Italy | Love Sharing Festival 2020 open call
Open call for performance and visual arts proposals for Love Sharing international festival, based in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy and dedicated to the culture of peace and non-violence.
Love Sharing is open to all contemporary artists. In addition to performative art (theatre, circus, music, dance), we are looking for visual art works that will be part of our thematic exhibition, focused on this year’s issue.
Furthermore, we seek to involve scholars, researchers and associations who follow a Non-violent approach to solve the many problems raised by Families and Communities’ variety. For it’s our convinction that when art and knowledge bond together, the hard road to Non-Violence gets easy.
Organized by Theandric, a drama company taking an innovative and experimental approach to political theatre, “Love Sharing” is the first International Festival dedicated to the culture of peace and non-violence.
Contemporary art, scientific research, social and political innovation get in touch with each other, with the territory, with the social and political institutions, with residents and citizens by challenging their views and engaging in debates in order to build an expanding net.
Will a world without violence ever exist?
The 6th edition will be held in 2020 in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy). It will focus on Madness and Revolution.
How many meanings does the word “madness” have? Which is the relationship between madness and social, political and scientific revolution? Madness means being unconventional, breaking the rules, changing perspective. In this 6th Edition, Love Sharing Festival analyses madness and its limits through the lens of Nonviolence.
There are more ways than one to be crazy. Which types of collective madness are there? War, environmental degradation, consumerism? Is it legitimate to consider people insane if they don’t respect social norms? If so, what’s their fate as individuals? What defines a person as crazy, talking about mental illness? Is there a link between madness and political dissent? Very often, foolish people are pioneers, the ones who can find in a closed system a gateway to change and improvement. This is true for scientists and artists. But are we foolish enough? And what about love, the sweetest madness? Is there a force as capable as love to give our lives a twist?
The boundaries between craziness and normality, sense, freedom and power are constantly redrawn as human sensitivity changes, in historical, social and cultural terms. Madness is like a creature that can’t be tamed.
If you are an artist (theatre, dance, music, circus, performing arts, visual arts) and you want to give your contribution to this exciting topic, we are ready to receive your proposals.
Please read the conditions and fill in the online form in the "Open Call 2020" section of our website: http://www.lovesharingfestival.org/en/
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 30th April 2020
NO SUBMISSION FEE
Love Sharing Festival will be held in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) in October 2020.