Key information

We're looking for host theatres for our 2022 Artist Residency Programme!

Deadline to apply: 22 September

The ETC Artist Residency Programme offers 6 scholarships during the 2021/2022 season 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 your staff members to gain insights into the independent European theatre scene, supporting international cooperation.

What is required from host theatres

Hosting ETC Member theatres need to:

  • Offer a scholarship placement for the period of a theatre production process (up to 6 weeks) as assistant director or assistant dramaturge in the 2021/2022 season (January 2022 to June 2022)
  • Involve the scholar actively in the creative team and the production process
  • Appoint a mentor within your theatre for the scholar.
  • Provide and cover accident and liability insurance for the scholar within the working premises.
  • Organise and provide accommodation

How does ETC support host theatres

ETC Supports by:

  • Organising the open call for applications and pre-selecting the applications
  • Taking care of the necessary administrative procedures and the grant management
  • Contributing with financial support of up to 100 EUR/week to the scholar’s accommodation (max. 600 EUR/hosting theatre)
  • Contributing with financial support to the local expenses and the travel costs of the scholar
  • Inviting scholars to the ETC International Theatre Conference in Prague/CZ in May 2022- a platform to present themselves and their work to European theatre professionals.


How to apply

Deadline to apply: 17 September


If you are interested in in being a host theatre for the 2021/2022 season (January 2022 to June 2022), please fill in the below form by 22 September 2021.

Next Steps and Timetable

Next Steps and Timetable

22 September 2021: Deadline for scholarship placement offers by ETC Member Theatres

27 September 2021: Call for applications for scholars open

31 October 2021, 23:59 Berlin time: Deadline call for applications and pre-selection of applications

9 November 2021: ETC Member Theatres receive applications and select a scholar

23 November 2021: ETC Office sends out answers to applications

January 2022 – June 2022: ETC Artist Residency Programme Scholarships individually take place at ETC Member Theatres

10–13 June 2022: ETC International Theatre Conference in Graz/Austria

Contact Us

For further inquiries or additional information, please contact the ETC Office.

Hélène Gauthier – Project & Network Manager

Tel: +49 (0)30 28 441 402 / +49 (0) 172 357 32 45

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