Open Call for Artists!


We are currently seeking applications for digital artist residencies on the topic of "Social Inclusion"!

As part of the Creative-Europe funded project Digital Lab Artist-in Residences (DigiLabAiR), ECC Performance Art is offering three digital artist residencies to develop a performance-for-camera on the topic of social inclusion. An inclusive society is equipped with mechanisms which accommodate diversity, and facilitate/enable people’s active participation in their political, economic and social lives. As such, it over-rides differences of race, gender, class, generation, and geography, and ensures equal opportunities for all to achieve full potential in life, regardless of origin. We are looking for original work to be co-created that uses body-based performance art to critically investigate into the de-facto level of social inclusion that society offers and sheds light on processes of in- and exclusion, disadvantages, and marginalization that remain in place based on one’s identity.

The performance-for-film works will be developed in dialogue with ECC Performance Art through three joint online sessions between all artists and ECC Performance Art director Anja Foerschner as well as one or two individual mentoring sessions between each artist and Anja. The online residencies are a space where the participating artists and mentors work co-creatively. They offer a place for artists from different backgrounds to meet and exchange practices and ideas. Throughout the residency, they offer an opportunity to receive inspiration and feedback throughout the creative process of developing the work.

The resulting films will be showcased in a public exhibition in Venice, Italy in December 2023, and become part of the online platform PAV Performance Art Vid to be launched on that occasion with the aim to generate further revenue for the artists through an ongoing video-on-demand availability.

Each artist will receive a stiped of EUR 800.

  • Eligibility: European artists born or currently working in the Netherlands.
  • Applications must be received by April 30, 2023. Virtual interviews will be held between May 15-19, 2023. Recipients will be notified by May 22, 23.
  • The runtime of the residencies is between July 1 – September 30, 2023 with final works to be submitted no later than September 30.
  • Only new works to be developed as performance-for-camera on the above-mentioned topic will be considered.
  • We hold no formal requirements on the length and technique of the performance-for-film work, but bear in mind that it needs to be produced, realized and edited in the months July-September.
  • The selected artists should become acquainted with the Green Production Guide or Green Film Criteria, aiming to reduce their artistic production’s impact on the environment.


Application process:

In order to apply please provide the following

  • Bio
  • 3-5 worksamples (as images or links)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Draft of the proposed work to be developed during the residency


Please send the required documents in ONE PDF titled “last name_DigiLabAiR” to info@ecc-performanceart.eu with email subject header equally titled “last name_DigiLabAiR”.
Please note that submissions received after April 31 will not be considered and ONLY artists invited to the interview will receive a notification. This means that if you haven’t heard from us by May 15th we unfortunately have not chosen you.

We explicitly encourage applications and collaborations from people from otherwise marginalized communities. If it should not be possible for you to submit your proposal in the way outlined below, or if you need any assistance, please get in touch and we look forward to finding ways to make it work for you. 



DigiLabAiR is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program

Digital Lab Artist-in Residences (DigiLabAiR) is a Creative Europe-funded project that promotes inclusion, participation, and reflection through performance art and live art co-creation processes for new forms of creativity, artistic production, and audience engagement, realising an innovative model in hybrid (digital and live). The project focuses on innovation, digitalisation and audience development through the organisation of five Digital Artist-in Residences led by project partners on social issues framed in the SDG Agenda. Participating artists will co-create digital performance artworks in a defined time to showcase them in a final live event. A digital artist-in-residence is a place of thought, research, and experimentation for ideas to grow and develop in periods and ways the artists feel the need. A key feature of the project is the implementation of a digital platform operating with the video on-demand strategy: video performance artworks produced during each digital artist-in-residence will be disseminated online, promoting artists’ visibility and providing them financial sustenance. DigiLabAiR aims to build an innovative sustainable model using digital technology to support performance art and live art to respond creatively to the present crises. The partnership involves six European cultural associations with strong territorial knowledge and anchoring in participatory co-creation processes to foster the development of a continuously growing audience.


A project by EntrAxis e.V. (Germany), Studio Contemporaneo (Venice), PAV Performance Art Vid (Milan), European Cultural Centre (Amsterdam), G.A.P. Gathering Around Performance (Athens) and G12 HUB (Belgrade).