The Festival of Regions
scouts a region or town in Upper Austria every two years. Away from urban concentrations and cultural centres, a program with contemporary art and culture as an attractive option for the residents and a broad, curious public is shaped and commu nicated. Apart from regional, supraregional and international participation by artmakers, collaboration is sought with local associations, institutions and good individual forces to anchor the festival on location and to leave behind traces that are as distinct as possible.
Apart from reinforcing and furthering regional initiatives in the field of cultural work, sensitizing people to current artistic trends is one of the festival‘s aims, with the aspects of communication, open dialogue and com bining everyday culture with art. Above all, however, a great festival of arts is to be celebrated at which the components of focus on content, artistic substance, humour and cultural community enter into a liaison.
From 30 June to 9 July 2017 the FESTIVAL OF REGIONS is stopping off in Marchtrenk and under the motto UNINVITED GUESTS dedicates itself to aspects of exodus and movement, of hospitality and resentment as well as the artistic approach to them.
Past Festivals 1993 – 2015: