• 16 Dec. '18

    Recap: Dutch delegation at CINARS & Mundial Montreal 2018

    In November, six Dutch delegates visited the CINARS Biennale and Mundial Montreal in Montreal, Canada together with Dutch Performing Arts. They received a contribution from Dutch Performing Arts for their visit aimed at promoting, researching and/or networking for a Dutch music company (classical, contemporary, jazz and world music).
    Dutch Performing Arts was present at the CINARS Biennale from 12-17 November 2018 and at Mundial Montreal from 13-16 November 2018, together with Dutch delegates: Minyeshu Kifle Tedla and Eric van de Lest (Minyeshu), Joost Lijbaart (Under the Surface), Andries van Wieren (Amsterdam Klezmer Band), Ruven Ruppik (Lingua Franca Ensemble), and Tido Visser (Netherlands Chamber Choir).

    Check out the photo report by percussionist Joost Lijbaart, representing his band Under the Surface.

    Joost Lijbaart:

    Icy expedition
    "After touching down after a quiet flight to Montreal, I made my way to the hotel. What should be an easy 10 to 15-minute walk proved to be quite the challenge at minus 10 degrees Celsius. After warming up at the hotel and a quick bite, I went to see a couple of showcases at cafe L’Escogriffe."

    Fruitful meetings
    "The following day was fantastic, full of fruitful meetings. In the morning I attended two panel discussions about how to be successful as an artist - a subject I also teach at two Dutch conservatories. It was interesting to listen to the lessons these panels had to share, even though there is no definitive answer or how-to guide.
    In the afternoon I joined the Dutch reception hosted by Dutch Performing Arts, Dutch Music Export and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Here's a picture of me and my fellow delegate Ruven Ruppik. During the reception I spoke with a lot of presenters from Canada and the US, and I followed up on a few options for Canadian festivals for my band Under the Surface.
    In the evening I attended some more showcases, including an inspiring performance by Iranian-Canadian percussionist Hamin Honari."

    Two degrees of seperation
    "The next morning, before heading out to meet-ups and showcases, I went for a walk in Montreal's old city centre and had a couple of meetings.
    In between showcases it was easy to meet and network with new people in an inviting and relaxing setting. People always seemed to be really interested in where I was from and what was the purpose of my visit to Montreal. I spoke with a radio journalist from Vancouver about Under the Surface, who later on did a segment in his show on the band.
    After accidentally missing the bus to Mundial Montreal's closing reception, I shared a cab with an Israeli-Iranian music duo. As it turns out, we have a lot of mutual friends. In the music industry you're always two or fewer acquaintance links apart."

    An inviting, international crowd
    "On my last day in Montreal I joined a lunch on the invitation of the Scottish delegation, and I visited CINARS. Besides a meeting with some of my contacts from Australia, I also spoke with delegates from Japan, Macau, China, Korea and the UK. Again, I was struck by how easy it was to approach and get in touch with new people from around the world.
    Montreal is a fantastic city, with exceptionally friendly people and a vibrant music scene. I was very pleased to be able to visit Mundial Montreal and CINARS. Even when you're not doing a showcase yourself, they were great events to network and to represent my band."
  • 17 Dec. '18

    Video: Going Dutch at ZomerJazzFietsTour 2018

    For a touch of summer in winter: tune in for a recap of ZomerJazzFietsTour by Going Dutch.
  • 13 Dec. '18

    Open call Altofest 2019

    Altofest invites professional artists in the performing arts to send in their proposal for Altofest 2019.
  • 2 Nov. '18

    Open call jazzahead! showcase 2019

    Artists can now apply for the showcase of annual trade fair and showcase festival jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany.
  • 24 Oct. '18

    Recap: Dutch delegation visits PAMS in Seoul

    Together with Dutch Performing Arts a delegation of six Dutch dance and theatremakers travelled to Seoul in October to visit the Performing Arts Market Seoul (PAMS). They received a contribution from Dutch Performing Arts for their visit aimed at promoting, researching and/or networking for a Dutch theatre or dance company.
  • 18 Sep. '18

    Research on musical mobility in the Lowlands

    Dutch Performing Arts and Flanders Arts Institute took the initiative to closely investigate the musical mobility in the Lowlands: What opportunities are there for Belgian artists to perform in the Netherlands and vice versa? And what room or need is there for improvement?
  • 22 Aug. '18

    Call for proposals: Classical:NEXT 2019

    The call for proposals for Classical:NEXT 2019 is now open.
  • 21 Aug. '18

    Recap of inJazz 2018: Lingua Franca Ensemble

    In June this year Dutch Performing Arts commissioned a special Dutch World Stage at networking and showcase festival inJazz, in collaboration with World Music Forum NL. Four Dutch acts presented themselves to an audience of Dutch and international music lovers and presenters. How do they look back on their performance? And what does the future hold for them?
  • 14 Aug. '18

    For residents of Egypt, Morocco, Russia, and Turkey: Apply for ISPA´s Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2019

    Following our earlier call, ISPA offers an additional place in the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, supported by Dutch Performing Arts. The programme provides access to ISPA's extensive international network of arts professionals to mid-career leaders from the performing arts community. This call is open to residents of Egypt, Morocco, Russia, and Turkey.
  • 13 Aug. '18

    Recap of inJazz 2018: Tabanka

    In June this year Dutch Performing Arts commissioned a special Dutch World Stage at networking and showcase festival inJazz, in collaboration with World Music Forum NL. Four Dutch acts presented themselves to an audience of Dutch and international music lovers and presenters. How do they look back on their performance? And what does the future hold for them?
  • 2 Aug. '18

    Recap of inJazz 2018: Shishani & Namibian Tales

    In June this year Dutch Performing Arts commissioned a special Dutch World Stage at networking and showcase festival inJazz, in collaboration with World Music Forum NL. Four Dutch acts presented themselves to an audience of Dutch and international music lovers and presenters. How do they look back on their performance? And what does the future hold for them?
  • 6 Jun. '18

    Dutch artists confirmed for Reeperbahn festival

    The first Dutch artists have been confirmed for the Reeperbahn Festival, Europe’s biggest club festival.
  • 30 May. '18

    Update about activities Dutch Performing Arts

    Dutch Performing Arts promotes Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad. These animation and infographics provide an overview of our activities in 2017.
  • 30 May. '18

    Recap of Classical:NEXT 2018

    De Doelen and Dutch Performing Arts promoted the classical and contemporary music scene at the Dutch Pavilion during Classical:NEXT 2018 from 16 to 20 May at De Doelen in Rotterdam.
  • 30 May. '18

    Dutch Performing Arts | En France: Upcoming Events

    This coming summer there are several Dutch performances in the context of Dutch Performing Arts | En France.
  • 30 May. '18

    Thinking about going to Cinars & Mundial Montreal 2018?

    Are you a Dutch-based musician, composer or (artistic) director of a Dutch music ensemble and thinking about going to Cinars and/or Mundial Montreal?
  • 28 May. '18

    Apply for ISPA's Dutch Fellowship Programme 2019

    The Netherlands Fellowship Program provides access to ISPA's extensive international network of arts professionals to mid-career leaders from the Netherlands' performing arts community.
  • 24 May. '18

    Open Call Music Theatre Now 2018

    The Music Theatre Committee in International Theatre Institute invites makers of operas of all shapes and sizes, which were professionally produced in the past three years, to submit their works.
  • 4 Apr. '18

    Upcoming visitors programmes

    Dutch Performing Arts will continue its organisation of visitors programmes around and with some of the most important Dutch festivals in 2018, to highlight the huge variety of Dutch performers and companies.
  • 19 Mar. '18

    Open call for Pitch Session at 18th CINARS Biennale

    CINARS offers a unique opportunity to display a work in progress in front of presenters, artists and agents taking part in the CINARS Biennale in Montreal from 12-17 November, 2018.
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