• 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
  • 15 Oct. '18

    2019 Netherlands Fellowship participants

    We’re pleased to announce the four new participants in the Netherlands Fellowship Programme. The programme was developed to support three mid-career performing arts professionals working in the Netherlands and one working in Turkey, Morocco, Russia, or Egypt.
  • 15 Oct. '18

    Open call: Dutch art consultant for Turkish youth play

    Amateur theatre group TED Ankara College Alumni Association Theatre Group is looking for a Dutch art consultant to assist in the production of a youth play based on a Dutch tale.
  • 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?
  • 9 Aug. '18

    Call for applications: International exchange hosted by ASSITEJ Germany

    ASSITEJ Germany invites every ASSITEJ centre to nominate one director from their country to take part in Directors in TYA – An International Exchange.
  • 8 Aug. '18

    Thinking about going to PAMS 2018?

    Are you a Netherlands-based maker in field of theatre or dance, or (artistic) director/ representative of a Dutch theatre or dance company, and thinking about going to Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) 2018? Then you could get a contribution for your visit.
  • 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?
  • 31 Jul. '18

    Open call for poductions: ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019

    ASSITEJ Norway and the Sand festival are on a worldwide search for interesting productions for a young audience. They're hosting next year's ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering in Kristiansand, Norway on 2-7 September 2019.
  • 27 Jul. '18

    Invitation to K-PAP 2019

    ASSITEJ invites 15 performing arts professionals (such as artistic directors, presenters and promoters) to K-PAP 2019.
  • 20 Jul. '18

    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 Jul. '18

    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 Jun. '18

    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 Jun. '18

    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 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

    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

    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

    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.
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