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This new Perform Europe call is part of the EU’s response to the fact that the performing arts sector has been among the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. It will support the cross-border touring and digital distribution of performing arts works, in a sustainable, inclusive, fair and innovative way.

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  • This call will select one single project which will support a minimum of 35 projects over 36 months from all performing arts sectors, sub-sectors and disciplines excluding live music performances.
  • It will support cross-border touring and digital distribution of performing arts works, in a sustainable, inclusive, fair and innovative way.
  • Applications must address two cross-cutting issues: inclusion, diversity, and gender equality; environment and the fight against climate change.
  • Proposals can include a wide variety of activities but applications must include 5 types of activities described in the Perform Europe Call document.

  • In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be: legal entities (public or private bodies); established in Creative Europe Participating Countries, EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories or listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations.
  • Proposals must be submitted either by a single applicant organisation or by a consortium of partner organisations which complies with the following conditions:
    • Must be legal entities established and officially registered in a country participating in the Creative Europe Programme.
    • Must have had a legal existence for at least 2 years on the date of the deadline for submission of applications.
  • Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register — before submitting the proposal — and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.
  • Other entities may participate in other consortium roles, such as associated partners, subcontractors, third parties giving in-kind contributions.
  • International organisations — International organisations are eligible. The rules on eligible countries do not apply to them.

  • Applications must present a programme of activities that will develop, implement and maintain sustainable models for cross-border touring and digital distribution in the performing arts sector.
  • At least 70% of the grant amount should be spent in implementing the support to the projects selected through open calls.
  • Project funding calls will support the performing arts and the following sub-sectors - theatre, dance, performance, circus, outdoor arts, and puppetry.
  • Must incorporate specific support to Ukrainian artists, cultural professionals and organisations working in the performing arts sector.
  • This call is complementary to the Music Moves Europe16 initiative that is entirely dedicated to music, therefore live music performances are not to be considered within this call.

  • The available call budget is €3,000,000. The grant will be a budget-based - actual costs, with unit cost and flat-rate elements. The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (max. 90% of eligible costs).