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REST Fest 2024
Eclipse Edition: Dreaming of Dragons
Call for Artists

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The Theorists seek experimental and courageous artist citizens seeking a connection more deeply to ourselves, people, and our planet. Our vision for 2024 leads up to the total solar eclipse in Austin. Come dance in the dark and dream of dragons. 






REST Fest is interested in presenting all haptic art forms inviting mixed-ability accessibility, theatrical and site-specific performances, and new media installations. We accept proposals for new works. Dream with us a co-created future.


Submissions may also expand beyond the stage and include audience engagement, or educational components.


We support collaborations between emerging, established, and experimental artists. Beyond presenting traditional works, selected artists will also be invited into an artist sanctuary with other festival artists. What would you dream up if you had two weeks of theater and studio space and local/national/international multi-disciplinary artists to collaborate with?


Our year-round residency specifically provides a bi-weekly artist sanctuary for artists transitioning between homes and monthly Aire Libre Arte block parties. Led by activist Denver Gonzalez, our art is our protest and we believe in mutual aid because all we have is each other. Artists in need of support may email

Our 2024 Season is in collaboration with Fisterra and Dougherty Arts Center. Our mission is to promote personal and social well-being on a local, national, and global scale through the arts, aided by science and technology. We look forward to experiencing what Fisterra means to you!



January 6, 2024 11:59 CST

Artists will be notified by January 13, 2024 of acceptance.




Sliding Scale/Pay What You Can

All funds support our panel of emerging unhoused and established multi-disciplinary BIPOC artists.


1 submission | $25

2 submissions | $35

3 submissions | $45




Solos | 4-6 mins

Duets | 4-8 mins 

Group | 10-13 mins 

Music | 40 min sets

Film | 4-15 mins

Site-Specific | 10-30 mins

Visual Art | 14-day installation


March 25-April 8, 2024


April 4-6, 2024