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.

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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest


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

Jänner 2022
Hungry Sharks
Februar 2022
Stefanie Sourial
City of Diaspora
Februar 2022
Veza Fernández

Online Livestream auf

Jänner 2022
Mit Milo Rau, School of Resistance & The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination / Moderation: Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly XII – in Kooperation mit NT Gent / School of Activism
Februar 2022
Moderation Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly XIV – in Kooperation mit Theater Neumarkt Zürich

brut im Budd’n’brooks

nicht barrierefrei

Prater 34, 1020 Wien
U-Bahn: U2 (Messe Prater), Bus: 82A (Messe Prater)

Februar 2022

Onlinepremiere via zoom

Jänner 2022
Tanja Erhart & Katharina Senk
j_e_n_g_a – Der Film

brut im Naturhistorischen Museum Wien


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

Februar 2022
Claudia Bosse mit Christina Gruber und Mathias Harzhauser
Circular Ecologies: Erinnerung der Steine

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

nicht barrierefrei

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