Guest Artist Application for
FLYING CARPET Children FESTIVAL 2019
is now closed.
Artist lineup of FLYING CARPET 2019:
This carpet will fly again and again!
“What science cannot declare, art can suggest; what art suggests silently, poetry speaks aloud; but what poetry fails to explain in words, music can express. Whoever knows the mystery of vibrations indeed knows all things.” - Hazrat Inayat Khan
WHAT IS FLYING CARPET?
Flying Carpet is a volunteer-based collective of world-class musicians, circus artists, visual artists, designer and visionaries who believe in the power of music and arts as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of children.
The Flying Carpet Children Festival is a learning platform for artists and children, alike, to create a harmonious experience through music, light, beauty, and truth. We organize festivals specializing in forward thinking design, music and art dedicated towards educating children who need it most. We've selected artists, musicians and visionaries from all over the world, with the common goal of creating the best possible musical educational experience for the locals, children and visitors of Mardin, Turkey.
7 nights, 7 locations, 35 artists and 1001 stories
What happened at Flying Carpet Festival 2018?
During the festival we held 8 major live music performances, 5 jam n nights and 3 puppet shows.
We selected international artists, visionaries and musicians to perform at the festival.
Our volunteers and artists hosted workshops throughout the city of Mardin to engage and inspire children.
We engaged with more than 1500 children and refugees in Mardin, Turkey during the Flying Carpet Festival through our workshops and more than 7000 audience through live performances.
This project is powered by
Sirkhane Social Circus School helps restore confidence in refugee youth by teaching circus tricks in Mardin. Our mission is to provide safe, friendly and embracing environment for children, who are effected by conflicts. Replace their damaged childhood with happiness and enrich the children’s imagination with colors of social circus pedagogy.
Sirkhane Social Circus School is carrying out activities in Turkey and Iraq. Children have opportunities to collaborate and form friendships with each other, beyond gender, social and cultural differences. In doing so, they manifest peace, harmony, open mindedness and cheerfulness in their local and global communities. Laughter is childhood, laughter is happiness.