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The Festival takes place in the Vittoriale degli Italiani amphitheater, in a context rich in history, and in its wonderful park, elected in 2012 “ Most beautiful park in Italy ”. A place suspended between art, culture, nature and beauty.

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The Canoe Stories Festival and the Return of the Canoes Opening Event are activities and events highlighting expressions of culture and relationships to the Lands and Waters through the Indigenous art, architecture, and engineering of the vessels that move, carry, and connected us through our landscapes, earthly and spiritual.

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Brave Festival – the festival of the brave, of the people who say where they are from, what their values are, traditions and spirituality. This is not a festival about works of art but about the art which can save and protect thousands of forgotten, abandoned, lonely cultures and people.

Our mission is to bring together children from all over the world in an atmosphere of friendship and respect for each other’s cultures. We do so by joining together children in artistic experiences aimed to inspire them to imagine a better future for themselves and their communities and provide them with tools to help realize their aspirations.

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The annual Bard SummerScape festival features seven weeks of world-class opera, theater, dance, cabaret, film, and music.

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Dance, theater, concerts, performances, cinema, meetings and parties are on the program of Festival de Marseille which will unfold in the city. The Festival brings together public and artists from elsewhere and from here and plays with the city in its plurality and diversity. Hybrid, festive, traveler and connected to the world, the Festival lives to the rhythm and image of Marseille.

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In 2002, the Festival was renamed the National Arts Festival, and is now an independent Section 21 company that has an unrivalled reputation as the leading African showcase of local and international creativity.Spread over 11 days and across 90-odd different venues in Makhanda, the Festival enjoys strong participation from artists from all of South Africa’s nine provinces as well as a number of international artists and audiences visiting South Africa.

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Kunstenfestivaldesarts is an international arts festival dedicated to contemporary theatre, performance and dance. It occasionally also opens itself to film and visual arts. It is the live character of these disciplines that brings them all together. The festival explores hybrid and unconventional forms, and always addresses these fundamental questions: what can live on stage mean today? Who is represented? And who’s watching, who’s experiencing this live moment?

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The festival has steadily grown in size and reputation since 2014, when it cleared out the abandoned Market Street vaults to run a 9-day arts festival focused on showcasing local creative talent. In 2015 the festival moved to a hidden courtyard behind Kings’ Stables Road, and returned to the same site in 2016, attracting over 12,000 visitors to experience a wealth of art, poetry, theatre, cinema, dance and music.

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By engaging with artists, connecting with communities and forming collaborations, Scottish Mental health Arts Film Festival celebrates the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, exploring the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

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Out of the Box Biennial of Inclusive Arts takes place in cultural venues across Geneva around with an inclusive arts programme i.e. artistic productions characterized by the inclusion of artists with disabilities. Unique in French-speaking Switzerland, this event aims to rethink the relationship between art and disability.

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Fest’Dif as a place of social and professional integration, an invitation to meet, share and be open to others; a time of festive conviviality on the themes of difference and diversity, including workshops and performances. Fest’Dif makes visible sports and artistic creations developed by people with disabilities or any other arts professional with an inclusive conduct promoting social diversity in their practice.

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With meaningful engagement opportunities from artists talks, workshops, discussions and the festival bar—House Pour, the Festival House breaks down the walls between artists and audiences to create unique experiences and inspiring artistic encounters.

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There are two key aims: First, to develop the idea of a relaxed performance/screening further to create an entire festival that’s designed to be as autism-friendly as possible. Second, to be a celebration of autistic creativity, with a range of performances, films, installations and an exhibition of visual art by artists on the spectrum.

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An annual festival organised by Sala Tarambana, Madrid which aims to increase the visibility of disabled artists. Festival Visibles programmes inclusive theatre companies, predominantly from Spain. It also includes musical performances, film screenings and discussions.

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The Embassy of India in Egypt and Teamwork Arts present ‘India by the Nile’, a celebration of the essence of India through classical music, dance, theatre, visual art, film, food and sports in a medium, which perfectly amalgamates the contemporary with the classic.

Since the festival’s inception in 2013, India and Egypt, natural allies with colourful cultural legacies, and with affinities towards the performing and visual arts, cuisine and objets d’art, have come together in wonderful artistic partnerships. It is culture which weaves together bilateral relationships in the real sense of the terms – no dialogue is more effective and memorable that that which is based on the matrix of a country’s heritage, an integral part of its identity. And it is dialogue which is proliferated through partnerships in art, that forms the building block for enduring future relationships.

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Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is Egypt’s only international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival that takes place over three weeks between March and April each year, at multiple sites in Downtown Cairo. D-CAF includes local, regional and international music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and film by cutting-edge artists from Egypt, the Arab world, and beyond. In addition to featuring established Downtown cultural spaces and theatres, D-CAF breaks new ground by using non-traditional sites such as historical buildings, storefronts, alleyways, and rooftops for performances, events, and arts installations, with the aim of bringing both audiences and performers to engage with the city in a new way.

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Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts is an artistic celebration of our connection to contemporary Asia. Asia TOPA will bridge diverse art forms including performance, visual, screen and literary arts.

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The Banco do Brasil Cultural Center hosts the Summer Contemporary Art Festival – VAC, a multidisciplinary festival with theater, dance, visual arts, cinema, literature and music attractions.

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CAN Festival
January

CAN Festival is the first arts festival in the UK dedicated to showcasing to the public performing arts that explore contemporary Chinese themes, perspectives and art forms. The festival showcased a diverse range of art forms (music, drama, live art, dance, films, digital arts) with over 60 events across London.

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The Thessaloniki International Film Festival invites audience and filmmakers to the large celebration of global independent cinema, showcasing the best films from all over the world, important guests and tributes, cinematic surprises, as well as a series of parallel events.

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Cross-art, cross-impairment festival which takes place every November-December in East London. It brings together locally based, national and international Disabled artists and offers exhibitions, performances, screenings, events and other activities that are free and open to everyone. Includes a disability film festival.

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Inclús, Barcelona International Disability Film Festival promotes audiovisual works whose theme is the functional diversity, with the aim of raising awareness of the reality of people with disabilities from a different point of view. The centerpiece of the festival is an audiovisual contest where short films, fiction films, documentaries and audiovisual productions of entities can be found. Inclús focuses on audiovisual productions, but also has other artistic and commercial activities and disciplines in order to give visibility to this sector. It is an initiative of Associació Inclús and organized by the audiovisual production broadcaster Fish Muvi.

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Polski Transfer
November

HELLERAU – European Centre of the Arts, located in Dresden, near the borders to the Czech Republic, but also to Poland, sees itself as a hub between Western and Eastern Europe with the associated questions of identity and history in a regional and global context. HELLERAU is concerned to invite its neighbours* and to stimulate a dialogue beyond the rapid politics of the day through contemporary stage arts.

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Emphasizing on music, the character of the Festival expanded to include the fields of theatre, dance, film and visual arts. It became a platform of fruitful and constructive dialogue, a melting pot of ideas and a venue of leading cultural events.

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IMAGO festival
October

This festival takes all its meaning and its interest to be accompanied by a real field work, intended to facilitate access to the culture of disabled people and to promote social diversity in theaters, cinemas and libraries. It showcases high quality contemporary ‘art and disability’ work.

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White Light Festival is our annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. We emphasize the communal, from the ephemeral gatherings formed in the presence of live performance to the widening circles of community in our global, connected world.

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Bâtard Festival brings together a bewildering mix of theatre, dance, performance, film, plus a discursive program and a publication. It is a platform for non-established artists, thinkers, and writers. 

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For over 50 years Dimitria Festival continues to represent the most modern trends in all artistic forms and to utilise the heritage of Thessaloniki and Greece. Through new artistic landscapes of sound, image, and experience, operatic elements are combined with puppetry, technology becomes a crucial part of the performing arts, the performative practices of theatre and dance meet performance art, Greek musicians meet international musicians.

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The festival features a lively programme of acts by a strong line-up of groups, artists and arts
companies from the province, neighbouring provinces, neighbouring countries and overseas to
showcase dance, music, theatre, storytelling, craft, exhibitions, literature, film and praise
poetry.

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Drama Festival is here to promote young film talents in their early days, as well as to encourage short film production as an independent category that involves creators of all ages, and it will always be here to promote and support it.

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Actoral
September

With multidisciplinary programming that combines theater, dance, visual arts, performance, music, film and literature, actoral, an international festival, gives to see and hear the diversity and vitality of contemporary creation. Each autumn for three weeks, more than two hundred French and international artists join Marseille to perform.

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The Vrystaat Arts Festival • Tsa-Botjhaba is an Afrikaans language festival that forges creative connections with English and Sotho cultures. We contribute to the exchange of ideas around arts, culture and society through connections with other national and international creative communities.

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The multidisciplinary Galway International Arts Festival takes place each July in Galway, Ireland and covers a range of art forms. In 2018, The Guardian named the festival as one of the Top 5 Summer Festivals in Europe.

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The Sibiu International Theatre Festival represents, besides a celebration of arts, a perfect combination of theatre, dance, circus, movie, book, conferences, exhibitions, performance, music, and an opportunity to learn and perfect themselves for thousands of Romanian and international volunteers who have joined the event annually, forming, sometimes, lifelong friendships.

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For three wild weeks in January, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is where the action is. It’s a chance to watch touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental work from artists here in Calgary. The programming is bold, cutting-edge, funny, frank, and full of heart. There’s theatre, dance, music, film, free lunchtime concerts, late-night cabarets, and so much more.

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Festivals

  • Festival “Tener-a-mente”

    Festival “Tener-a-mente”

    June , Italy, Europe

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  • Canoe Stories Festival

    Canoe Stories Festival

    June , Ottawa, Canada, North America

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  • Brave Kids Festival

    Brave Kids Festival

    June , Wrocław, Poland

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  • Bard SummerScape Festival

    Bard SummerScape Festival

    June , New York, United States

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  • Festival de Marseille

    Festival de Marseille

    June , Marseille, France

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  • National Arts Festival

    National Arts Festival

    June , Grahamstown, South Africa

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  • Kunstenfestivaldesarts

    Kunstenfestivaldesarts

    May , Brussels, Belgium

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  • Hidden Door Festival

    Hidden Door Festival

    May , Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Europe

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  • Scottish Mental Health Arts Film Festival

    Scottish Mental Health Arts Film Festival

    May , Scotland

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  • Out of the BOX Festival

    Out of the BOX Festival

    May , Geneva, Switzerland

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  • FEST’DIF

    FEST’DIF

    May , Villeurbanne, France

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  • Singapore International Festival of the Arts

    Singapore International Festival of the Arts

    May , Singapore, Malaysia

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  • Autism Arts Festival

    Autism Arts Festival

    April , Canterbury, United Kingdom

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  • Festival Visibles

    Festival Visibles

    April , Madrid, Spain

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  • India by the Nile

    India by the Nile

    March , Cairo, Egypt

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  • DCAF – Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival

    DCAF – Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival

    March , Cairo, Egypt

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  • Asia TOPA Festival

    Asia TOPA Festival

    January , Melbourne, Australia, Oceania

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  • Vac Verão Arte Contemporânea

    Vac Verão Arte Contemporânea

    January , Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America

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  • CAN Festival

    CAN Festival

    January , London, United Kingdom

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  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    November , Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe

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  • Together! Disability History Month Festival

    Together! Disability History Month Festival

    November , London, United Kingdom

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  • Inclús, International Film and Disability Festival of Barcelona

    Inclús, International Film and Disability Festival of Barcelona

    November , Barcelona, Spain

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  • Polski Transfer

    Polski Transfer

    November , Dresden, Germany

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  • Patras International Festival

    Patras International Festival

    October , Patras, Greece, Europe

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  • IMAGO festival

    IMAGO festival

    October , Île-de-France, France

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  • White Light Festival

    White Light Festival

    October , New York, United States

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  • Bâtard Festival

    Bâtard Festival

    October , Brussels, Belgium

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  • Dimitria Festival

    Dimitria Festival

    October , Thessaloniki, Greece

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  • Botho Pan African Arts Festival

    Botho Pan African Arts Festival

    September , Wushwini, South Africa, Africa

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  • Drama International Short Film Festival

    Drama International Short Film Festival

    September , Athens, Greece, Europe

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  • Actoral

    Actoral

    September , Marseille, France

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  • Vrystaat Arts Festival

    Vrystaat Arts Festival

    July , Vrystaat, South Africa, Africa

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  • Galway International Arts Festival

    Galway International Arts Festival

    July , Galway, Ireland

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  • Sibiu International Theatre Festival

    Sibiu International Theatre Festival

    June , Sibiu, Romania

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  • High Performance Rodeo: Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

    High Performance Rodeo: Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

    January , Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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