Press release May 6th 2011: Incubate presents work of the public in open source arts programs
Incubate press release, Tilburg (the Netherlands), May 6th, 2011
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Incubate presents work of the public in open source arts programs
Audience can promote homemade art, dance, film and radio during festival in Tilburg, the Netherlands
The Dutch Incubate festival gives its visitors the chance to take part in the program itself. During Open Source Arts visitors can show their own art, make their own radio program, show their own films and perform their own choreographies. Starting today, anyone can hand in material for the radio station, which will then be broadcasted during the festival between 11 and 18 September 2011.
For the first time, Incubate gives its visitors the opportunity to stand in the shoes of the promoters and the curators. Beside the broad program with many cutting-edge artists that Incubate offers, the public can express its own art form and add it to the festival in the Open Source Arts program. This is part of the discussion what the visitor should or could contribute to a cultural event. Incubate previously opened up its business plan to the public on the Internet, and let the visitors choose what they wanted to pay for a conference on piracy.
Artistic director Vincent Koreman: “We find it important to see how we can let society come in contact with art and culture as an organization. And in what new ways that could happen. With the form we provide through this program we are taking it pretty far: visitors can help determine the festival’s content. ”
Manager Joost Heijthuijsen adds: “And besides that we want to be open to a lot of different people. They bring their own artistic abilities and make the festival better. We do not only do this in digital, but also in analog ‘old-fashioned’ ways that continue to be very valuable for these matters. ”
For the Open Source Expo, anyone can submit his or her artwork. All forms of physical work are thereby permitted. From a traditional painting to a woven basket. Then the curators will go to work to make the exhibit coherent. They will place the work so it all fits together in terms of content and image, or in terms of method and style. Subscribe to this through email@example.com.
Additionally, Open Source Radio Incubate gives the possibility to everybody to make radio. As of today there is the opportunity to drop a self-made pre-recorded radio show that will be broadcasted during the festival. Also during the festival in September, a studio on a central location in Tilburg with all the necessary equipment to present a radio show. Subscribe to this through firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also the opportunity to show homemade footage during the Open Source film program. There are only two rules: individual entries may not exceed one hour and the author must be present during the screening. Incubate sorts on length and quality so the program doesn’t get out of hand, and will insert some movies into the program. Subscribe to this through email@example.com.
The dance program entitled ‘Space that must be filled’ will have an open stage where people can showcase their own dance performances. Besides the programming of dance curator Sonja Augart, anything is possible. There is no distinction between academic or street styles and urban styles. Again, there are just a few rules: performances are up to ten minutes and contain up to four dancers simultaneously on the floor. Subscribe to this through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating in the Open Source Arts program does not cost extra. The deadline for sending in material is June 20th 2011, the playlists will be published in the festival guide and on the Incubate website
Incubate 2011, the festival for independent culture, will take place from 11 to 18 September throughout the inner city of Tilburg in The Netherlands. Currently there are more than forty artists confirmed and tickets are available on the website www.incubate.org.
Incubate is the annual celebration of independent culture in Tilburg, the Netherlands. It is a festival exhibiting a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including a lot of music, visual arts, debate, film and contemporary dance. Driven by artistic development, Incubate brings more than 200 cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free folk. Refreshing art next to inspiring debate.
Incubate takes place from the 11th until the 18th of September in the city of Tilburg in The Netherlands and its surroundings. From pub to nature theater. From pop venue to museum.
For more information visit the website www.incubate.org.
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