Carte Blanche Staff Exchange in new format

EDN offers the possibility for its members 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. 

In 2021, EDN introduces a new format in the light of the COVID-19 situation. Instead of traveling to other dancehouses, all interested in staff exchange are invited to join us on virtual journeys. 


Meet your peers!

We want for you to meet your peers; to have informal, yet structured conversations about your work, what challenges are you facing, what inspires you. These journeys are not about hierarchy, they are about peer-to-peer exchange, learning from each other and a new know-how you can later on use in your dancehouses. 

Are you working with the artistic program and want to exchange thoughts and practice about curatorial principles? Do you work in the technical department and want to learn how the production process from a technical perspective looks like in another dancehouse? Do you want to know what are the best online tools for executive producers, and communicators? Do you want to exchange good cases on how to reach new audiences? Do you want to learn how other colleagues work with visiting experience? Or do you want to know how other danshouses work creatively with finances? Are you struggling with challenges in your department that could be looked at with a new perspective by sharing and exchanging ideas with a peer? If you can say yes to any of this or come up with other questions you would like to ask another dancehouse, then this is for you!



Tailor-made online meetings with your colleagues will take place over 4 to 6 weeks: three periods (April-May, June-July or August-September) are proposed for a variety of interactions. You will have 1-2 hours conversation on 4-6 occasions and before the meetings you will receive a guideline.

In the registration sheet 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 technics… Participation fee of 100 € will be invoiced to your Dancehouse covering matchmaking and assistance for the multi-week immersion and evaluation of the format.

In short

For whom: all profesionnals of the dancehouses

When: 4 times for 2 hours over 4 to 6 weeks in one of the periods (April-May, June-July, August-September)

Participation fee: 100 € (covers matchmaking and assistance for the multi-week immersion and evaluation of the format)

Register here.

EDN announces Ateliers in Barcelona and Helsinki

‘Meeting Grounds’ in Barcelona (Spain) on 5 & 6 July 2021 and ‘Dance on Large Stages’ in Helsinki (Finland) on 22 & 23 July 2021

We are happy to announce this double ‘save the date’ in relation to the upcoming EDN Ateliers where we will experiment hybrid formats with physical and online live contents.

We are looking forward to welcoming dance stakeholders in July!

More practical information will be released soon, including details on the programme and the registration process. For inquiries on upcoming EDN activities, don’t hesitate to contact Engagement & Production Manager Eva Broberg.


EDN participating to CINARS Web on 26 May 2021

May 26, 2021

Panel discussion dedicated to re-thinking European touring networks

EDN will participate in the panel discussion dedicated to re-thinking European touring networks proposed to international delegates in the framework of the CINARS Web conference.


Carte Blanche Staff Exchange 2021

April - September 2021

Carte Blanche in online format

Since 2014, EDN offers the possibility for its members to have a staff placement in another dancehouse. Due to the COVID-19, an online format is introduced. 


Digital festival TanzHochDrei

March 19 - 28

Digital festival will take place from 19 to 28 March 2021 – streamed live from K3.

Live-streams, films, video-documentations and plenty of additional programme with warm-ups, panel discussions, workshops and much more. A pitching event for dramaturges, curators and programmers.


EDN signs the "Reactivate Cultural Life in Europe" letter

Culture must be included in each and every National Recovery and Resilience Plan

In the open letter published by the group of 110+ pan-European networks, coordinated by Culture Action Europe, the European cultural community call on the Member States and the European Commission to secure a future for culture and cultural life in Europe.


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.


EDN joins Perform Europe

18-month project to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts

Perform Europe supports experiments with more sustainable ways in cross-border physical and digital distribution of the performing arts in the 41 Creative Europe countries with a view to designing future support schemes for the sector.