het Theater Festival

Apply for the Roel Verniers Prize 2024

Fri 03 May 2024

Are you a budding performing artist brimming with inspiration? And do you have an artistic concept you want to develop? Then take part in the Roel Verniers Prize 2024! Het TheaterFestival is looking for inspiring concepts from budding performing artists: theatre, dance, slam, performance, lyric writing … Anyone can participate!


The winner of the Roel Verniers Prize 2024 will receive:


— A co-production sum of €10,000 to realise an artistic concept;
— The invitation to show the realisation of that concept at het TheaterFestival 2024 in Brussels
— A preparatory workshop ‘Pitch & feedback’ by Alesandra Seutin, offered by Mestizo Arts Platform.


The eight finalists will receive:


— Business and legal coaching tailored to your project and future plans by Cultuurloket;
— A coaching session by Detheatermaker;
— Business follow-up and support by Amplo.


How does it work?


Mail your artistic concept on maximum one A4 or in a video message of maximum three minutes + your CV to info@theaterfestival.be. The deadline is Thursday 30 May 2024. We ask you the following:


— Introduce yourself. Who are you and what is your artistic track record so far?
— Introduce your project
— What do you need practically and financially to realise your project to the extent that you already have visibility on this?
— Are you supported and, if so, how?
— What stage of elaboration are you at?


An expert jury will carefully go through all artistic plans and select eight concepts. On Friday 14 June 2024, you will find out whether you have been selected to come and pitch. Mestizo Arts Platform and het TheaterFestival will offer those selected a preparatory workshop ‘Pitch and feedback’ on Tuesday 3 September (note: date subject to change), given by Alesandra Seutin, performer, choreographer and dance teacher.


On Friday 6 September 2024, those selected will present their concept live at the Arenberg festival venue during het TheaterFestival, which takes place from Thursday 5 to Sunday 15 September 2024 in Antwerp. Mark this date in your diary if you want to participate. At the end of the day, we will announce the winner of the Roel Verniers Prize 2024. The concept presentations and the award ceremony are open to the public.


Try your luck and join in!

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