Applications are closed
Applications are closed
Applications for the 2020 edition of the Dutch Burlesque Festival are now closed.
The Dutch Burlesque Festival is a celebration of the weird and wonderful world of burlesque. There's no theme, no competition, just a fabulous feast of the very best burlesque.
Application deadline: December 31 23:59, 2019
Notification to applicants: until January 21, 2020
Dates of festival: Friday April 17 & Saturday April 18, 2020
Additional information for performers
The Dutch Burlesque Festival takes place in the lovely city of Utrecht, right in the center of the Netherlands, smack in the middle of Europe. There is a direct, 25-minute train from the main airport Schiphol (Amsterdam) to Utrecht. We can advise you on the best way to get to and around Utrecht. You are responsible for your own accommodation, but we will be making arrangements with local hotels and hostels so all performers can have an affordable place to stay close to the venue.
On the day you are performing, you will have enough time for your run-through, and we will be providing dinner and refreshments throughout the night. Your performer pass will also give you access to the show on the night you are not performing, though there might be standing room only.
After both shows, the venue is transformed into a club where you can dance until the early hours.
For artist who have a workshop to offer, we are arranging a workshop space, we will promote your workshop on our website and social media (but of course, feel free to give the promotion an extra boost via your own channels), we will take care of the registration of participants, and you will receive all revenues! Depending on the supply and timing during the weekend, we hope to be able to offer a nice variety of workshops.
On Saturday April 18, you can take part in a free walking tour of the city. On Sunday April 19, all performers will get together to enjoy a complimentary brunch during a boat tour of the famous 13th century canals of Utrecht (weather permitting). Before you arrive, you will receive a custom made burlesque city guide, telling you exactly where to buy some last-minute snaps for your costume, where to have the best lunches and where to rent a bike for that quintessentially Dutch experience!
We will do our very best to make sure all performers feel safe while in Utrecht for the Dutch Burlesque Festival. The Netherlands are one of the safest countries in Europe, but if you feel uncomfortable walking back to your hotel at night, we will arrange a chaperone. Throughout the festival, we have a strong anti-racism and -sexism policy. We will throw out anyone, performers and audience members alike, who displays offensive behavior.