A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
23 Mar. '20

Updated: professionals' programmes for music presenters in 2020

Sabrina Starke at inJazz. Photo: Eric van Nieuwland
Throughout 2020 Dutch Performing Arts collaborates with renowned Dutch festivals for the organisation of professionals' programmes. At the invitation of the organising festival, international music presenters take part in a tailor-made programme. They will experience (new) Dutch work, meet Netherlands-based artists and companies, and attend pitch sessions and networking events.
COVID-19 update:
The organising festivals closely monitor the developments concerning the coronavirus and how these impact international travel and the organisation of events. The festivals and professionals' programmes listed below are tentative. Some of the festivals encourage you to keep the festival dates marked in your calendar and to await further updates.

inJazz - 25 & 26 June 2020
inJazz will be hosting their conference and festival online this year. For updates, check out this page
inJazz is the biggest annual Dutch jazz network event. The conference and festival programme includes panels, presentations, networking opportunities and showcases by Dutch and European musicians as well as master students from Dutch conservatories.
Professionals' programme: on hold

Gaudeamus Muziekweek - 9-13 September 2020, Utrecht
Platform for young music pioneers. Gaudeamus presents, stimulates and supports the latest music with concerts and activities, such as the annual Gaudeamus Muziekweek festival, international co-productions and the Gaudeamus Award; leading the way in contemporary music.
Professionals' programme: dates to be announced

Festival Jazz International Rotterdam, 30 & 31 October 2020, Rotterdam
Intimate two-day jazz festival that presents Rotterdam-based musicians, young talent and new projects, alongside a host of national and international artists. The programme features jazz, hip-hop, electronica, improv and many crossovers, all with a Rotterdam flavour.
Professionals' programme: 30 & 31 October 2020

November Music - 6-15 November 2020, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Ten-day new music festival presenting contemporary composed, jazz & new world music, sound installations, and interdisciplinary productions. International new music conference held on 13 November 2020.
Professionals' programme: 12-14 November 2020

Cancelled due to measures against COVID-19

Cancelled: Rewire - The Hague
Annual, international festival for adventurous music. Rewire offers a cutting-edge programme featuring over 100 events, including concerts, multidisciplinary performances, screenings, talks and workshops.

Cancelled: Wonderfeel
Classical music festival 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.
Next edition: 16-18 July 2021, 's-Graveland

Want to participate?

To participate or for more information, please contact Susanne Moed, programma manager at Dutch Performing Arts, via s.moed@dutchperformingarts.nl or the aforementioned festivals.