Ruhrtriënnale: Homo Instrumentalis

21-24 september 2017

From spear to smartphone: over the centuries, human beings have developed countless tools to master their world. But do we really rule our technology, or are we in its grasp?


Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes

16-24 september 2017

The Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes is the world’s largest gathering of puppeteers and object theatre makers that takes place every other year in Charleville-Mézières, France. Dutch Performing Arts supports five Dutch theatre companies who will perform at the festival.


Ruhrtriënnale 2017

18 august - 30 september 2017

Music, dance, theatre, performance and fine arts in the former industrial buildings of the Ruhr Area: that‘s the Ruhrtriennale. The Dutch programmes at the Ruhrtriennale are financially supported by Dutch Performing Arts.


Going Dutch: jazz from the Netherlands 2017

01 january - 31 december 2017

Dutch Performing Arts commissioned the Jazz Promotion Network to coordinate the focus programme going Dutch in 2017 to support Dutch jazz musicians and/or groups to perform and tour in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. There are plans to continue the programme in 2018.

  • news › july 20, 2017

    For musicians and bands: apply now to showcase at SXSW Music 2018

    Apply now for the opportunity to perform at the 2018 SXSW Music Festival, March 12-18, and gain access to an audience of industry professionals, international media and new fans. The final deadline to apply is October 20, 2017.
  • news › july 3, 2017

    International Open Call New Orleans 2018

    Musicians, theatre makers, visual artists, filmmakers, writers and researchers are encouraged to apply for a 1 to 3 month 2018 residency in New Orleans before July 15th.
  • news › june 21, 2017

    Open call Aerowaves for young choreographers

    Aerowaves is a network of 33 partners from 17 European countries, aiming to connect new audiences with young choreographers and brand new dance. Each year, during an intensive weekend, the partners select 20 promising choreographers to present, if possible, at the Spring Forward Festival.
  • news › june 15, 2017

    Call for choreographic short films in a 60-second format

    For the 9th time, Joint Adventures is inviting choreographers, dancers, film and multi-media artists from throughout the world to develop new aesthetic approaches and visual languages for choreography and film in a 60-second format. We are searching for works that operate and experiment choreographically with the film medium.
  • news › may 4, 2017

    More than 750 international visits to the Netherlands

    With support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Dutch Performing Arts hosted more than 750 international visits to the Netherlands in 2015 and 2016.
  • news › may 2, 2017

    Open call for international activities in Iran

    The Dramatic Arts Center of Iran organises four international theatre festivals in different genres over the period of 2017-2018 and they are looking for theatre companies.
  • news › april 29, 2017

    International Dance Day Message by Trisha Brown

    I became a dancer because of my desire to fly. The transcendence of gravity was always something that moved me. There is no secret meaning in my dances. They are a spiritual exercise in a physical form.
  • news › march 23, 2017

    Word Theatre Day Message 2017 by Isabelle Huppert

    So, here we are once more. Gathered again in Spring, 55 years since our inaugural meeting, to celebrate World Theatre Day. Just one day, 24 hours, is dedicated to celebrating theatre around the world. And here we are in Paris, the premier city in the world for attracting international theatre groups, to venerate the art of theatre.