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CESTA's eighth international arts festival of interdisciplinary collaborations
August 22 through August 26, 2002
CESTA (Cultural Exchange Station in Tábor), Czech republic

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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. The entrance is free but donations are welcome.

    with generous assistance from...

    Cafe Bar Sedm
    Cheiron T
    Kateřina Kubešová
    Alex Švamberk
    Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia
    Velvyslanectví Jugoslávie v České republice
    Město Tábor
    Participation of Matt Bua and Fritz Welch has been made possible in part through support from The Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions, a public-private partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, The U.S. Department of State, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Rockefeller Foundation, with additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and administered by Arts International


    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: +420-361-258-004

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