We are very happy to announce that the 2018 call of Suns Europe is now online!
Please read this call carefully:
SUNSEUROPE – 2018 CALL
ABOUT SUNS EUROPE
SUNS EUROPE is a performing arts festival focusing on European minority languages. It will be held in Udin / Udine (Friûl / Friuli) on the 1st and 2nd of December 2018 at “Teatro Giovanni da Udine”. The festival aims to showcase the best artistic productions in minority languages of the continent, ranging from music to cinema, theatre and literature, with an eye out for contemporary artistic productions. Suns Europe is organised annually by Cooperativa Informazione Friulana and Cooperativa Puntozero, with the financial support of Arlef (Agjenzie Regjonâl pe Lenghe Furlane – Regional Agency for Friulian language) and Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It also avails itself of the collaboration of several other public and private bodies.
WHO MAY APPLY
This call is for the music section of the festival and is intended for bands and singers-songwriters whose music production is in one of the minority languages accepted.
All artists from minority language communities in Europe (geographical meaning) are eligible to participate, as stated by Article 1 of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.*
* ARTICLE 1 OF THE EUROPEAN CHARTER FOR REGIONAL OR MINORITY LANGUAGES
a) “regional or minority languages” means languages that are traditionally used within a given territory of a State by nationals of that State who form a group numerically smaller than the rest of the State’s population; and different from the official language(s) of that State; it does not include either dialects of the official language(s) of the State or the languages of migrants;
- b) “territory in which the regional or minority language is used” means the geographical area in which the said language is the mode of expression of a number of people justifying the adoption of the various protective and promotional measures provided for in this Charter; “
- c) “non-territorial languages” means languages used by nationals of the State which differ from the language or languages used by the rest of the State’s population but which, although traditionally used within the territory of the State, cannot be identified with a particular area thereof.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Applicants must fill in the online form by Monday, 30th of July 2018. The form is available on the web page call.sunseurope.com. You will be asked to send us the following material:
• CV of the band in PDF format;
- a high-resolution picture of the band in jpeg format;
• a song in mp3 format;
• the original lyrics of the song with English translation in Word format;
- Data Use Agreement according to the terms and conditions indicated on the official website of the festival.
KEY FEATURES OF THE SONGS
We will accept only original compositions. No traditional repertoire or archive material belonging to the participants’ home communities will be accepted.
SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
The participating artists will be selected by the Scientific Committee of SUNS EUROPE. The organisation reserves the right to select other participants outside of the present call.
The selection will be carried out within the 1st of September 2018. All applicants will be notified via email.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS NEED TO KNOW
Finalists will be invited to perform their songs live in Udin / Udine (Friûl / Friuli), on the 1st of December 2018. The organisation undertakes to give further visibility to the artists and their music production, i.e. organising side-performances during the festival. The location and format of such performances will be defined according to the artists’ availability and in compliance with logistical/organisational needs.
During the registration process, artists will have to confirm the availability of each member of the group to travel between the 29th of November and the 3rd of December 2018. The organisation will also ask for an official authorisation to use the submitted songs for promotional activities, i.e. promoting the festival and the participating artists as well as producing promotional material and free gifts.
The organisation will cover all travel, accommodation and catering costs for the selected artists. It reserves nonetheless the right to contact target institutions of each participating community, in collaboration with the participants, to obtain a financial contribution in support of such costs.
CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THE PROGRAMME
Any modification in the dates and/or location of the festival will be promptly notified. Participants will also be informed of any other significant change that may occur during the organisation of the festival.
For assistance, enquiries or further information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLY HERE: sunseurope.com/call-2018/
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