photo by Anna Kushnirenko l drawing by Giorgia Lolli


Mark your calendars

for the 2024 EDN activities programme

Here you can find a list of workshop events, think-tanks & occasions for exchange of practices hosted by EDN members in 2024. Some are open to all contributing to the development of contemporary dance in Europe and beyond, others are for EDN members only.

Open to all

22 February 2024

Round Table Discussion "Dance, Health & Wellbeing"


during Tanzplattform Deutschland in Freiburg, Germany (21-25 February 2024)

What strategies and skills for health and well-being can dance bring to society?
And how can those same strategies and skills inform our own work environment and the measures needed to improve conditions for dance professionals?

As EDN’s activities in 2024 will focus on these themes, we’d like to use this conversation and the exchange as a starting point for our research that will lead up to a publication with recommendations for the field and policy makers.

The discussion will be held in English and moderated by Monica Gillette.



28-29 March 2024


EDN Atelier “Dance in Society”

hosted by Le Gymnase CDCN, France

during Festival Le Grand Bain (19 March - 12 April 2024)

How can dance empower people? Artists and experts will be discussing this question during the Atelier that will be hosted during the Festival Le Grand Bain.

Drawing a connection to the European cooperation project Dance Well, including people with movement disorders or neurological diseases, the Atelier will also deal with questions of dance, care and well-being in our working conditions.



10-12 April 2024


EDN Atelier “Dance & Resilience”  

hosted by Tanec Praha, Czechia

following the Czech Dance Platform (7-10 April 2024)

The EDN Atelier “Dance & Resilience” in Prague will focus on regional perspectives on the topics of career sustainability and practices of care, supporting artists, audiences and professionals at times of crises, conflict and extreme precarity.

The Atelier will start on the afternoon of 10 April, following the Czech Dance Platform’s final discussion & brunch. During the two following days, the Atelier will propose a series of open discussions and workshops with a presentation of practices from each represented country.



16-17 May 2024


EDN Atelier “Processes of Healing: Becoming Well Again”

hosted by Dance Gate Lefkosia, Cyprus in collaboration with Dance House Lefkosia

followed by On Bodies Dance and Performance Festival by Dance House Lefkosia (18-19 May 2024)

During the Atelier we will explore various theoretical and performative discourse on the concept of healing and taking time to process trauma. Together with a series of collaborators and researchers from the fields of art, science, and philosophy, we attempt to explore healing both as a theme and a methodology.

What can art practices borrow from healing processes? How do artists address trauma and healing in their work? How can we heal ourselves, our community, and the land that we live in?


7-10 November 2024


Carte Blanche Artist Exchange “PARENT HOOD”

hosted by Dansehallerne Copenhagen, Denmark

How can we, both artists and organisers, create better working conditions for artists with families? How can you, as an artist, organise yourself to allow for both roles? 

Addressing the precarious living conditions of being artists and parents at the same time, this Carte Blanche Artist Exchange will be aimed at artists with families and artists interested in this topic. We want to create a sharing and caring space for both parents and children, for you to be with peers in the same or similar situation, allowing you to be professionals, to be with peers and to be parents at the same time.

Registrations will open soon


22 November 2024


EDN Online Conference


EDN’s annual online conference is an occasion to connect with colleagues, artists and peers working in the contemporary dance sector in Europe in an engaging programme of participatory movement practices, lectures and conversation sessions. The conference will inlcude a presentation of EDN's research publication on practices of care and wellbeing in contemporary dance.

Registrations will open soon

Upon invitation

14-17 February 2024

EDN Encounter 

hosted by Dansens Hus Oslo, Norway

during Ice Hot Nordic Dance (14-18 February 2024)

The EDN Encounter is an opportunity for dance organisations that are not (yet) members of the network to get to know EDN better and vice versa. The Encounter guests will  join EDN members, the EDN office team and the many dance professionals at the Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform, hosted by Dansens Hus Oslo. As part of the programme, EDN will be hosting an Encounter meeting on 15 February 2024 for all Encounter guests to meet and casually exchange with EDN members.


3-4 July 2024

EDN General Assembly & Think-In

hosted by Korzo The Hague, Netherlands

followed by Julidans Amsterdam

During EDN’s only in-person annual network meeting, member representatives, artists and other guests will come together to exchange, reflect and give input for EDN’s mapping of the sector’s practices of care and wellbeing. The Think-In is a collective exploration that informs EDN’s thematic research. It positions the network’s advocacy work, followed by a communication campaign released later during the year.


Open to EDN members

25 - 26 January 2024

General Meeting & Webinar 24 is for Care and Wellbeing


During the two half days, EDN members will gather for an online General Meeting & Webinar to connect with their colleagues, share news, vote on new membership applications, get involved with the upcoming network project, discover the EDNext project’s 2024 programme & opportunities, the Perform Europe open call and more.

January - November 2024

Carte Blanche Staff Exchange


EDN offers its members the opportunity to visit and exchange with other member organisations; for a change of scene, peer-to-peer learning, an informal insight into production and artistic processes, a new know-how and knowledge. EDN members: register before 24 January 2024.


Every first Friday of the month

Online Coffee Meetings


Our online coffee meetings are an occasion for a casual exchange between EDN members and the office team, taking place on Zoom every first Friday of the month. Join us between 10:00 and 11:00 CET for a chat over your favourite morning drink.


Sign up

Registrations to all activities will open soon. Make sure you don't miss the deadline to apply and register for EDN's newsletter. 


Travel support

EDN is able to offer a limited number of travel bursaries to a select group of registered participants. Learn more about EDN travel bursaries here or consider applying for other mobility funding schemes, such as Culture Moves Europe.


EDN's 2024 programme is brough to you with the support of the European Union's Creative Europe programme as part of the EU-funded project 101053456 EDNext.


B.Network in Bassano

27-29 August 2024

registrations are open

Professional days at the B.motion Festival in Bassano del Grappa.