the application process. Were changes to be made, the company should first and foremost inform the organisation which will then decide whether to approve the request or not.
Art. 5 – PRIZE
The Festival will reward the winning company with a production prize of 1000 €.
In the event of parity with the votes of the jury, there will be an ex aequo prize giving.
Art. 6 – TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
The organisation will provide to the four selected companies, a technical sheet and a technician for the assembly and the dismantling process. Each company will be able to assembly during the time schedules of the theatre.
ART. 7 – ORGANISATIONAL AGREEMENT
The admitted companies or the single artists must present the certificate of feasibility INPS (ex-ENPALS), as already mentioned in Art. 2.
The Festival itself will cover SIAE costs.
Arezzo Crowd Festival will guarantee accommodation for the selected companies.
Art. 8 – ACCEPTING THE REGULATIONS
Participation to the contest implies acceptance of all articles included in the Regulation. Officine Montecristo reserves its right to cancel the procedure in any moment.
Art. 9 – INFORMATION AND PERSONAL DATA
Personal data which has been acquired for the purpose of selection/participation to this call, will be processed exclusively for what concerns the selection itself under articles 13-14 of GDPR 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
CLOCK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL CALL ( CALL_YTC_2020)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM (Application_Form_Young_Theatre_Contest_2020)
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