Santarcangelo dei Teatri organises the Santarcangelo Festival, which is the oldest Italian festival dedicated to contemporary performing arts, as well as one of the most significant festivals in the European context of theatre and dance.

You may apply for (N.B. Call will not be carried out for 2023):

  • three residencies for two to three weeks for working groups of dance, performance, or theatre (for a maximum of 6 persons)
  • working period: residencies begin on September 9th, October 7th and November 4th
  • the grant amounts to €650 a week. In addition to the working grant, the grantee also receives a grant to cover travel costs, the amount of which depends on the selected means of travel. A higher travel grant is awarded to grantees travelling by rail or sea instead of flying. Further information on travel grant

The festival was born at the crossroads of the dimensions – constantly rethought and rearticulated – that characterise it: international artistic presences, the relationship with the public space of Santarcangelo, and the collective engagement of its citizens. The association’s year-round programme consists of encounters, shared experiences, video screenings and meetings with artists, which are open to the public. The organisers offer the resident theatre and dance companies opportunities for organising events in the form of conversations, movement workshops, open rehearsals, shared cinema viewings or even trips to the seaside. This is negotiated between the festival staff and the guests, after they have been selected for the residency.

Accommodation is offered in shared spaces at a guest house right next to the Lavatoio Theatre (Teatro il Lavatoio), which is available as a venue for practice and possible events by the artists in residency, six days a week.

The theater in Santarcangelo dei Teatri.
The theatre in Santarcangelo dei Teatri.