“NGO Island” Tender 2019

The Sziget Cultural Management Office (Office) is announcing a tender for this year’s festival taking place between August 7th, 2019 and August 13th, 2019. The tender is open to all non-governmental organizations active in any of the EU member countries to submit proposals for their: participation at the Sziget 2019 Festival’s “NGO Island” venue.

Proposals can be submitted by associations and foundations that have been active and incorporated at least for one year. The mission of applicants should focus on the education, integration, prevention and solution of problems concerning the 16 to 35 age group and be executed under the special environment of the festival.

We expect to receive proposals that clearly demonstrate the applicant’s useful social activity and aim to engage and involve patrons of the festival with their activities.

The Office can accommodate one hundred organizations at its program venue.

NGOs can apply for:

Independent 7 day long, or part time participation at the NGO Island program venue, with a program that is related to the Love Revolution topics of Sziget festival, namely, Peace, Green Planet, and Human Rights.

The Office will provide all basic technical necessities (reserved space, tent, electricity) to the selected applicants so they can execute their program on the “NGO Island” venue.

We would like to draw the applicant’s attention that to enter the festival in 2019 the office will provide reduced-cost professional passes that have to be payed by the applicants.

Selected applicants also have to cover their costs of travel, accommodation, catering, as well as any materials and services needed to execute their activities.

We will give preference to those applicants that:

  • - have an international impact and are planning to execute high quality professional activities.
  • - conduct their activities in multiple languages.

Private individuals, government, municipal, for-profit and political organizations as well as music bands and artist are excluded from the application process.

The deadline to apply is the 15th of April, 2019, 8pm. Results of the tender will be announced on the 6th of May, 2019.

All applicants will receive feedback by e-mail. Preceding the formal agreement between the applicant and the Sziget Cultural Management Office about the conditions of participation, the selected applicants will be invited to personal discussions about their planned activities. The agreements will be signed at latest by the 2nd of August, 2019.

The Sziget Cultural Management Office reserves the right to take into consideration the proposed activities, the applicant organization’s history of successful projects, the objectives, program, possibilities and facilities of the festival.

Your proposal should contain:

  • - Introduction of your Association/Organization
  • - Proposed activities, programs for the „NGO Island"
  • - Number of staff and their responsibilities in the program
  • - Your contacts


Project proposals must be submitted before the deadline via e-mail to the following e-mail address: vido.andrea@sziget.hu