We are seeking groups or solo artists (theater/music/dance/installation/performance art/ etc.) for all areas of our performance program, for both indoor and outdoor spaces: Feature-length (2 hours or less), Short (30 minutes or less), and Cabaret/Bar interventions (“after-hours”). We’re calling for a wide range of performances, from traditional representations to hybrid and contestatory practices.

We have wonderful spaces for exhibits and installations at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, including their museum galleries. We will also be able to screen films and videos by filmmakers throughout the event. Film and exhibit spaces will be open to the public, so we encourage artists to submit proposals to present their work during the Encuentro.

Encuentro participation is by application only. You must submit an Online Application Form, where you will upload all required materials, outlined below. Application deadline is Monday, February 23rd, 2009.


Those interested should submit proposals as indicated below no later than February 23, 2009.

  • Fill out the online application form, where you can also upload the following required materials:
  • A one-page letter of intent, explaining your interest in the Encuentro
  • A one-paragraph bio
  • Your resumé or CV
  • A one-page written abstract/description of performance (in English, Spanish or Portuguese). Please indicate the optimal kind of space for your performance and whether an outdoor space would work for you.
  • A 5-minute clip of the performance. If you can’t upload it on our application form, send us the clip on VHS video (NTSC), DVD (Zone 1) or CD to:

  • Hemispheric Institute Encuentro
    New York University
    20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10003 USA

    If you live in Colombia, please send your materials to:

    Oficina Encuentro Instituto Hemisférico
    Auditorio León de Greiff, Primer Piso
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia
    Cra. 30 no. 45-03
    Bogotá, D.C. Colombia

  • You may also direct us to a website for additional viewing.
  • Photos of the performance (please, no more than 15 images at 72 dpi, 2MB max).
  • Full technical description and staging plan (“tech rider”), including any lighting requirements or any equipment request.
  • Reviews, press releases and other relevant materials.
  • Please make sure all submissions are clearly labeled, and remember materials cannot be returned to you.

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