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Final decision – 15 CultureNauts

The preparations for the Festival of the Regions continue in these uncertain times in which we live. The Corona crisis and lockdowns around the world have made our festival theme “Unterground / Unter Tag” more relevant than we would have ever wanted. We will see how the virus will affect our work in the near future.

412 artists, cultural workers and collectives took part in the call and we have spent the last few months reviewing the submissions with great care.

After completing several rounds with the festival board and the extended program advisory board (this year consisting of Ivana Pilic, Verena Schäffer and Alfred Rauch), we have chosen 15 culturNauts.

The CultureNauts live in seven different countries on five continents – one third of them come from the region or Upper Austria and one third from the rest of Austria.

In October, the CultureNauts will be presented to the public within the scope of their first working phase in Bad Ischl – Hallstatt.

We thank everyone who submitted. The high quality of the submissions made the selection very difficult for us.

Manuela Seethaler
Press

Andrea Hummer & Airan Berg
Festival management

Susanne Blaimschein, Fina Esslinger, Yvonne Hauser, Gerald Priewasser-Höller
Festival board

Copyright (c) Nick Mangafas
Project: Transparadiso, “Ruf gegen die Grenze”, Festival der Regionen, 2019.