Labelled the ‘cultural and creative dimension to the European Green Deal’, the New European Bauhaus is on a mission to deliver the ‘EU’s ambition of creating beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive places, products and ways of living’.
The hybrid event will propose live performances, exhibitions, participatory activities and a forum to debate and exchange ideas.
The initiative will take centre stage this summer when the first ever Festival of the New European Bauhaus, and an open call urging creators and organisations to take part has been extended until 21 March.
“The European Commission invites organisations, art collectives, institutions, universities, architects, cities, regions, companies, artists, students, scientists, innovators and all interested people to be part of the first Festival of the New European Bauhaus that will take place in Brussels from 9 to 12 June,” a Festival press release stated. “It is the first edition of this festival and it will be the occasion to showcase the values and principles of the New European Bauhaus.”
Organisations and individuals keen to get involved are asked to pitch ideas for their own ‘activities, projects, venues or side events’ that can amplify one the these three pillars of The Festival:
- The Fest: a cultural programme with a range of performances, art pieces, creative participatory activities, and festivities in associated pop-up spaces in Brussels;
- The Fair: exhibitions spread across the city to display projects and products that support the values of the New European Bauhaus, with networking opportunities for visitors and exhibitors, including pitches from innovators to investors;
- The Forum: an online platform broadcasting debates in Brussels, as well as side-events across the world, to debate ideas that contribute to the New European Bauhaus.
“The calls are now open until midnight on 21 March 2022 to individual artists and cultural actors, artists’ collectives, publicly funded projects, public organisations, non-governmental organisations, and any other non-profit organisations active at local, regional, national, European or international level,” the press release continued “The Commission has published a factsheet for potential applicants that contains detailed information about the four calls for applications and their selection processes.”