«Premio – award for aspiring young theatre and dance practitioners» is a national Swiss competition for young theatre and dance practitioners that is jointly financed by Migros Kulturprozent, Ernst-Göhner foundation and Pro Helvetia. Responsibility for the selection procedure, comprising choice of dossiers, semi-final and final, lies with representatives of currently 35 relevant Swiss institutions – theatre and dance houses, festivals and theatre academies. The format thus represents an ideal platform on which up-and-coming young artists can present their projects and forge contacts.
The award winners receive a production grant of CHF 25,000. Further prizes include the possibility of guest performances in various regions of Switzerland. The fees for the theatre or dance groups hired by Premio members are borne by the three sponsors Ernst-Göhner foundation, Migros Kulturprozent and Pro Helvetia.
Premio publishes a call for applications on its website.
(Photo: Eric Philippoz «Laisser les piolets au bas de la paroi» © Pénélope Henriod)