Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
18. 12 2019
Open Call for A! Performance Festival 2020

Open Call!

A! is an annual four-day international performance festival that takes place in Akureyri, a community of 20.000 people in North Iceland. The festival is a collaboration between Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri Culture Society (MAk), Akureyri Theater, Lókal Performing Arts Reykjavík, Icelandic Art Centre and the video-art festival Heim.




The festival presents a variety of performances and theatre-based projects by up-and-coming artists, mid-career artists as well as established professionals. Participants of past A! editions include: Magnús Pálsson, Paola Daniele, Rúrí, Theatre Replacement, Ka Yee Li, Anna Richardsdóttir, Icelandic Love Corporation and Kviss búmm bang. Close to 2000 people attend the festival every year, turning the town into a melting pot of exciting performances.



This year, A! announces for the second time an open call for performers, actors, dancers, visual artists and others interested in contributing to the festival’s 6th edition taking place on October 1st – 4th 2020. We aim at selecting 4-5 performances from the Open Call who each will get payed 75.000 ISK. Applicants are encouraged to apply for grants to cover travels and other cost.



If you want to send in a suggestion for a performance at A! please put it into writing (max. 1 page A4) and send it in – along with a small selection of visual references (photos/video-link) – to the following address:
Deadline for all submissions: January 30th, 2020.


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