| 29 June 2018
Are you a beginning artist full of inspiration? Do you have a plan, idea or concept that you wish to fulfill? This is your chance to take the first step towards the realization of your project.

Het TheaterFestival and social office for artists, Amplo , support young talents in the performing arts. That's why we are looking for fresh concepts of beginning and graduated artists from various backgrounds: theatre, dance, slam, performance, writing... Everything is possible!

The best concept for a show, performance, text... wins the Roel Verniers Prize 2018.
The prize consists of:
- a coproduction prize of 6.000 euro
- the invitation to show the realization of the concept on the next edition of het
TheaterFestival 2019 in Ghent.
- business support from Amplo during a whole year.

How does it work?
You can email your plan, idea or concept in max. 1 A4 or in a video of max. 1,5 minute together with your resumé to . Deadline: Wednesday July 25 .
The ideas are thoroughly read by a jury, which consists of among others Manuel Haezebrouck (CAMPO) and Liesje De Smet (Amplo). They nominate the top 8 concepts. On Monday August 6, they will announce the nominees.
During het TheaterFestival (August 30 until September 9 in Antwerp) the 8 nominees are able to present their concept on Tuesday September 5 at De Studio. The same evening the winner of the Roel Verniers Prize will be announced. Both presentations and award ceremony are accessible for the public. Good luck!

Amplo started as a Social Bureau for Artists (SBK) and grew into a leading and reliable HR-partner for the creative industries.
in addition to payroll and personnel administration, we offer a range of additional services. We are working according to
our customers and the industry’s requirements as a whole, help to support you in your project and provide accompanying
solution-oriented advice.

Het TheaterFestival
For ten days, het TheaterFestival turns the spotlight on the finest products of our theatre scene. A professional jury selected the most interesting and trendsetting productions of the past season. The festival starts with a ‘State of the Union’
speech by a renowned artist, a young contrary voice in the ‘State of the Youth’  speech and an international view in ‘State of the Other’. The Theatre Festival is your chance to discover (or rediscover) the very best work in the theatre. In 2018 the jury
was Evelyne Coussens, Charlotte De Somviele, Johan Thielemans, Pieter ’t Jonck, Mia Vaerman, Karel Vanhaesebrouck, Simon van den Berg and Herien Wensink.