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.

June 2022

Opportunities and Deadlines


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

The ETC Development Grants are a new 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. pp.

More information and application here

Deadline to apply 09 June 2022


Receive Funding to Tour Your Show to Another ETC Member Theatre

The Performance Exchange Grants programme funds touring performances between two member theatres.

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.

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Hélène Gauthier 

More information and application here

Deadline to apply 09 June 2022

July 2022

Opportunities and Deadlines

Be a Host Theatre for ETC Artist Residency Programme

The ETC Artist Residency Programme offers 6 scholarships every year at ETC Member Theatres.

The selected participants will join the creative team of a theatre production process as as assistant director or assistant dramaturge.

The ETC Artist Residency Programme is also a chance for ETC Member Theatre staff to gain insights into the independent European theatre scene, supporting international cooperation.

More information about the ETC Artist Residency Programme 2022.

To apply, please contact Hélène Gauthier 

Deadline to apply 15 July 2022

August 2022

Opportunities and Deadlines

Spend time working at another ETC Member Theatre

The Staff Exchange Programme is an opportunity for people working at an ETC Member Theatre to spend up to four weeks working at another Member Theatre. For any department - from programming to technical and communication.

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!

More information and application here

Deadline to apply 31 August 2022

November 2022

Opportunities and Deadlines

Visit the CINARS Biennale in Montreal, Canada as part of an ETC Delegation

The ETC Roadshow programme will provide grants of 600 EUR to up to 10 ETC Members (one staff member per theatre) to visit the CINARS Biennale in Montreal, as part of an ETC Delegation.

Grants awarded on a first-come first-served basis. 

For more information, contact Heidi Wiley on 

Professional Development

Networking at an International Level

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