From February 28 to March 4, the multifaceted music, art and discourse programme will play out in and around the Schloßberg of Graz.
For the second consecutive time, Elevate will be heralding the arrival of spring. In 2018, the festival for contemporary music, arts and political discourse will go down in its new time slot in early March.
Topic of the year 2018: Risk/Courage
In 2018 the Elevate Festival will be focused on two fundamental terms of the modern age: risk and courage. Both stand for personal responsibility, progress and engagement. Courageous are those that boldly do good. Risk is an integral part of human life – it stems from unreason, but can also move mountains. How do both of these concepts relate to each other? What risks do human rights activists, journalists and whistleblowers all over the world take? In a time when humanity is fac with cataclysmic boiling points – from climate change to the decay of democracy and the rise of extremism – perhaps there is a need for more courage towards unconventional solutions? Or is a measured and centrist approach more effective?