De Nieuwe Toneelbibliotheek is a publishing company of theatre texts that aims to stimulate and preserve contemporary Dutch drama, provide translations of foreign plays and accommodate the discourse on theatre in Belgium and The Netherlands. DNTB realizes this by publishing theatre texts and by offering an online theatre library.
VAV Vlaamse auteursvereniging (Flemish Author Association) promotes the interests of Flemish translators and authors, defends the individual and collective rights of its members and conducts negotiations with all the major players in the field of literature in Flanders.
The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is a biennial British competition for playwriting, the largest of its kind in Europe. The prize of £40,000 is awarded to scripts that are original and unperformed. Each winner enters into a developing process to bring their work to production.
STAN is the theatre collective around Jolente De Keersmaeker, Damiaan De Schrijver and Frank Vercruyssen. The company stands for text theatre and often draws on the oeuvre of classical playwrights, which it then adapts to create new texts. STAN also often chooses the work of contemporary playwrights.
Maison d'Europe et d'Orient (Paris) is dedicated to the cultures of Europe, Central Asia and the Mediterranean. The non-profit organisation includes the European translation network Eurodram, the Christiane-Montécot library, the publishing house L'Espace d'un instant and the Théâtre & Galerie du Viaduc, a multi-purpose space that can host residencies, meetings, concerts, exhibitions and theatre performances.
The drama programme at Kask in Ghent is not divided into different majors based on specific functions within the creative process of a theatre production. The programme does focus on different forms and functions, so that students can gradually determine their personal practice as theatre-makers, actors, writers, directors, etc.
The Schrijversvakschool (School of Writing) in Amsterdam offers a four-year part-time programme for aspiring writers who want to develop into independent authors. The course comprises five literary genres (prose, poetry, drama, screenplay and essay) from which each student chooses one as his or her main subject.