Publisert: 26.03.2024

March 26 – April 26, 2024

Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024, 23:59 CET

Join Moving Identities – a border-crossing residency programme for performing artists

Move people, move standpoints, move perceptions. Challenge perspectives, connect with people and places. This is Moving Identities.

Are you a performing arts group or company based in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Belgium, or Spain? And do you want to further explore European identity, diversity, and inclusion?

Join us for an extended artistic exchange with residencies, seminars, mentoring, and cross-border collaboration.

We're offering the opportunity for you to develop a project idea and artistic vision through three paid residencies – one in your country of residence, and two abroad with our partner venues.

The programme is committed to a sustainable practice and will prioritise slow travel where possible.

Link to the application form.


UP, Davvi - Senter for scenekunst, Nau Ivanow, HELLERAU, Kunstplaats and VONK.

You can find descriptions of the venues and accessibility here

Please note: The countries, dates and venues are fixed in advance.

Residencies and dates

Please note: You must be able to join all three residencies on these specific dates.


First residency

Second residency

Third residency

Artists from Denmark

October 14-27, 2024, Copenhagen, Denmark

November 4-15, 2024, Hasselt, Belgium

March 19-30, 2025, Dresden, Germany

Artists from Norway

October 2-15, 2024, Hammerfest, Norway

November 11-24, 2024, Barcelona, Spain

March 10-21, 2025, Hasselt, Belgium

Artists from Germany

October 21-01 November, 2024, Dresden, Germany

November 4-15, 2024, Hasselt, Belgium

March 17-30, 2025, Copenhagen, Denmark

Artists from Belgium

October 7-18, 2024, Hasselt, Belgium

November 04-15, 2024, Dresden, Germany

March 10-21, 2025, Hammerfest, Norway

Artists from Spain

October 14-27, 2024, Barcelona, Spain

November 11-23, 2024, Hammerfest, Norway

March 19-30, 2025, Dresden, Germany

We acknowledge that the application process may be challenging, given both national and other differences. We encourage anyone eligible to apply to tell us of how we may be able to help you. We look forward to getting to know you.


What language is used in the programme?

The administrative language is English, but you can submit your CV and project idea in any of the local languages – Norwegian, Danish, German, Flemish, Dutch, Castillan or Catalan. When you travel to the other countries, we will communicate in English, but you can develop your project in any language. If you have translation needs during your time with us, please let us know.

How do you interpret ‘European Identity’ and the themes of diversity and inclusion?

We are interested in promoting artists from diverse backgrounds and artists who explore these themes. The artistic interpretation is up to you.

Which nationalities can apply?

All nationalities can apply, but you must have current residency and work permit in one of the included countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway, or Spain. This includes every artist in your company/group. None of the participants can reside in other countries at the time of your application.

Is the programme accessible?

We do our best to ensure our venues and practices are inclusive and accessible to all and we work hard to make sure accessibility is not a barrier to artists who take part.

If you are in doubt that a venue fits your needs, please get in touch with us.

You can read about each venue here.

How do you interpret ‘professional artists’?

We understand that the term professional means different things in different countries and that the route to becoming professional varies. In the Moving Identities programme, the term categorises artists for whom artistic practice in the performing arts is their primary occupation. The aim of the programme is to support the artists selected in their international career – we therefore prioritise artists who have worked professionally in their country of residence for some time.

The programme is not for artists who are in full-time education.

Do I have to take part in all residencies and activities?

Yes. We have tailored the activities to make sure you get the most out of your time with us, which is why we ask you to attend them all.

Can we change group members throughout the year?

No. Once you are offered a place, we contract all the members of your group and expect you to take part in the whole programme.

Who are the partners?

The programme consists of venue partners who host the residencies, and advisory partners who oversee the mentoring and support the programme with their expertise.

Partners: UP (Denmark), DAVVI (Norway), Nau Ivanow (Spain), HELLERAU (Germany), Kunstplaats VONK (Belgium), CKI (Denmark), Sustainable Culture NOW (Denmark), ITI (Germany), Himherandit Productions (Denmark), Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (Estonia), The Danish Cultural Institute (Denmark/Estonia).

Further questions

If you have any questions regarding the residencies or your application, you can reach out to your local venue or project manager.

Under Residencies on our website, you can find information on the venues in the different cities, get to know the places and contexts a bit better and find information on accessibility and physical facilities etc.

You can also read about the previous artists here.

Online info session

Each venue will host a 1-hour session online where artists interested in applying can ask questions and get more information. The time and date for Davvi - Senter for Scenekunst are: April 12, 2024, 10.00 – 11.00 CET, Norwegian time. Use this Zoom link

Contact person for Davvi - Senter for scenekunst:

Maria K. Landmark

Alexandros Vrettos

If you have any accessibility requirements for this meeting, please let us know in advance.

Useful Links:

Link to the open call and application

Link to the participating residency venues

Link to past artists

Links to the home page of MI

Top-picture: Photo: Kasper Hjort

Artists: Jennifer for a Day