Sibiu – former European Capital of Culture in 2007 – has launched the 20th edition of its Performing Arts Market. The event is in association with Sibiu International Theatre Festival (FITS), which attracts over 2,850 artists and 65,000 spectators every year.
70 cultural organisations from 32 countries will take part in this edition, with the aim of promoting Romanian creatives – particularly those from the younger generation. The deadline to take part is 1 May, and registration can be done online through its website. So far registrations have come in from as far afield as Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy and Zimbabwe
FITS runs from 10-19 June, with the performing arts market on from 13-18 June. Events include a workshop on festivals in the 21st century, a discussion of European cultural funds and a gathering of European Capital of Culture representatives.