Coronavirus outbreak update - 08 April 2020

As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, ETC has decided to organise this year's ETC European Theatre Academy remotely, to minimise the risks for our participants and speakers, as well as guarantee the participation of theatre makers from all over Europe despite the current travel restrictions. The four days of masterclasses, mentoring and networking will exceptionally take place online.

The application deadline has therefore been extended to 11 May 2020, and no participation fee will be charged.

3 Days of Masterclasses, Mentoring and Networking

1 – 3 July 2020

The 6th edition of the annual ETC European Theatre Academy will take place for the first time online. It 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.

Leading professionals of the international theatre scene will guide the participants and accompany them throughout the Academy which will become a working space of reflection, promotion of good practices and international networking.

What does the European Theatre Academy offer?

As the Academy will not take place in Avignon this year, the participation fee has been waived. The Academy programme will include masterclasses and workshops with leading professionals from the European theatre scene from 1 to 3 July 2020.

In case of acceptance to the European Theatre Academy, online attendance throughout the entire time of the programme is required.

Candidate Profile

The call is open to theatre professionals at the beginning of their careers who have already made 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.


The deadline for applications was 11 May 2020. The results will be communicated by email at the end of May 2020.


For further inquiries or additional information, please contact Alice Burrows, Project and Administrative Officer, +49 (0)30 28 441 461.




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