Fabrica Athens Multiactive Art Group invites you to the 11th Handmade & Recycled Theater Festival.
The main theme of the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival or HRTFest, as it is now called, is the idea of ​​handmade and recyclable. Reflecting the identity and the ways the team that created it, Fabrica Athens, HRTFest is the fulfilling of a vision. An artistic vision – and not only – where artists work as a team, and take on many different parts to create their own opportunities with the materials and tools they already have.
Our beloved festival returns to the neighborhood of Kerameikos, Athens, for the eleventh consecutive year, more dynamic than ever, and invites you this year to co-create with us a unique Festival of Handmade & Recyclable Theater and Art!

We make art, once again, like for the first time!

Where: Fabrica Art Space, M. Alexandrou 125 & Evrimedontos, Kerameikos, 10435, Athens, Greece

When: 20 September 2023 – 30 September 2023

Deadline for applications: 4 June 2023

HRTFest is based on Fabrica Art Space and stretches in the wider area of Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio neighborhoods downtown Athens, areas well known for their colorful and multicultural features. We aim all Festival’s actions to be inclusive and accessible to all cultural and societal subclasses, such as immigrants, disabled people, children and teenagers, seniors, LGBTQ +, students, artists, scholars, working class etc.
The title may point to a purely theatrical festival, though it covers all forms of art. The call is open to (not only) artists, tutors and researchers of any artistic field. HRTFest hosts:
Any genre of Theater, Performance, Dance, Circus, Music, Workshops, Cinema, Visual arts, Lectures, debates, banquets, book presentations etc.

In recent years, in fact, the program has been enriched with more nationwide and international participations.

The theme of the 11th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival, by the title “Branch Out”, draws inspiration from the way plant branches expand in nature. Just like in trees and bushes – their branches get mixed and tangled, affect each other and, in the end, they mingle and support each other, breeding and hosting new life – thus the interaction and dialog between various forms of art, social backgrounds and civilizations paints, each and every time, a unique and constantly evolving scenery, that leaves its mark by being open to influences.
The multidimensional meaning of the title aims at raising collective awareness on environmental issues, on one hand, and also at the artistic synergy, on the other hand, along with the social and cultural interaction and collaboration. Goal of this year’s Festival is to open a dialog on subjects, such as climate change and the human imprint in nature, inclusivity in modern societies and art, and how artistic expression may help dive deep into these matters.
Thus, the 11th HRTFest becomes one more time international, with an open call for artists and artistic ensembles in and out of borders, so that new artistic and cultural exchanges and correlations may brew among the participants. This year HRTFest edition will take place during 20-30 of September 2023 in Athens, Greece, based on Fabrica Art Space and stretching around the Kerameikos neighborhood.
One of the main goals of the 11th HRTFest is to give access and the opportunity to all social sections and classes to mingle with Art. This is the reason why we want the 11th HRTFest to be a Festival open for all, with free access and no cost for the public.

1. Green Object
The central idea of this contest is to spark the creation of brand new performing projects – of up to 20’ duration – inspired by the name of the title. What does “Green Object” mean for you? You can create a new work in progress performance and present it in the 11th HRTFest.
The winners of the contest will have the opportunity to present their performance project, when completed, after the end of the Festival, in Fabrica Art Space, granted for free both the stage space and the technical equipment:
A’ Award: Eight (8) performances
Public Award: Four (4) performances

2. Performance Contest of New Plays
This contest is addressed to play writers and writing teams and calls to submit their plays to premier at Fabrica Art Space. A new play just completed or an old one which never had the chance to be presented in front of a public, now has the opportunity to win one of the following awards.
The applicants should be able to present their work in the shape of a reading stand of up to 20’, during the 11th HRTFest.
Winners will have the opportunity to present their play in the shape of a performance, when completed, after the end of the Festival, in Fabrica Art Space, granted for free both the stage space and the technical equipment:
A’ Award: Eight (8) performances
Public Award: Four (4) performances

It is not obligatory to apply for the contests.
Jury panels of both contests will be announced soon.

How to apply:
The open call for participation is addressed to professional and rising artists, but also students, who are active in art, education and research.
Those who are interested in participating in the festival, need to fill in the application form below by Sunday 4th of June 2023 (23:59, UTC +3. EEST).

Application Form

Applications that are overdue will be considered invalid.

First, read carefully the terms of participation, please.

Costs for participants:
There will be a guarantee fee of 30€ for the selected applicants, to establish their participation, which will be refunded upon completion of their participation in the Festival.

Contact details:
Email: hrtfest@gmail.com
Tel.: +30 210 341 1651 (Monday – Friday: 13:00 – 18:00, UTC +3. EEST)
Ad.: Fabrica Art Space, M. Alexandrou 125 & Evrimedontos, Kerameikos, 10435, Athens, Greece

For further information, please visit http://www.fabricaathens.gr/

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