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2023 ELEVSIS, International Open Call for artistic program

By press release February 04, 2021 2574
Eleusis Eleusis Photo by Pinelo Pigerasimou

In 2023 the city of Eleusis will host the title of the European Capital of Culture (ECoC), presenting a multifaceted programme entitled "Mysteries of Transition''.

For the final configuration of its artistic programme, the Municipal Single Societe Anonyme of the Cultural Capital of Eleusis, 2023 Eleusis addresses an International Open Call to individual artists, groups and organizations from Greece and abroad, for the submission of Proposals for new projects/actions that will take place during 2022 and 2023. The submission of the proposals starts on the 11th of February 2021 and ends on the 31st of March 2021.

Eleusis is the fourth European Capital of Culture hosted in Greece. Drawing inspiration from the rich history of the city, 2023 Eleusis forms a comprehensive artistic, research and educational program, the Mysteries of Transition, moving in four strategic areas: Culture, People, City and Environment. Accordingly there are three distinct and interconnected central themes of the programme, People / Society, Environment and Labor, reflecting the unique features of the city and the contemporary challenges both Eleusis and Europe are facing.

The proposed projects / actions, may relate to one or more thematic axes, one or more areas of art and creation. Indicatively, the following categories are mentioned, but without them being a strictly restrictive field: Music, Dance, Literature, Writing, Theater, Performance Art, Visual Arts, Installation Art, Digital Arts, Cinema/Film/Documentary, Photography, Games, Comic Art, Design, Digital Fabrication, Cultural Policy, Networking Events (Meetings, Conferences), Capacity Building Programmes, Educational Programmes, Community Engagement Projects, Artistic and Research programs for the public space and the environment, Interdisciplinary projects, etc.

The proposals submitted by the interested parties in the framework of this Open Call, shall be evaluated by the General Artistic Directorate of 2023 Eleusis, according to the guidelines of the European Union on the European Capitals of Culture and the strategic objectives, artistic vision and themes set out by 2023 Eleusis.

Timeline of the Open Call: Open Call Announcement, 01/02/2021; Deadline for submitting questions, 10/02/2021; Application open for submissions, 11/02/2021; Deadline for submissions, 31/03/2021; Project evaluation and selection, 01/04 - 31/05/2021; Final selection announcement, 01/06/2021; Implementation period, 2022 and 2023.

UPDATE: The deadline for submitting artistic proposals to the first international open call of the 2023 ELEVSIS European Capital of Culture is extended to April 12th, 2021, at 23:59 (EST).

Before writing and submitting proposals, it is necessary to study the Artistic Vision and the Strategic Objectives of 2023 Eleusis, as described in detail here: https://www.2023elevsis.eu/idea/

Terms and Procedure of Participation in The Open Call: https://bit.ly/3atMi2H

For information and clarifications regarding the submission process, interested parties can contact the General Artistic Directorate of 2023 Eleusis exclusively via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from the 1st to the 10th of February 2021 at 18:00.

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