Performance(s) between two shores is a European Commission supported programme to commission and tour three new works created by Arab performance artists who have been based in Europe for no longer than six years. The programme aims to support the creation of dynamic new works, support the development of the artists in Europe and create new international audiences.

Deadline for applications: midnight, 1st of September 2016

Who can apply:
Arab artists working in the fields of theatre, dance and performative arts who have been living in Europe for a maximum of six years. We are particularly interested in artists who are creating participatory work with an aim of engaging under-represented audiences. We aim at least one commission will be to take place in non-traditional theatre venues.

The selected artists and their teams will take part in a thirty day creative residency in one of the following institutions:

  • November 2016 (with Dancing on the Edge, The Netherlands)
  • February 2017 (with Globalize:Cologne International Platform for Dance & Theatre, Germany)
  • March 2017 (with Les Bancs Publics, France)
  • All three productions will then tour the network of project partners
  • March and December 2017.
The application form is available at the following link :
Incomplete applications or those received after midnight on the 1st of September 2016 (Central European Time) will not be accepted.
Please check the Guidelines for application available here for additional information.
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