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.

December 2022

Opportunities and Deadlines

Apply for Translation Grants - New European Drama

Following two rounds in the seasons 2020/2021 and 2021/22, ETC will support two new European contemporary drama texts and their international trajectory in the season 2022/2023 by circulating them within its membership and financially participating to their translation into English, thus expanding its pool of interesting contemporary texts from all over Europe.

Interested ETC Member Theatres are asked to apply with one text of a contemporary author they work with and they see as relevant for international audiences.

The applying theatres will receive a grant (up to €1,500) for translation into English of the two plays which will be selected this season. The ETC theatres that have proposed the selected plays will be in charge of organising their translation into English.

The selected plays will also be integrated in the programme of the upcoming Spring ETC International Theatre Conference (10-14 May 2023 in Opole/Poland) in the form of participatory readings by the conference participants.

More information and apply

Deadline: 16 December


Find below our past opportunities, call-outs, grants, and deadlines.

November 2022

Opportunities and Deadlines

NEW ROUND: ETC Development Grants

Apply for funding for collaboration projects between 3 ETC Member Theatres.

The ETC Development Grants are a scheme to support innovative international co-creations of new dramatic narratives.

ETC offers 3 development grants per season to ETC Member theatres working artistically with at least two partner theatres. This means 3 ETC theatres can collectively apply for up to 5000 EUR funding for any new artistic collaboration they make together.

The 3 ETC theatres applying for an ETC Development Grant of up to 5000 EUR can individually decide how to share and use the financial support. Eligible costs are travel costs supporting the international collaboration, artist fees, production, software- or hardware costs, etc.

More information and application here

Next deadline to apply:15 November 2022


Performance Exchange Grants

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. Touring performances will be showcased on ETC’s website for further international promotion.

The grants awarded (up to EUR 2000) can cover travel costs for the show as well as costs for their multilingual presentation (eg. translation, surtitling...).
The grants are awarded based on the decisions of the ETC Board. Applications are to be completed jointly by the sending theatre and receiving theatre.

More information and apply

Next deadline to apply:15 November 2022


October 2022

Opportunties and Deadlines

Join the ETC Green Theatre Committee

ETC’s Green Theatre Committee will resume its work with a first meeting end of October. Headed by ETC’s newly appointed sustainability advisor Michaela Rýgrová, the committee thrives to put in place ETC’s strategic plan to reach the objectives set out in the ETC Sustainable Action Code for the network and theatres to become climate neutral by 2030.

If you want to join the committee and are available to be part of a very constructive working group that meets on an online hourly basis up to 5 times a season, then let Heidi Wiley know by sending an email by 7 October to

September 2022

Opportunities and Deadlines

Participate in the ETC Study on Digital Theatre – Digital Strategies and Business Models in European Theatre

The study will analyse artistic production, digital dissemination, strategies and digital business models in ETC member theatres.

The study has been developed in partnership with the Akademie für Theater und Digitalitat in Dortmund/Germany, and digital theatre researcher Katie Hawthorne.

More information

Deadline: 30 September 2022


Apply to join second round of Ki Culture Sustainability Training Programme

ETC has continued its partnership with Ki Culture to extend the offer of inclusion in the next round of the Ki Culture Sustainability Training Programme to ETC Member Theatres. 

This follows the success of the pilot programme, which ran from January - April 2022.

The course is paid. More detail can be found in the Ki Culture documents, accessible below.

More information

Applications open from September 2022

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