MOVE Award
More Quality Visual theatre for Europe

Welcome to Move-Award, a brand new international project for visual theatre !

DOWNLOAD Intro Flyer 2014 Move-A

Move-A aims to nurture the creation of high quality international visual theatre (mime, movement theatre, figuren- & puppettheatre, objecttheatre, shadowplay, physical theatre, circus and acrobatics, etc…) . Our primary function is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about the genre to wider audiences throughout Europe. To achieve this we provide directors and managers of festivals, theatres and cultural centres across the continent with a user-friendly means to help them make confident programming choices, encouraging them – through competitive company fees and related expenses – to choose exciting productions of contemporary visual theatre for their events and seasons.

Move-A is an international dialogue between the creators and programmers of visual theatre and unites them in a supportive international network. Each year, using its Quality-Label, Move-A promotes three exciting, high quality productions created by young companies, through their presentation at important national festivals and venues throughout Europe. Meeting once a year, a selection committee made up of leading arts professionals from across the continent selects these shows.

Founding members of the Association Move-Award from: Belgium  (Crossroadsfestival-Antwerpen), Spain (COS – International Mime Festival-Reus), Denmark (Waves Festival Vordingborg – Asterions Hus Copenhagen), Italy (Arteven-Mestre) and from Scotland (Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival – Edinburgh). Since its foundation in 2013, Move-A has also welcomed a new Associate Members from Finland (Black & White Theatre Festival Imatra), and Network Members from Macedonia (Pan-Phys Festival), Netherlands (Theater de Blauwe Kei/ Visuals), Poland (Festival Apart Katowice) and the UK (the Norwich Puppet Theater). Festivals in several other countries are also in the process of joining Move-A

Performing companies interested in applying for Move-A Quality- Label status and support can find out more information about the organisation at its website, where online applications can also be made. Once received, all submissions are carefully reviewed by Move-A’s selection committee. The annual application deadline is set 14.02.2016 for the touring season 2016-2017.  You can also contact office of Move-A, with any questions.

We believe that this international initiative is a compact and efficient platform for the effective and supportive promotion of the visual theatre makers of the future. All we need is the enthusiastic interest and commitment of festival and venue programmers, the unique and exciting performances we present will do the rest.

To the visual theatre of the future!

Marc Crauwels – Founder Move-A