What is NXTSTP?

NXTSTP is a network of European performing arts festivals that came into being in 2007 to insenfiy the co-production and circulation of the performing arts in Europe. More specifically, NXTSTP wants to:

• stimulate the financial support and presentation of artistic work of a new generation of artists
• promote international visibility and circulation of the performing arts in Europe
• encourage intercultural dialogue

Read more about this project.


The second term of NXTSTP took place from 1 November 2012 to 31 October 2017. In October 2017 a full report of this term is published by (project leader) Kunstenfestivaldesarts: NXTSTP 2012-2017, A European Network for Emerging Artists. The publication is supported by the Culture Program of the European Union and offers an insight into the network and results of the second term as well as perspectives on the project by both the eight partners and some of the participating artists. You can read it here.


Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels)
Alkantara Festival (Lisbon)
Baltoscandal Festival (Rakvere)
Dublin Theater Festival (Dublin)
Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival (Göteborg)
Noorderzon (Groningen)
steirischer herbst festival (Graz)
Théâtre National de Bordeaux en Aquitaine (Bordeaux)

Associated partners

Dense Bamako Danse (Bamako, ML)
Festival On Marche (Marrakesh, MA)
Kyoto Experiment (Kyoto, JP)
Panorama Festival (Rio de Janeiro, BR)