Providing opportunity for young talent :

The Development Award for 2017

Buffer Fringe Festival aspires to offer opportunities to emerging artists to develop and flourish in their practice. We envision this festival to be a platform for young talents to show their work to colleagues and other festival organisers, to meet one another and learn from each other and why not sow the seeds for collaborations. We also know that creating new work requires time and space for artists, both of which may be limited by financial constraints.  To assist our participant artists in a way that is practical and facilitating of developing their work, we this year issued the Development Award of €500. Out of the three works presented in the works in progress Buffer Fringe Shorts platform, Soirt was the winner of this award.

We congratulate all three participants, Polykoutakia, Nefes and Soirt and wish them the best in continuing their work. All performances were very well received by our audiences as well as the Development Award Committee. This was comprised of Adam Potrykus of Stockholm Fringe Festival, Charalambia Theophanous of Buffer Fringe Festival, Evie Demetriou; dancer and choreographer, Hayriye Ruzgar of Home for Cooperation and Lukasz Gajdgisz of Prapremier Festival. 

Thank you all and congratulations once again to Andreia Soares, Ines Ribeiro, Rafaela Silva and Catarina Corujeira. Looking forward to more work from you!


Photo credit : First row, picture on the left and in the middle by Mehmetemin Yıldızçoban and first row picture on the rigth and picture in the second row by Antigoni Michael