Imagining Futures

A future focused peer network and European co-commission experiment

Imagining Futures

At a moment of continued uncertainty, EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) brings together independent performance festivals from across the UK and mainland Europe and invites them to rip up the festival rule book as they explore what the future of producing festivals will look like.

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Imagining Futures

Imagining Futures connects nimble and adventurous festivals and fosters collaboration between the sector. It aims to spark new connections, support artistic development and encourage porous, international dialogue at a time when barriers seem to be increasing.

Across a series of online gatherings, the festivals will discuss the most urgent themes impacting on artistic choices and festival logistics and explore innovative formats for the future. Topics may include climate change, care, representation, sustainability, artist development, funding, pace, rhythm and risk. Key conversations will be documented and shared with cultural colleagues as these crucial discussions unfold. The festivals will also have funding to initiate collaborative, experimental commissions that respond to the shared values and emergent themes being discussed.

The network includes festival leaders from 5 UK festivals and 5 festivals from EU countries as a core group. A further 4 festivals from EU countries are also involved as associates, alongside London-based cultural institutes.


EUNIC credit
Funding for Imagining Futures is secured through EUNIC Global (European Union National Institutes for Culture), the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. Together with their partners, they bring to life European cultural collaboration in more than 90 countries worldwide with a network of over 120 clusters, drawing on the broad experience of our members from all EU member states and associate countries. The nine EUNIC London member institutes who are actively working on the programme represent Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Romania and Switzerland.

September 2021
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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest


Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße), Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)

Oktober 2021
Connecting Views
Oktober 2021
Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir
Oktober 2021
toxic dreams
The Art of Asking your Boss for a Raise
Oktober 2021
Frida Robles und Lasse Mouritzen
Oktober 2021
Sara Lanner
Oktober 2021
Lau Lukkarila
kneading to the 3rd millennia
November 2021
Denice Bourbon und Gin Müller präsentieren
Sodom Vienna
November 2021
Sodom Vienna
November 2021
Oleg Soulimenko
Immortality Day
November 2021
Moderation Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele. The Art of Assembly X
November 2021
Simon Mayer
Bones & Wires
Dezember 2021
Cie. Willi Dorner
come from somewhere go anywhere
Dezember 2021
4 A.M.
Dezember 2021
Moderation Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele. The Art of Assembly XI
Dezember 2021
Georg Blaschke / Jan Machacek / M.A.P. Vienna
Giotto’s Corridor

Online via zoom

September - November 2021
Teil 1: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig \ Teil 2: brut Wien und Schauspielhaus Wien

brut im Naturhistorischen Museum Wien


Burgring 7 , 1010 Wien
U-Bahn: U2, U3 (Volkstheater) Tram: 1, 2, 46,, 71, D (Volkstheater) Bus: 48A (Volkstheater)

November 2021
Doris Uhlich
TANK / site specific

Brettspiel für Zuhause

September 2021
Freundliche Mitte
Sportplatz Europa. Jetzt das Brettspiel bestellen!

Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Kleiner Lichthof

Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Stubentor), Tram: 2 (Stubentor), Bus 74 A (Stubentor)

Oktober 2021
Daniel Aschwanden (†) und Lucie Strecker
Deep Dreaming Creatures

brut am Laaer Berg

Genauer Treffpunkt wird nach Anmeldung bekanntgegeben

Oktober 2021
Sodom Vienna
Out and about mit Sodom Vienna

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

nicht barrierefrei

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)