ETC Artist Residency Programme > Call for emerging stage directors

The European Theatre Convention (ETC) launches a new initiative offering young stage directors the possibility to join a theatre production process for a period of 4 to 8 weeks between the end of February to June 2018. The ETC Artist Residency Programme aims to offer new perspectives and professional artistic experience for emerging stage directors in European public theatres (in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia) and Israel. 

The Residency

During the residencies in an ETC member theatre the selected theatre artist will gain insight into new working methods, discover the daily routine and structures as well as evolve their skills within the scope of a European theatre. 8 placements as assistant directors or second assistant directors are available in theatres in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Israel and Slovenia.  In addition to that, all scholars will be invited to present themselves at the ETC International Theatre Conference in Oslo, Norway, from 7th to 10th June 2018, and join the networking with theatre professionals from over 20 countries.

The call is open for all emerging stage directors. There is no age restriction.  

What does the scholarship offer?

-  Residency in one of the theatres listed below with mentoring

-   Return-flight from your hometown to the airport closest to the theatre within Europe and countries participating in the EU programme Creative Europe

-   Accommodation during the time of the residency in the city of the theatre

-    Contribution to your local expenses (see details for each residency placement, subject to the actual period of stay)

-    Participation in the ETC International Theatre Conference in Oslo, Norway from 7th to 10th June 2018, including return-flight to Oslo from your home town and accommodation in Oslo

You will be asked to arrange and cover your own health insurance for the duration of the residency.

Deadline: 18 February 2018

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The call is open to any young emerging stage director from Europe (and the countries participating in the Creative Europe programme) – whether recommended from one of our member theatres or from the independent scene.