First-Time Open Call: Square Showcase Festival in Portugal

Square festival banner (c) Square/City of Braga
(c) Square Festival/City of Braga

Braga is a smallish city in Portugal, a little inland and just north of Porto, and it has been named the Portuguese cultural capital in 2025. In celebration, the city is launching the SQUARE festival – and they’re looking for artists to fill out the program. Got space in your calendar from January 29 – February 1, 2025? Apply now!

SQUARE, a new showcase festival, will take place from January 29 to February 1, 2025, in and around Braga, Portugal. The festival promises a diverse and representative line-up, bringing together local scenes with artists and industry professionals spanning the continent of Europe and beyond.

The festival is seeking artists who work and reside on the three continents bordered by the Atlantic Ocean – Africa, the Americas, and Europe; proposals in any musical genre, with any configuration, and featuring music produced in any language will be considered.

Just the facts

The call for artists is open until July 31, 2024; successful applicants will be notified by September. If chosen, your act will receive a performance fee of €750, as well as catering, accommodation for those living more than 60km from the festival, a technical rider, and a backline. So what are you waiting for? Be there AND be square – apply now!