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

Artistic director I Rosa Scapin
Bassano del Grappa I Italy

Lavanderia a Vapore

Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo

Artistic director I Matteo Negrin
Collegno (Torino) I Italy

Member since May 2018


House of Contemporary Arts

Artistic director I Gyuri Szabó
Budapest I Hungary

EDN member since
December 2015


Artistic director I Kristin de Groot
Rotterdam I Netherlands

EDN member since
December 2015

Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples

HIPP - The Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance

Artistic director I Mirna Zagnar
Zagreb I Croatia

Member since April 2015

Tanzhaus Zürich

Artistic director I Catja Loepfe
Zürich I Switzerland

Member since June 2010

K3 Zentrum für Choreographie

Tanzplan Hamburg Kampnagel

Artistic director I Kerstin Evert
Hamburg I Germany

EDN member since
February 2012


Algarve Centre for Performing arts

Artistic director I José Laginha
Faro I Portugal

Founding member of the association in May 2009

Bucharest I Romania

June 2021.