Carte Blanche Artist Exchange

18-21 August 2022, Bassano del Grappa

Between August 18-21, 2022, CSC Bassano del Grappa hosted a Carte Blanche Artist Exchange. A 4-day exchange of artistic practices took place in the frame of the B.motion festival and was designed to build on the outcomes from the Empowering Dance Project by tracing the soft skills in dealing with unpredictability, flexibility, endurance, adaptations and creativity in the context of seasonality and climate change. 

The participants engaged with the artists and team of researchers of Empowering Dance and participated in sessions curated, guided and mentored by dance dramaturgs Merel Heering and Tyrone Isaac Stuart.


Dance artist and educator Stella Mastorosteriou participated in the EDN Carte Blanche Artist Exchange and documented the three-day exchange. Her detailed written report can be found at the link below.

Christoph Bovermann, coordinator of EDN activities, spoke with dance dramaturgs Merel Heering and Tyrone Isaac Stuart, who curated, led and facilitated the sessions for participants. You can listen to the recording at the link below.


  • Register to participate without travel support from EDN
  • Register and request travel support from EDN*

*EDN covered the B.motion festival pass, five nights of accommodation and reimburse up to 300€ of travel costs, as well as 4 days of per diems at 30€ per day for 10 participants and EDN - associated artists.

Participation fee of 150€ per person was invoiced to your dancehouse.

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

EDN members were invited to apply for the EDN Travel Bursaries Open Call.


Centro per la Scena Contemporanea

CSC Bassano del Grappa

Bassano del Grappa I Italy

Lavanderia a Vapore

Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo

Collegno (Torino) I Italy


House of Contemporary Arts

Budapest I Hungary
Rotterdam I Netherlands

Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples

HIPP - The Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance

Zagreb I Croatia
Zürich I Switzerland

K3 Zentrum für Choreographie

Tanzplan Hamburg Kampnagel

Hamburg I Germany


Algarve Centre for Performing arts

Faro I Portugal