Kaunas 2022 CityTelling Festival unites those who like stories. The festival started in 2019 with more than 40 events and 20 partners. CityTelling Festival again invites to submit proposals for its’ program of 2020. The festival aims to remind the multicultural history of the place, to strengthen the dialogue between different communities of Kaunas city and Kaunas district, to encourage pride in the place we live in, at the same time to look for innovative forms of telling stories.

CityTelling festival is planned to take place on October 8–11, 2020.

This year, the festival will not only be dedicated to the past. Responding to the reality of the (post)pandemic world, the festival will invite to look at today’s experiences from a historical perspective; to reflect on the personal and historical experiences of our generation and generation of our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents in the difficult times of wars, occupation, exile, persecution, etc. We invite to ask the following and similar questions:

Can we learn from the stories of the past while facing the challenges of our time? Do we recognize ourselves in them? What experiences of our own can we see in past events? What does it mean to be confronted with uncertainty about the future, insecurity, unknown? On the other hand, how to remain a human when destruction storms around? How to beat a beast without becoming one?

The priority will be given to projects that respond to the theme of the festival and seek new forms of telling stories. We encourage to meet with your partners, who are also interested in your story: to share exhibits, historical knowledge, competencies, etc. Also, we invite you to tell stories in new, undiscovered, or relevant to your story areas of Kaunas city and Kaunas district (in streets, squares, apartments, alternative spaces, etc.). Besides, we encourage you to think about initiatives that are safe and appropriate to conditions of possible quarantine.

We will be waiting for your proposals until noon, August 3, 2020.
Please tell us about it in this registration form: bit.ly/IstorijuFestivalis2020

We will inform about selected proposals till August 10, 2020. They will be included in the program of CityTelling Festival 2020.

Curator of the festival Daiva Citvarienė, daiva@kaunas2022.eu
Coordinator of the festival Justina Petrulionytė-Sabonienė, justina@kaunas2022.eu