Situated in the north of Germany near Hannover, the charming city of Holzminden did host the INTERNATIONAL STREET THEATRE FESTIVAL for its first time in 1991. Since then the festival takes place every two years.
During the last years, the International Festival Holzminden became more and more popular and attracted actors, directors, organizers and programmers from all over the world. Numerous productions celebrated their première in Holzminden and gained international reputation through this. The last ten festivals were visited by over 700.000 people in total, enjoying 270 productions of 200 street theatre companies so far.
Any professional theatre groups may send in their applications. The production must be intended to be played exclusively in public open air spaces and must also be played there. The artistic range includes street- and parc performances as well as walking acts, theatrical animations and parades, small in size as well as technically elaborated open air productions. There can be theatrical productions in the field of visual and performing arts, performance, dance-theatre, figural- and mask-theatre and new circus that are played in the open air. The organisers will pay for the expenses of the performances (artistic fee, travel costs, hotel, catering and the required technical equipment at the performance place).
The open call deadline is 1 November. More information can be found here.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)