The Open Call - Perform Europe
Perform Europe supports partnership projects which reinvent the way we tour across borders.
Perform Europe is a funding scheme offering EUR 2.1 million euros for performing arts collaborations across all 40 Creative Europe countries.
After a highly successful pilot project (2020-2022), Perform Europe will continue to put emphasis on exploring, with the performing arts sector, how cross-border touring can be made fairer, greener, and more inclusive.
This is a call to the sector to create partnerships and propose impactful ideas that can generate real change, focusing on at least one of the Perform Europe priorities:
- INCLUSION & DIVERSITY
- FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
In addition to addressing one or both of these priorities, all Perform Europe proposals should aim for quality and innovation, and be built on fair principles.
CONDITIONS OF THE CALL
The open call was launched on 1 December 2023. We invite you now to build partnerships, jointly develop proposals, and submit them through our website before 31 March 2024, 23:59 CEST.
Perform Europe will grant EUR 2.1 million to at least 35 partnerships.
Applicants can apply for grants in three categories:
- EUR 12 000 Small partnership projects
- EUR 32 000 Medium partnership projects
- EUR 60 000 Large partnership projects.
The maximum granted amount will be EUR €60 000, a requirement set by the funder, the European Union.
Of the total funding, 5% will be allocated to projects which involve a partnership with Ukrainian partners or support initiatives for the Ukrainian performing arts sector.
WHO CAN APPLY
Any organisation and professional working in the performing arts, and legally based in one of the Creative Europe Countries.
Applications are submitted by partnerships. Each partnership must consist of a minimum of three partners from a minimum of three Creative Europe countries. Each application must include at least one performing arts work (excluding live music) to be presented in a minimum of three different Creative Europe countries.
Important to note: Perform Europe will not cover production costs for new creations: proposals are supposed to include a finished artistic work (finished production or an artistic concept ready to be applied and presented in different contexts).
Looking for partners? Use the matchmaking tool on the Perform Europe website!
- Read the full open call guidelines
- Register on the Perform Europe website
- Apply before 31 March 2024 23.59 CEST