MASA 2022 : Call for applications to artistic groups, circus, storytelling, dance, comedy, music, slam, theater

MASA 2022 : Call for applications to artistic groups, circus, storytelling, dance, comedy, music, slam, theater

From 05 to 12 March 2022, the 12th edition of the Abidjan Performing Arts Market (MASA) will be held in Abidjan.
Are eligible under the official program, creations meeting the following conditions:
1. A show less than three (3) years old.

2. The number of the group, including the supervisory team and the manager, should not exceed :

– 3 people for the humor ;
– 3 persons for the slam ;
– 3 persons for storytelling;
– 8 persons for contemporary dance (for the solo: 3 persons);
– 8 persons for the music;
– 10 people for the circus and puppet;
– 10 people for the theater;
– 15 people for heritage dance.

The members of the same group will travel to and from Abidjan from the same city. This must be specified in the application form.

3. Sets and props must be neither heavy nor cumbersome and must be transportable on regular flights.

4. The application file for the official selection of MASA 2022 will include :

4.1. A letter of application addressed to the General Direction of MASA ;
4.2 Three (3) high definition (HD) stage photos of the group;
4.3. A video recording of the show. Teasers and video clips are not accepted;
4.4. A list of creations and broadcasts of the last three (3) years or a press-book ;
4.5. A distribution sheet indicating :

– an e-mail address and a telephone number of the group’s referent;
– the city of departure of the group (NB: only one city of departure and return for the whole group without exception);
– a list of the names of the persons composing the group with the date of birth and the function in the group;
– the first and last names of the stage manager for the music, the administrator for the other disciplines;
– the first and last names of the author, director or choreographer.

4.6. A presentation of the show specifying :

– the date of creation ;
– the theme and approach;
– a summary of the story staged for storytelling, humor, dance and theater;
– the texts of the songs for the music and slam.

4.7. The technical sheet indicating :

– the dimensions of the desired scenes;
– the lighting and sound requirements for the show and the technical personnel needed;
– the length of time required to set up and dismantle the show;
– the weight and volume of sets and props.

NB: MASA reserves the right to propose other technical arrangements.
The documents transmitted remain the property of the MASA, which undertakes not to exploit them for commercial purposes.

Application files can be :
– deposited on the MASA website via the application form available online;
– sent by mail to the address MASA General Directorate, Plateau, Rue Toussaint Louverture 09 BP 2877 Abidjan 09 – Côte d’Ivoire, by July 31, 2021 at the latest, the postmark being taken as proof.

The list of the groups retained for the official selection will be published no later than 05 October 2021. For any further information, write to:

Apply here:

Attention: There will be no call for applications for the MASA Festival.


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