February 27th, 2020

A contest for an outdoor show at Carnaval Sztukmistrzów

Dear performers and circus artists!
If you are thinking about creating a new show or you have an idea for one, but you’ve never carried it out, then this contest might be perfect for you! Submit your show, win up to 15,000 pln for its production and get a chance to present it not just at Carnaval Sztukmistrzów but two partnering street festivals:  OFCA i FETA.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for original and fresh ideas for a circus show or a show that refers to the circus through its aesthetics, themes, sports disciplines etc. We are looking for ideas for funny shows, but also those which move and surprise in form and content that will intrigue a varied audience that are not easy to please – because that’s the sort of audience you will meet at street festivals.
The contest is meant for outdoor performances only. We want the show created as part of this contest to be performed osten and presented at events and in places of varying characters. That’s why, it needs to be adaptable to many spaces, have a thought-out and uncomplicated rider and its execution should be based on simple logistics.

Who can apply?
Artists and groups from a broadly defined milieu of performative arts: circus, dance, theatre, both experienced artists and beginners, from Poland or those residing in Poland.

Why is it worthwhile?
Your submission gives you a chance to produce your dream idea and have a successful debut or better establish your artistic position. You get a chance to present in front of a large audience at Carnaval Sztukmistrzów. We also guarantee the presentation of the winning show/shows at two festivals – partners: OFCA in Oleśnica and FETA in Gdańsk. The prize in the contest is 15,000 pln net for the production of the outdoor show. The jury can grant 1-3 awards.

How to take part in the contest?

  • Submission deadline: 10 April 2020
  • Results announced: 22 April
  • Contest submissions will be accepted ONLY via the following online form.

Terms and conditions (Polish only)


Contest Partners: 

Gdański Archipelag Kultury

International Street & Open-Air Theaters Festival FETA in Gdańsk
Oleśnicki Festiwal Cyrkowo Artystyczny OFCA in Oleśnica

More information about the contest: info@sztukmistrze.eu