Frequently Asked Questions about CESTA's festivals
1. What are the parameters for participation in CESTA's
international arts festival of interdisciplinary collaborations?
Every final presentation, exhibition or performance must
include more than one person, more than one nationality,
and more than one artistic medium. Each presentation,
exhibition or performance must be created exclusively
for the festival. Applicants must have prior experience
in artistic collaboration.
2. What do you mean by ”international”, “interdisciplinary”,
Communication and exchange between countries and cultures,
artistic disciplines, ideas and ways of working.
3. How do we select a theme for the festival and
why do we choose a different one each year?
We try to select topics, (of which there are countless),
that are socially challenging yet open to interpretation.
4. When and how do artists find out about our festival
We distribute press information each November to a wide
network of international and national contacts, but
the easiest way to find out is to visit our website
or contact us by mail.
5. How do we form collaboration groups?
Some accepted applicants apply already fitting the parameters.
Others we join together in our application review and
selection process. Groups begin collaboration off-site,
upon notification of acceptance, either in person or
via correspondence. The CESTA facility is available
for them to work on-site as of August 1st.
6. What can one expect to see at the festival?
One may see innovative, experimental and challenging
artworks, ideas and processes, alongside more traditional
forms of art making. We encourage all participants and
audiences to expand their boundaries. The entrance is
free but donations are welcome.
with generous assistance from...
Cafe Bar Sedm
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia
Velvyslanectví Jugoslávie v České republice
Participation of Matt Bua and Fritz Welch has been made
possible in part through support from The Fund for U.S.
Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions, a
public-private partnership of the National Endowment for
the Arts, The U.S. Department of State, The Pew Charitable
Trusts, The Rockefeller Foundation, with additional support
from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and administered
by Arts International