A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
Check out the lastest news about Dutch Performing Arts' activities, open calls, and other developments related to Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.

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27 Aug. '21

Eight companies and ensembles receive contribution for international promotional plans

In April this year the Performing Arts Fund NL introduced a new programme for international promotional activities, carried out by Dutch Performing Arts. The programme offers offers Netherlands-based companies and ensembles the chance to develop and execute an international promotional plan, over the course of two years and with funding from the Performing Arts Fund NL. An independent committee selected eight organisations.
13 Jul. '21

Meet the Fellows of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2022-2024

We’re pleased to announce the four Fellows of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2022-2024, who will have access to ISPA’s extensive international network of arts professionals for the next three years. The Netherlands Fellowship Programme is made possible by Dutch Performing Arts.
11 May. '21

Become an IETM Global Connector for 2021-2022

IETM Global Connect is a new programme launched and led by IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts and created with the support of IETM’s Associate Members, including Dutch Performing Arts. The goal of Global Connect is to make the network more inclusive, diverse and accessible. Through an open call, IETM invites performing arts professionals worldwide (including producers, artists, managers, presenters) to apply, who have at least 5 years of professional experience in the field and are committed to increasing global awareness, inclusion, accessibility and connectivity – in the sector at large and in their communities. Deadline for applications is 7 June 2021.
29 Apr. '21

International Dance Day 2021: Message by Friedemann Vogel

29 April marks International Dance Day, the annual worldwide celebration of dance. The council of the International Theatre Institute selected German ballet dancer Friedemann Vogel to write the International Dance Day Message for 2021. For over 20 years, the multi-award-winning artist has performed on revered stages across the globe. Friedemann holds the national title of “Kammertänzer” – the highest distinction for a dancer in Germany.
20 Apr. '21

Apply for ISPA's Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2022-2024

The Netherlands Fellowship Programme provides access to ISPA's extensive international network of arts professionals to three mid-career leaders from the Netherlands' performing arts community. The programme is made possible by Dutch Performing Arts. Deadline for applications is 21 May 2021.
20 Apr. '21

29 Dutch theatre & dance companies spotlighted on new Chinese platform

The new online platform DutchFocus-China.com spotlights 29 theatre and dance companies from the Netherlands. The platform was developed with the support of Dutch Performing Arts, in response to the lack of international touring opportunities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
6 Apr. '21

Open call for Netherlands-based companies and ensembles: ready for the next step abroad?

With a new programme for international promotional activities, the Performing Arts Fund NL offers Netherlands-based companies and ensembles the chance to develop and execute an international promotional plan.
18 Mar. '21

For artists under 30: open call MittelYoung

Mittelfest invites young artists to send in their theatre, dance or music project for MittelYoung (24-27 June 2021) and Mittelfest (27 August-5 September 2021). The call is open to artists, ensembles and companies who are under 30 and based in Central Europe or the Balkans. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2021.
18 Mar. '21

For artists under 30: open call MittelYoung

Mittelfest invites young artists to send in their theatre, dance or music project for MittelYoung (24-27 June 2021) and Mittelfest (27 August-5 September 2021). The call is open to artists, ensembles and companies who are under 30 and based in Central Europe or the Balkans. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2021.
8 Mar. '21

New grant for international co-productions

The Performing Arts Fund NL introduces a new grant for international co-productions. This grant allows Netherlands-based organisations to establish a partnership with an organisation outside the Netherlands, in order to develop or produce performances or concerts.
28 Jan. '21

Open call: CROWD - international dance exchange

Applications are now open for the dance residency programme, CROWD – international dance exchange. The programme is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut, in partnership with Arts Council England (UK), NRW KULTURsekretariat (DE), Dance4 (UK), Dansateliers (NL), TaikaBox (FI), TanzFaktur (DE), Theater im Pumpenhaus (DE) and The Work Room (UK), and invites dance artists from across Finland, the Netherlands, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (DE) and the UK to apply. Deadline for applications: 21 February 2021.
22 Jan. '21

Grants and programmes for international performances and promotion

The Performing Arts Fund NL offers several grants for the performance and promotion of Dutch performing arts abroad. Check out our overview of upcoming deadlines.
14 Oct. '20

Meet the Dutch groups selected for the China (Beijing) Performing Arts Expo 2020

Dutch Performing Arts organises a showcase at the online edition of China (Beijing) Performing Arts Expo (CPAX) 2020 to present tour-ready shows from the Netherlands, suitable for the Chinese market. Meet the [NUMBER] Dutch groups selected for CPAX 2020.
14 Sep. '20

Open call: apply now to showcase at the online China (Beijing) Performing Arts Expo 2020

Dutch Performing Arts organises a showcase at the online edition of China (Beijing) Performing Arts Expo (CPAX) 2020 to present tour-ready shows from the Netherlands, suitable for the Chinese market. Deadline for submissions is 17 September 2020.
2 Jun. '20

Call for applications: residency at Kinosaki International Arts Center

The Kinosaki International Arts Center in Japan is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 artist-in-residence programme. Deadline for applications: 14 June 2020.
19 May. '20

For Dutch artists: funding to collaborate with a British cultural institution

Are you a Dutch artist looking to start a collaboration with a British cultural institution in this time of travel restrictions and social distancing? The Embassy of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom has funding available.
11 May. '20

Effects of Dutch Performing Arts’ and Dutch Music Export’s activities in 2017 and 2018

Research reveals that Dutch Performing Arts successfully expands and intensifies relationships between supply (Dutch producers/artists) and demand (international presenters). Dutch Performing Arts’ international promotional activities in 2017 & 2018 led to new relevant contacts and the consolidation of ties with existing contacts. There is a greater interest in and awareness of performing arts from the Netherlands. Although Dutch Performing Arts cannot directly affect the extent to which parties actually book performing arts from the Netherlands, half of the Dutch respondents who participated in a professionals’ programme reported seeing an increase in bookings.
26 Mar. '20

For artists: Apply now for Gwacheon Festival's off-programme

Street art festival Gwacheon Festival invites artists to submit work for their off-programme. The festival's 2020 edition takes place from 24-27 September 2020 in Gwacheon, South Korea.
23 Mar. '20

Updated: professionals' programmes for dance and (music) theatre presenters in 2020

Throughout 2020 Dutch Performing Arts collaborates with renowned Dutch festivals for the organisation of professionals' programmes. At the invitation of the organising festival, international dance and (music) theatre presenters take part in a tailor-made programme. They will experience (new) Dutch work, meet Netherlands-based artists and companies, and attend pitch sessions and networking events.
23 Mar. '20

Updated: Dutch festivals and professionals' programmes in 2020

Throughout 2020 Dutch Performing Arts collaborates with renowned Dutch festivals for the organisation of professionals' programmes aimed at music, dance and (music) theatre presenters.

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