This year Festival Of Fools in Belfast will host the second International Showcase of the Mysteries and Drolls project supported by the CREATIVE EUROPE program of the European Community. The purpose of the project is to revive the European Popular Theatre, rediscovering its ancient street theatre and jester roots through contemporary work.

The selected shows will be part of both the International Showcase Program and the official Festival of Fools program in Belfast.

20 directors and organisers of international festivals will be present at the Showcase, with a commitment to book at least one of the shows they see. They will meet the Mysteries and Drolls participating artists, where you will have the opportunity to discuss your work.

We are looking for single artists and duos from all European countries, but we particularly welcome applications from the project partner countries: Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and the UK. Your work should be in line with the aims of the project, we should be able to see the connection to the ancient tradition in your contemporary practice.

The selected artists and companies will receive accommodation, meals and a flat-rate attendance fee including travel.

Anyone wishing to apply is asked to send us their proposal using the below online form no later than 31st January 2020.