Open Call for Submissions Nour Festival 2017

Nour Festival of Arts invites national and international artists and arts organisations, working across all art forms, to submit proposals for consideration for this year’s festival, which takes place from 19 October to 5 November 2017.


“Rapidly becoming the most significant festival of its kind in Europe.” Middle East Online

Now in its eighth year, Nour showcases a broad spectrum of arts and culture – including film, food, music, literature, poetry, performance, design and visual arts – and reaches a diverse audience of local, national and international visitors. Growing each year, Nour takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the regions of the Middle East and North Africa, their cultures and art forms.


Nour welcomes proposals from artists, creatives and cultural practitioners of these regions, their diaspora communities, and those whose work is inspired by the arts and culture of these regions. Nour prides itself on the high-quality, contemporary nature of the work it features. It offers audiences insights into the diverse make-up of the Middle East and North Africa today, challenging stereotypes of this region and its people through cultural expression. Above all, Nour looks to inspire, and be inspired by, these reflections, which have established this annual celebration as a crucial meeting point for East and West.


Please complete the online submission form here before the deadline of 09:00 GMT on Monday 27 March 2017. Feel free to get in touch, if you have any question about making your submission: