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

Open call Moving Identities


Join Moving Identities – a border-crossing residency programme for performing artists

Move people, move standpoints, move perceptions. Challenge perspectives, connect with people and places. This is Moving Identities.

Are you a performing arts group or company based in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Belgium, or Spain? And do you want to further explore European identity, diversity, and inclusion?

Join us for an extended artistic exchange with residencies, seminars, mentoring, and cross-border collaboration.

Moving Identities is offering the opportunity for you to develop a project idea and artistic vision through three paid residencies – one in your country of residence, and two abroad with our partner venues.

The programme is committed to a sustainable practice and will prioritise slow travel where possible.

You can find descriptions of the venues and accessibility here.


Deadline: 26 April at 23:59 CET.

About Moving Identities

Moving Identities is a residency exchange programme led by performing arts venues and organisations across Europe, with the goal of encouraging cross-cultural collaboration and exploring themes of diversity, inclusion, and the modern European identity.

The programme has been created with support from Creative Europe by venues in Hammerfest, Copenhagen, Dresden, Hasselt, and Barcelona, who are working together to open a new international network for participating artists, connecting people across borders in an eco-friendly way.

The aim of the programme is to help you develop your career internationally, and to increase diversity and inclusion in artist development organisations across Europe.

We want to learn from you and be inspired by your practice.

What do you get?

The programme involves one group of artists from each Moving Identities country who will embark on a one-year-long journey including:

  • A total fee of €4000 per artist in your group, as well as per diems for all international residencies.
  • Three residencies of 10 days each, one in your country of residence, and two at Moving Identities international partner venues.
  • A work-sharing event at each of your residencies where you can share your work in a suitable way to an audience of local performing arts professionals.
  • An exchange with a host artist at each of your international residencies to help you network with local artists and organisations.
  • Mentoring from your choice of the Moving Identities partners.
  • Online seminars and artist meetings throughout the year, including networking and skills-exchange.
  • A strategy facilitator at the end of your residency year who will support you in planning the future of your work/project.
  • Dialogue and exchange with your residency venues about your work and ambition.
  • Promotional material for your use, including professional photos, an interview video, and a promo video.

Who can apply?

  • Companies/groups of 2-5 professional artists with a strong artistic vision and/or practice related to the themes of modern European identity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • This call is for performing artists working in the fields of performance, dance and theatre.
  • All artistic approaches are accepted (research based, artistic activism, production, social engagement etc.).
  • Not all venues are equipped for productions, so projects in the research phase are prioritised.
  • All company/group members must be residents in one of the Moving Identities countries with a valid work permit – but you do not need to be citizens of your country of residence.
  • You must be minimum 18 years old upon applying. There is no upper age limit.
  • Artists who are underrepresented in the performing arts across Europe are prioritised.
  • We encourage artists of all abilities to apply. If you have accessibility needs for your participation in the programme, or for completing this application, please let us know.
  • We recommend that each group includes a producer, as there will be administrative tasks connected to the residencies.

Want to know more?

For more information on how to apply, visit