Call 2019 – Rules

SUNSEUROPE – 2019 CALL (music section only)

ABOUT SUNS EUROPE
SUNS EUROPE is a performing arts festival focusing on European minority languages. This year, it will take place in Udin / Udine (Friûl / Friuli) on 29th-30th November and 1st December 2019.

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 organized by Cooperativa Informazione Friulana / Radio Onde Furlane, with the financial support of ARLeF – Agjenzie Regjonâl pe Lenghe Furlane (Regional Agency for the Friulian Language) and the Autonomous Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It also avails itself of the collaboration of numerous other local and international public and private bodies.

WHO MAY APPLY
This call is for the music section only and is intended for bands and singers-songwriters whose music production is in one of the accepted minority languages.

All artists from minority language communities of 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 30th June 2019. The form is available on the web site www.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

SUNS EUROPE is a festival that showcases the best contemporary productions in minority languages. The music section is no less and aims to give visibility to the most original and innovative music productions.

SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS

The participating artists will be selected by the Artistic Committee of SUNS EUROPE. The organisation reserves the right to select other participants outside the present call.

The selection will be carried out within 30th July 2019. 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 30th November 2019. 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 our logistic/organisational needs.

During the registration process, artists will have to confirm the availability of each member of the group to travel between 26th November and 2nd December 2019. 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.

CHANGES 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.

CONTACTS

For assistance, enquiries or further information, please contact us at: info@sunseurope.com