Call for entries
Deadline: 15 August 2011

Sideways festival: Call for Projects
Sideways is a translocal, experimental festival for contemporary art and cultural research, exploring different ‘pathscapes’ in the northern region of Belgium. This first-time event will unfold on the go across a four week period in the summer of 2012. It foresees a broad program of visual art, walks, live art and site-specific interventions. The project is a joint initiative of an environmental NGO (Trage Wegen), a visual arts’ centre (Verbeke Foundation) and an artist collective (Glasbak).

The festival invites artists and audiences to explore the many non-motorized paths and trails folded into the spaces of our everyday life. The event itself moves beyond the conventional spaces of art display and reception. The Sideways programme stages diverse actions and situations on the open-air sites of paths and trails, both rural and urban. The programming blends arts-based and artistic practices with more vernacular forms of creativity and poetic practice that emerge along pathways.

General considerations and requirements (extract)

– All projects must engage with the main thematic thread of Sideways (pathscapes) or address related questions (see also project background following the link).
– Proposals may concern the journey component of the festival (or a phase thereof), as well as an intervention at one of the festival nodes (or a combination of both).
– Applications must be written in English, French or Dutch. The complete application (paper or digital form) should be sent to the following address before August 15th 2011:

Trage Wegen vzw
Andy Vandevyvere
Kasteellaan 349A
9000 Gent (Belgium)

applications@sideways2012.be

Full Requirements and details:
http://www.sideways2012.be/