The Ateliers were documented by researcher Alexandra Baybutt, who followed the red thread of the topics and collected examples of good practices.




A series of podcasts to share some of the practices and musings of the Ateliers' curators and participants. 

The first Atelier of the year Dancing on the Edge: Peripheral Practices was co-hosted by Dance Ireland and Dance Limerick and took place on 9 and 10 February 2023 during the What Next Dance Festival in Limerick.

Dance artists, programmers, curators and cultural policy makers were invited to explore, through discussion and practice, what it means to be on the periphery; geographically, culturally and socially through the lens of creative, community and curatorial dance practices.


The Atelier Equity: What Challenges?, hosted by la briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne took place on 22 and 23 March 2023 during the 22nd edition of the Biennale de danse du Val-de-Marne in Vitry-sur-Seine.

It offered a space for discussion, practice and collaborative learning on issues of fairness and solidarity. Artists and other professionals explored ways to seize the principle of equity in creation, in their relations with the public and in international collaborations.


The series was wrapped up with the Atelier The Body of Skill and Opportunity: Equity Through Embodied Practices, co-organised by Dansateliers Rotterdam and ICK Dans Amsterdam from 17 - 19 May during the Moving Futures festival.

Co-curated by dance artists Connor Schumacher, Jija Sohn and Aleksandra Lemm, and Christian Guerematchi, the Atelier focused on sharing embodied practices and tools for working from a (more) equitable ground.


Each year, the EDNext project investigates important thematic topics relevant to the contemporary dance sector and disseminates the findings. In 2023, EDN members explored the concepts of EDIA (equity, diversity, inclusion, access) and its correlations to movement practices. EDNext is brought to you with the support of the Creative Europe funding.


(c) Illustration by Tosca Mitkowska 

Culture Moves Europe

individual mobility grants

The second mobility call for artists and cultural professionals is open.


SHIFTing towards eco practices

15 European cultural networks to co-develop a bespoke eco-certification for cultural networks, taking into account their specific needs and working methods.


EDNext Focus on Equity

Dr Alexandra Baybutt commissioned to report on EDNext 2023 activities.

Mapping equitable practices in the European contemporary dance sector.


Report on Artistic Freedom in Europe

by the Council of Europe

Free to Create: Artistic Freedom in Europe examines the challenges European artists and cultural workers face in the practice of their right to freedom of artistic expression.


Europe Beyond Access

What is the current cultural landscape for European artists, arts professionals and audiences with disabilities in 2023? What recent advances have been made on a national and European basis?


Perform Europe is back!

A three-year project supported by the European Union

Discover the latest news about the second edition of the performing arts funding scheme


Equity in Dance

ateliers recap

A series of EDN workshops exploring practices of equity in contemporary dance - reports and podcasts are now published.


Dance Counts

living & working conditions in dance

Dance Ireland with Theatre and Dance NI have launched the Dance Counts Report, a major undertaking of research over the last three years into living and working conditions in the dance sector on the island of Ireland.


Creative Europe Budget Cuts

Call on Member States

EDN joins the Culture Action Europe call on EU member states to reconsider the proposed cuts by 40 million EUR to the Creative Europe budget 2024


What Makes You Disabled?

Video Podcasts

Three video podcasts documenting a 4-day exchange of artistic practices, led by disabled artists collective Al.Di.Qua & hosted by EDN member Lavanderia a Vapore.


EDNext 2022 - 2024

European Network of Dance Development Organisations

EDN continues to receive the support of EU network funding for representing dance development organisations in Europe


EDN Sustainability Campaign

Endorsed by EDN member organisations across Europe

EDN campaign presents concrete actions and ideas to engage the contemporary dance sector in Europe, its advocates, funders and stakeholders, in a shared movement towards a sustainable future.