The Rialto Theater announces the opening of applications for the FlashArt program in 2023. Since the introduction of the program in 2020, the Rialto Theater has highlighted and supported 36 productions and more than 150 artists. The program was embraced by the artistic community of Cyprus as it contributed to the overcoming of enormous difficulties during the pandemic, but also in highlighting producers from different fields of the performing arts.
The first two, special editions of FlashArt during the pandemic, were followed by the institution of the program in 2022 as an annual event and its evolution, so that beyond the artistic interest it condenses messages and social issues of the time.
In the fourth edition, the objectives of the program are expanded, as beyond the highlighting of contemporary creators and projects, audience development, education and inclusiveness are added. The new program thus aspires not only to strengthen the possibilities of production, visibility, and promotion of domestic artists but also to strengthen diversity, extroversion and exchange in interdisciplinary fields of art.
All interested parties may submit their proposals, including new or existing productions (dated after 2021), that deal with wider social issues requiring greater visibility, that motivate and involve the citizens. The running time of the submitted performances must be between 40’ and 90’ minutes.
The performances may either take place inside the Rialto Theatre or outdoors, as part of its summer events. Should the COVID-19 restrictive measures announced by the state prohibit the presence of the audience, performances will be broadcast live on the Theatre’s digital channel via a streaming link.
The selected productions shall benefit from the following services:
Financial support of the production
Free use of the Theatre (on the day of the performance plus 1 day for setting up/rehearsals)
Material and immaterial infrastructure
Promotion and advertisement
The primary objective of this new edition remains to provide support to the artistic production, by encouraging Cyprus-based artists, performers and creators who combine performing arts with digital or other forms of art.
The selection criteria are the following: artistic value, originality, ability to communicate the creative process and presentation of the final work. The connection between various artistic fields with the use of technology will also be considered.
The selected projects will be presented between 1/4/2023 – 30/12/2023.
The deadline for submissions is the 30th of November 2022. The application form may be found here.
Applications may be submitted by natural persons, organisations, collaborations and institutions.
All applications will be evaluated by a selection committee and the management of the Rialto Theatre. The selected projects shall be informed before 30 December 2022.