How can we help?

As published in our official statement regarding the situation in Ukraine, European Dancehouse Network will support any possibility for the artists of Ukraine to find refuge, support and work tools in Europe. 

EDN sent out the survey to its members to collect more information about the current status of their support activities to Ukrainian colleagues. Based on this information, EDN is updating the list of initiatives and funding opportunities which could help the Ukraininian artists community.

We kindly ask to let us know whether the listed information is perhaps outdated or if you are familiar with other initiatives as well. Please send the email to Rok Avbar, EDN Communication and Dissemination Officer.

Please keep in mind the lists can change within hours. If you notice a factual mistake, broken hyperlink and similar, please let us know in order to resolve the issue. 

International Initiatives and Funding Opportunities

European Cultural Foundation Solidarity Fund

The Culture of Solidarity Fund is set up by the European Cultural Foundation as a partnership instrument open for contributions by philanthropic, public and private donors. The Fund is our concrete contribution to a Cultural Deal for Europe and today to a Cultural Deal for Ukraine. Link to ECF Solidarity Fund.

Trans Europe Halles

Trans Europe Halles collects donations to help their Ukrainian members and their families in need. Link to TEH Solidarity Fund.

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts & Culture

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts & Culture opened a call for Ukrainian artists who had to flee Ukraine. Grants for artists' residencies & other support available, more information here.

Artists at Risk

A non-profit organisation at the intersection of human rights and the arts working to provide artists from Ukraine with emergency resources, travel aid, and residencies at host institutions across Europe. Please contribute with your resources or ask for support through the different available forms by consulting and sharing the Artists at Risk resources page.

Emergency Residencies and further Resources for Ukrainian artists and cultural workers (available here).

On the Move

On the Move's list of different support direct (or to neighbours) to Ukraine - priority on arts community (available here).


Residencies for refugees (list available here).

Ways to help Ukraine as a foreigner

Crowdsourced information platform with the most comprehensive list: official funds, requests, materials (doc updated live, hourly). List available here.

Ukrainian Cultural Foundation

Statements, donations, advocacy (available here)

Help BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Community

Informal initiative of individuals providing housing for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community. List available here.



EDN Members


K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg

One residency for a choreographer from Ukraine - APPLICATION CLOSED


AREAL | space for choreographic development

The Indie Box project in Romania is offering an artistic residency and a room of the AREAL space to a mother from Ukraine (and her child), active in the video field, between 20 March - 20 April 2022. Applications close on 10 March 2022, more info here.


ImPulsTanz 2023

6 July - 6 August 2023

Vienna International Dance Festival

Vienna International Dance Festival is taking place from 6 July to 6 August 2023


Festival d'Avignon 2023

5 - 25 July 2023


The 77th edition of the Festival d'Avignon will take place from July Wednesday 5 to Thursday 25, 2023.


D.A.N.C.E™ - Dance. Artists. Network. Conference. Encounter

26-30 June 2023

Timișoara 2023 European Capital of Culture

International conference exploring the relationship between dance, burnout, equity, care and well-being, hosted by EDN member AREAL | Space for choreographic development together with Centre for Projects Timișoara.



CN D Camping 2023 edition

19 - 30 June 2023

Pantin / Paris / Lyon

Festival and international choreographic platform
workshops / performances / exhibitions / meetings


Slovak Dance Platform 2023

1 - 4 June 2023

registrations are open

The 2nd edition of Slovak Dance Platform is taking place from 1st to 4th June 2023 in Bratislava and Banská Bystrica


Europe Beyond Access

24 & 26 May 2023

report launch & livestreamed symposium

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?


EDN Carte Blanche Artist Exchange: "What Makes You Disabled?"

22 - 25 May 2023

Exchange of artistic practices from 22 to 25 May 2023.

Registrations are open for a 4-day exchange of artistic practices, led by disabled artists collective Al.Di.Qua and hosted by Lavanderia a Vapore in Collegno (Turin), Italy, from 22 to 25 May 2023.


You Never Dance Alone - new ways of working collectively

16 May 2023

Online conversation hosted by Tanzhaus Zürich

How artists reorganise themselves to escape the hamster wheel of production? An online conversation in collaboration with Zürich tanzt festival, Tanzhaus Zürich, and the OpenScape partners


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


Report on Artistic Freedom in 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.

By the Council of Europe


Culture Moves Europe: call for mobility of ARTISTS

2nd call for groups and individuals

The Creative Europe's new funding scheme supports the mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals. The second call for individuals & groups is open with a deadline to apply by 31 May 2023.


EDN Activities in 2023

February - May 2023

The European Dancehouse Network presents its activities in 2023.

The European Dancehouse Network continues its EU-funded EDNext 2022-2024 programme with the theme of equity explored through activities co-organised and hosted by EDN members in 2023.


EDNext Focus on Equity

Dr Alexandra Baybutt commissioned to report on EDNext 2023 activities.

Mapping equitable practices in the European contemporary dance sector.


EDN Releases the Publication "Environmental Sustainability in Contemporary Dance: Emerging Issues, Practices and Recommendations."

15 November 2022

Commissioned research publication examines the relationship between environmental sustainability and contemporary dance, with a particular focus on the role of dance production centres.

The publication provides the context, references and examples of where and how dance intersects with environmental sustainability, and which set of actions can lead to effective action. Both executive summary and full publication are available for download.


EDN Campaign 2022 Final Document Released

15 November 2022

Endorsed by all of its 48 members from 28 European countries, the European Dancehose Network releases the EDN Campaign 2022 document.

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.


EDN Conference 2022: a Short Summary

14 November 2022

More than 400 registered participants from 49 different countries worldwide.

EDN's annual online conference brought together artists, dance practitioners and researchers to discuss environmental sustainability in the context of contemporary dance.


EDN launches EDNext Sustainability Campaign

6 October - 20 December 2022

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.


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