From 25 November to 2 December 2022 SZENE Salzburg hosted 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 took place first in Berlin, then in Warsaw and finally, in November 2022, in Salzburg, had been conceived as a journey through different parts of Europe. Some of the invited artists traveled 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 was developed by SZENE Salzburg 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 was a festival in three editions. The eight festival days in Salzburg featured 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 Futures 2020–2024, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.