Perform Europe

01 January 2021 to 30 June 2022

We have been talking about it for years. With Perform Europe, the European Commission has given the performing arts a chance to reimagine the way we tour our work in a more sustainable and inclusive way, to put environmental concerns at the centre of international touring and to celebrate artistic excellence. 

Perform Europe is our joint innovative and highly-anticipated project which will support experiments to find more sustainable ways for international – physical and digital – touring of performing arts works in all Creative Europe countries. The aim? To collectively test and design a future European support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts.

Over 18 months, Perform Europe will explore and test sustainable touring practices – on artistic, human, social, economic and ecological levels. It will also promote the digital world as an exciting domain for experimentation in the performing arts. We will seek to reach out to diverse groups of performing arts professionals and audiences, who usually do not take part in or benefit from international touring of the performing arts. And we will strive to achieve a balanced representation of various players.

Discover all the details on the Perform Europe website below:

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Perform Europe call announcement

The first step of Perform Europe’s application process has now been announced. In this first step, all interested producers (artists, collectives, companies and presenters that have produced an artistic work) and presenters (festivals, venues, and other organisations offering a presenting context) are invited to apply to be part of Perform Europe’s process of collective learning and networking organised by Perform Europe and supported by its digital platform. 

The application for this first step will be open from 15 June to 7 July 2021 on the Perform Europe digital platform. Since this first call will be open only for three weeks, you can start preparing today by reading the call guidelines and application criteria by clicking the button below.

Read the full call



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.

Cooperation and development, Environment, EU, Funding, Inclusion, Mobility, Partnerships, Sustainability
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