The 5th Little Islands Festival, starting from Sikinos, invites new media and performing arts artists to submit proposals that engage with ecology, anthropology, and science in the enduring dialogue about the relationship between humanity and nature. The island frontier, which like life itself emerges from the liquid element, becomes the principal space for exploring modern contradictions of human geography through art.

This next edition of Litltle Islands Festival will take place for 4-6 days between mid-July and mid-August of 2023. The organisers are calling for:

  • Site-specific projects that explore cultural heritage in relation to the natural environment of Sikinos and the Cyclades in general: windmills, threshing floors, rural dwellings, dry stone walls, terraces, sacred and archaeological sites.
  • Works inspired by traditions, rituals, myths, customs in conversation with nature. Works that explore movements and directions such as: Environmental Sociology, Eco-anarchism, Ecofeminism, Eco-communalism, Deep Ecology.
  • Artistic practices with an emphasis on participation.
  • Artistic workshops for children and adults on environmental awareness.

The festival is also opening applications for the LIF Residency and Research Programme 2023 in which participants will be hosted in Sikinos to create works inspired by the natural and cultural landscape of the island.

Applications are open to artists from Greece and abroad, art groups, young creatives, performers, filmmakers, musicians, dancers, architects, thinkers, activists, scientists, technologists, curators, educators and other creatives working in the field of hybrid arts/practices.

For participants in the live performance (live acts) and workshop categories the festival offers:

  • Airfare costs up to 200 euros per person.
  • Accommodation costs.
  • Ferry ticket costs.
  • Coverage of technical equipment.

Participants in the LIF Residency 2023 programme (1-2 weeks duration) will receive:

  • Ferry ticket costs.
  • Accommodation costs.
  • Food supplies.
  • Assistance and general guidance on project set-up.

Deadline: 19 February 2023

 Application Link-