Open Call: International Days 2022


Showcasing and/or pitching works at the DANISH SHOWCASE at CPH STAGE’s International Days 8. – 10. June 2022

6 Danish works from all genres of the performing arts – live or digital – will be elected by a jury for CPH STAGE’s Danish Showcase. The works will be presented during the festivals International Days 8. – 10. June 2022. 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. However 2-3 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 (see the digital showcases 2021 and digital pitch-videos 2021).
CPH STAGE supports the selected performances by offering a subsidize for a maximum of 20,000 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 nye 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 2022 will be launched at a virtual event 4. February 2022.

PITCH opportunity at CPH STAGE 2022

Pitch June 9th 2022: 6-8 works either in stages of pre-production or post-production with premieres in 2021/2022 will be selected by the jury to pitch their project. The pitch will also be produced as a video, which can also be used in your promotion of your work in the future.
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: 27.10.21 at 11.59pm CET – please go to the platform in order to apply. You easily create a profile for your company/theatre and then search for “CPH STAGE’s International Days: Open Call – Danish Showcase and Pitch”. This platform will be used for all CPH STAGEs applications. Questions: Please send all questions regarding this Open Call to CPH STAGEs International Producer Karen Toftegaard at


The Jury consists of selected people with a great insight into the Danish and/or the international performing arts scene:

See more about the jury


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


When your work is selected for the Showcase or the Pitch you commit to participating in both two preparation workshops and a post-evaluation. Furthermore you commit to engage 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 company/theatre producer) will participate dedicated in the in-person and digital international days – including the match-making meetings.

Please note that 60-90 tickets should be allocated to CPH STAGE – in communication with the International Producer – for international and national guests as well as press and collaborators.


The curation of the 14 works at CPH STAGEs International Days is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and Danish Actor’s Association (Dansk Skuespillerforbund). Collaborators on the International Days: Dansekapellet (presenting venue).