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Submission deadline: 22-01-2021


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WIENWOCHE understands itself as a (post-)migrant, queer-feminist festival for art and activism and looks at cultural work as an interventional tool in social, political and cultural debates. The tenth edition of WIENWOCHE in 2021 is titled "Back to Normality" and pursues the mission to travel to the year 2121 to take a look back, question and rethink today's concept of "normality" from a present, past and future perspective.
 
Concepts of "normality" are mostly defined by the majority, by those in power and those who want power. Those who cannot or do not want to fit into the tight corset of that "norm" will experience social and structural mechanisms of exclusion. At present, developments towards a "new normality" often appear to be backward-oriented and promise little prospect of fundamental, visionary and progressive expansions of the norm.
 
Future perspectives, utopias and dystopias are to be artistically developed and presented in a participatory way from the viewpoint of different groups in our society. "Back to Normality" seeks to describe and shape our future realities with optimism by traveling to distant space times and casting a critical look back. In the form of artistic interventions and campaigns and in public space, WIENWOCHE 2121 aims to draw attention to a possible or impossible future. 
 
Requirements: 
 
WIENWOCHE is looking for collectives, initiatives and solo artists working in a wide range of formats from activism, dance, installation, sculpture, architecture, play, painting, literature, music, performance, media art to research. 
 
They are particularly interested in:
 
  • projects that cooperate with arts and cultural institutions, human rights initiatives, NGOs or activist groups.
 
  • projects that work in interdisciplinary or multilingual ways.
 
  • artists who employ intersectional approach in their work.
 
  • submissions that reflect on the political sphere and conditions of labour within arts and cultural production.
 
Existing workshops or lecture formats that deal with WW’s current topic can also be submitted.
 
The project budgets range between 1.500€ and 15.000€. Grants from other sources will not be grounds for disqualification.