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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  • 25 Sep. → 28 Sep. '19Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    12 Points goes Dutch

    Festival 12 Point is coming to Amsterdam. The showcase event for emerging and innovative jazz musicians from Europe takes place from 25-28 September 2019 at the BIMHUIS in Amsterdam. Part of a collaboration between Dutch Performing Arts, 12 Points and the BIMHUIS, the 13th edition features a satellite programme (titled 'Orange Line') with Netherlands-based artists and an international visitors' programme.
  • 6 Sep. → 8 Sep. '19Utrecht, the Netherlands

    Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019 visitors' programme

    In collaboration wih Dutch Performing Arts, Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019 organises an international visitors' programme for music presenters. The visitors' programme takes place from 6-8 September 2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
  • 30 Aug. → 31 Aug. '19Reitdiepdal Groningen, the Netherlands

    ZomerJazzFietstour 2019 visitors' programme

    Dutch Performing Arts and ZomerJazzFietsTour continue their close partnership to present Dutch work, musicians and bands to international music presenters. The international visitors' programme takes place on 30 & 31 August 2019 in Reitdiepdal Groningen, the Netherlands,
  • 7 Aug. → 10 Aug. '19's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

    Theaterfestival Boulevard 2019 visitors' programme

    In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts and Flanders Arts Institute, Theaterfestival Boulevard invites theatre professionals to its international visitors' programme titled Highlights From the Lowlands. The international visitors' programme takes place from 7-10 August 2019 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.
  • 5 Jul. → 7 Jul. '19Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Amsterdam Roots Festival 2019 visitors' programme

    Part of a first-time collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Amsterdam Roots Festival organises an international visitors' programme. The festival takes place from 2-10 July 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • 4 Jul. → 7 Jul. '19Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Julidans 2019 visitors' programme

    For the third year in a row, Dutch Performing Arts partners up with dance festival Julidans. The festival organises an international visitors' programme to present a wide range of Dutch productions and premieres to international presenters.
  • 27 Jun. → 28 Jun. '19Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    inJazz 2019 visitors' programme

    In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, conference and festival inJazz organises an international visitors' programme to introduce (new) Dutch work, musicians and bands to international presenters. The visitors' programme takes place on 27 & 28 June 2019 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • 20 Jun. → 23 Jun. '19Terschelling, the Netherlands

    Oerol 2019 visitors' programme

    In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, landscape arts festival Oerol organises an international visitors' programme. The international visitors' programme runs from 20-23 June 2019 on the island of Terschelling, the Netherlands.
  • 5 Jun. → 9 Jun. '19Breda, the Netherlands

    BRIK festival 2019 visitors' programme

    In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, BRIK festival (previously named Internationaal Stiltefestival) organises an international visitors' programme. The festival takes places from 5-11 June 2019 in Breda, the Netherlands. Performing arts professionals are invited to apply for the visitors' programme.
  • 30 May. → 2 Jun. '19Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    DAS Theatre visitors' programme

    In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, DAS Theatre organises an international visitors' programme that presents exciting fresh works to international theatre presenters.
  • 29 May. → 2 Jun. '19Oranjewoud, the Netherlands

    Oranjewoud Festival 2019 visitors' programme

    Dutch Performing Arts is excited to collaborate with Oranjewoud Festival for the organisation of a visitors' programme. The festival runs from 29 May-2 June 2019 in Oranjewoud, the Netherlands.
  • 22 May. → 26 May. '19various cities, the Netherlands

    Moving Futures 2019 visitors' programme

    In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, festival Moving Futures organises an international visitors' programme. The festival takes places from February-June 2019 in various cities in the Netherlands.
  • 17 May. → 26 May. '19Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    Operadagen Rotterdam / Operation Music Theatre 2019

    Operadagen Rotterdam organises a professionals' programme, supported by Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 16 May. → 25 May. '19Utrecht, the Netherlands

    SPRING 2019 visitors' programme

    In close collaboration Dutch Performing Arts, performing arts festival SPRING organises a visitors' programme for international theatre and dance professionals. The festival runs from 16-25 May 2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
  • 29 Mar. → 31 Mar. '19The Hague, the Netherlands

    Rewire 2019

    Rewire is an annual, international festival for adventurous music. The festival's ninth edition takes place from 29-31 March 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
  • 2 Nov. → 11 Nov. '18's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

    November Music 2018 visitors' programme

    November Music is an international music festival based in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Visitors of November Music 2018 can fully enjoy today's eclectic musical landscape. The festival showcases the prominent composers of our time. Not to mention top-notch ensembles, jazz & world pioneers, sound installations, and interdisciplinary productions. November Music takes place from 2-11 November.
  • 26 Oct. → 28 Oct. '18Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    Festival Jazz International Rotterdam: Visitors' programme and UK & Ireland Sessions

    According to many music lovers, Festival Jazz International Rotterdam is the place to discover new sounds, to meet fellow music lovers and professionals and to enjoy the best music. Small-scale in scheme, up close and personal with the musicians, and with sublime international programming and the hottest bands of the moment. In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, the festival organises a visitors' programme for international professionals and sessions for Dutch professionals about the UK and Irish jazz scenes.
  • 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.
  • 5 Oct. → 7 Oct. '18De Krakeling, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Assitej and De Krakeling Professionals' Programme

    De Krakeling, the most famous theatre in the Netherlands that is fully dedicated to young audiences, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this autumn!
  • 6 Sep. → 8 Sep. '18Antwerp, Belgium

    TheaterFestival Antwerp 2018 visitors' programme

    Are you a performing arts professional (programmer, curator, dramaturge...) with a clear interest in Dutch and Flemish work and willing to stay for a three-day programme?
  • 5 Sep. → 9 Sep. '18Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2018

    Gaudeamus presents, organises, promotes, and supports the newest music by pioneering talent and has been an advocate of trailblazing composers around the world for 70 years. Gaudeamus organises an international visitors programme during Gaudeamus Muziekweek in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 2 Aug. → 12 Aug. '18‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

    Theaterfestival Boulevard 2018 visitors' programme

    From 2-12 August Theaterfestival Boulevard ‘s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands) presents a range of theatre, dance, music (theatre), street theatre and interdisciplinary productions.
  • 20 Jul. → 22 Jul. '18Hilversum

    Wonderfeel Festival Visitors' Programme

    From 20 to 22 July the Wonderfeel classical music festival is being staged in the midst of nature close to Hilversum.
  • 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.
  • 28 Jun. → 29 Jun. '18Rotterdam

    inJazz 2018

    inJazz and Dutch Performing Arts are collaborating closely on an international programme to introduce (new) Dutch work, musicians and bands to international platforms.
  • 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. → 27 May. '18Amersfoort

    Belgian focus at Amersfoort Jazz

    Amersfoort Jazz is a contempororary and dynamic international festival for World Jazz music, which takes place in the city of Amersfoort from 24 to 27 May, 2018.
  • 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.
  • 22 May. → 24 May. '18Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Operadagen Rotterdam / Operatie Muziektheater 2018

    Operadagen Rotterdam organises a professionals programme, supported by Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 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.
  • 17 Apr. → 22 Apr. '18De Krakeling, Theater Bellevue, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Pop Arts Festival 2018

    From 17 April until 22 April, the 8th edition of Pop Arts will take place in Theater Bellevue, Jeugdtheater De Krakeling, and De Brakke Grond.
  • 28 Mar. → 31 Mar. '18Amsterdam

    Visitors' programme Moving Futures

    Moving Futures is a traveling festival with works of emerging choreographers.
  • 9 Nov. → 12 Nov. '17's-Hertogenbosch

    Visitors programme November Music 2017

    November Music is an international music festival based in 's-Hertogenbosch. Visitors to November Music 2017 can fully enjoy today's eclectic musical landscape. The festival showcases the prominent composers of our time. Not to mention top-notch ensembles, jazz & world pioneers, sound installations, and interdisciplinary concerts. November Music takes place from 2 through 12 November at various locations in the Dutch city of 's-Hertogenbosch.
  • 3 Nov. → 5 Nov. '17Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and other locations

    Visitors Programme So What's Next?

    Jazz is the starting point but certainly not the only frame of reference at So What’s Next? On Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November 2017, the fifth neon-lit edition of the renowned jazz and beyond music festival takes place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. During this festival, Dutch Performing Arts welcomes 4 British jazz professionals in the context of the Going Dutch programme. View the list of attendees below in pdf.
  • 27 Oct. → 29 Oct. '17LantarenVenster

    Visitors programme Festival Jazz International Rotterdam

    According to many music lovers, Festival Jazz International Rotterdam is the place to discover new sounds, to meet each other and to enjoy the best music. Small-scale in scheme, on the skin of the musicians, and with sublime international programming and the hottest bands of the moment. In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, the festival organises a visitors' programme for international professionals.
  • 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.
  • 6 Sep. → 10 Sep. '17Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2017

    Gaudeamus presents, organises, promotes, and supports the newest music by pioneering talent and has been an advocate of trailblazing composers around the world for 70 years. Gaudeamus organises an international visitors programme during Gaudeamus Muziekweek in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts. View the list of international attendees of the visitors programme below.
  • 25 Aug. → 26 Aug. '17Aduard, Groningen, Garnwerd, Feerwerd

    Visitors programme SummerJazzCycleTour 2017

    The SummerJazzCycleTour and Dutch Performing Arts work closely together again this year to present Dutch work, musicians and bands to British and Irish presenters.
  • 9 Aug. → 12 Aug. '17‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands)

    International professionals program Theaterfestival Boulevard ‘s-Hertogenbosch

    During eleven days in August Theaterfestival Boulevard ‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) presents a range of theater, dance, music (theater) and interdisciplinary productions. The organisation of the festival invites, in cooperation with Dutch Performing Arts, a number of international professionals to come and visit the festival in between the 9th and the 12th of August 2017.
  • 4 Jul. → 15 Jul. '17Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Visitors' programme Julidans 2017

    Julidans, an international festival for contemporary dance, organises a visitors' programme in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 22 Jun. → 23 Jun. '17Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    Visitors' programme inJazz 2017

    inJazz and Dutch Performing Arts work closely together on an international visitors' programme to introduce (new) Dutch work, musicians & bands to international presenters.
  • 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.
  • 17 May. → 20 May. '17Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Classical:NEXT 2017 - Lunch with the Residents

    As part of 'Seriously? Adventures in Music' and in the context of Classical:NEXT, de Doelen organises 'Lunch with the Residents' on 18 and 19 May.
  • 12 May. → 21 May. '17Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Operadagen Rotterdam / Operatie Muziektheater 2017

    Operadagen Rotterdam organises a professionals programme, supported by Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 4 Nov. → 13 Nov. '16's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

    November Music 2016

    November Music, an international music festival based in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, organises an international visitors' programme in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts to introduce (new) Dutch work, musicians, composers and companies to international presenters from November 11 - 13.
  • 19 Oct. → 21 Oct. '16Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    ADE Beats 2016

    ADE Beats is the hip-hop, bass and beats conference during Amsterdam Dance Event on October 21. In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, ADE Beats organises a visitors’ programme focused on international professionals from the hip-hop, bass and beats scene from October 19 - 21.
  • 7 Oct. → 9 Oct. '16Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    October Meeting 2016

    October Meeting is an exciting three-day get-together of some of the leading young improvising musicians from the Netherlands and surrounding countries.
  • 7 Sep. → 11 Sep. '16Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2016

    Gaudeamus presents, organises, promotes, and supports the newest music by pioneering talent and has been an advocate of trailblazing composers around the world for 70 years. Gaudeamus organises an international visitors' programme during Gaudeamus Muziekweek in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 7 Sep. → 8 Sep. '16Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Dutch Delta Sounds 2016

    Showcase festival Dutch Delta Sounds is the celebration of the 10th anniversary of open source network World Music Forum NL. Two days of showcases of the best that Dutch world music has to offer.
  • 1 Sep. → 4 Sep. '16Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Professionals' programme: Children's Theatre in Search of New Audiences. The City in All its Diversity.

    From September 1-4 ASSITEJ NL organises, in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts and in the context of TF Jong, a professionals' programme about performing arts for young audiences in all its diversity.
  • 26 Aug. → 28 Aug. '16Groningen, The Netherlands

    SummerJazzCycleTour 2016

    The SummerJazzCycleTour and Dutch Performing Arts work closely together on an international visitors' programme to introduce (new) Dutch work, musicians and bands to the right international presenters.
  • 25 Aug. → 28 Aug. '16Antwerp, Belgium

    Highlights from the Lowlands

    Flanders Arts Institute, Theaterfestival Flanders and Dutch Performing Arts are joining forces in organising an international visitors' programme for programmers during the next Theaterfestival to be held in Antwerp (BE).
  • 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.
  • 24 Jun. → 25 Jun. '16Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    inJazz 2016

    inJazz (formerly known as Jazzdag) is one of the most important network and showcase events in The Netherlands when it comes to jazz.
  • 25 May. → 28 May. '16Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Classical:NEXT 2016

    Classical:NEXT is the international conference for professionals from all branches of the genre. The conference is held at and co-produced by de Doelen.
  • 20 May. → 29 May. '16Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Operadagen Rotterdam / Music Theatre NOW 2016

    Operadagen Rotterdam is an international festival with a focus on new developments in opera and music theatre.
  • 19 May. → 28 May. '16Utrecht, the Netherlands

    SPRING 2016

    In close collaboration with SPRING, Dutch Performing Arts organises a special visitors' 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.
  • 14 Apr. → 24 Apr. '16Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Pop Arts Festival 2016

    From 14 April until 24 April, the seventh edition of Pop Arts will take place in Theater Bellevue, Jeugdtheater De Krakeling, Ostade A’dam, De Brakke Grond and at several outdoor locations. For two weeks the festival offers a full programme with over 30 performances from the Netherlands and abroad.
  • 13 Jan. → 16 Jan. '16Groningen, The Netherlands

    Eurosonic/Noorderslag 2016

    Eurosonic Noorderslag is Europe’s leading conference and showcase festival, focusing on live music.
  • 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.
  • 4 Nov. → 8 Nov. '15's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

    November Music 2015

    November Music is an international music festival based in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
  • 16 Oct. → 16 Oct. '15Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    ADE Beats 2015

    ADE Beats is the new hip-hop, bass and beats conference at Amsterdam Dance Event. ADE Beats organises an international visitors' programme in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 14 Oct. → 16 Oct. '15Paris, France

    Dutch Impact showcase at MaMa 2015

    Following the success of the 2014 edition, MaMA returns this year for 3 days from 14 to 16 October with more than 120 concerts and 50 meetings, conferences and debates.
  • 9 Sep. → 13 Sep. '15Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2015

    Gaudeamus presents, organises, promotes, and supports the newest music by pioneering talent. Gaudeamus has been an advocate of trailblazing composers around the world for 70 years.
  • 3 Sep. → 13 Sep. '15Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    TF Jong 2015

    TF Jong is the youth edition of the Dutch Theatre Festival. TF Jong shows a selection of the best performances from past season.
  • 22 May. → 31 May. '15Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Operadagen Rotterdam / Operatie Muziektheater 2015

    Operadagen Rotterdam is an international festival with a focus on new developments in opera and music theatre.
  • 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.
  • 5 Sep. → 7 Sep. '14Antwerp & Amsterdam

    Moving Meetings Theatre 2014

    Moving Meetings Theatre is a special visitors’ programme for presenters from all over the world, offering a selection of the most interesting companies and theatre artists from the Netherlands and Flanders.
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