ECAS is a new European festivals network supported by the European Union within the CULTURE PROGRAMME (2007-2013) which strives to create collaborative partnership between the international festivals.
ECAS launches at TodaysArt in The Hague on 25 September, and features music festivals plus festivals involving music alongside digital and other artforms.
The focus in ECAS is upon cultural festivals and events that support emerging cultural forms and new forms of audience participation. Beginning in 2006, the ECAS network has brought together a large number of cultural events from different EU countries with a commitment to supporting and nurturing cultural connections through advanced sound. It has given rise to International (ICAS) and Americas (ACAS) partner networks.
Over the past 15 years new art forms and new forms of cultural event have emerged which are crucibles for an emerging and ever changing European cultural identity. These are characterised by their innovative and early adoption of digital technologies, placing them at the forefront of the digital revolution. These art forms and events developed in a 'bottom up' manner, rather than through the patronage of established educational and cultural institutions, and have, as a result, focussed on inclusion and empowerment. They are both hyper local and inherently international, involving specific sub-cultural groups that are globally dispersed.
ECAS Festival as Lab - €10,000 Commission
A €10,000 Commission is available for an experiment, a prototype or a trial in a new type of art object, technology or form of participation. The theme Festival as Lab is inspired by the FutureEverything festival, which is conceived and designed as a 'living lab' for prototyping the future.
Deadline 24 October 2010.
View info and submit here.
Skanu Mezs Festival - Association Skanu Mezs Riga (LV)
Unsound - Tone Foundation for Music and New Art Forms Krakow (PL)
Todaysart - Stichting The Generator The Hague (NL)
musikprotokoll - Osterreichischer Rundfunk ORF Vienna (A)
Insomnia Festival - Stiftelsen Insomnia Festival Tromso (N)
CIMATICS Festival - Cimatics v.z.w. Brussels (BE)
CYNETART Festival - Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau e.V. Dresden (DE)
Organiser: CTM (Clubtransmediale) - DISK (Initative Bild & Ton e.V.) Berlin (DE)
Supported by the European Union within the CULTURE PROGRAMME (2007-2013).