ETC Artist Residency Programme 2023

Deadline to apply: Tuesday 25 October 2022, 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 sixth 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 Programme 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 Opole (Poland), May 2023 (including travel, per diems and accommodation).


Where are the ETC Artist Residency Placements?

ETC is offering seven residency placements:

Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Germany/Karlsruhe)
27 March 2023 - 26 May 2023

Cyprus Theatre Organisation (Cyprus/Nicosia)
6 February 2023 - 19 March 2023

Divadlo Jána Palárika v Trnave (Slovakia/Trnava)
31 January 2023 - 31 March 2023

Göteborgs Stadsteater – Backa Teater (Sweden/Göteborg)
24 January 2023 - 31 March 2023

Schauspielhaus Graz/Austria
To be jointly determined, between 1 January 2023 - 30 June 2023

Slovak National Drama Theatre (Slovakia/Bratislava)
3 January 2023 - 13 February 2023

Slovensko Narodno Gledalisce Nova Gorica (Slovenia/Nova Gorica)
3 January 2023 - 17 February 2023


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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


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

Only complete applications will be considered.

You will be asked to upload a CV and a motivation letter in English, with reference to your placement choice. We ask you to merge your CV and the motivation letter into one PDF file, named as follows: LAST NAME_First Name. Please do not upload your portfolio - you may however indicate in your CV that it is available upon request.

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. 


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

Magda Stergiou – Project and Communication assistant

Email: / Tel: +4915753367804


The ETC Artist Residency Programme 2023 is part of ETC's TRANSFORMATIONS programme, co-funded by the European Union.


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