Perform Europe – Call for Applications Step 1

15 June 2021 to 07 July 2021


Perform Europe is a pilot scheme funded by the European Commission. Its aim is to support experiments to make touring of performing arts works in Creative Europe countries more sustainable and inclusive. The project is an 18-month journey, which includes a research phase, testing a grant-giving programme, and designing policy recommendations.

We are currently getting ready to start testing the Perform Europe grant-giving scheme. It will happen in two steps:

  1. In the first step, producers (artists, collectives, companies and presenters that have produced an artistic work) and presenters (festivals, venues, and other organisations offering a presenting context) apply to be part of Perform Europe’s process of collective learning and networking supported by its digital platform. The call will be open for applications on 15 June. Applicants, selected in this step, will be invited to join the second step of the process.
  2. In the second step, while and after participating in the learning and networking process, applicants will shape partnerships among each other, co-create touring and distribution proposals and apply for Perform Europe grants. The total budget available is € 1,5 million; grant amounts will range from €10,000 to €100,000. The second call will be published at the end of July only for those selected in the first step (see a more detailed timeline of the Perform Europe application process on the Perform Europe website).

The application for the first step will be open from 15 June to 7 July on the Perform Europe digital platform. Since this first call will be open only for three weeks, you can start preparing today. Just get a deeper insight of the application guidelines and criteria by clicking the button below.

Read the full call

You can also read and download this call in PDF in English and in all the Creative Europe languages on this page

Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. IETM is the lead partner of the Perform Europe Consortium, composed of The European Festival Association (EFA)CircostradaEDN - European Dancehouse Network, and IDEA Consult.