Join Flanders Arts Institute to Dream City (Tunis): open call for artists

The 6th edition of Dream City, multidisciplinary biennial of contemporary art in the public space, will take place in Tunis from 4 until 8 October 2017. Over the coming years Flanders Arts Institute/Kunstenpunt wishes to emphasize collaboration with the MENA region and will take part in the festival with a small delegation: we can offer support to 8 arts professionals.

Dream City is organized by choreographers Selma and Soufiane Ouissi and their Association L’Art Rue. The festival takes place in the Medina in Tunis and focuses on the intense and sustainable relationship between the artist and the context of the Medina. Artists are encouraged to create new work in close relation with the neighbourhood and its inhabitants. Jan Goossens, ex-director of KVS and current director of festival de Marseille, co-curates for the second time. During our visit we will immerse ourselves in het festival, and we plan some reflection sessions. 

We provide maximum € 250 per person as a contribution to the travel costs. For artists or organisations that do not benefit from structural support, we will provide accommodation for 6 nights. Applicants should be aware that this open call is meant for artists (performing arts, visual arts, music), programmers, curators, art critics and other art professionals. Applicants must:

  • be available from 4 until 8 October 2017 (outward journey on the 3rd and return on the 9th of October 2017);
  • have been active for 3 years at least in the field of the Flemish arts;
  • have a clear motivation and future prospects regarding collaborations with partners from Tunisia and/or other players from the MENA region;
  • be ready to write a report about their participation after the event.

Knowledge of French is also appropriate.

Interested parties can apply up to and including 4 August 2017 via this application form. The applications will be evaluated by Jan Goossens (curator Dream City and Festival de Marseille), Sofiane Ouissi (L’Art Rue – Dream City), Lissa Kinnaer and Marijke De Moor (Flanders Arts Institute / Kunstenpunt).