Send your bio, a photo, a writing sample (poetry/prose/experimental literature), relevant links/videos and your SARDAM 2016 project idea to

Deadline: 11/12/15.

* we no longer accept descriptions of videopoems/videos but the actual proposed videopoems/videos

* all applications will be evaluated by an assigned committee that will change every year

* successful applicants will be informed in Spring 2016 / unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to try again for Sardam’s next editions, since there is limited availability each year

SARDAM, deriving from the word σαρδάμ («verbal slip» in greek), is an annual, out of the box, literature festival, based in Cyprus that was founded in 2013 by the writer Maria A. Ioannou and the artistic group aRttitude. The festival presents the work of writers from Cyprus and abroad in alternative, mixed media ways.The writers that are invited to Sardam, either through direct invitation by the festival’s artistic team or through an annual open call evaluated by an assigned committee, choose to Sardam-ize themselves in front of a word-a-holic audience. The writers that participate have the confidence and ability to expose themselves on the literary stage of Sardam, either by simply using their voice and body or by working with other forms of art and other artists. An important requirement is that the writer presents/reads/performs his/her own original work and actively takes part in the presentation process. From Slam Poetry to Sound Poetry, from video to interactive writing-related software, Sardam is open to any kind of literary innovation and experimentation, as long as it has meaning and literary quality. Besides presenting evenings full of alternative literary readings/performances in different cities of Cyprus, Sardam also presents exciting literary/performative workshops, as well as parallel events.