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Artists are sought to participate in an arts and culture festival in London June 2-5: BaskFest 2016


BaskFest 2016 website
BaskFest 2016 website


Basque art will take Dalston, one of the neighborhoods of London this June, with the BaskFest 2016 Festival.  It is a celebration of Basque culture across disciplines like film, music, visual arts, dance, performance, photography, and gastronomy.  The organizers, the London Basque Diaspora, are seeking Basque artists and creators in London who would like to contribute their work.  The deadline to apply is April 15. 

London, England.  The London Basque Diaspora, is a group comprised of Basque artists and creators who live in London and is organizing a Basque arts and culture festival in collaboration with Donostia 2016.  The event will take place on June 2-5 in The Hive in the London neighborhood of Dalston.  Event coordination is being managed by Arantxa Echarte, a creator from Donostia who now resides in London.

LBD has put out a call for Basque artists and other interested persons to participate in the BaskFest event.  The call is aimed at artists of all ages, emerging as well as established.  There is no theme, but all participants should be Basque or have some link to the Basque culture. They should also live or work in London.  The selected works will be presented at the festival with the support of the European Cultural Capital Donostia-San Sebastian 2016.

Interested artists should provide:

-1-5 images of your work (one piece or more), ready to hang, install or interpret (in the case of performance art) (maximum size 10MB)
-A brief explanation about the artist’s connection to Basque culture (maximum 200 words)
-Specific measurements and a clear description of the work (maximum 100 words each)
-In the case of performance art, send images or a small video clip (max 1 minute) and a clear explanation of the work (max 100 words)

Proposals should be sent by 5pm on April 15 to:

The festival is also looking for volunteers and interested persons in the world of art who would like to collaborate in the initiative.  Volunteers should contact ASAP.

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