AWAN Festival 2017 seeking work by Arab women artists (last minute opp!)

The 3rd edition of the Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival will take place between 10-12 March 2017. They are looking for contemporary music, dance, storytelling, poetry, and theatre performances as well as multimedia performance and films.

For the last three years, AWAN has presented a multidisciplinary festival in London, which aims to showcase the array of artistic works emerging from contemporary Arab women artists in the UK and Europe.

In their own words:

“The festival provides an opportunity for them to share their work with new audiences and grow their professional networks.  This is particularly important at a time when the Arab world is viewed primarily as a war zone and Arab women artists struggle to get their work acknowledged.”

Eligibility:  The group/main artist should be entirely female, of Arab origin and currently live in the UK or in a EU member state.

What to submit:

  • The works should be of high artistic quality and be made/performed by emerging and mid-career artists.
  • Performances can be short works to be presented as part of a mixed programme or they can be an excerpt from a full length production.
  • The work should be suitable for community and/or non-traditional venues.
  • Theatre performances should be in English or suitable for subtitling. Those not in English should be sent with an English translation/summary.

How to apply:  Applications can be made online at:

For questions or more information, please write to: or

Deadline:  11 November 2016

Source:  @Playwriting_UK

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