About Buffer Fringe
Performing Arts Festival
Carrying on with the theme of Displacement in 2021 will complement and expand the creative, artistic and thinking processes that have started in 2020. 2021 will include postponed works from 2020, as well as new works and partnerships / collaborations.
Taking the past year’s experiences into consideration, and the hybrid approach, artists will bring a new dimension to the ongoing work. The Festival still entails a strong work-in-progress component and fosters several innovative approaches in order to support artists, provide a creative thinking space and to develop new audiences, giving a chance for the theme to come full circle.
The festival was developed by the Home for Cooperation team in 2014, with the idea of providing a platform to question sensitive topics, expressing ideas in new and creative ways. This will enable people to engage with one another regardless of the dominant historical narratives, ideologies or identities which are very much politicized and often divisive for the peoples of Cyprus.
We are working through alternative and interdisciplinary methods to put together an innovative artistic program. Through the Buffer Fringe, our aim is to foster the spirit of solidarity also through parallel events such as a conference to unpack support mechanisms for festivals and to further elaborate on how Covid-19 affected artists, the arts and the cultural sector. We believe that this is of particular importance to understand and re-create the future of the arts and festivals after the Covid-19 crisis.
Stay tuned for updates.