FESTIVAL “UTOPIA, 2 Feb 2018 – 4 Feb 2018, EMBROS Theatre

Festival Utopia

The photography group DIAFRAGMA 26 is set to hold “UTOPIA”festival from the 2d to the 4th of February 2018 at EMBROS Theatre (Psirri, Athens).

This is an open invitation to any artist who is interested in sending their work. Acceptable works include but are not limited to painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, music, dancing, video art, performance, short films, theatrical plays and novels.

Forms to participate in the event will need to be received by Jan. 5, 2018. There is no participation fee to send in, as the event is free to all who join or come. As this is not a commercial event, artwork will not be sold during.

An organising committee will review the submissions, looking at the aesthetics of every piece of work. The committee will look at the consistency and how they fit in with other pieces. The idea is to hold an eclectic and thought-provoking festival.

Accepted works will be selected by the organising comittee. We will take into account the aesthetics of each piece of artwork, as well as how consistent they are and how well they go together with the other art pieces, hoping to have a multidimensional and interesting festival

Artists who have been approved for the event must make sure their work is sent to a location soon to be announced on or before the 22d of January 2018.

The photography group DIAFRAGMA 26 has organised and hosted many art festivals over the years, for the sole purpose of promoting creativity and art. It’s provided a platform to help artists learn about one another, take part in the positive exchange of ideas and create teams for potential collaboration. Our last festival was in 2017, titled “LOVE”.


A utopia is an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect but often unattainable qualities for its citizens. It’s often considered an optimistic, idealised form of perfection with a tendency to idealise the simple, the real and the natural. Utopia, which is synonymous with Arcadia (Et ego in Arcadia), is the quest for harmony.

Utopia is often used to describe a perfect being.

Utopia can also be a characterisation of an idealised person, a perfect being.

“All the Utopias will come to pass only when we grow wings and all people are converted into angels.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Coordinator: Ksakousti Helaki

Art Coordinator: ΑAndreas Katsikoudis, Athina Kanelopoulou, Dimitris Roustanis, Ksakousti Helaki

Application form and additional information below

Participation to the festival “UTOPIA”

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Statement of Release: I hereby allow the “UTOPIA” festival organising committee to use the content I have sent. I further acknowledge that it is my responsibility to bring the art pieces on or before Jan. 22, 2018 for the exhibit to be properly set up. In case of damage or theft of my work, I will not be compensated for the loss.

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Photography: up to 10 photos, no largert than 500kB each.

Paintings, scupltures, etc: 1-3 photos per work, maximum 3 works

Poerty, prose: up to 3 pages

Video, movies, audio: up to 3 links

Anythng else: let us know your idea and we will contact you for details.