International network
for contemporary
performing arts

Réseau international
pour les arts du spectacle

Rete internazionale
per le arti performative


Internationales Netzwerk
für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 

Red internacional
para las artes escénicas

Internationaal netwerk
voor hedendaagse

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas

الشبكة الدولية
لفنون الأداء

í sviðslistum

Xarxa internacional
d'arts escèniques

Rhwydwaith rhyngwladol
ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

Međunarodna mreža 
za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

Mezinárodní síť 
pro současné 
divadelní umění

International netværk
for kontemporær

Internasionale netwerk
vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs


líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona

Starptautiskais tīkls
skatuves mākslai

Netwerk internazzjonali
għall-arti performattivi

Międzynarodowa sieć
na rzecz współczesnych sztuk

Internationellt nätverk
för samtida

Međunarodna mreža
savremenih izvođačkih

Международна мрежа
за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike

Міжнародная сетка
перфарматыўных мастацтваў

Međunarodna mreža
za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti


kaasaegsete etenduskunstide

현대 공연 예술을 위한 국제 네트워크

Tarptautinis tinklas
scenos menai

Интернационална мрежа
за современа
изведувачка уметност

شبکۀ بین المللی
برای هنرهای نمایشی معاصر

Rețeaua internațională
pentru artele spectacolului

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı

Flanders Arts Institute - Kroniek Publiek, sector gathering around the question of our public

International Visitorsprogram - Probability of Exchange

- International visitors program Flanders Arts Institute

Looking at (inter)national and leading* performing arts programs today, many unfortunately still reflect a dominant (Western and Eurocentric) canon, reproducing and confirming familiar aesthetics and what (who) we see on our stages.

In spite of the development of new technologies and media, enabling new global distribution and outreach, the active participation within an international artistic scene is still restricted to those who have the privilege of free movement.
Although more programs seem to grow a conscious about their position and power to open up to a variety** of voices, we can see a remaining link to those artists and practices that have the possibility to participate in those programs, which are (still) created within an imperialistic approach. Unfortunately, we see a growing division between the ones with increasing global freedom and those being more and more restricted.

Looking at internationalisation and exchange from this perspective, what is our role and responsibility as facilitators, artworkers, programers, directors, amongst others? Where and how do we contribute to actual change within these narratives and create real fair opportunities?

How do we engage with voices and practices that are marginalised? How can we facilitate and foster the freedom to participate in international exchanges, knowledge sharing and engaging in different local contexts?
And when we facilitate our programs, how can we avoid operating in exclusive networks and relations? Is there an active shift to solidarity and partnerships, rooted in collective reflection on shared capitals and values of infrastructure, resources, experience and capacities?

Coming together from multiple realities, needs and experiences, we see an opportunity in addressing (remaining) issues of dominant canons and gatekeeping within artistic programming. As a first pilot trajectory we aim to organise a visitors program that departs from these questions and engages in a collective reflection on how to engage in co-programing, shared networks, local contexts and diverse resources. Shifting from exclusive relations towards forms of solidarity in partnerships, capital and capacities.


* Leading on quantitif values like financial means, international visibility and outreach, recognition by the dominant artistic community...
** Vaerity towards dominant voices, dominant aesthetics, normative practices.


Invitation - international visitors program
The program offers 6 professionals from different contexts to meet twice in 2024, during a two-day gathering. Here we would delve into different practices, tackle new perspectives on internationalisation, foster exchange and discuss, as well as meet local artists and organisations.

The invited group, would take on an ambassadorship for their own local contexts or networks, permitting that the experience and encounters made can be shared with multiple others that are not (cannot be) present.
By creating this learning network we would like to give the opportunity to one or two artists to circulate within, by asking each participant to engage with a concrete invitation according to their capacities (a residency, a presentation, a co-production...).

What we offer
-  Reflection and exchange program from 6-8 Sept. (het Theaterfestival, Antwerpen) & 6-8 Dec.* (December Dance, Brugge) - meeting with local artists, organisations & art workers
-  All program activities (such as tickets to shows...)
- Accommodation & food
-  A total of 4 travel grants of 500€ each for participants who cannot cover their travel or only partially.

How to participate?
-  Deadline: 17th of June
-  Send a description of your practice (bio) and a short motivation why you would like to participate (max. 1⁄2 A4 page) to [email protected]
-  In case you would like to make use of the travel grant add a small description of your situation and why the travel can’t be covered by you / your organization.

A selection of the final group would be made by the 18th of June.

On the 7th of June and 10th of June, we organize an online info session about the program from 3 - 4pm . You can inscribe for the session here.


If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Julia Reist: [email protected]. *dates in december are still a bit flexible