SPRING Performing Arts Festival
20-29 May 2021 UTRECHT

SPRING Academy

SPRING Academy 2021: Platform for artistic exchange

10 days of theatre, dance, workshops, lectures and encounters for emerging artists, students and theorists

SPRING Academy is SPRING Performing Arts Festival’s platform for artistic exchange. We connect emerging artists, dramaturgs, scenographers and researchers to the artists of SPRING. Be inspired during 10 days of workshops, masterclasses, artist talks, symposia and exchanges. Meet peers in the field, get involved and discover new impulses. Join our artistic eco-system during SPRING Performing Arts Festival at Het Huis Utrecht.

This year will be a special edition where we transform the garden of Het Huis to the Academy garden, created by Malou Palmboom, Cecilia Berhall and Sam Bachy in cooperation with the HKU Master Scenography. Domein voor Kunstkritiek will also be a part of it for 1 on 1 conversations with SPRING Academy participants. 

Open Call Participants

SPRING Performing Arts Festival 2021 is calling (emerging) artists and students: makers, choreographers, scenographers, audio storytellers, dramaturgs, dancers, actors, performers, writers, curators, researchers and political engagers who would love to learn more during the Masterclasses and Open Programmes of SPRING Academy 2021. Meet other (young) artists, as well as professional artists that are performing at SPRING this year.

This year we offer you three open call programmes. 

Program for Schools

We provide tailor-made programs for schools, study programs and universities (national and international). We prepare a program consisting of suitable performances, master classes, workshops and talks. Are you interested in the program for schools? Read all about it here.

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If you have any questions please send an email to springacademy@springutrecht.nl
Looking forward to seeing you in May at SPRING Academy!

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During SPRING Academy 2020 we would like to welcome everyone who loves the artistic workfield back to our platform for artistic exchange.