CESTA's 9th Arts Festival of International, Interdisciplinary Collaborations
August 2003
CESTA (Cultural Exchange Station in Tábor), Czech republic

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    Festival Schedule

    August 21 
    Festival Introduction
    The public and press are invited to an open discussion about this year's festival theme with participants and staff. 
    20:00  Garden

    Open air film presentation in the garden
    21:00  Mirror (1975) - Andrej Tarkovsky
    23:00  Total Recall (1990) - Paul Verhoeven

    August 22 - 24: Final presentations of the collaboration groups

    August 10 - 18: Meet the Artists - presentations of participants' past work

    August 23 - 25
    Daily reviews of the presentations
    12 noon  Garden

    August 25
    Festival Closing
    The public and press are invited to a closing festival forum with participants and staff, followed by a closing party
    20:00  Garden

    This year's festival will offer a tea room, hosted by Dobrá Čajovna, and as usual our festival Garden Bar and campfire.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about CESTA's festivals

    1. What are the parameters for participation in CESTA's international arts festival of interdisciplinary collaborations?
    Every final presentation, exhibition or performance must include more than one person, more than one nationality, and more than one artistic medium. Each presentation, exhibition or performance must be created exclusively for the festival. Applicants must have prior experience in artistic collaboration.

    2. What do you mean by ”international”, “interdisciplinary”, and “collaboration”?
    Communication and exchange between countries and cultures, artistic disciplines, ideas and ways of working.

    3. How do we select a theme for the festival and why do we choose a different one each year?
    We try to select topics, (of which there are countless), that are socially challenging yet open to interpretation.

    4. When and how do artists find out about our festival application process?
    We distribute press information each November to a wide network of international and national contacts, but the easiest way to find out is to visit our website or contact us by mail.

    5. How do we form collaboration groups?
    Some accepted applicants apply already fitting the parameters. Others we join together in our application review and selection process. Groups begin collaboration off-site, upon notification of acceptance, either in person or via correspondence. The CESTA facility is available for them to work on-site as of August 1st.

    6. What can one expect to see at the festival?
    One may see innovative, experimental and challenging artworks, ideas and processes, alongside more traditional forms of art making. We encourage all participants and audiences to expand their boundaries.

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    CESTA and the festival artists would like to thank the following organizations for their financial and in-kind support:

    Cheiron T, FCCA - Praha, Petra Podlahová, Kateřina Kubešová, Jitka Kučerová and Gymnázium Pierra Coubertina Tábor, Cafe Bar Sedm, Marek Vichta, Honza Bušek, Václav Mládek

    Tasmania Arts Council
    Austrian Culture Forum Prague

    mesto Tabor
    Institut Francais Prague Pennsylvania Council for the Arts

    CSA 80th jubilee


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    Feel free to contact us for more information about the festival itself or any related festival events at:

    Novákova 387
    Tábor 39001
    Czech Republic
    tel/fax: +420-381-258-004

    Copyright © 2003, Cesta, Czech Republic