This is Perform Europe


After having successfully completed the Perform Europe pilot project in 2022, the Perform Europe consortium - IETM, European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, European Dancehouse Network (EDN) and IDEA Consult and with the addition of the new partner Pearle* - have been mandated by the European Union to lead Perform Europe once again for the next three years, 2023-2026.

Perform Europe is a funding scheme for the European performing arts sector, supporting sustainable, inclusive, balanced and innovative collaboration projects of partners across the 40 Creative Europe countries. Particular attention is given to projects that work with and include underrepresented areas or groups.


The Perform Europe Open Call will be launched in late 2023. The call will stay open for five months. A minimum of three partners from three Creative Europe countries is required for each partnership application, presenting a minimum of one artistic work.   

Perform Europe will grant €2,1 million to a minimum of 35 successful partnership applicants. The maximum grant available for each selected applicant will be €60.000.  

Grants will be divided into three categories:

€12.000 small scale projects
€32.000 medium scale projects
€60.000 large scale projects

5% of the total funding will be dedicated towards collaborative projects which involve partnership with Ukrainian partners and/or support initiatives for the Ukrainian performing arts sector.  

Perform Europe will offer various information, promotion and knowledge sharing events in connection to the open call.

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Do you want to contribute to an important programme for the performing arts sector? 

In order to carry out the Perform Europe activities over the next three years, we are recruiting for three open positions within the Perform Europe team. The three positions will have a duration of 31 months; starting 1 September 2023 until 31 March 2026:


These three positions will be formally hired and contracted by IETM, the lead partner of the Perform Europe consortium.

Read more and apply here.


Perform Europe is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and co-managed by a Consortium of 6 organisations: IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN – European Dancehouse Network, Pearle* - Live Performance Europe and IDEA Consult.

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