Roundabout Europe: Open call for a circuit of residencies (outdoor arts)


Roundabout Europe is building a European circuit of residencies and festivals of outdoor arts, targeting artistic companies that are either emerging or are at a turning point in their artistic development.

Are eligible: Artists based in countries eligible for Creative Europe: EU Member States plus Norway, Iceland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia.

Roundabout Europe was created by five main partners who all are directors of respectable outdoor arts festivals from around Europe: Imaginarius from Portugal, KoresponDance festival from Czech Republic, Out There from the United Kingdom, Passage Festival from Denmark and Spoffin Festival from The Netherlands. Spoffin is the coordinator of the project.They have teamed up with the aim of reinforcing capacity building of outdoor arts and making it well recognised art form that offers artistic companies a solid career and access to new audiences, networks and markets.

Their goal is to empower artists to make their work more professional, self-critical, sustainable, economical and profitable without losing artistic values.

Applications are now being accepted until 31st December 2018 and 5 artists/artistic groups will be selected until the end of February 2019. The application process is online, you can apply via by filling out the application form. The selection will be made by the artistic directors of the participating festivals.

Each selected artist or artistic company will be invited to do 2 residencies in different countries, and there will be a special focus, depending on their needs and wishes.

Besides having time to work really focused on their performance, artists are offered several workshops and coaching sessions: practical, artistic and inspirational ones. The results of the residencies are presented at the festivals of the partners. In addition, at the end of each residency, both the artists and experts sum up their experiences and publish it on the Roundabout Europe blog.

Roundabout Europe is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Roundabout Europe will be responsible for the travel costs (up to a agreed maximum), accommodation and meals during the residencies. Furthermore the project offers per residency a budget of € 1000 as a contribution to the production costs or as a small fee for the participants.

Deadline: 31 December 2018