Performing Arts Festival Berlin

Expressions of interest have now closed 

Location: Berlin, Germany

Artform: Performing Arts

Dates:  12 – 18 June 2017

Grant amount: $3,000

Notification: Mid-December 2016

About the opportunity

The 2017 Berlin Performing Arts Festival is an opportunity for practitioners, presenters and producers of innovative performing arts in Australia to engage with the independent performing arts sector in Berlin. It is targeted at organisations and individuals with a capacity to exchange and collaborate with Berlin based counterparts. It will provide a condensed series of insights into the peculiarities of the Berlin scene through meetings and attendance of performances. Broader connections to Germany and other European contexts will inevitably also be available due to the cosmopolitan nature of the Berlin performing arts community.

The Australia Council will support up to five delegates, who will be led by the International Development Manager, Europe. $3,000 is available to delegates towards the cost of travel and accommodation, with the festival organisers providing tickets to performances and some hospitality.

The festival will be held from 12 – 18 June 2017, celebrating the diversity of Berlin’s independent performing arts community at numerous theaters and performance venues through the city. Since 2016, this annual week-long festival has presented the work of Berlin’s performing artists and groups working in all genres.

The festival’s program targets Berlin-based audiences and professionals throughout Germany and abroad. The venues involved present the work of innovative artists working at the borders of their art form, and the program will include artists that work across genres and in highly experimental contexts.

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Australian artists, organisations, producers and presenters are eligible to apply. Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website.

Selection Criteria
You are required to respond to the following selection criteria:

1. Impact of the Opportunity

An Industry Advisory Panel will consider the impact of the opportunity for the delegate. They may consider one or more of the following:

  • how the opportunity will strengthen your capacity as an arts professional and/or organisation to deliver your international goals
  • how the opportunity delivers on your international development plan
  • the relevance and timeliness of the proposed opportunity in delivering your international development plan.

2. Market Readiness

An Industry Advisory Panel will consider the market readiness of the delegate. They may consider:

  • how being at this event will consolidate and increase your target contacts and partnerships
  • how you define the potential of your work at this international event.

You are not required to submit a budget with your Expression of Interest.

Supporting material
No supporting material is required. Please note that you will be unable to attach supporting material to your online Expression of Interest.

Selection process
Industry advisors will review Expressions of Interest according to the selection criteria above and make recommendations to the Australia Council. You will be informed of the outcome of your Expression of Interest by Mid-December 2016.

For further information on the Performing Arts Festival Berlin please visit their website.

How to submit an Expression of Interest

Click on the ‘Submit and EOI’ button at the bottom of this page. Expressions of Interest must be submitted via the Online System.

Note this is an Expression of Interest and not a grant application. To apply in the Australia Council's online system, please click on Grants & Grant Reporting and choose Expressions of Interest (EOI).


To discuss your expression of interest, please contact Sanja Simic, Project Officer Residencies on 02 9215 9336 or

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