Future Academy on Tour in Europe – FATE

Future Academy on Tour in Europe – FATE

The “Future Academy on Tour in Europe» – FATE project from ZID Theatre (NL), Atalaya (ES), SCT (IT), DAH Theatre (SB) and Studio 7 (DE) aims to create a connection between new creative migrants/refugees, cultural organisations and EU citizens through artistic training, inclusion and enhancing employment opportunities in the art sector.


The aim is to help ensure that these «new players» have equal opportunities compared to European artists and creatives on the job market of the cultural sector.
Various studies have shown that in Europe, participation in the professional arts and culture sector of these young people is still minimal. Extra attention is needed to ensure that they can participate fully and sustainably in the cultural life of their new city, region, country and continent.

Objectives of the project

  • Develop, test and capture a training method for “new players” – i.e. new migrants/refugees that want to pursue a professional career in the arts in Europe – whether this is as a performer on stage or behind the stage as a director, technician, producer, project leader and so on.
  • Stimulating the dialogue between these new players and cultural institutions, professionals of art schools and academies in Europe; organisations that can mean something for newcomers when it comes to increasing opportunities for a professional career.
  • Knowledge development and sharing of methods and formats on the training programme with a wider community of creative professionals and policymakers in Europe.


The main activities are:

  1. A training programme in NL and ES for 50 creative migrants/refugees
  2. An inclusion programme in NL and ES for 40 cultural professionals
  3. Two productions (NL & ES) and two artistic presentations (SB & DE) going on a European tour through 2 countries
  4. The deployment of a Digital Platform integrating all project’s communication and dissemination activities
  5. 5 conferences in 5 countries for cultural and educational professionals in the arts sector
  6. A follow-up plan for the employment of the participants, wider usage of the training method and a pledge by cultural institutions for employing creative migrants/refugees.


  • ZID Theatre (NL)
  • Atalaya (ES)
  • SCT (IT)
  • DAH Theatre (SB)
  • Studio 7 (DE)