The Staff Exchange Programme offers all technical, administrative and artistic personnel from Member Theatres the opportunity to exchange know-how and techniques at an ETC Member Theatre in another European country for a period of up to four weeks.

The programme encourages the sharing of best practices and knowledge, peer learning, on-the-job training, and the development of personal, professional and intercultural skills and competence. Spread the word among your staff members and encourage them to experience the diversity of Europe’s theatre scene!

Stay tuned - the Staff Exchange Programme will be back next season.

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Participant feedback

“A huge opportunity to take the time to discover, to meet new people, reflect on one's own practice, create new links and come back to the theatre’s everyday life enriched and with new perspectives.” - Participant during a staff exchange in Year 1 of Transformations


Grants available

Grants include travel costs (up to EUR 300) and subsistence costs. The accommodation is organised and paid for by the receiving theatre.

The grants are awarded based on the decisions of the ETC Board. Applications are to be completed by the sending theatre and travelling staff member. If you have any questions about the Staff Exchange programme, please contact ETC Project & Network Manager, Laura Gardes

Oleksii Tovpyha

Performance Exchange

Funding for Member Theatres to bring a guest performance from another ETC Member Theatre to their house.

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