Every edition the festival will work with a certain theme. For 2023 this is Faith. The inspiration box is a guideline for creators and artists who want to take part in the open call.
The theme of faith is divided into five chapters: superstition, conviction, rituals, spirituality and truth. Each chapter is built around a key concept and consists of a general introduction, a current example and historical approaches suggested by our heritage partners. These chapters bring up some less obvious stories about Bruges and are highly diverse in form and substance. They may be objects, but also other traces such as sources, stories or documents.
The inspiration box is an introduction, a starting point that encourages a creative association. Does one of the inspirations immediately appeal to you, or are you drawn to yet another example of Bruges’ heritage? Make sure the inspiration in your proposal is demonstrable, but the artistic development is free.