The 17th Macao City Fringe Festival, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), will be held in January next year The call for proposals of programmes and performance venues is now open until 21 July 2017. All local associations registered at the Identification Services Bureau and artistic practitioners are invited to submit proposals of programmes and the general public is welcome to participate the festival as a venue provider.
The Macao City Fringe Festival adopted the concept “All around the city, our stages, our patrons, our artists”, encouraging the participation of everyone in the city.
In the last edition, the Cultural Affairs Bureau assembled most of the programmes through an open call for proposals, receiving a remarkable response from art groups and producers, achieving extremely encouraging results. For the coming edition, the Macao City Fringe Festival invites the general public to suggest spaces such as any small or big stores, private spaces or any other available areas which can be used as performance venues, triggering creativity and bringing even more diversity to the Festival. The Macao City Fringe Festival has facilitated collaborations with artists in many spaces over the past years, offering the artists and audience innovative performances and viewing experiences and allowing more spectators to get to know the city’s unknown nooks and corners and further raising the exposure and awareness of those spaces.
The call for proposals of programmes and performance venues is now open. Interested Macao artistic practitioners and local associations registered at the Identification Services Bureau are welcome to submit their applications before the deadline. The programmes can be local or site-specific art projects, overseas works or cross-regional collaborations produced in any art form. Interested parties are welcome to propose their spaces as one of the performing venues of the festival, making their contributions to the Macao City Fringe Festival.
The regulations and application form for proposals of programmes and performance venues registration form can be downloaded at IC’s website: www.icm.gov.mo. Applicants must submit their completed application forms and relevant documents during office hours (including during lunch hour) at the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building located at Tap Siac Square, in person or by post, indicating the following on the envelope: “Attn: Division of Performing Arts, Cultural Affairs Bureau, 17th Macao City Fringe Festival － Call for Proposals of Programmes”. Applicants proposing performance venues are welcome to submit the completed registration form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline.
For enquiries, please contact Ms. Chau through tel. no. (853) 8399 6601 or email MargaridaChau@icm.gov.mo; or Ms. Ung through tel. no.(853) 8399 6617 or email email@example.com, staff members of IC, during office hours.