A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
18 Mar. '21

For artists under 30: open call MittelYoung

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Diamanda Dramm, one of the Dutch artists that performed at Mittelfest in 2019.
Mittelfest invites young artists to send in their theatre, dance or music project for MittelYoung (24-27 June 2021) and Mittelfest (27 August-5 September 2021). The call is open to artists, ensembles and companies who are under 30 and based in Central Europe or the Balkans. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2021.
Music, theatre, dance and visual arts festival Mittelfest brings together fresh and urgent artistic and cultural ideas. The international festival has a special focus on Central and Southeast Europe.

This year, the festival hosts an additional event titled MittelYoung: an event by and for young people under 30. MittelYoung strives to reflect and give a voice to a generation that is facing great and important changes.

From all submitted works, 9 productions (3 theatre, 3 music, 3 dance) will be selected for MittelYoung, taking place from 24-27 June 2021 in Cividale del Friuli, Italy. From those 9 works, 3 will be selected for the programme of Mittelfest, which will take place from 27 August - 5 September 2021.


Mittelfest welcomes submissions from the following countries:
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Hungary.

Ensembles/ companies may consist of up to 6 members. All members of the artistic staff must be aged between 18 and 30 at the time of submitting the application. Any technical staff is not subject to this age limit.

Individual artists under 30 must be nationals of or permanent residents in one of the aforementioned countries.

The projects submitted must be in line with the theme “Eredi” (heirs/heiresses) of Mittelfest 2021.


Deadline for applications is 31 March 2021 at 12:00.

Applicants must submit the application form (available for download at the Mittelfest website) with the following documents:
A short biography of the artist or company
Personal data of all members of the ensemble (artistic and technical staff)
A description of the production
Technical data sheet of the production
A summary or script of the production, in Italian or English
Photos and/or videos (links, if available) of the production

The organisation will announce the selected projects by 8 July 2021.

Applications must be submitted by 31 March 2021 at 12:00 via selezione@mittelfest.org.

For further information about the open call, please contact artistica@mittelfest.org.

More information?

For more information about the open call and the application form, visit the website of Mittelfest.