Bethlehem International Performing Arts Festival – 2020

Dear Performing Arts Companies, Groups, Independent Companies, Dance Makers and Artists!

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate at Bethlehem International Performing Arts Festival 2020.  We at the Diyar Theatre held the first edition of BIPAF in October 2018 in which we hosted 100 artists and 12 performances from 9 countries including Palestine, USA, Lithuania, Taiwan, Hungary, Spain, France, Germany and China.  The festival was a great success, and we are now eager to our second edition of the festival in October 2020.

Bethlehem will be the Capital of the Arab culture as BIPAF 2020 will include dance, theatre, puppetry, dance theatre, circus, musical theatre and storytelling groups. We are now opening the global application process for performing arts companies, groups, independent theaters, dance makers and artists.

The festival will take place from October 2nd to October 9th 2020.  We invite performing artists, groups and companies from all over the world to apply to participate at the BIPAF.  All artists who want to donate their time to perform individually or/and provide workshops for children and adults are also welcome. All performers must be above 16 years old.

The application phase starts immediately and will be open until October 31st 2019. On the 15th of January 2020, our artistic committee will select the finalists who will then be invited to participate in the festival. 

Applicants are required to complete and return the application form below.  They must also provide a video example of their production via Youtube, Vimeo, e-mail or by sending a DVD with the application, as well as an attached technical rider and stage plan.

The Application form:

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