The Festival

Respublika! is a one-week community media arts festival which will take place in Cyprus in 8 December 2017 – 16 December 2017. The festival will be simultaneously translated into an exhibition, which will run from 8 December 2017 – 19 January 2018, and will feed a series of seminars.

This multi-sited and multi-genre community media arts festival aims to tap into the creative reservoirs of community media organisations and their producers; their artists and collectives; and their community, social-oriented, cultural and artistic projects. The project will support so-called community media affiliated artists (CMAAs) to use an artistic language in order to:

1/communicate their perspectives on media democracy and its participatory component,

and/or

2/ to represent the democratic‐participatory nature and identities of community media.

We now call for applications to participate in the festival. Please check out our call for entries should you wish to submit a proposal.

Festival Timeline

June 2017 19–28 June 2017 – Preparatory workshops in Nicosia and Limassol;
30 June 2017 – Last day for proposal submissions.
July 2017 8 July 2017 – First selection made by Selection Committee;
20 July 2017 – Submission deadline for reworked project proposals;
31 July 2017 – Final project selection announced.  
August – December 2017 Production of art projects;
Interviews with artists.
October/November 2017 R! seminars on 28 October and 24 November 2017
1 December 2017 Submission of artworks
8 December 2017 – 19 January 2018 Respublika! A Cypriot community media arts festival
8–16 December 2017 – Festival;
8 December 2017 – 19 January 2018 – Exhibition @ NeMe Arts Centre
14 December 2017 – Third Seminar
March – April 2018 Completion of the Respublika! catalogue