Perform Europe is back!

4 May 2023

The European Union mandated the Perform Europe consortium to lead the new project Perform Europe II.

This project will last from 2023 to 2026 and is co-managed by a consortium composed of six organisations: IETM, Circostrada, European Festivals Association, European Dancehouse Network, Idea Consult as well as the new partner Pearle* - Live Performance Europe.


The Perform Europe Open Call will be launched in late 2023 and will stay open for five months. A minimum of three partners from three Creative Europe countries is required for each partnership application, presenting a minimum of one artistic work. 

Perform Europe will grant €2,1 million to a minimum of 35 successful partnership applicants. The maximum grant available for each selected applicant will be €60.000.  

Grants will be divided into three categories:

  • €12.000 small scale projects
  • €32.000 medium scale projects
  • €60.000 large scale projects

5% of the total funding will be dedicated towards collaborative projects which involve partnerships with Ukrainian partners and/or support initiatives for the Ukrainian performing arts sector.  

Perform Europe will offer various information, promotion and knowledge sharing events in connection to the open call.  


In order to carry out the activities over the next three years, Perform Europe is recruiting for three open positions within the Perform Europe team. The three positions will have a duration of 31 months; starting 1 September 2023 until 31 March 2026:

These three positions will be formally hired and contracted by IETM, the lead partner of the Perform Europe consortium.

Applications deadline: 31 May 2023.
Read more and apply here.