HUBS Update



[Voluntary] EXILE and HOSPITALITY,
a total artistic immersive experience.

November 8th and 9th 2019
The Hague, The Netherlands
Deadline for entry: 28 February 2019

The biennale HUBS IMMERSIVE festival is multidisciplinary event that offers an immersive experience of modern dance performances, cross-disciplinary theater, interactive installations and workshops.
The festival aim to push the boundaries of audience participation and set up a frame where each visitor feels challenged at his own level, yet accepted in his potential entrenchments.
The team is looking for works with multiple level approaches that enable and encourage the visitor to feel sufficiently at ease to step from a “classic” spectatorship to a co-author of the art work or/or even becoming the art work itself” “During his/her experience, the visitor shall self- consciously decide on the ‘role’ he/she wants to play in this immersive context and how actively he/she wants to interact with an installation, with the performers and/or with other visitors.”

During the first edition in 2017 the audience experienced a program filled with sensory experiences and artists that draw upon their fascination for the human body and social patterns. The audience was immersed in art installations and performances during a tour through the entire building of De Nieuwe Regentes theater.

The multidisciplinary HUBS IMMERSIVE festival 2019 will take place on the 8th and 9th of November 2019 in The Hague.
Under the theme “[voluntary] EXILE and HOSPITALITY”, a total artistic immersive experience, the festival team is looking for artists, performers and other creators which will propose existing works, adapted version, or work in progress.

“Recognizing exile as an internal experience as much as a physical displacement, exile has been a focal point for reflections about individual and cultural identity and problems of nationalism, racism, and war. We are looking for works that are addressing and questioning the topics of exile and hospitality separately or combined together, works that engender new associations of ideas affiliated to the word exile”.

We will privilege interactive performances, interactive art installations or interactive multidisciplinary art works.
Students from a recognized Art school can also apply. Mention “student” on your application.

General requirements
-Artists living in Europe or work in city of The Hague (or broader in the Netherlands), or had a relation to the city in the past, (ex: studies, expositions, performances, supports, artistic collaborations…)
-Be active in the program “audience and artist creative hubs exchange”, a three-fold open studio.
-Besides artistic quality and production achievability, each artist is required to play an active part to promote the festival within it’s own network, (enhancing the visibility of the second edition of the festival.)

What we are looking for
-Short performances that can be experienced for the audience in a time frame between 10 and 20 min
-Works that invite the audience to engage into the work, the (artistic) game, the within the proposed universe and/or with the artists itself.
-Works that (from the concept itself and the performance choices) praise human contact

What we will provide
-Exhibition/performance fee
-Traveling cost from abroad
-Professional video / audio / photographic documentation
-Feedback on concept, performativity coaching, creative hubs exchange

HUBS IMMERSIVE festival invests the entire venue De Nieuwe Regentes Theater; from its main stage to hidden corners: 3 floors to perambulate within art works.

How to apply
Please fill out this google form . After sending in the online form, please send the following files for submission to:

File for submission:
Compile ONE PDF form that comprise:
1 .Description of the project (2 A4 maximum)
2. Short CV of the artists involved
3. Press reviews
4. Links to videos, photos of the project
5. General technical riders which include: minimal space requirement, time for setup and dismantling, duration of performance (if applicable), technical requirement to be provided by the festival, technical requirements provided by artist, light plan, stage plan (if applicable), any other relevant information.
In case of questions about the application, please send an e-mail to