Open Call CPH STAGEs International Days 2023



5-6 Danish works from all genres of the performing arts – live or digital – will be elected by an international jury for CPH STAGE’s Danish Showcase. The works will be presented during the festivals International Days 8. – 10. June 2023. These works will receive special promotion and get the opportunity to be seen by international guests, members of the Danish industry and English-speaking audiences in Copenhagen. The vision is to support Danish performing arts in becoming visible in the international performing arts arena. The jury will favor applicants whose performances have premiered.
In 2022 we hope to embrace a full on in-person festival with a strong visitors’ programme. -3 of the selected works will be invited to be part of the digital showcasing which will build on the experiences from the previous years. It is a firm ambition to continue to be one of the pioneers within digital showcasing.
CPH STAGE supports the selected showcase-performances with a production support up to 30.000 DKK (excl. VAT) per project. In case of unique grand work the Jury will be able to grant up to 50.000 dkk (excl. vat). However, the festival does not provide fully financial support to said productions.
It is possible to be selected and receive support from both CPH STAGEs Open Call to ”den kuraterede forestillingslinje” for the Danish audiences and the Danish showcase at CPH STAGEs International Days, if both programme committees find it relevant.
Please note that selected works for CPH STAGE’s Danish Showcase 2023 will be launched at a virtual event 9. February 2023.

PITCH opportunity at CPH STAGE 2023

Pitch June 9th 2023: 5-8 works either in stages of pre-production or post-production with premieres in 2022/2023 will be selected by the jury to pitch their project. The pitch will also be produced as a video, which can be used in your promotion of your work in the future. Each pitch-project will be supported with 3.000 DKK (excl VAT) to cover any expences like travel costs etc.
To ensure the broadest support for all applicants, productions can only get selected in one category, for either Showcase or Pitch. However we encourage interested applicants to apply for both categories.

Danish performing arts in the international arena

One of CPH STAGEs goals is to present international relevant performances of high quality to international guests. Our agenda with the curated national showcase is to advocate Danish Performing Arts in the international arena. The jury will emphasize performances of high quality with a genuine and ambitious international potential.


Application deadline: 17.10.22 at 23.55 CEST – please go to the platform and make a profile to apply (or use the one you already have) – please select ‘DENMARK’ in search criteria and make sure to choose the right application-form: ‘CPH STAGE’s International Days: Open Call – Danish Showcase and Pitch 2023’. NB: Please note that if you also want to apply for the curation for Danish audiences with your work – you just click this box and don’t have to send a second application.

Questions: Please send all questions regarding this Open Call for the international days to CPH STAGEs Head of International Programming and Production Karen Toftegaard at

You can see the selection of 2022 here.

The jury

Stine Nilsen, Artistic Director CODA Oslo International Dance festival, Oslo [NO]
Anna Teuwen, Curator, Kampnagel, Hamburg [DE]
Low Kee Hong, Creative Director, Factory International, Manchester [UK/Singapore]
Karen Toftegaard, Head of International Programming and Production, CPH STAGE [DK]

You can see more about the jury here.


Please note that all the names of the applicants will be published in an assessment sheet after the jury’s meeting.


When you works is selected for the Showcase or the Pitch you commit to participating in both two preparation workshops and a post-festival-evaluation. Furthermore you commit to engaging in continuous conversations with our international producer in order to make sure we reach the best suitable outcome from this strategic effort. At least one person (the producer) will participate dedicated in the in-person and digital international days – including the match-making meetings.
Please note that 60-80 tickets should be allocated to the CPH STAGE for international and national guests as well as press and collaborators.

Supported by

The curation of the 10 – 14 works at CPH STAGEs International Days is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and Danish Actor’s Association (Dansk Skuespillerforbund).