Amersfoort
23-25 August 2024


Spoffin 2023 programme

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Spoffin 2023 programme

Download the Spoffin app for Android (Google)
Download the Spoffin app for iOS (Apple)
Download the handy timetable (PDF)


Amersfoort
23-25 August 2024


A city full of surprises

News

Spoffin receives contributions from EFFEA and Baltic Culture Fund

Spoffin has received a contribution from EFFEA, the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists, and the Baltic Culture Fund. Every year the Amersfoort outdoor theater festival chooses a focus country, and this year the focus is on the Baltic States. In the context of this focus year, EFFEA and the Baltic Culture Fund awarded the contributions. The allocated money will be used to support a total of five performances.

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Spoffin OFF 2024: the program is complete!

Good new about our festival: the program of Spoffin OFF, the talent part of the Spoffin outdoor theater festival, is complete! This year there were almost two hundred registrations for Spoffin OFF, usually from young artists, from 24 countries in Europe and far beyond. The entries have been viewed and assessed, and an exciting and interesting program has been put together from those selected.

Read more

News

Spoffin receives contributions from EFFEA and Baltic Culture Fund

Spoffin has received a contribution from EFFEA, the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists, and the Baltic Culture Fund. Every year the Amersfoort outdoor theater festival chooses a focus country, and this year the focus is on the Baltic States. In the context of this focus year, EFFEA and the Baltic Culture Fund awarded the contributions. The allocated money will be used to support a total of five performances.

Read more

Spoffin OFF 2024: the program is complete!

Good new about our festival: the program of Spoffin OFF, the talent part of the Spoffin outdoor theater festival, is complete! This year there were almost two hundred registrations for Spoffin OFF, usually from young artists, from 24 countries in Europe and far beyond. The entries have been viewed and assessed, and an exciting and interesting program has been put together from those selected.

Read more

Information for artists

Spoffin IN: the main programme of the festival

Spoffin IN: the main programme of the festival

Spoffin IN is the main programme of the festival: performances that were seen and selected personally by the artistic director. Bookings are never made based upon videos. The artistic director visits festivals in the Netherlands and abroad on a regular basis. Feel free to send an invitation to in@spoffin.nl for upcoming shows! On invitation only, no application.

Spoffin OFF 2024: information for artists

Spoffin OFF 2024: information for artists

Spoffin OFF is the showcase part of the Spoffin Festival in Amersfoort (The Netherlands), an annual street arts festival with 25+ theatre, dance and circus companies from all over Europe. In 2024 Spoffin takes place from Friday evening, 23 August through Sunday afternoon, 25 August. Application for 2025 opens on 1 January 2025.

Spoffin LAB: residency programme for theatre makers

Spoffin LAB: residency programme for theatre makers

Spoffin LAB is the festival's residency programme. Spoffin supports young theatre makers in the creative phase of a new project created for public spaces (streets, squares, parks, etc.). The residency takes place in Amersfoort in August, in cooperation with Scholen in de Kunst and Circus Amersfoort. On invitation only, no application.

Information for artists

Spoffin IN: the main programme of the festival

Spoffin IN: the main programme of the festival

Spoffin IN is the main programme of the festival: performances that were seen and selected personally by the artistic director. Bookings are never made based upon videos. The artistic director visits festivals in the Netherlands and abroad on a regular basis. Feel free to send an invitation to in@spoffin.nl for upcoming shows! On invitation only, no application.

Spoffin IN
Spoffin OFF 2024: information for artists

Spoffin OFF 2024: information for artists

Spoffin OFF is the showcase part of the Spoffin Festival in Amersfoort (The Netherlands), an annual street arts festival with 25+ theatre, dance and circus companies from all over Europe. In 2024 Spoffin takes place from Friday evening, 23 August through Sunday afternoon, 25 August. Application for 2025 opens on 1 January 2025.

Spoffin OFF
Spoffin LAB: residency programme for theatre makers

Spoffin LAB: residency programme for theatre makers

Spoffin LAB is the festival's residency programme. Spoffin supports young theatre makers in the creative phase of a new project created for public spaces (streets, squares, parks, etc.). The residency takes place in Amersfoort in August, in cooperation with Scholen in de Kunst and Circus Amersfoort. On invitation only, no application.

Spoffin LAB

Information for professionals

Spoffin PRO - 23-25 August, 2024

Spoffin PRO - 23-25 August, 2024

The 15th edition of Spoffin festival is coming to the streets of Amersfoort with an intense and diverse programme of 110+ performances represented by artists from more than 10 countries of the world. We invite outdoor art professionals to appreciate the beauty and power of art in public space, discover new emerging talents, projects and ideas, meet colleagues and friends, and be warmly received by the festival team.

Focus: Baltic countries
This year outdoor art from the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) is in the focus of the festival. In partnership with Rigas Circus (Latvia), Spoffin will present new pieces by Accompany ME (LT/IT), Art for Rainy Days (LV/UK) and Kanta Company (LT/FI/US), as well as existing work from Big Wolf Company (EE), Jurate Sirvyte Rukstele & Adrian Schvarzstein (LT/ES) and again Kanta Company.

Spoffin PRO

Information for professionals

Spoffin PRO - 23-25 August, 2024

Spoffin PRO - 23-25 August, 2024

The 15th edition of Spoffin festival is coming to the streets of Amersfoort with an intense and diverse programme of 110+ performances represented by artists from more than 10 countries of the world. We invite outdoor art professionals to appreciate the beauty and power of art in public space, discover new emerging talents, projects and ideas, meet colleagues and friends, and be warmly received by the festival team.

Focus: Baltic countries
This year outdoor art from the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) is in the focus of the festival. In partnership with Rigas Circus (Latvia), Spoffin will present new pieces by Accompany ME (LT/IT), Art for Rainy Days (LV/UK) and Kanta Company (LT/FI/US), as well as existing work from Big Wolf Company (EE), Jurate Sirvyte Rukstele & Adrian Schvarzstein (LT/ES) and again Kanta Company.

Spoffin PRO

About street arts festival Spoffin

Performing arts where the audience is: in the streets, squares, parks and other public spaces. This is the mission of Spoffin, the international circus, dance and street theatre festival. Since 2010, the festival has been held on the last weekend of August against the medieval backdrop of Amersfoort's city centre. The festival offers a curious and open-minded audience an exciting mix of summer carelessness and enticing complexity. High quality, low barriers: that's why visitors decide what to pay after each and every show.

Festival team Spoffin 2023

Alfred Konijnenbelt general and artistic director
Julia Droogers financial director
Jantien Tap executive producer
Annemarie Degens PR and communications
Ingelise de Vries marketing and sales
Marcoen Hopstaken master of ceremonies
José Kistenkas (KEES cultuurvrijwilligers) volunteers coordination
Martin Wolber graphic design
Bert Meijers administration
Helma Keller office manager
+50 volunteers from the city of Amersfoort

About street arts festival Spoffin

Performing arts where the audience is: in the streets, squares, parks and other public spaces. This is the mission of Spoffin, the international circus, dance and street theatre festival. Since 2010, the festival has been held on the last weekend of August against the medieval backdrop of Amersfoort's city centre. The festival offers a curious and open-minded audience an exciting mix of summer carelessness and enticing complexity. High quality, low barriers: that's why visitors decide what to pay after each and every show.

Festival team Spoffin 2023

Alfred Konijnenbelt general and artistic director
Julia Droogers financial director
Jantien Tap executive producer
Annemarie Degens PR and communications
Ingelise de Vries marketing and sales
Marcoen Hopstaken master of ceremonies
José Kistenkas (KEES cultuurvrijwilligers) volunteers coordination
Martin Wolber graphic design
Bert Meijers administration
Helma Keller office manager
+50 volunteers from the city of Amersfoort

Grants, partners and networks

Gemeente Amersfoort
Amersfoort European City of the Year
Provincie Utrecht
Adviesbureau VKZ
VSBfonds
Ondernemersfonds Amersfoortse Binnenstad
K.F. Hein Fonds
Mr. August Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds
Sociaal Cultureel Fonds De Amersfoortse
Baltic Culture Fund
European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists (EFFEA)
Ecooperation
NEOS cultuuronderwijs
De Observant
Scholen in de Kunst
Onesti
Landgoed ISVW
Kunstbende Utrecht
Komt het Zien!
Buddy to Buddy
Circus Amersfoort
Filalethes
Tijd voor Amersfoort
POT Verhuizingen / Logistiek
Amersfoorts Theater Terras
Spoffin CIRCLE
VBFN
Circostrada
Europe for Festivals - Festivals for Europe

Grants, partners and networks

Gemeente Amersfoort
Amersfoort European City of the Year
Provincie Utrecht
Adviesbureau VKZ
VSBfonds
Ondernemersfonds Amersfoortse Binnenstad
K.F. Hein Fonds
Mr. August Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds
Sociaal Cultureel Fonds De Amersfoortse
Baltic Culture Fund
European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists (EFFEA)
Ecooperation
NEOS cultuuronderwijs
De Observant
Scholen in de Kunst
Onesti
Landgoed ISVW
Kunstbende Utrecht
Komt het Zien!
Buddy to Buddy
Circus Amersfoort
Filalethes
Tijd voor Amersfoort
POT Verhuizingen / Logistiek
Amersfoorts Theater Terras
Spoffin CIRCLE
VBFN
Circostrada
Europe for Festivals - Festivals for Europe