Perform Europe: Discover the 19 projects selected by the Jury!
Since December 2020, Perform Europe, co-managed by a Consortium of five organisations, has been designing new models and sustainable practices for performing arts touring and distribution across Creative Europe and the UK. 19 diverse and innovative projects have been selected by the Jury to present across Europe in 2022 and put their out-of-the-box schemes to the test.
19 ambitious projects, aimed to test innovative, more inclusive and sustainable, performing arts touring and distribution models, have been selected by the Perform Europe Jury, composed of a balanced and diverse group of 11 accomplished performing arts professionals. These strong artistic projects come from all corners of the Creative Europe region from Cyprus to Finland, from Ireland to Serbia, from Portugal to Ukraine.
The 19 Perform Europe projects will bring high quality performances to rural areas, involve local artists and participants, empower voices of migrant artists and communities, use slow travel as a framework to create and show work, reduce carbon-intensive practices, refocus on experiences of nature and the body, bridge the gap between audiences and artists with disabilities, use technology to involve communities, bring artistic work to new places using apps and virtual reality, promote queer, feminist, decolonial, migrant, human-centered, artist-led, and ecological initiatives. These are some of the ambitions of the selected projects.
You will find an overview of the 19 projects, along with more information about the partners, artistic work(s), and presenting contexts included in each project, in the Perform Europe Catalogue.
In January 2022, Perform Europe will release an interactive online map with all the presentations happening as part of the 2021-2022 Perform Europe Live programme.
About the selection process
We received 1327 individual applications in the first step, of which 508 producers and presenters were selected to be featured on the Perform Europe digital platform and participate in the Perform Europe development phase. This phase was a series of events offering networking, pitching, matchmaking, learning and mentoring opportunities. As a result, 150 partnerships submitted their project proposals in the second application step. The Jury has selected the most outstanding proposals that will receive a support fee to test their innovative models and practices in the upcoming six months.
Behind these selected projects, 19 partnerships have flourished, composed of performing arts producers and presenters from across all disciplines of the performing arts and from most of the Creative Europe countries and the UK.
About Perform Europe
Perform Europe supports experiments to make touring of performing arts works in Creative Europe countries more sustainable and inclusive. The overall aim is to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts.
Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and co-managed by IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN – European Dancehouse Network, and IDEA Consult.