HOW TO MAKE A FESTIVAL WITH 100 EUROS AND WITH 1 000 000 EUROS

28 April, 11 PM, Red House Center for Culture and Debate
15 Ljuben Karavelov Str.

HOW TO MAKE A FESTIVAL WITH 100 EUROS AND WITH 1 000 000 EUROS
A performative discussion

Concept and moderation: Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski, Ivana Vaseva (Macedonia)

Following their extensive experience in organizing art festivals in various conditions and reflecting upon it, Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski and Ivana Vaseva have developed a playful way to explore and discuss festivals’ function and structure. They try to ponder and speculate on festivals as a field of formulating new working protocols, relations and bonds, new concepts, new economy and economic relations.

Participants of the Sofia edition of the format will be local festival directors in different art fields. In a public performance/game they will have to propose different approaches in organizing a festival with 1 000 Euros and with 1 000 000 Euros. Their proposals will be discussed by active art critics. Thus the performance/game will scrutinize different points of view on festivals as cultural phenomenon. They will be reflected as a space where new social capital can be created as well as public cultural values. At the end, the audience will vote for “the best festival”. The format has been successfully presented at forums such as ImpulsTanz Festival – Vienna, Co-Festival Ljubljana, the first biennale for contemporary dance of East Europe in Bucharest 2016 a.o.

Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski is a cultural worker operating in the field of contemporary arts. She is a co-founder of Lokomotiva – Center for New Initiatives in the Arts and Culture in Skopje, of Nomad Dance Academy network as well as of Kino Kultura – venue for independent culture. There she curates PLATFORM(a) – Festival for contemporary performing arts in Skopje. She gives lectures and workshops in project management, strategic development, performing arts management, cultural policy and models of regional collaboration.

Ivana Vaseva is a freelance curator and art historian. She works in the field of visual arts.

In English. Free entrance.


This event is kindly hosted by Red House Center for Culture and Debate, 15 Ljuben Karavelov Str.


Teachback/Without Distance Platform in the frame of 11th Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance, (20-30 April 2018), Sofia, is a part of Life Long Burning project, organized by Lokomotiva and Nomad Dance Academy Bulgaria, as representatives of the Nomad Dance Academy Network, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, ”Culture” Programme of Sofia Municipality for 2018, Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate and Structure Gallery.