Flam is a festival for live art inAmsterdam.
Flam operates like a group exhibition of artworks from different disciplines that have in common the urge to be presented live. This leads to a diverse program of both conceptual and more physical performances. Flam also operates as a forum for debate and a platform to stimulate Dutch and international performance art and the exchange between both. The first pilot edition took place in April 2010, leading in the subsequent years to new artistic ventures and contacts for those who took part in the festival. Flam provides a podium for artists to experiment and present their work to a professional audience from both the visual arts and the theatre world.
Flam has made connections with other festivals and platforms such as MPA Berlin; Venice International Performance Art Week; PAE Performance Art Event; PAS, Performance Art Studies andparticularly the performance platform Verbo at Galeria Vermelho in São Paulo, Brazil. Almost each year artists who participate at FLAM get the opportunity to present their work at Verbo and in 2016 also at MIP, Manifestação Internacional de Performance in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Flam is based in Arti et Amicitiae and since the last edition seeks to collaborate with other venues in Amsterdam like Dansmakers 2016 and Frascati theater (2017).
Formerly known as Basis for live art