The Festival

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

Respublika! is a multi-sited and multi-genre community media arts festival which aims to tap into the creative reservoirs of community media, civil society organisations and social collectives (and their members); but also of artists that are committed to the basic principles of participatory community communication.

Respublika! incorporates art projects that relate to (at least) one of the following two objectives, which translate the principles of community media in creative practice:

  • to reflect on media, democracy and its participatory component, analysing the (de)centralisation of power in contemporary societies,

and/or

  • to use participatory mechanisms to produce art projects, working with, and empowering members of one or more communities.

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 call one.
July 2017
  • 8 July 2017 – First selection made by Selection Committee, and opening of call two;
  • 20 July 2017 – Submission deadline for reworked call one project proposals;
  • 31 July 2017 – Final project selection call one announced.
September 2017
  • 15 September 2017 – Last day for proposal submissions call two;
  • 22 September 2017 – First selection made by Selection Committee on call two proposals.
October 2017
  • 6 October 2017 – Submission deadline for reworked call 2 project proposals;
  • 20 October 2017 – Final project selection call 2 announced.
October/November 2017
  • Exhibition of works by Mathias Jud and Christoph Wachter @NeMe Arts Centre;
  • 28 October 2017 – First R! Seminar with Mathias Jud and Christoph Wachter;
  • 4 November 2017 – Artists’ talks: Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud;
  • 24 November 2017 – Second R! Seminar.
December 2017
  • 1 December 2017: Submission of all art projects.
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;
  • 13 January 2018 – Third R! Seminar.
January 2018
  • 31 January 2018: Deadline for contributions to the Respublika! catalogue.
March – April 2018
  • Completion of the Respublika! catalogue.