Handbook on existing schemes for career transition of dancers (2011)

This handbook is the result of the EuroFIA project “Transition Schemes for Dancers: Developing Career Transition and Life-long Learning Schemes to Offer Long-Term Career Opportunities to Dancers after Retirement from Performing” which set out to map the needs of FIA member unions in this area, and gain a better understanding of the career trajectories of dancers in Europe and how transition schemes could maximise these.

The primary focus of the project was to produce a handbook compiling and analysing data and information collected through desk research and a survey of EuroFIA members, carried out by project consultant Richard Polacek. Twenty-two trade unions from twenty European countries, participated in the survey.

Based on the data and information drawn from this mapping, a review of relevant national and international resources on dancers’ transitions, as well as the discussions and exchanges at the project seminar in Berlin, the present handbook has been drafted to bring together the key elements for consideration in relation to successfully putting in place transition schemes for dancers.

Find the handbook (pdf, 2011) in English, French, Spanish and Russian on fia-actors.com.

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