Bram Stoker Festival 2020: Open Call Applications

Bram Stoker Festival 2023: Open Call Applications

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Application Guidelines – Bram Stoker Festival 2023 Open Call 

Pre Application Guide  Bram Stoker Festival


For four days and nights between 27th and 30th October 2023, Bram Stoker Festival will present a programme of literary, cultural, contemporary and family events that will engage with a broad audience in celebration of Bram Stoker. Once again, we’re holding an open call for ideas for events and activities which may be included in the Bram Stoker Festival 2023 programme. These ideas must have a real connection to or be thematically linked to Bram Stoker; his works, his life, his philosophy, Victorian Dublin, all things Gothic, the supernatural or the mysterious.

Bram Stoker Festival is one of Dublin’s biggest multi-disciplinary arts festivals, with a broad audience of Dubliners that crosses all ages and backgrounds. They are excited to delve into the unknown, the supernatural and the Gothic. The timing of the festival typically coincides with Hallowe’en given the nature of Stoker’s work, so there is of course opportunity to present events which are rooted in the thrill of terror and the supernatural.

Our programme successfully mixes family-friendly adventures with late-night antics for mates, dates and everything in between and can include, but is not limited to; interactive art installations, music gigs, comedy, theatre, spoken word, themed parties, food-focused experiences, literary events, outdoor adventures for children, families or grownups, film screenings, exhibitions, talks and lots more; we want to thrill fun-seekers of all ages.

For all audiences, we celebrate the author and the traditions which inspired him and which have grown around the legacy of his work.

Be adventurous, bold and ambitious. We want hairs standing on necks, horror and terror, devilishly good adventures and unique experiences in interesting locations.

Go on, scare us…!

Application Deadline: Monday 3 April 2023 at 5pm