In short

EDN offers its members the opportunity to visit other dancehouses; an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, an informal insight into production and artistic processes, a new know-how and knowledge. EDN members can choose to visit another dancehouse in person or to be connected with their peers online via a matchmaking process with the EDN Office.

For whom: all professionals of the EDN members' dancehouses

When: January 2023 - November 2023

Participation fee:* 

  • Physical Exchange: 300 € (covers the costs of 6 overnight stays and per diems as well as a flat-rate travel allowance of 600€)
  • Online Meetings: 100 € (covers matchmaking and assistance for the multi-week immersion)

If you are interested in visiting another dancehouse or to meet your peers online, please register below by 8 January 2023.

*Consider calculating the environmental impact of your travel when planning for your trip.

Meet your peers!

We want you to meet your peers; to share informally yet in a structured way about your work, your challenges and your inspirations. These journeys are not about hierarchy, but about exchange among like-minded people to learn from each other and build a new know-how that you can later use in your dancehouses. 

Do you work in the technical department and want to see what the technical production process looks like in another dancehouse? Are you a programmer and want to exchange thoughts about curatorial principles? Or would you like to know how other dancehouses deal creatively with finances? Are you struggling with challenges in your department that you could see from a new perspective by sharing with a colleague? 

If you can answer in the affirmative, or if you can think of other questions you'd like to ask another dancehouse, then this is for you!


Option 1: Physical Exchange

For those who choose to visit another member’s dancehouse, EDN will cover the costs of 6 overnight stays and per diems as well as a flat travel allowance of 600€ for 5 EDN members. The participation fee is 300€ and will be charged to your dancehouse. 

Option 2: Online Meetings

For those that prefer an exchange with colleagues at another dancehouse online, tailor-made online meetings will take place over 4 to 6 weeks for 10 EDN members. You will have 1-2 hours conversation on 4-6 occasions and before the meetings you will receive a guideline. The participation fee is 100€ and will be charged to your dancehouse.

In the registration form you can propose which member/members you would like to have an exchange with, or you can just specify in which department and we’ll make a match for you.

All professionals of the dancehouses are eligible for the placement: communication managers learning how others reach out to their local audiences, artistic directors exchanging on curatorial principles of a dancehouse, producers learning from other contexts and techniques…


5 travel exchanges and 5 online exchanges are available in 2023 on a first-come-first-serve basis: Register now to participate in the staff exchange in the period between January 2023 - November 2023 . Registration deadline is 8 January 2023 and after this date, our EDN Activities Coordinator will get in touch with you to help organise and confirm the exchange. 


Late cancellations are not possible after your exchange is confirmed. Participation fee still applies.