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How much money is granted to each of the productions?

The selected projects will receive a production grant of between CHF 2,000 and CHF 12,000. The jury will decide on the exact amount based on the size of the project and the submitted budget. Funding permitting, Belluard Festival will additionally cover the costs of travel, transport and accommodation as well as technical expenses.

Can I submit an existing project?

No. The opening has to be at the 2020 Belluard Festival.

Is it possible to submit projects already existing to adapt them with local participants or to the Fribourg context?

Yes, provided that a creation part on site in the context of Fribourg is clearly visible. 

Can I search for additional funding?

Yes. As soon as the projects have been selected, Belluard Festival shall endeavor, to the best of its ability, to obtain additional funding. However, this should not prevent the invited artist, from seeking out other sources of financial support.

When do I know if my project has been selected?

All participants will be informed of the jury’s decision in February 2020.

Does the jury explain its decision?

No. The selected projects will be made public at the Festival’s press conference in May. No comment will be issued on the project proposals that were not chosen.

Is the Belluard fortress the only venue?

Not necessarily. The Arsen’alt studios, the Nouveau Monde spaces, public areas or other spaces, depending on the specific requirements of the production, may be used too.

Is there a minimum/maximum running time?

No. Very short productions that could perhaps be repeated are as welcome as durational, rather installative forms or even classic performative formats.

Why do I have to fill out the form? The project outline explains everything!

Because of the large number of projects submitted, a pre-selection based solely on the form is made. Projects that do not meet all the required criteria are excluded right away.

Why do I have to fill out the form in English?

The jury members do not all necessarily speak French or German. For each member of the jury to have at least access to the basic information on each project, the form must be completed in English. 

Is it possible to submit several projects?

No. Since the participation in the call for proposals is higher every year, we ask the participants to focus on a single project.