OPEN CALL for Estonian and Norwegian artists, MOVING CITIES: residency and performance project for choreographic interventions in public space Tartu 2024 + Bodø 2024

Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL) and Davvi - Center for the Performing Arts are looking for 4 Estonian artists and 4 Norwegian artists for a collaboration project, which aims to find choreographic interventions to the topics of public space. In the context of Tartu and Bodø being both the European Capitals of Culture for the year 2024 the project invites artists to research public space and its community habits using the techniques of choreography and performing arts. Moving Cities brings together professionals in choreography and urbanism to ask questions and look critically at the public space infrastructure in Tartu and Bodø

The project consists of 3 parts: 2-week research residency in Tartu in August 2023; 3- week research residency with a public presentation in Bodø in June 2024; 3-week residency and rehearsal period with 3 public performances in Tartu in July 2024. All artists are asked to participate in all the residencies.

The artistic team of 8 people – 4 from Estonia and 4 from Norway are invited to create a collaborative choreographic intervention and performances in the two cities of Tartu and Bodø.


  • 14-27 August 2023 2-week residency in Tartu, including participating at UIT festival (16-19 Aug)
  • 3–21 June 2024 3-week residency in Bodø, including public presentation on 22nd June 2024
  • July 2024 3-week residency, rehearsals and 3 public performances

Who are we looking for

4 professional artists from Estonia and 4 from Norway with a background in
choreography, performing arts, urbanism, architecture or fields dealing with public space.

We expect to participate fully in all the residencies, to be open for collaboration with fellow artists and to work towards a mutual performance project, exploring the physical potential of specific public space.

What we offer

  • Stipends for each residency
  • Travel and accommodation, per diems
  • Production costs

For applying

Please send application to
– CV and/or portfolio + 1 A4 motivation letter explaining what is your interest and experience so far working with and in public space.

Deadline for applications: 15th of February 2023

Moving Cities is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

Project by Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL), Estonia, Davvi - Center for the Performing Arts, Norway and in collaboration with UIT festival, Tartu, Estonia.

Supported by Tartu 2024 and Bodø2024.

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