We are ready to hit the road: 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.
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 projects that will receive a support fee to test their innovative models and practices until the end of June 2022.
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 all corners of the Creative Europe region and the UK, from Cyprus to Finland, from Ireland to Serbia, from Portugal to Ukraine.
A captivating selection
The 19 Perform Europe projects will bring high quality works 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.
Dive into the Perform Europe Catalogue to find an overview of the 19 Perform Europe projects that were selected by the Jury, along with more information about the partners, artistic work(s) and presenting contexts included in each project!
In January 2022, we will also release an interactive online map with all the presentations happening as part of the 2021-2022 Perform Europe Live programme.
Congratulations to the 19 selected partnerships, and thank you to all the producers and presenters who took part in Perform Europe's development phase!