• 5 Nov. '19

    Recap: Dutch delegation at ChinaSPAF 2019

    Last month Dutch Performing Arts organised a Dutch focus programme at performing arts fair ChinaSPAF. To pitch their work to an international audience of arts professionals, we were joined by representatives of Club Guy and Roni, ICK, Jakop Ahlbom, Cie Petit, The Ruggeds, and Ann van den Broek - WArd/WaRD.
    The ChinaSPAF is the performing arts fair of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival. As part of the fair's Dutch focus programme, six (representatives of) Netherlands-based artists presented the work of their company in ChinaSPAF's pitch programme.
    During their stay, the delegates also took part in a panel discussion on performing arts in the Netherlands, and visited a number of performing arts venues and festivals in Shanghai.

    Check out their Shanghai adventures in our photo report!

    Anne Marleen de Jong, business director of The Ruggeds:
    "It was a great experience to visit China Shanghai International Arts Festival. With a great and diverse Dutch delegation we got to know the Shanghai performing arts market, visited theaters, presented our work to the Shanghai market, but most of all: met a lot of new friends!"
    One of the many group pictures the Dutch delegates took during their stay in Shanghai. Photo: Anne-Marleen de Jong

    Wim de Vries, assistant artistic director of Club Guy & Roni and Noord Nederlands Toneel:
    "It was a pleasure to be in Shanghai with Dutch Performing Arts for a week to visit ChinaSPAF and several theatre and dance venues. It was a very busy week, but every minute worthwhile. I brought home a lot of new ideas, revelations, questions and answers that will definitely help shape and develop the international focus of Club Guy & Roni and Noord Nederlands Toneel more and more. It was great to be in touch with artistic directors, programmers and other representatives from various festivals, theaters and companies. We're looking forward to intensify our relations with our new friends."
    Wim de Vries pitching the work of Club Guy & Roni and Noord Nederlands Toneel. Photo: Anja Krans

    Christel Gouweleeuw, Cie Petit:
    "My visit to Shanghai was super inspiring. I noticed that our Chinese colleagues were very knowledgeable about what's being made in Europe for young audiences, and eager to learn about what developments we have in education. They want what's best for their children and would do almost anything to achieve that.”
    A group of Chinese pupils neatly lined up for their class outing. Also pictured: Joanna Dong, director of Performance Infinity, who joined the Dutch delegation. Photo: Christel Gouweleeuw

    Marc Pil, business director of Jakop Ahlbom:
    "China plays an important role in our theatre company's long-term strategy. We've toured China before and experienced that audiences in China enjoyed our work. Right now we're working on new tours, but also on co-productions and collaborations with Chinese theatre companies and producers. Thanks to the support of Dutch Performing Arts, we had the great opportunity to join the Dutch delegation and get to know the Chinese market even better."
    Marc Pil preparing gadgets for his pitch about his company's production 'Horror'. Photo: Christel Gouweleeuw

    Marion Gauvent, producer at A propic, working for Ann Van den Broek - WArd/WaRD:
    "This was my second time at ChinaSPAF. It was a very nice experience to be part of a delegation: the group gives a nice visibility towards the other delegates and provides a clear context to pitch one's project. It was also very interesting to be able to exchange with my fellow Dutch delegates regarding our development strategies in Asia and China, to learn from each other, and of course to connect with other colleagues from all over the world, producers, programmers, agents, institutions and so on. The new encounters, the pitches, and meeting again with contacts regarding Ann Van den Broek have been very interesting and we hope to tour Ann’s work in Asia in 2020 and 2021."
    The Dutch delegates on a night out. Photo: Marion Gauvent
  • 24 Oct. '19

    Open call: IUGTE conference 2019

    IUGTE invites performing artists, academics and educators to attend the annual IUGTE conference. This year marks the international conference's 19th edition, held from 16-20 December 2019 in Steiermark, Austria.
  • 14 Oct. '19

    Recap: Dutch TYA at Gavroche in Moscow

    Twelve Dutch theatre companies for young audiences presented their work at international festival Gavroche last month. With the support of Dutch Performing Arts the festival programmed an unprecendented number of Dutch productions for ages 2 and up.
  • 10 Oct. '19

    Open call for Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2020

    Stückemarkt is looking for new forms of authorship and innovative theatre languages. Both authors and theatre collectives can apply in this international competition. Theatertreffen will take place from 1-17 May 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
  • 3 Oct. '19

    Tickets now available: Kids Culture Conference 2019

    Dutch youth culture is internationally renowned and Dutch artists are popular with young audiences worldwide. The strategies they employ may vary depending on the artist and discipline.
  • 24 Sep. '19

    For Dutch & UK playwrights: call for applications

    International network for playwrights: The Fence, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom, and Dutch Performing Arts are together collaborating on Boom!, a new project that explores the shared heritage of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, while looking to the future.
  • 16 Sep. '19

    Call for submissions CINARS Biennale 2020

    CINARS Biennale welcomes submissions for its official programme. The showcase and networking event's 19th edition takes place from 9-14 November 2020 in Montreal, Canada.
  • 13 Sep. '19

    Open calls for theatre festivals in Iran

    The Dramatic Arts Center of Iran (DAC) organises two international theatre festivals in different genres over the period of 2019-2020. Theatre managers and representatives are invited to submit performances.
  • 5 Sep. '19

    Open call: Dutch-French & French-Dutch translation workshop

    In a joint effort to promote Dutch-language theatre texts in French-speaking regions, Dutch Performing Arts and Flanders Literature organise a translation workshop for contemporary theatre texts, in collaboration with Maison Antoine Vitez (Centre international de la traduction théâtrale) and La Chartreuse (Centre national des écritures du spectacle).
  • 2 Sep. '19

    Sign up now for the IETM Rijeka Plenary Meeting 2019

    Want to participate in the IETM Rijeka Plenary Meeting 2019? Performing arts professionals who register before the early-bird deadline get a reduced participation fee. The Plenary Meeting takes place from 24-27 October 2019 in Rijeka, Croatia.
  • 9 Aug. '19

    Open call for TPAM Fringe 2020

    TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) invites performing artists to submit their performance or project for TPAM Fringe in Tokyo or Yokohama, Japan.
  • 26 Jul. '19

    For artists: Apply now for Off-IPAY 2020

    Submissions are now open for Off-IPAY Showcase 2020. IPAY Showcase 2020 takes place from 21-25 January 2020 in Philadelphia, the United States.
  • 23 Jul. '19

    Want to join the Dutch delegation going to ChinaSPAF? Send us your proposal

    Dutch Performing Arts organises a Dutch focus programme at performing arts fair ChinaSPAF in Shanghai. We're now accepting proposals from Netherlands-based artists who want to pitch their work to an international audience of arts professionals.
  • 19 Jul. '19

    Call for proposals: Platforms for cultural content innovation

    The European Commission launches a pilot project to boost Europe's content industries through innovation, collaboration and new digital technologies. Professionals in the content industry are invited to submit their proposals.
  • 4 Jul. '19

    Open call for PAMS Pitching

    The Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) invites performing arts professionals to send in their new project for PAMS Pitching. Selected projects will be presented on 8-10 October 2019 in Seoul, South Korea during PAMS 2019.
  • 26 Jun. '19

    Open call K3 residency programme 2020/2021

    K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg invites choreographers to apply for their residency programme. The programme provides three eight-month residencies to choreographers who are currently at the beginning of their career and have produced some choreographic work of their own.
  • 20 Jun. '19

    Visitors' programmes in August and September 2019

    Just because summer is just around the corner, doesn't mean we're resting on our laurels. Another interesting selection of international visitors' programmes is coming up, hosted in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 17 Jun. '19

    Dutch Performing Arts' programme director retires

    Pieter Zeeman is to retire from his position as Dutch Performing Arts' programme director at the end of July.
  • 6 Jun. '19

    For choreographers: Apply now for Aerowaves Twenty20

    Dance network Aerowaves invites talented emerging choreographers based in Europe to apply for the Aerowaves Twenty20.
  • 30 May. '19

    Save the date: open call CINARS Biennale

    The official programme’s call for submissions will open earlier than usual. CINARS Biennale will welcome submissions from September to the end of October 2019.
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