Call for Applications: European Theatre Academy 2023

Masterclasses, mentoring and networking opportunities for ambitious theatre-makers working internationally.

4 - 8 July 2023

You can now apply to the European Theatre Academy 2023 here!
Date: 4 - 8 July 2023
Application deadline: 14 May 2023

The 9th edition of the annual ETC European Theatre Academy will again take place during the Festival d’Avignon in France, from Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 July 2023.

It will offer masterclasses and the opportunity to work on own projects with mentors, focusing on the different aspects of curating and managing international theatre collaborations, as well as networking opportunities with other young theatre professionals.

It will provide an overview of different international collaboration forms and theatre systems, dealing with artistic as well as administrative, financial and legal questions in the European context. Participants will benefit from expert lectures on funding and support, production and curating, sustainability in theatre, touring and accessing foreign theatre markets. Several group work sessions with selected mentors will enable the participants to work on their own projects and delve into practical issues and considerations.

Leading professionals of the international theatre scene will guide the participants and accompany them throughout the Academy which will become a working space of reflection, promotion of good practices and international networking.

The programme will be further enriched by performances of the Festival d’Avignon and daily discussions on the performances seen together.

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The European Theatre Academy is organised in collaboration with PEARLE* and is part of the project "TRANSFORMATIONS - Recharging European Theatres and Audiences in a Post-Covid World " which is co-funded by the European Union.

Why Join ETC?

  • Meet and network with colleagues from other European theatres
  • Create international artistic collaborations
  • Get inspired by new ideas and shared best practices
  • Be represented at European and international level
  • Discover new contexts, cities and perspectives
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