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Perform Europe supports experiments with more sustainable ways in cross-border physical and digital distribution of the performing arts in the 41 Creative Europe countries with a view to designing future support schemes for the sector.

What if you had the opportunity to collectively reimagine international touring of performing arts works in a more sustainable, balanced and inclusive way? Prepare to hit the road because we invite you on an 18-month journey to test, discuss and propose a new support scheme for the performing arts: Perform Europe.

Stay tuned and join Perform Europe’s online Opening Event on 28 January at 14:00 CET, a key starting point for policy-makers and the sector at large where we will introduce the project’s guiding values and vision, and tell you more about its future online platform and about the opportunities it will be providing for performing arts professionals from all backgrounds and horizons.

Perform Europe starts with you. Be part of the performing arts’ touring future. Join Perform Europe’s Opening Event.

Registrations for Perform Europe’s Opening event will open in January.

Perform Europe is funded by the European Commission and coordinated by a Consortium composed of IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN - European Dancehouse Network and IDEA Consult.

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18-month project to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts

Perform Europe supports experiments with more sustainable ways in cross-border physical and digital distribution of the performing arts in the 41 Creative Europe countries with a view to designing future support schemes for the sector.

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