Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Performing Arts

Organisations and initiatives

Artistic Residences

The Agora Cultural Center in Wrocław in cooperation with artistic organizations from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland invites you to participate in Open Call as part of the international Open Air Theater Festival.



Apply to be one of the eight writers who will discuss Writing about dance. The four-day online seminar for emerging dance critics will address the practice of dance criticism, but also the challenges and new ideas appearing during the pandemic.

Organisations and initiatives

NEW SETTINGS – An international programme dedicated to the Performing Arts

Through the annual New Settings programme, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès accompanies the creation of new performance works from their production and rehearsal stages through to their public presentation. The projects selected for New Settings all go beyond the beaten track in some way: by playing upon original combinations of different artistic practices and mediums, New Settings artists experiment with unconventional forms to expand the possibilities of the performing arts.

Organisations and initiatives

INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION CALLS Screendance production residency

In order to support the vitality of screendance production, La Briqueterie – National Choreographic Development Center of Val-de-Marne in collaboration with l’Adami, have launched an international Screendance Production Residency to support the creation of a short film.

Organisations and initiatives

OPEN CALL: Assembly X Opera Beyond

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet and the digital culture festival Assembly are calling teams to propose creative technological concepts that take live performance into new heights. This is an invitation to re-imagine the experience of opera performance at the age of omnipresent digitality.

Organisations and initiatives


TanzLabor – ROXY Ulm and Artistic Director Pablo Sansalvador are looking to commission five innovative “Digital Dance Makers” to create five varied short choreographic works of 5-8 minutes. The movement of each of the “Digital Dance Makers” will be recorded through Motion Capture technology.

Organisations and initiatives


Renaissance, a project coordinated by the European Theatre Convention, sees 22 theatres from 18 European countries each write and produce a five-minute short film that responds to the dramatic prompt of ‘Renaissance’.


Audience Insights Conference Wales

This May, The Audience Agency presents a free-to-attend National Insights Conference in collaboration with Arts Council of Wales. Places can be booked for the whole conference programme, day passes, or for individual sessions.


Chicago stages drive-through Wagner in underground garage

A year after Lyric Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s complete “Ring” cycle was scuttled by the pandemic, the company has brought a bit of the epic back to life. But instead of walking into the opera house and taking their seats, spectators drive down into the garage and stay in their cars.

Cooperation opportunities

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).

Stories / Good practices

Actor Daily Quarantine Newsletter

In response to Covid-19 and the desire to help the actor community, on March 19th 2020, actress Jenna Doolittle started a newsletter and sent it to 36 friends. It has since grown! The newsletter has free and low cost recommendations for actors about open calls, classes, seminars, live events and much more.

Tools & Resources

COVID-19 Information for Producers

Here you will find safe and sanitary procedures that have been developed over months of collaboration with producers and work with Dr. David Michaels, former head of OSHA during the Obama Administration and member of President Biden’s Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, on establishing safe and sanitary procedures for theatrical work during COVID-19.

Advocacy Initiatives

The Big Freelancer Report

One year on from the beginning of the pandemic, The Big Freelancer Report maps the problems facing the freelance workforce and makes practical recommendations for change.
This report was created by an independent group of performing arts freelancers, supported by Freelancers Make Theatre Work and funded by Arts Council England.


Make a Performance Online Course

This Course by Facciocose is a space to learn dramaturgy and devising methodologies to explore new ways to make theatre during Covid-19.


Funding for Online Performances by Nova Scotians

To help the performing arts sector adapt to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and the restrictions that are keeping people safe, the province is investing $150,000 in Light House Go!, a new on-demand streaming service dedicated to providing Nova Scotia content.

Research / Surveys

Survey on the situation of theatres in the EU Member States

KEA, together with PPMI, is carrying out a study for the European Commission Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture on the situation of theatres in the EU Member States.

This first of its kind EU-wide study on the theatre sector will result in a comprehensive mapping of its social and economic profile.

EU response

Coronavirus: a common path to Europe’s safe re-opening

Ahead of the meeting of European leaders on 25 March, the Commission is calling on Member States to prepare for a coordinated approach to a gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions when the epidemiological situation will allow.