Open Call for Make a Move Incubator

Calling all Irish and British Physical Theatre Performers!

Make a Move Project is now accepting applications for participation in the Galway Lab as part of its Art incubator for contemporary European non-institutionalised theatre.

Deadline March 22nd, midnight.

This call is to participate in the Galway Lab of the ‘Make a Move’ project, from April 27th - May 3rd 2019, in Galway city & county.

The call is aimed at all independent theatre makers, be it individual artists or collectives (companies), from Ireland and the UK, working in the field of contemporary movement-based theatre practices (such as physical theatre, mime, improvisational theatre and other forms with a strong relation to the body and movement).

Up to 10 artists from Ireland & the UK will be selected through this call, and these artists will join a core group of 10 international artists for the Galway Lab.  The Galway Lab will focus on digital practices and skills, and will cover such areas as:

  • digital marketing strategies for independent artists and collectives

  • using digital tools to network and create with international partners

  • exploring different digital technologies and how they could be applied in movement-based practice: e.g. virtual reality and 360 video, sensor technologies, and digital projection

  • presentation of scratch works-in-progress as part of the Galway Theatre Festival 2019


The Galway Lab will also allow for exchanges of practice and skills between local, regional, national and international participants.  Participants will also explore possibilities to develop international cooperation projects, to be presented as part of Galway European Capital of Culture 2020.

The project will cover the travel, accommodation and subsistence costs of the successful applicants to this call.


About Make a Move Project

The overall ‘Make a Move’ project objective is to contribute to the revitalization of European theatre by mobilizing the unutilized creative and innovative potential of non-institutionalised and independent theatre practices, such as physical theatre, corporeal mime and improvisational theatre.

 The strategy to achieve this is to develop and test an innovative incubating environment in which non-institutionalised and independent theatre practitioners will have the opportunity to develop their artistic and professional skills and grow their production proposals from the stage of creative ideas to different stages of production and promotion. To do this the project will host three ‘artistic labs’ in Galway (Ireland), Rijeka (Croatia), and Targu-Mures (Romania), bringing together international, local and regional participants.  The project will identify at least 5 new cooperation opportunities and initiate applications to sources of funding.

Read more about Make a Move Project at:


Download the full Call for Participation.

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union