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Music, Arts and Political Discourse
Graz, Austria, 4-8 August 2021
Elevate is an annual interdisciplinary festival held in various venues in Graz, Austria, with a strong focus on cultural and socio-political topics.
In addition to performances, concerts, installations and DJ sets, the interdisciplinary program offers workshops, film screenings, lectures and discussions.
With its unique combination of critical-political discourse and art, contemporary electronic music and audio-visual experiments, the festival opens up a space for innovative content. Since 2016 Elevate is a partner in two Creative Europe projects: We Are Europe & Re-Imagine Europe.
Amonst the guests are Human rights experts, climate researchers and activists from all over the world, who gather in Graz once a year with musicians and artists, illuminating pertinent issues of our future.
The festival's opening event will be held on August 4th 2021 in Graz at Next Liberty Theater.
An extensive media archive section is available too. Lots of political discourse, interviews and music videos from the previous years can be found online. To get an overview of the topics, speakers and artists of the previous years, check out the history 2005 - 2020 page.
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