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SPRING Academy

Get inspired during ten days of workshops, masterclasses, talks, and exchanges. Meet peers in the field, connect with audiences or makers, and discover new impulses. SPRING Academy is open to everyone who wants to discover more about our performances and the contexts they exist in. 



SPRING Academy: Platform for artistic exchange 

SPRING Academy is an important part of the SPRING Performing Arts Festival. As a platform, it presents many free public events such as talks and reading groups. The Academy program opens new doors to the performances and allows you to get a deeper insight into new developments in the performing arts and current topics that determine our understanding of the world.  

Apart from the public programs, SPRING Academy also provides tailor-made programs for schools from the Netherlands and abroad to connect the upcoming generations of artists, dramaturgs, scenographers and researchers with festival creators and artists. The program comprises workshops, masterclasses, talks, symposia and exchanges. SPRING Academy goes beyond education, offering a space for connection and the celebration of performing arts. Join our artistic eco-system during SPRING Performing Arts Festival at Het Huis Utrecht. 

School Program

Within our School Program at SPRING Academy, we offer special programs to performing arts schools, both nationally and internationally. These programs are carefully curated to include performance visits and after talks, masterclasses or workshops given by SPRING artists, as well as exchanges between the visiting schools. This way, the students do not only meet the festival makers and artists presenting at SPRING but also connect with each other, the upcoming generation of artists, dramaturgs, scenographers, and researchers. With the SPRING Academy’s School Program, we want to merge academia and artistic expression, foster collaboration and exchange, sharing perspectives. 

Are you a young maker who is not connected to an educational institution but would still like to participate in SPRING Academy? Send us an email and keep your eyes out for our open call program. 

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Public Program 2024

Next to the School Program, SPRING Academy also organizes events for the general audience. 

2024 Public Program

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