The current call for a funded residence in HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts addresses (international) artists of the performative arts who investigate in the relationships between nature, environment and art in their work.

Questions about the state and the future of the planet as well as one’s relationship to the environment are increasingly becoming a focus of artistic works.

Within the framework of the residence, a research question can be developed, an already existing topic deepened or a concrete discussion can take place. In this way, new perspectives on the topic and broad social discourses can be developed and made accessible from an artistic practice.

HELLERAU’s “Kulturgarten” offers an unique opportunity as a place of inspiration. Workshops, performances, concerts and festivals take place in the Kulturgarten. The results of the residence will be presented to the public in form of a workshop or tryout in HELLERAU.

Artists in residence will be accompanied dramaturgically and networked with partners from science and the Dresden urban community according to their interests.

Two project applications will be selected from the entries and will take place between May and July 2020.

Deadline: 21 December 2019

Find all information and how to apply here.

Picture: Residenz Agata Siniarska, Project: Second Nature. Photograph: Peter R Fiebig.

What’s Next in Restructuring the Dance Ecosystem

Dec 10th, 2020

online conference hosted by European Dancehouse Network

Acknowledging the challenges the European dance sector is facing, EDN’s online conference provides insights into adaptive measures across Europe, emerging practices and current needs, envisioning a renewed dance ecosystem after a period of crisis.


#DanceAndWellBeing Campaign

Nov 2020 - Feb 2021

Raising awareness of the role of dance in wellbeing

EDN campaign raising awareness of the role of dance in wellbeing with weekly online dance classes by EDN members associated artists.



Next meeting: 3 November

A new co-production dance platform in Chile

NAVE launches TACTO, the first digital co-production platform in the field of chilean contemporary dance, where national artists and platforms will be matched with international programmers.


Tanzmesse Online Platform

27 August 2020 | Online

Watch the recording online

Due to Covid-19 containment measures, the Tanzmesse did not take place physically in 2020. But a full online programme was realised, which you can now find on Youtube through this article!


Curating in Context

Resources from the International Summer School

Over the course of the summer, EDN member Lokomotiva (North Macedonia) conducted the first edition of its International Summer School. We highly recommend diving in the resources made available online by Lokomotiva to reflect on contemporary practices of performing arts in relation to activism, social movements and self-organization.


Tanz im August

21–30 August 2020 | Online

Resources from the Special Edition

Tanz im August Special Edition 2020 might be over as a 10-day festival, but most of the programme continues to be available on demand: conference, films, documentaries, talks and new digital works.


Europe beyond Access

Survey deadline: 30 October

Making dance that celebrates difference

The project Europe Beyond Access supports disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. At the lab hosted by Holland Dance Festival, the following question stood central: How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?