Virtual global performance fellowship 2021

@Creative.fellowship initiative is looking for young people who love to perform to apply for the @Creative.fellowship virtual global performance fellowship. Whether you sing, dance, play an instrument, juggle, perform acrobatic or magic acts, draw, design costumes or have another unique talent, we want to see it!

@Creative.fellowship performance fellowship is not a competition, but a showcase of exceptional talent from local area teens in a project with global reach.

@Creative.fellowship provides tools and supports creative talents on their path to the limelight.

Decades of research have shown that engaging in the arts helps young people to become more engaged, resilient, and better able to cope with life’s challenges.

@Creative.fellowship is a virtual safe space for young rising talents to showcase their gifts! It’s also a place for like minds to gather and stay connected to a larger international community while in quarantine.

@Creative.fellowship is not only a way to break into the global community and make friends around the world, but it is a safe, educational, and entertaining way to gain knowledge about cultures, connect with many art professionals under one roof, giving the participants undivided attention as they showcase their talents.

How can I enter?

Open to teens aged 14 – 17 years old and all types of talent
We are looking for talent in the following categories.
Musical – instrumental, vocal, any and all genres
Dance – individual, ballroom, tap, ballet, modern, theatrical, ethnic
Theatrical/Variety – magic, novelty, acrobatic, special/optical illusions
Art – painting, sketching or digital, fashion design, photography or video animation
Previous years’ fellows may apply for the 2021 program.

Fill in the application form

Sign up on @creative.fellowship Instagram account

Share your TikTok or Instagram profile


Record a 90 second video showcasing your talent/performance, download it to the closed YouTube profile* and submit the link to

A panel of three qualified judges will select the winners.

Applications will be judged based on the following categories: overall impression/ ”wow factor”, level of ability, and showcase of talent. Keep it positive: all performances should have a positive message. Contestants will be judged on talent AND message.

Approximately fifteen applicants per country will be selected for the program

What to expect?

Unleash your creative gift
Experience your most defining moments

Learn English

Find friends from around the globe

Meet celebrities

Develop your talent

Collect credits**

Make a difference in your life and the lives of young people from other countries

Grab the new opportunities, use the connections and experiences the scholarship brings  you.

What can I win?

A weekend trip with your new friends

Production of your own performance piece a spart of the talent show under the supervision of the Salzburg Festival team

A personalized trip to Salzburg and a one-on-one coaching session with one of the Salzburg Festival‘s fellowship mentors*

What we offer?

Workshops, hands-on experiences, performance master classes

English Language Level proficiency certificate

iTunes University certificate in art history course completion

All expenses paid weekend trip for the admitted program participants

A personalized trip to Salzburg and and a one-on-one coaching session with one of the Salzburg Festival‘s fellowship mentors*

We give away edutaining experience equivalent to €3,600 per applicant

*In the event of travel restrictions, the activity will be postponed or will take place online
** Please see the JOIN THE TALENT SHOWCASE section to learn more about the bonus credit system

@Creative.fellowship provides tools and platforms to the selected talents on their path to the limelight.
The 2021 @Creative.fellowship program is based on a new concept developed in accordance with the demands of the Covid-19 pandemic’s realities.

The program consists of three integrated modules:

English Classes

Round One

Crack the riddle!
A new language is a riddle, but once you crack it, the doors to many opportunities open.
100 online language classes taught by local teachers and native speakers

Easy and fun learning with no performance grades or judging. Only participation matters.

The target is to bring the participants’ English-speaking skills to a level comfortable for interacting and reaching their targets together with the fellows from the other countries.

Art Classes

Round Two

Decode your culture!
Once you know the codes of your native culture, it is easier to conquer the world.
Through a combination of fun introductions to art history and interactive practices, the fellows will learn to unravel the cultural codes of the world around them.

The classes are based on an active collaboration between students and teachers via an online platform

The goal of this art collaboration is to contribute to the creation of a global virtual museum of HAPPINESS

Performance Project


Conquer the world!
Your talent leads you to the limelight, but the skilled guidance makes this path shorter.
A guest choreographer guided by the education department of the Salzburg Festival will conduct the series of online movement masterclasses for project participants.

By working together, the performance project participants will stage and video tape a unified, online global performance.

The goal is to create a global dance performance that would be noticed by the online creative and professional community

What does the Virtual global performance fellowship 2021 cover?

We give away edutaining experience equivalent to €3600 per applicant.

The fellowship fully covers the following:

  • Online tutorials using Zoom, Miro, Notion and WhatsApp as project supporting tools
  • 100 English classes taught by local teachers and native speakers including supporting materials
  • 20 online art history and crafts online classes
  • 40 master classes in movement and dance taught by an internationally renowned choreographer
  • Four meetings with celebrities
  • Collaborative final performance video production
  • One project application gift per country
  • Free weekend trip:
    • Transfer to the capital of the participating country and back
    • One night accommodation
    • Medical insurance
    • Five meals
    • Paid tickets to the cultural institution
    • One city tour
    • 24/7 accompaniment of the group by the local coordinator

Additionally, for the finalist:

  • Visa fee and document processing for applicants requiring a Schengen visa;
  • Air ticket for the applicant (accompanied by an airline employee);
  • Airport transfer in the country of departure;
  • Transfer from Salzburg airport to the accommodation and back;
  • Accommodation;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Three meals daily;
  • Local SIM-card with minimum mobile traffic limit for contacting the global fellowship coordinator;
  • 24/7 accompaniment of the fellow finalist by the local coordinator.

Fellowship does NOT cover:

  • Getting international travel document (passport) in the country of origin;
  • International mobile traffic
  • Pocket money