Open Calls


Deadline: December 15, 2023

ACT International Festival for Emerging Performing Artists 21th edition will take place in Bilbao and Barakaldo from 5th to 8th of June, 2024. ACT launches a call for international and emerging performing artists who have scenic works of maximum 30 minutes. The festival is committed to companies that take risks in their proposals and new formats and scenic languages.

The festival covers the accommodation -in shared rooms- of the interpreters and the necessary technical team of the company; breakfasts, lunches and dinners are also included in the invitation, as well as passes for all the activities that take place during the four days of the festival. These passes include workshops, talks and all the programmed shows. The festival does not cover transport costs, these costs must be covered by the company or institutions contacted by it.

We look for scenic pieces of emerging creators with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. They can be performance, dance, textual theatre, circus... any of the existing scenic languages.
*If on the stage the duration exceeds the agreed 30 minutes, the piece may be penalized in the contest.
The selected works will be shown during ACT Festival according to the program. ACT will have the rights to broadcast the videos of the show sent, extracting fragments of the selected works for publicity, as well as the publication of the photos to promote the event before and around the dates of the festival.

An international and independent jury composed by different professionals of performing arts will award the winners on the last day of the festival.

  • ACT main award: 2.000 € for the production of a new project and an invitation to the next edition of the festival to present the awarded piece and/or a new work that is in progress.
  • ACT-DURI Korea award to the best international emerging artists, the opportunity of showing a performance at DURI Dance Theatre of Seoul.
  • ACT Artistic Residency. 15 days of residency with accommodation.

To be selected it is essential to fill the form correctly completed (mandatory video or link to the video) before the 15th of December, 2023.
If you have any questions about the festival or the announcement, contact us by phone to +34 944389096 or by email to
After the final selection we will contact all the companies to inform them about the results.

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