3 Days of Masterclasses, Mentoring and Networking

5 - 9 July 2021

The 7th edition of the annual ETC European Theatre Academy will offer four days of masterclasses and work on own projects with mentors, focussing on the different aspects of curating and managing international theatre collaborations.

The European Theatre Academy is specifically designed for theatre professionals at the beginning of their careers, with potential and ambition to grow internationally.

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, 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.

They will receive high-level mentoring from Rui Catarino, Administrator and Executive Board Member of Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbon, Portugal) and Dubravka Vrgoč, General Manager and Artistic Director of Croatian National Theatre (Zagreb, Croatia).

Candidate Profile

The call is open to theatre professionals (including non-EU countries) at the beginning of their careers who have already had various experiences in the field, with potential and ambition to grow internationally. Profiles of the selected participants might vary depending on their interests and experiences. Applications from theatre directors, managers and administrators, producers and touring managers, dramaturges, international relation managers or personal assistants, from independent companies and institutional theatres across Europe are welcome.

The European Theatre Academy is open to theatre professionals from ETC member theatres and non-members.


For further inquiries or additional information, please contact Hélène Gauthier, Project & Network Manager hgauthier@europeantheatre.eu  +49 30 28 441 402



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