Metamorphosis 2023

01 Jul 2023 - 30 Jul 2023
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023
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Metamorphosis 2023 marks the fifth edition of the annual Lacuna Festivals. You can find out more about this year's theme here: Metamorphosis Theme Information

The open call for 'Lacuna Festivals: Metamorphosis 2023' is now live and the deadline for applications is midnight on 31st March. You can find out how to apply by clicking here: Apply Now!

Remember: All Artforms are welcome and there are no fees to apply or participate!!

More information can be found in the text below, on our social media channels and our website: Lacuna Festivals Website

Lacuna Festivals are an independent, artist-led, international, contemporary art Festival which take place on the Canarian island of Lanzarote, just off the west coast of Africa. Lacuna Festivals have taken place throughout the month of July, annually since 2019. Previous editions have included; seminars, artist's talks, round table discussions, artist-led workshops, gallery exhibitions, online exhibitions, virtual worlds, collaboration projects, participation projects and more! Each year we have a different theme with themes being proposed and voted for by participating artists. The themes for previous years have been: Surface and Support, Lost, Distance and Clash. The 2023 theme has just been announced as 'Metamorphosis'.

The festivals are run by and for practicing, contemporary artists. The implications of this are massive - there is no profit skimming, business minded, capitalist thinking going on here. We do not see art as an elitist commodity simply to be owned and prized for its value. We see art as essential to our lives and believe that it is essential in everybody's lives - perhaps more than some realise. We are passionate about what we do and we treat your artwork in exactly the same way as we treat our own - with the respect it implicitly deserves.

Through the Lacuna Festivals we hope to:-

• Promote quality, contemporary (and sometimes challenging) art to communities isolated from mainland Europe which, therefore have limited access to international, contemporary arts.
• Offer something local/translocal for both resident and visiting artists through stimulating local creatives and the local culture.
• To enlarge creative networks and provide a point of contact for the exchange of knowledge, the sharing of ideas and the blossoming of creativity.
• Develop new ways to exhibit, curate and organise large scale arts events through the use of crowdsourcing for ideas, funding, curation, promotion and all other aspects of such events.
• Support artists at all stages of their careers and from all backgrounds. Equal opportunities for everyone regardless of status, income, gender, race, age, orientation, celebrity or fame.
• And above all create a community of like-minded creatives who wish to exchange ideas, share knowledge, skills and understanding, communicate openly, validate, critique, collaborate and co-create.


Practical info

Pricerange per day
Classical Music , Jazz , Rock , Pop , Electronic Music , Early Music
Main target group
16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o
City center , Village
Average attendence per day
2000 to 10.000 attendees
Art disciplines
Contemporary Dance , Digital Arts , Theater , Photography/Video
Support for disabled people