Dutch Performing Arts is a programme that promotes Dutch music, theatre and dance on the international stage. The programme is powered by the Performing Arts Fund NL.
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ISPA Congress Leeuwarden

11-17 june 2018The 102nd edition of the ISPA congress will be in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 will host the congress. Dutch Performing Arts and Performing Arts Fund NL are financially supporting this edition.
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Belgian focus at Amersfoort Jazz

24-27 may 2018Amersfoort Jazz is a contempororary and dynamic international festival for World Jazz music, which takes place in the city of Amersfoort from 24 to 27 May, 2018.
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Going Dutch: jazz from the Netherlands 2018

1 feb 18Dutch 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.
  • 28 June → 29 JuneRotterdam

    inJazz 2018

    inJazz and Dutch Performing Arts are collaborating closely on an international programme to introduce (new) Dutch work, musicians and bands to international platforms.
  • 02 May → 06 MayRotterdam, The Netherlands

    Circusstad Festival

    The spectacle of the circus, the creativity of the theatre, the beauty of dance and live music that draws you in: you will find all this at Circusstad Festival.
  • 16 May → 19 MayDe Doelen, Rotterdam

    Classical:NEXT 2018

    De Doelen and Dutch Performing Arts are promoting the classical and contemporary music scene at the Dutch Pavilion during Classical:NEXT 2018.
  • news 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.
  • 24 May → 27 MayAmersfoort

    Belgian focus at Amersfoort Jazz

    Amersfoort Jazz is a contempororary and dynamic international festival for World Jazz music, which takes place in the city of Amersfoort from 24 to 27 May, 2018.
  • 24 October → 28 OctoberLas Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

    Womex 2018

    Together with open source network World Music Forum NL, Dutch Performing Arts is representing Dutch artists and music professionals at WOMEX.
  • news28 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.
  • 11 June → 17 JuneLeeuwarden

    ISPA Congress Leeuwarden

    The 102nd edition of the ISPA congress will be in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 will host the congress. Dutch Performing Arts and Performing Arts Fund NL are financially supporting this edition.
  • 18 May De Doelen, Rotterdam

    Classical:NEXT Classical music for young audiences

    During Classical:Next, Oorkaan will organise a session about reinventing the classical concert format.
  • 18 May Brighton, United Kingdom

    Dutch Impact showcase at The Great Escape 2018

    Come and celebrate that the Netherlands is the lead international partner of this years The Great Escape Festival.
  • news30 November

    Internationalisation opportunities for composers and ensembles

    Earlier this year, Dutch Performing Arts commissioned Nieuw Geneco, the Dutch professional association for composers, to explore the opportunities for Dutch composers and ensembles abroad. Nieuw Geneco subsequently dispatched delegates to the ISCM World Music Days in Vancouver and the Donaueschinger Musiktage in Germany to scout out opportunities for internationalisation and investigate the relevance of these events.
  • 19 April → 22 AprilBremen

    Jazzahead! 2018

    Together with inJazz/Buma Cultuur, Dutch Performing Arts is presenting the Dutch jazz scene at Jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany.
  • news19 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.
  • news19 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.
  • 17 April → 22 AprilDe Krakeling, Theater Bellevue, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Pop Arts Festival 2018

    From 17 April until 22 April, the 8th edition of Pop Arts will take place in Theater Bellevue, Jeugdtheater De Krakeling, and De Brakke Grond.
  • 07 March The Greyhound, 1 Kensington Square Kensington London, United Kingdom

    Dutch Impact showcase at ILMC 2018

    Dutch Music Export invites you to an evening of free booze, delicious food, networking opportunities, and showcases from the very best contemporary bands currently making waves in The Netherlands.
  • 22 May → 24 MayRotterdam, The Netherlands

    Operadagen Rotterdam / Operatie Muziektheater 2018

    Operadagen Rotterdam organises a professionals programme, supported by Dutch Performing Arts.
  • news30 November

    Dutch Performing Arts activities over 2017 in retrospect

    We are almost reaching the end of 2017. Let’s have a quick look back at this year full of great opportunities for Dutch performing artists to present themselves at international festivals, conferences and other key events.
  • 08 December Rennes, France

    Dutch Impact Reception @ Rencontres Trans Musicales 2017

    At 8 December, Dutch Impact will host a reception at the French music festival Rencontres Trans Musicales. During this festival, three Dutch acts will perform to a group of international media and key industry players.
  • 07 March Gallus Theater, Frankfurt a. M.

    Dutch Night Starke Stücke

    Children’s and young people’s theatre from the Netherlands is not only represented at festival Starke Stücke with two productions. Dutch directors and playwrights have long been important sources of inspiration for the Frankfurt theatre scene.
  • news19 October

    IETM Brussels Plenary Meeting 2017

    We live in an age of confusion. Some political circles nourish our suspicion against the “other”, some incite our aversion to the neoliberal status-quo. What is populism – ideology, movement or simply a style? How can we, in the art sector, counter populist hysteria and break down this black-and-white palette of political colouring?
  • 22 November 11 Hoxton Square, London

    Dutch Impact showcase First Fifty

    Dutch Music Export and The Great Escape invite you to the Dutch Impact Showcase at Wednesday 22 November at the London bar Zigfrid von Underbelly. Amsterdam-born musician Pitou will give a performance. During this networking event from 5.30-7.30pm there are free drinks and food available, with courtesy of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
  • news 6 November

    Residencies at PACT Zollverein: 2/2018

    From mid August to December 2018 PACT Zollverein is offering a residency programme for the development and realisation of projects and productions, which is open to professional artists from both Germany and abroad working in the fields of dance, performance and media art. Residencies are planned individually and include a working space and local accommodation as well as financial support in the form of a weekly grant allowance and travel costs. By arrangement and subject to requirement, PACT Zollverein also offers its residents technical support.
  • 02 November MACRO Testaccio and La Pelanda, Piazza Orazio, Giustiniani 4, Rome, Italy

    Romaeuropa: I will wait for you

    Italian arts festival Romaeuropa presents Dutch theatre, children's theatre and dance.
  • 27 October → 29 OctoberLantarenVenster

    Visitors programme Festival Jazz International Rotterdam

    According to many music lovers, Festival Jazz International Rotterdam is the place to discover new sounds, to meet each other and to enjoy the best music. Small-scale in scheme, on the skin of the musicians, and with sublime international programming and the hottest bands of the moment. In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, the festival organises a visitors' programme for international professionals.
  • news11 September

    Upcoming deadlines Tanzmesse

    The Internationale tanzmesse nrw hosts the largest professional gathering dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance.
  • news11 September

    Assitej representing Dutch Performing Arts abroad

    Dutch Performing Arts has commissioned Assitej NL to represent the Dutch performing arts for children at nine different theatre and dance festivals across Europe, in 2017 and 2018.
  • news14 September

    Call for performances ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering China

    The International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) will organize the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering China 2018 during 15-25 August 2018 in Beijing, China. For the 8th edition of this Children’s Theatre Festival, the organization calls on artists in the performing arts scene to submit proposals for the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2018.
  • news25 September

    Open Call LUCKY TRIMMER

    For its 26th edition, held at the Sophiensaele theatre in the heart of Berlin-Mitte, LUCKY TRIMMER is seeking original short pieces. Deadline for this open call is 15 November 2017.
  • news27 July

    For artists: Open call for artistic exchange programme TRANSFER INTERNATIONAL

    The open call by NRW KULTURsekretariat aims at artists and institutions from its member cities who want to collaborate with artists, cultural practitioners, institutions and/or organisations in Belgium and the Netherlands or the other way around.
  • news17 August

    Call for proposals for Classical:NEXT 2018

    The call for proposals for Classical:NEXT 2018 is now open! Once again, they are asking classical and art music musicians, ensembles, speakers, project leaders and more, to submit their future thinking ideas to shape the programme for next year.
  • news26 July

    Registration for the 22nd International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival is open

    The 22nd International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival will take place from 15-18 March 2018 in Stuttgart (Germany). Young dancers and contemporary choreographers can apply here with their latest productions. Deadline to apply is 12 November 2017, 12 am (midnight).
  • news20 July

    For musicians and bands: apply now to showcase at SXSW Music 2018

    Apply now for the opportunity to perform at the 2018 SXSW Music Festival, March 12-18, and gain access to an audience of industry professionals, international media and new fans. The final deadline to apply is October 20, 2017.
  • news 3 July

    International Open Call New Orleans 2018

    Musicians, theatre makers, visual artists, filmmakers, writers and researchers are encouraged to apply for a 1 to 3 month 2018 residency in New Orleans before July 15th.
  • news21 June

    Open call Aerowaves for young choreographers

    Aerowaves is a network of 33 partners from 17 European countries, aiming to connect new audiences with young choreographers and brand new dance. Each year, during an intensive weekend, the partners select 20 promising choreographers to present, if possible, at the Spring Forward Festival.
  • news15 June

    Call for choreographic short films in a 60-second format

    For the 9th time, Joint Adventures is inviting choreographers, dancers, film and multi-media artists from throughout the world to develop new aesthetic approaches and visual languages for choreography and film in a 60-second format. We are searching for works that operate and experiment choreographically with the film medium.
  • news 2 May

    Open call for international activities in Iran

    The Dramatic Arts Center of Iran organises four international theatre festivals in different genres over the period of 2017-2018 and they are looking for theatre companies.
  • news29 April

    International Dance Day Message by Trisha Brown

    I became a dancer because of my desire to fly. The transcendence of gravity was always something that moved me. There is no secret meaning in my dances. They are a spiritual exercise in a physical form.