Application period for Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival is open as of 10 March 2017.

Buffer Fringe Festival is moving on to its fourth edition this November 2017 and is

transforming and expanding to offer artists and audience alike a unique experience.

Organized by the Home for Cooperation in and around the buffer zone in Nicosia,

Cyprus, the festival itself overcomes physical and mental barriers.

Buffer Fringe Main Stage

Deadlines- May 10, 2017 (international applications)

June 10, 2017 (local applications)

We are looking for avant-garde work in all shapes and expressions of the performing

arts. We want creative work that challenges the perceived limits of your art form; that

overcomes wide held perceptions of the role of arts in society; that transforms and

recreates itself to express what is urgent today. We are looking for work that does not

rely on language to communicate and artists who will stop at nothing to share their art.

Requirements for the performances:

· Radical, ground-breaking work

· Duration between 30 to 50 minutes

· Minimal technical requirements

Buffer Fringe 2017 is offering a fee of up to €800,opportunity to meet other artists:

see their work, share your experience over social and networking events and opportunity

to expose your work to other international festival directors. Three among all participating

performances, as selected by a committee of local and international performing arts

professionals, will get the chance to tour around Cyprus as part of the “Buffer Fringe on Tour”.

Buffer Fringe Shorts

Deadline -August 20, 2017

This year the festival is offering another platform called “Buffer Fringe Shorts” for

performances that are groundbreaking and challenging limits in arts and society but is not

fully ready. This is a new category in the festival for work that is between 10 to 15 minutes,

with hardly any technical requirements that would greatly benefit from being tested in front

of an audience. One performance in this category will be presented with a development award

of €500 by the decision of the artistic committee.

Application Requirements

The applicants should provide:

      · Link to the video of the full performance/rehearsal

     · A profile of artist or company (max. 500 words)

     · A description of the work to be performed (max. 500 words)

     · A technical rider

Please send your applications and inquiries via e-mail to

or apply directly at the Home for Cooperation, or call +357 22 445 740/+90 548 834 5740.

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