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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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Since 1992, this trailblazing summer festival sizzles with over 100 artists presenting queer theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry, comedy, and homoeroticism for the whole family! The longest-running annual LGBTQ+ festival in the world, HOT! has been a pioneer of queer arts and culture for 27 years.

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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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The focus of the festival program is to present the most inspiring theatrical productions that were produced in Slovakia in one year (from April to April). The selection of productions is provided by the Festival Dramaturgy Council in cooperation with external experts who monitor the work of individual theaters in Slovakia. The dramaturgic council reserves the right of the last word so that the festival program can capture the most significant trends or problems of contemporary Slovak theater.

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I wanna be with you everywhere is a gathering of, by, and for disabled artists and writers and anyone who wants to get with us for a series of crip meet-ups, performances, readings and other social spaces of surplus, abundance and joy. It refuses policies of individuation and inclusion in favor of (and in the flavor of) whatever disability aesthetics has in bodymind. We won’t know what this is ‘til it shows us, but we do know that disability communities don’t only make art about disability.

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Zabalaza is a Baxter Theatre Centre Development Programme that develops theatre practitioners from in and around the Western Cape by providing them with performance platforms so that they can realise their creative concepts. This is achieved through mini-festivals in target communities, script readings, showcases and a theatre festival held at the Baxter Theatre Centre annually in March.

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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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American Realness, participating artists, collaborating institutions and partners acknowledge that we are gathered on the unceded land of the Lenape peoples. We ask you to join in acknowledging the Lenapehoking community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations.

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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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November is the month of Diwali feasting – karanjis, pedas, barfi, ladoos… And for the last nine years, books. Yes, Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest brings to the city a veritable feast for the mind.

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Fresh Meat is a playground for Ottawa’s theatre makers; giving local individuals and collectives of all levels of experience a unique opportunity to test new ideas in front of an audience. We present world premieres exclusively, and seek out projects that are original and innovative, and that test the traditional boundaries of live performance. Past Fresh Meat participants have used the festival as a launch pad for theatrical works intersecting with a variety of genres, including dance, poetry, burlesque, clown, pantomime, performance art, standup, sketch comedy, storytelling, and many more.

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Since 1972, the Festival International Cervantino (FIC) has convened in Guanajuato, Mexico, the best of music, theater, literature, performing arts and visual arts. 

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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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Fluxus
October

Fluxus was a wily, nebulous – and deeply influential – anti-establishment art movement that emerged in the 1960s. Comprised of an international collective of artists, composers, and poets, Fluxus aimed to collapse what it considered the false wall between art and life. In a survey curated by Christopher Rountree in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, the often-humorous, frequently challenging music and performances of Fluxus will be presented on and off-site, including an orchestral subscription concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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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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Bounce
September

BOUNCE is the annual arts festival produced by the University of Atypical. Since 2012 Bounce has presented new work by deaf and disabled writers, actors, dancers, musicians, directors and poets, as well as hosting participatory workshops and masterclasses across a range of art forms.

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Annual festival, theater, dance, music, and author meetings.

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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 Eisteddfod is the natural showcase for music, dance, visual arts, literature, original performances and much more. Encompassing all aspects of the arts and culture in Wales, it is an inclusive and welcoming festival, which attracts thousands of Welsh learners and those who do not speak the language as well as Welsh speakers every year.

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Act Alone is dedicated to soloists and solo art in every field. 

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Festivals

  • Canoe Stories Festival

    Canoe Stories Festival

    June , Ottawa, Canada, North America

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  • HOT! Festival

    HOT! Festival

    June , New York, United States

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  • Scottish Mental Health Arts Film Festival

    Scottish Mental Health Arts Film Festival

    May , Scotland

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  • Dotyky a Spojenia Festival

    Dotyky a Spojenia Festival

    April , Slovakia, Europe

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  • I wanna be with you everywhere

    I wanna be with you everywhere

    April , New York, United States

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  • Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival

    Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival

    March , Capetown, South Africa

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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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  • American Realness Festival

    American Realness Festival

    January , New York, United States, North America

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  • Vac Verão Arte Contemporânea

    Vac Verão Arte Contemporânea

    January , Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America

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  • Tata Literature Live

    Tata Literature Live

    November , Mumbai, India

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  • Ottawa’s Fresh Meat Fest

    Ottawa’s Fresh Meat Fest

    October , Ottawa, Canada, North America

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  • Festival International Cervantino

    Festival International Cervantino

    October , Guanajuato, Mexico, North America

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  • White Light Festival

    White Light Festival

    October , New York, United States

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  • Fluxus

    Fluxus

    October , Los Angeles, California, United States

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  • Botho Pan African Arts Festival

    Botho Pan African Arts Festival

    September , Wushwini, South Africa, Africa

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  • Bounce

    Bounce

    September , Belfast, United Kingdom

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  • Les Francophonies In Limousin

    Les Francophonies In Limousin

    September , Limousin, France

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  • Actoral

    Actoral

    September , Marseille, France

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  • National Eisteddfod of Wales

    National Eisteddfod of Wales

    August , Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

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  • Act Alone Festival

    Act Alone Festival

    August , Iceland, Europe

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