Grant to Vrystaat Arts Festival, 2018

Project: pre-production and presentation of the play 'The Island of Future Dreams/Eiland van Drome Wat Nog Kom'.

Beneficiary: Vrystaat

Budget: 75.000 euros

Period: 2019

The Island of Future Dreams' is a joint project of the Vrystaat Arts Festival (Vryfees, South Africa), Bram De Goeij (Netherlands) and Stef De Paepe van De Maan (Flanders). This collaboration is the result of encounters during their participation in the Assistej-festival in Cape Town (May 2017).

The Island of Future Dreams' is a play made for, and based on conversations with, South African young adults. The performance will premiere at the Vrystaat Arts Festival in Bloemfontein in 2019. After that, the piece will tour South Africa and Europe.

The Vrystaat Arts Festival is South Africa's most important creative generator, where new collaborations often arise. In addition to the visibility of Flanders among the South African public, this project also increases the visibility of the Flemish cultural players as international partners.