Company/Organization Name: 
Open Up project
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Description/Useful Info: 

Open Up is a cultural project (2020-2023), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme that aims to bring to the surface and promote underrepresented artists, designers, craftspeople and performers located in the seven cities of the partner organisations. It furthermore aims to establish sustainable art practises amongst them, by providing the participants with training and knowledge through the project’s various actions, which include laboratories, workshops, festivals and exhibitions. Open Up intents to empower creators to develop their skills, present their works and create a new business model frameworks, which will enable them to sustain their work even after the end the project.

Training/Seminar Title: 
Performance Lab
Training/Seminar description: 

Open Call for participation in the Performance Lab

This 1-year-long, all-inclusive laboratory is part of the Open Up project & will allow you to learn techniques and practices used in the field of live performance by experienced artists and educators from the fields of dance, physical theatre, music, voice work, performance art, live art. Participants will enter a European network of artists and professional trainers and will have the opportunity to make connections in Cyprus and abroad. All participants will receive a certificate of participation at no cost.

It will take place on Saturdays from January to December 2021 at Theatro Polis – OPAP
(10-12 Tempon Street, 1016 Nicosia), which is located in the Old City Centre of Nicosia.
The lab is free of charge.

Profile of participants:

  • Have a strong interest in expanding their knowledge and experience in a kind of performing or performance practice (dance, theatre, music, voice work, performance, live art)
  • Have some previous experience in a performance practice (this could have been on stage, in a studio, or in community gatherings)
  • Aim at eventually creating their own artistic identity by developing their own practice (with the help of the Open Up team)
  • Have a good knowledge of the English language (as workshops will be in English)
  • Availability and willingness to follow the one-year-long commitment of the programme
  • Be over 18 years old

To apply:

Please email us at with the Subject of the email being “Performance Lab Application”, with (1) a short biography/ CV, where you will include any relevant qualifications and/or experience you have in the field of Performative Arts & (2) send us a short statement saying why you are interested in applying.


Total Duration: 
48 Days
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More Information(download document): 
PDF icon Open Up Performance Lab Eng.pdf