NEXT EDITION 1–5 AUGUST 2018
OQAATSUT + ILULISSAT, GREENLAND
Hey! What is Disko Arts Festival?
Thanks for asking! We are a festival for artistic encounters and new impulses, with a dedicated focus on the development of new original works of experimental and hybrid formats in contemporary music, theatre and performance. You can find us every year in the village Oqaatsut and city Ilulissat in the Disko Bay area in Greenland.
How did it all start?
Disko Arts Festival builds on the work and experiences from the Far North network, which has explored, played, envisioned, interacted and created experimental stuff in Greenland since 2013, through the artist residency ‘Diskotek Sessions’. The first edition of Disko Arts Festival in its current form took place 2–6 August 2017. The festival gathered nearly 40 international and Greenlandic artists on the intersections of the contemporary music and performing arts field. Dislocated, they were all equal artists in residence, developing new work, dreaming, and realizing projects together.
In short, what is your artistic point of departure?
The point of departure for the Disko Arts Festival and its evolving adventures is the limitless variations the notion of ‘Utopian Desire’. The theme has been and will be explored by the artists in residence in relation to a broad spectrum of philosophical and artistic reflections.
When is the next edition?
1–5 August 2018, baby!
When will you release the festival program?
As Disko Arts Festival is as much an artist residency and a space for artistic development as it is a traditional festival, we release our program quite close to the festival dates. We aim to keep all our program posts free of charge and open to the general public.
I want to come to the festival – what do I do?
If you are a Disko Bay local – welcome! We loved having you with us during ‘Disko Inferno’ in 2017 and hope to see you all again this time. A boat shuttle from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut will be available on the festival days. If you come from abroad – also welcome! We recommend buying your flight early from Air Greenland or Air Iceland. Due to capacity, we can not accommodate audience members in Oqaatsut, but you’re welcome to set up a tent just outside the village. There’s also plenty of accommodation options in Ilulissat, which is just a boat ride away.
I have a question! I want to volunteer! I want to write about the festival!
Get in touch – any time. You can find our contact information under ‘Contact’. Talk soon!
Disko Arts Festival is supported by