In this open call for international performances, we are looking for theater, circus, dance or any other performance, in any language, for in : v z b l festival 2023. We encourage performances with an accessible language that can easily be understood by the audience, either verbally or non verbally. In this call, we are looking for independent art companies that share the values ​​we have at Basca Theater and the in : v z b l festival, such as: solidarity, dialogue, respect and dignity. We are looking for artists who consider these values when creating their work. 

in : v z b l festival was born from the need to bring together artists from several fields, who could interact with various categories of audiences. This meeting aims to offer everyone (artists and the public) different perspectives of the reality around us. Our desire is to bring into dialogue what sometimes is „invisible” in our society, so that it can become visible. 

in : v z b l is a festival that aims to make visible what is invisible, promoting values ​​such as dialogue, understanding, respect and solidarity. The voices of various vulnerable, „invisible” groups are often unheard or even unspoken. Through this festival we want to give these groups a voice and context to self-represent and make this voice stronger in the community. Diversity is an under-exploited wealth. Different cultures and different perspectives on reality are a learning opportunity for all of us, as long as we manage to put at the center of our interactions the values ​​and principles that the festival affirms. 

Application period: 1st April– 1st May 2023

We offer artist fee, transport, accommodation and meals. 

The performance can take place between September 1st and November 15th, 2023. 

By May 1st, the applicant will send a file in PDF format to, which must contain the following: 

1. A presentation of the art company. 

2. Description of the performance and artists. 

3. Link to the recorded show. 

4. The technical rider. 

5. Pictures from the performance at the best quality and reviews / press articles about the show. 

6. A paragraph arguing the relevance of the performance for this festival

The selected performances will be announced by the 1st of June.

in : v z b l festival is organized by Basca Theater and is part of „Timișoara 2023 – European Capital Culture” cultural program, financed by Timișoara City through the Projects Center (Centrul de Proiecte).

5 thoughts to “Open call for international performances @ in : v z b l festival 2023

  • Ilana Palmgren


    I have a question about this open call.
    Is it possible to apply with a performance now being in production, premiering during summer 2023? So to say, there is no recording existing yet, but a strong stage in production.

    • Oana Petrescu

      Hi, yes it is possible.

  • Kapil

    Hi when is the deadline? Today or 1st may and individual artists and group can apply or is it only for organisations.

    • Oana Petrescu

      Hi Kapil, this Open Call is for independent art companies, or independent groups that have different performances in their portfolio, and the deadline for the Open Call for international performances is 1st May 2023.

  • Cirk Pozor

    Hello, if it’s not too rude a question: is there any chance to send the application today, although the deadline was yesterday?? We found out about the Festival a bit too late unfortunately… Thank you and kind regards from Zagreb


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