Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Performing Arts

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.

Stories / Good practices

Empty Stage

Almost a year after stages across the world went dark, Birmingham Royal Ballet, in association with Impermanence, is proud to present Empty Stage, a new short film dedicated to the ambition to keep ballet and performance alive. This film is a tribute to the industry that we all know and love.

Organisations and initiatives

Asia Connection: Producers Camp 2021

The National Theater & Concert Hall (NTCH) seeks to join hands with cultural institutions from elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, including the Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay , the National Theater of Korea and the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. This will develop regional productions and professional producers, so building a powerful Asian creative network through art.

Research / Surveys

Rewiring the network: Resetting the agenda for IETM

Through Rewiring the Network (for the twenties), the members of IETM took part in a year-long journey to collectively engage in envisioning a transition into a more sustainable future for the network and for the performing arts.

Advocacy Initiatives


Pearle* urges EU and its Member States to take scientific evidence into account and open up the live performance sector to audiences.

Cooperation opportunities

LIFT Concept Touring

LIFT is launching a commissioning programme for artists to develop concepts for international touring projects with little or no human travel.

Cooperation opportunities

DANCE STREAM OPEN CALL – TANZAHOi International Festival 2021

In the midst of theater restrictions and an unforeseeable end to a reduced-contact era in the arts, TANZAHOi International Dance and Dance Film Festival will bring outstanding international dance productions to Hamburg via livestream for the 2021 digital festival, ‘Take Part in Another World’. Apply with your dance film to take part in a TANZAHOi 2021. 

Research / Surveys

Perform Europe Survey

Perform Europe supports experiments to make touring of performing arts works in Creative Europe countries more sustainable and inclusive. The ultimate goal of Perform Europe is to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts.

Research / Surveys

Showing Without Going – live performance options without air travel | Call

What are the options for creating, producing and touring live performance in a world where we need to drastically reduce our energy use? Faced with an unfolding climate catastrophe, and building on what we’ve learnt during 2020’s Covid crisis, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne proposes to try and answer this question collectively.

EU response

Creative Europe presents Perform Europe

Covid-19 has disrupted international touring as we know it. Perform Europe will pilot new models for sustainable & inclusive cross-border distribution of Performing Arts, including digital tools.

Stories / Good practices

To Be and Not to Be (in Corona times)

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), the EESC presented the short film To Be and Not to Be (in times of Corona).

Support for cultural cafés and theaters with a cultural program

In order to promote the relaunch of artistic activity in the context of the health crisis linked to Covid-19, the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg is launching a call for projects intended for cultural cafes and performance halls that are offering a cultural program.