Perform Europe Jury Selects 19 Projects

19 ambitious projects, aimed to test innovative, more inclusive and sustainable, performing arts touring and distribution models, have been selected by the Perform Europe Jury, composed of a balanced and diverse group of 11 accomplished performing arts professionals. The partnerships behind these projects are composed of performing arts producers and presenters from across all disciplines of the performing arts, many Creative Europe countries and the UK.

A Captivating Selection

The 19 Perform Europe projects will bring high quality performances to rural areas, involve local artists and participants, empower voices of migrant artists and communities, use slow travel as a framework to create and show work, reduce carbon-intensive practices, refocus on experiences of nature and the body, bridge the gap between audiences and artists with disabilities, use technology to involve communities, bring artistic work to new places using apps and virtual reality, promote queer, feminist, decolonial, migrant, human-centered artist-led, and ecological initiatives. These are some of the ambitions of the selected projects.

You will find an overview of the 19 projects, along with more information about the partners, artistic work(s), and presenting contexts included in each project, in our Perform Europe Catalogue.


In January 2022, Perform Europe will release an interactive online map with all the presentations happening as part of the 2021-2022 Perform Europe Live programme.

 

About The Selection Process

We received 1327 individual applications in the first step, of which 508 producers and presenters were selected to be featured on the Perform Europe digital platform and participate in the Perform Europe development phase. This phase was a series of events offering networking, pitching, matchmaking, learning and mentoring opportunities. As a result, 150 partnerships submitted their project proposals in the second application step. The Jury has selected the most outstanding proposals that will receive a support fee to test their innovative models and practices in the upcoming six months. 

About Perform Europe

Perform Europe is an EU-funded project aimed to rethink how performing arts works are presented across borders in a more inclusive, sustainable and balanced way by designing and testing new touring and distribution practices. This 18-month journey includes a research phase, launching a digital platform, testing a support scheme, and designing policy recommendations.


Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and co-managed by a Consortium of 5 organisations: IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN – European Dancehouse Network, and IDEA Consult.

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