Open Call for Sånafest 2017

Sånafest would hereby like to invite professional artists that are working in the field of dance, theatre, performance or installation art to apply for participation in our festival that will take place from the 17-25th of June 2017. Application deadline is 1st of August 2016. Part of the program is curated already and the rest will be curated through this open call. We are searching for site specific works to be performed in Hølen and Son and near the river Såna in Akershus, Norway. Sånafest offers accommodation in a local house, food, travel expenses covered up to 2000 NOK (about 250 Euro) pr. person, performance fees (according to norwegian cultural guidelines) and a great experience!

Where: Son and Hølen, Norway

When: 17-24th of june 2017

Deadline for application: 1st of August

Read the description below closely to find out what we are searching for at the three different venues possible to apply for.

1: A performance or installation at Garntørka in Son.

The piece selected through the open call should have had its premiere before being performed at Sånafest. We are searching for a dance, theatre or interdisciplinary work but an installation would also be of great interest. The piece should be within 5-20 min or durational, and possible to perform with only natural light as the sun has not yet set.

2: An outdoor installation at/near the river Såna

For the river Såna and the surrounding area we are searching for already finished outdoor installation pieces. Preferable pieces working with light/projections or sound made to be shown in relation to water or in a forest ideally using its surroundings to also create the piece. The river has quite unclear water and is a bit polluted, but there is a bit of stream and a small waterfall. In the village of Hølen there are a lot of ducks in the pond and an old metal train bridge that goes over the river. A bit further down the river it is more secluded and more “jungle like”. Here there are also some fields and a forest. It´s preferable if the piece could stand outside and be shown the whole week of the festival or even longer.

3: Performances/interventions in Hølen

The venue could either be in a private home, garden, garage, near the river, on the little plaza or in the local shop or cafe. We will prioritize finished site-specific pieces but do also accept other pieces that are applying with a clear and creative plan on how to adapt the project for a location in Hølen. Projects that include the village and the locals are possible and would be of great interest. We are open for anything from theatre and dance to urban interventions in form of sculptures, performances, installations, sound art, street art or other expressions using the little village of Hølen as material.

Please fill out our application here.

It´s allowed to apply with as many projects you like, but remember to fill out one application for each project.

The application form you fill out is possible to edit until the deadline 1st of august. A good tip to be totally sure that you can continue to edit your application, is to copy and save the link that you get in your browser window.

In addition to the application, please send the following to
2-3 pictures (with copyright/credits)
CV of all participants
A technical rider if applicable
Articles/reviews or other attachments

If there are any questions please contact us at

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