Perform Europe: grants for cooperation projects in the field of performing arts

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Grant
Location: Ukraine and EU
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: EU

This is a chance to receive up to EUR 60,000 for a large-scale collaboration redefining international touring.

Think on how to make performance art more inclusive, sustainable and fair — invite the audience to a participatory performance about the consequences of carbon emissions, organise a virtual dance festival for people with disabilities or create an urban performance dedicated to the safety of women in the city. You must demonstrate the project in at least three countries by 30 November 2025.

Perform Europe has already supported 19 performances, including Ukrainian organisations. Look for inspiration among winners' projects on the website.

The project was created with the support of Creative Europe. This is one of the thousands of EU opportunities for Ukrainians. 

More about the programme

What do I get?
EUR 12,000, EUR 32,000 or EUR 60,000 that will cover fees, travel, equipment hire, promo and other expenses.
Can I apply?

These grants are for teams of performers or performing arts organisations from at least three countries.

Collaborate with artists from the EU, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo, Norway, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia or Turkey.

What do I need to apply?
  • Completed application form. Check the application questions at the link.
  • Project proposition: tell why your idea is essential, how you plan to implement it and what results you expect. The Toolkit will help form a project proposal.
  • Description of the artwork you will tour with — up to 3,500 characters.
  • Budget.
  • Partners. If no one comes to mind, find like-minded people in the Matchmaking Tool.
  • A good command of English.

Check the details at the link.

How do I apply?

Fill out the online application by 31 March. The language of the application is English.

If you need help applying, please write to the organisers at

Find answers to frequently asked questions here.

Good to know
  • The organisers will choose 35 winners. You will find out the results on 3 June.
  • The total budget of the program is 2.1 million euros. More than EUR 100,000 will support Ukrainian performative art or projects with Ukraine's participation.
  • The grant will help open your performance, show or festival to even more people. The programme will not cover the costs of creating a new project.
  • You can join several different projects at once.
  • You can present the project live, in a digital or hybrid format.
  • This competition does not support projects in the field of music.

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