Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

OPEN CALL – Prototypes

The Théâtre de Liège is launching a call for 5 grants of €10,000 in order to develop hybrid and online creative prototypes in the framework of IMPACT (International Meeting in Performing arts and Creative Technologies).

Focused on performing and audio-visual arts, these concepts should be based on the idea of experiences to be created and lived remotely
around three main topics: “the talking object: towards an Internet of emotions”; “F(r)ictions vs. Frictionless: Arts, Sciences and Technologies”; “Speculative Design: Probable futures / Desirable futures”.

The selected projects will be shown during a short performance (prototype, short form …) and a virtual presentation in the framework of the 2021 edition of the IMPACT festival (from 7 to 22 November).


IMPACT New stages is a continuation of the IMPACT International Meeting in Performing Arts & Creative Technologies project that the Théâtre de Liège has carried out with cultural, academic and industrial partners in the framework of the INTERREG V Euregio Meuse-Rhine cooperation programme between 2016 and 2019. IMPACT’s main goal was to set up a centre for cooperation, research and development, production and dissemination in the field of new technologies and the performing arts, at the crossroads of the economic, industrial, cultural and academic sectors; at the heart of what is today one of the sectors with the highest growth potential: the Cultural & Creative Industries.

In 2020, due to the health crisis, the Théâtre de Liège decided to redesign the IMPACT forum. The forum was organized entirely online, with live streaming, immersive online experiences, and virtual panel discussions that allowed us to stay in touch with our audiences and to
experience new formats.

This experience has opened up a range of possibilities that they intend to continue to explore and develop in the future. IMPACT New stages, supported by ST’Art “Rayonnement Wallonie”, takes advantage of this experience to renew itself, in a profound and sustainable way, as a hybrid forum; physical and digital, in search of new formats, new audiences, new talents. The project will take place in November 2021 with the IMPACT New stages forum, organized in collaboration with the Cultuurcentrum Hasselt, and will be dedicated to performing arts, science and technology in a form that is both on-site (experiences designed to be lived in a venue, at the Théâtre de Liège and its partners) and online (experiences designed to be lived remotely).

You can read more information here. Application deadline: May 7th 2021 – 23:59 GMT


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