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Perform Europe - the call to reimagine international partnerships

Date limite de candidature : dimanche 31 mars 2024

Perform Europe is a funding scheme aimed to encourage performing arts collaborations across all 40 Creative Europe countries. Perform Europe supports partnership projects which reinvent the way we tour across borders.

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 and 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.


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.


Any organisation and professional working in the performing arts, and legally based in one of the Creative Europe Countries.


From 1 December 2023 until 31 March 2024 Perform Europe with the networks behind it, will organise several information, promotion and knowledge-sharing events regarding the open call.

  • 1 December 2023 – Launch of open call31 March 2024 23:59 – CET 
  • Deadline for submitting applications
  • 3 June 2024 – Announcement of selected partnerships
  • 1 July 2024 – Start of partnership projects
  • 30 November 2025 – End of partnership projects