Call for Applications for “NGO Island” 2020

Sziget Cultural Management Office (Office) is announcing the application for this year’s festival taking place August 5 - August 11, 2020. The application is open for all non-governmental organizations active in any of the EU member countries to submit proposals for their participation at the Sziget 2020 Festival’s “NGO Island” venue.

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

We expect program proposals that clearly demonstrate the social benefits of the applicant’s activity and that aim at engaging and involving visitors of the festival.

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 implement their program on the “NGO Island” venue.

We would like to draw the applicant’s attention that to enter the festival in 2020 the office will provide reduced-cost professional tickets 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 implement high quality professional activities.
  • - conduct their activities in multiple languages.

Private individuals, governmental, municipal, profit-oriented and political organizations as well as music bands and artists are excluded from the application process.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 10, 2020, 8pm. Results of the tender will be announced on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

All applicants will be notified in e-mail about the decision. After personal verification, the formal agreement between the applicant and Sziget Cultural Management Office about the conditions of participation will be signed by 31, July, 2020 at the latest.

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.


Further information and online application form:
Andrea Vidó
Sziget Zrt.