Which creators/disciplines are eligible for this open call?
The open call covers theatre, music theatre, performance, dance, music, sound art, spoken word, circus and other stage-related artistic disciplines.
Does the festival focus on young talent or established names?
The open call is open to artists/creators at all stages of their career.
Is the call open to international artists?
Yes, the open call is open to Belgian and international artists.
Is the open call open to organisations?
The open call is open to individuals and organisations. This applies as much to organisations representing individuals as it does to festival organisations and arts centres.
Do candidates need to have prior experience with heritage-based projects?
No, the festival could be an opportunity to come into contact with heritage for the first time.
Can you participate with an existing project or a project in development?
The Reie Festival mainly aims to support new creation, but for this first edition will also allow existing projects.
Can participants only work with the elements from the inspiration box?
No, it is just as possible to bring in other sources of inspiration from heritage and history and work with them.
Do the sources of inspiration need to be connected to Bruges?
The form must indicate the source of inspiration from Bruges (among others), though the source of inspiration need not be literally recognisable in the project.
What does the selection procedure involve?
Interested parties need to apply by submitting the online form before 30 November 2021. From these applications, candidates are selected by a jury for an interview. A new selection will follow, after which the participants can further develop their project in the next phase. A final selection will be made after the concrete project proposals are submitted.
What is a professional artist?
A professional artist is an artist who has acquired demonstrable experience in one or more of the various stage-related artistic disciplines: theatre, music, dance, performance, sound art, spoken word, circus, etc.
Does a letter of intent need to be enclosed?
If possible, but it is not obligatory.
Which partners should be considered for a potential collaboration?
Partners who actively contribute to the co-production of the project can be included in the project proposal.
Can international partners be proposed too?
Yes, international partners can be proposed or partners from other industries can also be proposed.
What expenses will Brugge Plus cover?
Depending on the project and the co-funding, Brugge Plus makes a substantial financial contribution towards the production of the project.