ETC Artist Residency Programme 2022

Deadline to apply: 7 November 2021, 23:59 CET

What is the ETC Artist Residency Programme?

ETC are looking for emerging theatre artists (particularly stage directors and dramaturges) to join us in the fifth edition of the ETC Artist Residency Programme, offering placements of 4 to 8 weeks at ETC Member Theatres. 

The selected artists will join the creative team of a theatre production process, thus gaining insights into new working methods and discovering the daily routine and structures of a European public theatre. The ETC Artist Residency Programme is a scholarship that supports international cooperation, fosters new perspectives and professional artistic experience. It does not offer a paid position in the participating theatres.

What does the Artist Residency offer?

  • Residency in one of the participating theatres with mentoring;
  • Travel from your hometown to the theatre within Europe and countries participating in the EU Programme Creative Europe (up to €300);
  • Accommodation during the time of the residency in the city of the theatre;
  • Financial contribution to your local expenses (subject to the actual period of stay);
  • Participation in the ETC International Theatre Conference in Prague, May 2022 (including travel, per diems and accommodation).

Where are the ETC Artist Residency Placements?

ETC is offering six residency placements;

Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC)/Cyprus

8 February - 20 March 2022

Slovak National Drama Theatre (Bratislava / Slovakia)

26 January - 26 March 2022

National Theatre Prague/Czech Republic

24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 

Kyiv National Academic “Molodyy” Theatre/Ukraine

1 February - 13 March 2022

Schauspielhaus Graz/Austria

4 weeks between 28 February 2022 - 29 May 2022

National Theatre Belgrade (Belgrade / Serbia)

21 March to 18 April 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed)

Read details about the placements

Covid-19 Pandemic

ETC is closely following the development of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe. The residency placements might be cancelled or postponed if travel or event restrictions in the participating countries make it impossible for them to take place as initially planned. 

How to apply

If you are successful in your application for the ETC Artist Residency Programme, your personal presence throughout the entire programme and at the ETC International Theatre Conference is required. 

Apply by using this online form. You will be asked to upload a CV and a motivation letter in English, with reference to your placement choice.

Please read through the ETC Application Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions before applying.

Please note that your CV and the motivation letter need to be merged into one PDF file. Only complete applications will be considered. 

The deadline to apply for this opportunity has passed.

The results will be communicated via email by the end of November 2021.


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

Hélène Gauthier – Project & Network Manager

Email: – Tel: +49 172 357 32 45

The ETC Artist Residency Programme 2022 is subject to confirmation of funding by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Why Join ETC?

  • Meet and network with colleagues from other European theatres
  • Create international artistic collaborations
  • Get inspired by new ideas and shared best practices
  • Be represented at European and international level
  • Discover new contexts, cities and perspectives
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