• 13 February

    Open Call SICK! Festival Commissions

    In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, SICK! Festival is offering two commissions of €4,500 for early- to mid-career artists based in the Netherlands.
    The commissions are designed to develop new works of contemporary performance and dance that resonate with the festival’s thematic interests for presentation as part of SICK! Festival in March 2019. Through partnerships with Manchester’s diverse communities, its health and charity sectors, academic institutions and other arts organisations, we will invite selected artists to bring their own personal and artistic perspectives to issues of urgent importance to this fast-changing city. We are particularly interested in works that reflect the physical, mental and social challenges faced by individuals and communities in Manchester. We are seeking applications from artists who can demonstrate a strong working methodology rooted in substantial research and/or personal experience. In particular, we are seeking works which, whilst potentially rooted in personal experience, have scope beyond the autobiographical. As well as demonstrating a rich development practice, the artists we select will also possess the ability to create engaging, high-quality public works of power and originality.

    The offer
    Successful applicants will benefit from:
    €4,500 commission
    Residency time with technical support and accommodation
    Dramaturgical support from SICK! Festival’s highly experienced creative team
    Professional support in developing applications to other funders for the development of the project
    Opportunities to collaborate with academic, clinical or other professionals and individuals with personal experience of the subject addressed.
    Opportunities to premiere the finished work within SICK! Festival 2019

    SICK! Festival
    Great art changes lives when it changes the way people feel and think about their bodies, minds and communities. SICK! Festival empowers diverse communities to confront the physical, mental and social challenges that we face in our individual and collective lives. Through creation, presentation and public conversation, SICK! places outstanding art at the heart of positive health and health at the heart of outstanding art. SICK! Festival believes in fairness, equity and above all values diversity and inclusion in all dealings, both as provider of services and employers. SICK! Festival is committed to promoting equality, talking discrimination and fostering good relationships between diverse groups of people. We are committed to eliminating discrimination based on gender, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexuality, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, civil partnerships/marriage or social class.

    How to apply
    Please send an application document outlining the following on a maximum of 2 sides of A4:
    Your artistic practice, areas of focus and track-record
    The concept for which you are applying (the project itself must be in English)
    What impact you anticipate the commission will have on the development of the work
    Links to videos of your work
    Your own contact details
    Contact details of one reference
    Information provided in excess of 2 sides of A4 will be disregarded.

    In addition please provide:
    An indicative budget for development and presentation including additional anticipated funding
    An outline project development schedule
    Completed Equal Opportunities form (This is to enable us to assess the reach of our call out and will not be used for assessment purposes.)

    If you require any additional support or information regarding your application, please call 01273 699733, or contact info@sickfestival.com Applications must be submitted to info@sickfestival.com by 10am on Monday 12 March 2018. Shortlisted artists will be interviewed by Skype during the week commencing Monday 19th March 2018.

    Learn more and apply here.
  • 20 July

    Summer update Going Dutch: Jazz from the Netherlands

    Dutch Performing Arts commissioned the Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) to coordinate the focus programme Going Dutch in 2017 and 2018 to support Dutch jazz musicians and/or groups to perform and tour in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Check out our overview of upcoming gigs.
  • 13 July

    Open calls for international activities in Iran 2018-2019

    The Dramatic Arts Center of Iran (DAC) organises three international theatre festivals in different genres over the period of 2018-2019. Theatre managers and representatives are invited to submit performances.
  • 26 June

    Open call K3 residency program

    K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies to emerging choreographers who have produced some choreographic work of their own.
  • 11 June

    For choreographers: Apply now for the Aerowaves Twenty

    Dance network Aerowaves invites talented emerging choreographers based in Europe to apply for the Aerowaves Twenty.
  • 6 June

    Dutch artists confirmed for Reeperbahn festival

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.
  • 9 April

    Open Call Seoul Street Arts Festival

    Seoul Street Arts Festival has an Open Call for its OFF programs.
  • 4 April

    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.
  • 28 March

    Dutch contribution to the Prague Quadrennial

    Platform-Scenography is pleased to announce that the Netherlands will be represented by Julian Hetzel’s performance installation SELF at the Prague Quadrennial 2019.
  • 21 March

    Open Call Theatre503 Playwriting award

    The 2018 Theatre503 Playwriting Award is now open for entries until 31 March 2018. Theatre503 supports debut and emerging writers.
  • 19 March

    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 March

    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.
  • 5 March

    For artists: apply now to showcase at IPAY 2019

    Performing artists can now apply to perform at the International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase Festival 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 13 February

    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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