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Show your appreciation and support the team that makes the Lacuna Festival events happen by donating to our GoFundMe campaign.

Your donation will help with the costs of hosting the Lacuna Festivals. These costs vary each year but always include things such as; printing of posters and leaflets; hosting for online websites; subscriptions for pro licenses for Zoom and Flickr; promotional roll up banners; consumable hardware for exhibitions such as nails and hooks; packaging materials for protecting artwork or transport costs for moving artworks.

It's really easy to donate and no amount is too small - just click on the button to the right to make your donation.

Festival Special: All donations over €5 will receive a digital copy of the Lacuna Festivals Metamorphosis 2023 catalogue as a thank you.

Thank you so much for your support - it really does make a difference.

Theme: Metamorphosis

The theme for the 2023 Festivals is 'Metamorphosis.' This theme was originally suggested by Anum Farooq and was overwhelmingly voted for as the chosen theme for Lacuna festivals 2023 by the participating artists of Clash 2022. The definition and meaning of the term Metamorphosis is elusive and multi-layered, signifying a complex myriad of differing ideas in distinct areas. Lacuna Festivals are open to a broad interpretation of the theme but to help you get started, below are a few potential starting points.

Possible interpretations of the theme include:  the biological process of metamorphosis - Frogs, butterflies, moths and starfish amongst many other species metamorphose through distinct phases; literature such as the novel The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka or the poem Metamorphoses by Ovid; transformations of chaos into order, life into death, from youth to aged, masculine to feminine or oppressed to oppressor; alchemist transmutations of Copper to Gold; Tarot interpretations of the Death card signaling that one phase is ending as a new one begins; visual metamorphosis where one things shape shifts into another; the sky changing from night to day, moonlight to sunlight, stars to clouds; inner psychological and emotional transformations of identity, states of being and existence; supernatural metamorphosis such as human beings to spirits or ghosts; spiritual transformations like reaching samadhi or enlightenment; narratives in plays and performative pieces or the stories found in myths, legends and folklore and so on.

Remember in your application you have to make it clear how your artwork links to the theme of Metamorphosis. If you aren't sure, take a look at the suggestions above or do some research online, in a library, gallery or museum to help you. We wish all applicants success and look forward to seeing your applications coming through to us soon.

 

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