From 25 November to 2 December SZENE Salzburg will host the Feminist Futures Festival, one of the main projects of the European network apap – Feminist Futures, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.
The festival, which will take place first in Berlin, then in Warsaw and finally, in November, in Salzburg, has been conceived as a journey through different parts of Europe. Some of the invited artists will travel to all three cities to present their works and take part in discursive formats, thus stretching a fine red thread across the three participating cultural institutions and their respective editions of the Feminist Futures Festival.
The program has been developed by SZENE Salz- burg in collaboration with the apap partner institutions InSzPer Warsaw and Tanzfabrik Berlin. Additional curatorial input was provided by three artists associated within the apap network: Milla Koistinen, Sergiu Matis and Agata Maszkiewicz. In terms of content, rather than focusing on a single feminist topic, the festival program was generally designed in line with feminist principles. This also reflects the idea of initiating a critical assessment of cultural institutions and the way they work in respect of decision-making processes, traditional hierarchies and power constellations, and customary payment terms.
The outcome of these inspiring collaborations is a festival in three editions. The eight festival days in Salzburg will feature artistic contributions by Ana Dubljević, Jule Flierl, Milla Koistinen, Anne Lise Le Gac, Sergiu Matis, Harun Morrison and Muna Mussie.
The festival particulary pays attention to ecological, social and economic sustainability and is labeled as "Green Event Salzburg".
With support from apap – Feminist Futures2020–2024, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.