ETC has a year round programme of events, opportunities and internationa exchange including grants ETC Members can apply to. Below you will find all of our upcoming opportunities and the deadlines you need.

January 2022

Opportunities and Deadlines

Fundamental Course - Sustainable Cultural Management for European Theatres

27 January - 30 June 2022. 6 sessions each lasting 2-3 hours

This collaboration with mitos21 is open to all member theatres, creative teams and individual staff members across all departments of both theatre networks. It offers the fundamentals of sustainable cultural management and artistic creation processes empowering European theatres to obtain basic knowledge for tackling the transition to a greener, more environmentally-conscious, mindful and just future.

The course consists of six sessions. Upon completion, each participant recieves a certificate of attendance. 

Each session consists of an expert lecture with a Q&A, breakout learning sessions, and hands-on feedback rounds to share learnings. 

Each session will be online and last up to 2-3 hours. The full calendar is now available.

More information and registration here

Deadline to register 17 January 2022 

Apply to take part in our Staff Exchange

Deadline: 31 January 2022

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.

Find out more about our Staff Exchange programme and apply! 

Apply to take part in our Performance Exchange

Deadline: 31 January 2022

The Performance Exchange Programme is available to ETC Member Theatres wishing to invite a guest performance from another ETC Member Theatre.

This artistic mobility gives a new and exciting cultural experience to the theatre audience and provides ETC Member Theatres with an interesting opportunity for personal and professional encounters.

Find out more about our Performance Exchange programme and apply!


Ki Culture Sustainability Training Programme

19 January - 27 April 2022. Expected time committment: 3-4 hours per week (this can be shared between multiple members of staff)

This intensive pilot programme is an opportunity for 10 - 15 ETC member theatres to join a global effort to use culture to drive sustainable change in their organisations and communities.

Ki Culture has run a similar programme in the museum sector with major organisations including The Smithsonian (Washington), Museo Moderno (Buenos Aires), Deutsches Museum (Munich), and the National Museum Lagos (Lagos).

The ETC pilot will support policy creation to reduce carbon footprint; decolonise institutions and practices; create inclusive and accessible spaces; and work towards sector-wide circular solutions and implementation. 

It will be coached by renowned circular economy consultant Thierry Leonardi and include:

  • a self-assessment period
  • tailored meetings for each member theatre with a Ki Coach,
  • 4x 'Core trainings'
  • 3x Speciality 'deep dive' trainings
  • Regular meetings with all ETC participants

Each theatre can select multiple 'champions' to be involved in the project who can split the time commitments between them - and link in with the global 'Ki Champions' network.

More information is available in the documents below and on the kiculture website.

To register: contact Heidi Wiley Places are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Download the programme proposal and documents

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