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Frequently asked questions
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get asked about Lacuna Festivals events, so hopefully you should find your answers here.
If not, feel free to get in touch using the 'Contact Us' tab at the top of the page. Please do remember we are only a tiny team of two - we aim to respond within 72 hrs (fingers crossed!)
What are the Lacuna Festivals?
Lacuna Festivals are the creative team behind Festival de Arte Lanzarote, Festival De Arte Fuerteventura & The Lost Festivals. Find out more about the team on our 'About' page by clicking the tab at the top of this page.
Who Can Apply
Any creative maker can apply for the festivals. Creative makers include but are not limited to - visual artists, performance artists, storytellers, poets, musicians, spoken word artists, dancers, digital and video artists, singers, mime artists, circus artists, carnival artists and more!
How Can I Apply?
To apply you need to keep an eye out for our open call which is usually release during January of each year. We release the open call via this website, on all of our social media channels and through printed promotional materials in our local area. We also share our open call online in artist groups to try and make sure no-one misses out on the opportunity to get involved.
What is the theme?
Each year we have a theme for the festival which we announce a few weeks before the open call. Our past themes are listed below:
2020 - Lost
2019 - Surface & Support
When do the festivals take place?
Usually the festivals take place in the summer months - just keep watching our website and social media channels to see when we confirm the dates for 2021.
Where are the festivals?
Previously, the festivals have taken place in Lanzarote in 2019 and were planned for Lanzarote and Fuertevetnura in 2020 before the global COVID-19 pandemic struck and took the 2020 festivals to digital platforms for a 100% virtual festival. In 2021 we hope to return, at least partially, to a physical format and include festival bases in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
Is there funding for artists to participate/perform online?
There is no funding through Lacuna Festivals or The Lacuna Studios for artists, as neither The Lacuna Studios nor Lacuna Festivals are funded! We organise and deliver these festivals completely voluntarily, donating lots of time and energy to making sure they are successful. However, we are happy to support artists in applying for their own funding by providing supporting letters that can be included in funding applications.
Why are the website/communications in English when Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are Spanish speaking countries?
The festivals are international and as such the common working/professional language is English. To make things as easy as possible, we have embedded a Google Translate button at the bottom of each of our pages so that you can read all of the information in 100 different languages! We also try to post all of our social media posts and updates in both English and Spanish as translation is not always as easy on social media sites.
Will the festivals return next year?
Yes, it is absolutely our intention that the annual events organised by Lacuna Festivals will continue in the future and as such we are planning for the 2021 festivals already!