• 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.
    In its collaboration with festivals and organisations, mainly Dutch festivals, Dutch Performing Arts gives attention to several genres, from music to children’s theatre, and from music theatre to dance. The promotion of pop music has been delegated to the Popcoalition. We represent the whole range of performing arts companies, whether they are subsidised by Performing Arts Fund NL or not. Here is an overview of the upcoming visitors programmes:

    PopArts Festival is an international event organised by Feikes Huis, together with De Krakeling and Theater Bellevue. Running from 17 to 22 April, the festival brings together a whole diversity of puppet and object theatre from the Netherlands and abroad

    Spring Performing Arts Festival Utrecht is an international platform for performance, theatre and dance works. For the international delegates it hosts an extra programme in which you can meet emerging and pioneering performers who live and work in the Netherlands. The festival runs from 17 to 26 May.

    Besides a visitors programme, Operadagen Rotterdam – Rotterdam Opera Days – is organising Operatie Muziektheater – Operation Music Theatre – an annual network meeting for opera and music theatre performers, companies, bookers and programmers for theatres and festivals. A programme of elevator pitches and speed dates is your introduction to a mix of young and established Dutch and international artists and companies. Operation Music Theatre takes place on Thursday, 24 May.

    During the International Society for the Performing Arts congress in Leeuwarden (11 to 17 June), special attention will be drawn to Dutch artistes in the fields of theatre, dance and music. A boat trip to the Oerol Festival on the island of Terschelling is part of the conference. This event is combined with a special visitors programme. Participation is through the official channels of ISPA, but special discounted conference rates are available for European and Dutch delegates.

    inJazz and Dutch Performing Arts are collaborating closely on an international visitors programme to introduce (new) Dutch work, musicians and bands to international platforms. inJazz will be held on 28 and 29 June in Rotterdam. More and more foreign delegates are finding their way to inJazz and appreciate its broad approach. Also, this year Dutch Performing Arts commissioned inJazz to organise a Dutch World Stage at inJazz with four Dutch groups.

    Julidans is an international dance festival that runs from 2 to 15 July in Amsterdam, with a wide range of challenging productions and premieres. Within the context of the festival, one weekend will be specially devoted to Dutch productions.

    From 20 to 22 July the Wonderfeel classical music festival is being staged in the midst of nature close to Hilversum. With more than 100 performances in three days, Wonderfeel is the perfect place for professionals from the cultural sector to discover musicians and programmes.

    During 8 to 11 August, Theaterfestival Boulevard presents a range of theatre, dance and performance. A number of international professionals are invited to come and visit this festival in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

    From 6 to 8 September you are welcome to visit the best of Dutch and Flemish theatre during Theaterfestival Flanders, in the programme called Highlights from the Lowlands. This time we will meet you in Brussels, and besides shows and network meetings the programme includes a visit to Ghent.

    From 5 to 7 October we are hosting a large-scale special event about youth theatre and dance. De Krakeling in Amsterdam is celebrating its 40th birthday, so together with Assitej NL we are supporting the showcase and a visitors programme that encompasses 12 full shows, network meetings and transportation.

    More programmes will be announced soon.

    About our approach
    Dutch Performing Arts usually collaborates with existing Dutch festivals. It is important that a festival is internationally respected or presents several Dutch artists. For each festival Dutch Performing Arts considers whether there is a sufficiently large cluster of Dutch shows or performances on offer, and if not then we discuss how we can strengthen the existing programme with complementary work. We never make selections ourselves, but work with peers or experts, sometimes in a panel, to define the selection. We will never invite a visitor for a single group or show.

    It is also important that the Dutch groups which are presented have a high artistic quality, have a clear international policy, and are able to follow up if they are invited. At least 75% of the guests we host must come from the countries prioritised in Dutch international cultural policy. Visitors must be decision-makers, presenters, directors of festivals and venues, or journalists. The basic offer for our guests is accommodation for one or more nights, network lunches and dinners, and in all cases free tickets to the Dutch shows or performances.

    If you would like to participate in a programme, please contact Dutch Performing Arts or the above mentioned festivals. For Dutch companies and artists interested in participation, please click here for more information.
    Operadagen Rotterdam 2017
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 19 Mar. '18

    Open Call Operation Music Theatre 2018

    The enrolment for Operation Music Theatre 2018 is open! Would you like to present your newest project to international bookers? This is your chance.
  • 13 Feb. '18

    Pitch New Works ISPA Congress Leeuwarden

    The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) is now accepting applications for Pitch New Works, a forum for creators and presenters to promote their new performing arts projects that are in development, or that have recently premiered.
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