Admission Free Festival
|Vstop prost, festival urbanih umetniških akcij|
|Organised by||Art Society of Celje|
|Festival dates||10.6.2015 - 12.6.2015|
23.5.2017 - 27.5.2017
19.5.2018 - 22.5.2018
18.6.2019 - 23.6.2019
|Phone||386 (0) 41 531 284|
|Phone||386 (0) 41 455 734|
Presented projects are created as a reflection on current affairs of Celje, its citizens and wider social developments and address a common theme, selected annually. In 2008 the topic was "forbidden", the jubilee 10th Admission Free Festival discussed "intolerance" (2009), following themes have included different aspects and influences of sound (2010), "admission free at home" (2011) and "collectivism" (2012).
The interventions actively involve the public, for example at the 12th edition of the festival visitor were asked to bring sleeping bags to participate in KOLEKTIVA's project Rent a Tent.work Bedroom – Good Night and Pleasant Dreams while a year later visitors could rest while participating in
An important aspect of many projects is also hospitality and gastronomy. At early festivals there were, for instance Take a little Bit of my Heart (1999) byand works by and who believed that the joint preparation of food a priori involves participation of artists and the public and creates new social spaces. More recently organised a lunch and invited people for coffee at the 12th Admission Free Festival, while presented his Drunk Cook Book and hosted a picnic at the 13th festival (2012).
Typically artists work in the city and with the city for the festival, and art interventions fill the city space with art in a communicative and unobtrusive manner. The artworks are integrated into the local environment and many of them are created on-site and specially for the occasion.
A great deal of the organisation of the festival has always been in the hands ofmembers, especially active ones have been (during the first beginnings of the festival), (from 1990 to 2010), , , , and others.
Among the artworks presented at the early festival editions there were The Buyer Sets the Price (2005) by Art Society of Celje there are also many guest artists from Slovenia and abroad., A Lucky Raffle Ticket (2005) by , The Counts of Celje Today and Still (2000) by and others. Artists seek to shed light on the local situation and look for suggestions to improve the social environment, such as Litter (2005) by or his more recent action that included growing paradise at the 12th Admission Free Festival. Since its beginnings the festival has expanded and besides the members of
The 13th Festival also included some collaborative projects as public reading that took place at many city locations and was done by, , , and others.