A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.

professionals' programmes

Dutch Performing Arts partners with distinguished Dutch festivals for the organisation of professionals' programmes.

At the invitation of the organising festival, international presenters take part in a tailor-made programme. They will experience (new) Dutch work, meet Netherlands-based artists and companies, and attend pitch sessions and networking events.

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11 Aug. → 14 Aug. '21's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

Theaterfestival Boulevard 2021 professionals' programme

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Theaterfestival Boulevard invites theatre professionals to their international professionals' programme, which takes place from 11-14 August 2021 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.
1 Jul. → 16 Jul. '21Amsterdam, Netherlands

Julidans 2021 professionals' programme

In a collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Amsterdam-based festival Julidans organises a professionals' programme from 1-16 July 2021.
1 Oct. → 8 Oct. '20

International dance encounters at Moving Meetings 2020

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Dutch Dance Festival organises an online edition of the Moving Meetings professionals' programme. Through a specially designed digital dance workshop, the festival facilitates encounters between international presenters and Dutch dance companies, makers and choreographers. Dutch Dance Festival takes places online from 1-8 October 2020.
4 Jul. → 7 Jul. '19Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Julidans 2019 professionals' programme

For the third year in a row, Dutch Performing Arts partners up with dance festival Julidans. The festival organises an international professionals' programme to present a wide range of Dutch productions and premieres to international presenters.
22 May. → 26 May. '19various cities, the Netherlands

Moving Futures 2019 professionals' programme

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, festival Moving Futures organises an international professionals' programme. The festival takes places from February-June 2019 in various cities in the Netherlands.
16 May. → 25 May. '19Utrecht, the Netherlands

SPRING 2019 professionals' programme

In close collaboration Dutch Performing Arts, performing arts festival SPRING organises a professionals' programme for international theatre and dance professionals. The festival runs from 16-25 May 2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
10 Oct. → 14 Oct. '18Maastricht, the Netherlands

Visitors' programme Nederlandse Dansdagen 2018

Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Festival) celebrates, stimulates and boosts current developments in Dutch dance and opens up these developments to a broad audience. From 10-14 October, the festival's 21st edition presents remarkable performances from up-and-coming choreographers as well as from established dance companies in the city of Maastricht. From classical ballet to urban dance, from avant-garde to modern dance.
2 Aug. → 12 Aug. '18‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Theaterfestival Boulevard 2018 professionals' programme

From 2-12 August Theaterfestival Boulevard ‘s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands) presents a range of theatre, dance, music (theatre), street theatre and interdisciplinary productions.
2 Jul. → 15 Jul. '18Amsterdam

Julidans 2018 Visitors' Programme

Julidans is an international dance festival that runs from 2 to 15 July in Amsterdam, with a wide range of challenging productions and premieres.
11 Jun. → 17 Jun. '18Leeuwarden

ISPA Congress Leeuwarden

The 102nd edition of the ISPA congress will be in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 will host the congress. Dutch Performing Arts and Performing Arts Fund NL are financially supporting this edition.
24 May. → 26 May. '18Utrecht, the Netherlands

Spring Performing Arts Festival 2018

In close collaboration with Spring Performing Arts Festival, Dutch Performing Arts organises a special visitors programme for international professionals.
2 May. → 6 May. '18Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Circusstad Festival

The spectacle of the circus, the creativity of the theatre, the beauty of dance and live music that draws you in: you will find all this at Circusstad Festival.
28 Mar. → 31 Mar. '18Amsterdam

Visitors' programme Moving Futures

Moving Futures is a traveling festival with works of emerging choreographers.
5 Oct. → 8 Oct. '17Maastricht

Visitors programme Nederlandse Dansdagen

The Dutch Dance Festival (Nederlandse Dansdagen) celebrates, stimulates and boosts current developments in Dutch dance and opens up these developments to a broad audience.
4 Jul. → 15 Jul. '17Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Visitors' programme Julidans 2017

Julidans, an international festival for contemporary dance, organises a professionals' programme in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
19 May. → 21 May. '17Utrecht, The Netherlands

Highlights from the Lowlands @ SPRING 2017

SPRING Performing Arts Festival organises a programme for international performing arts programmers in co-operation with Dutch Performing Arts and Kunstenpunt/Flanders Arts Institute.
11 Jul. → 31 Jul. '16Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

HOBRA - artistic residence Netherlands-Brasil

In the period leading up to the Olympic Games, the Dutch cultural programme HOBRA will be held in Rio de Janeiro from 11 to 31 July. Ten Dutch and ten Brazilian artists and other creative professionals will form teams of 2. Each duo will create a new work within three weeks. The results will be presented to the Brazilian and international public during a large-scale concluding event.
7 Jul. → 9 Jul. '16Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Moving Meetings Dance 2016

Moving Meetings Dance 2016 presents emerging choreographers from the Netherlands and offers a divers programme during the day in addition to the evening programme of Julidans.
19 May. → 28 May. '16Utrecht, the Netherlands


In close collaboration with SPRING, Dutch Performing Arts organises a special professionals' programme for international professionals. The theme of the programme is Aesthetics and Activism.
14 Apr. → 17 Apr. '16Amsterdam, The Netherlands

IETM Amsterdam 2016

'Live arts in Digital times' will be the main theme of the next IETM Spring Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam, 14-17 April 2016.
12 Nov. → 15 Nov. '15Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Moving Futures 2015

Moving Futures is a traveling festival with works of emerging choreographers. Dancemakers who dare to touch upon societal issues and look for a common ground between dance, human behavior, philosophy and science.
21 May. → 30 May. '15Utrecht, The Netherlands

SPRING Festival 2015

SPRING displays the most recent developments and crossovers in the performing arts. The work is innovative, contemporary and daring.

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