Perform Europe is looking for nine Jury members. Consortium is seeking to select a balanced group, representing various performing arts disciplines, backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas. Each Jury member should be eager to contribute to creating a future European scheme for sustainable and inclusive distribution of the performing arts.

The Perform Europe Jury will:

● select beneficiaries of the Perform Europe grants scheme,
● contribute towards shaping the selection criteria and methodology,
● take part in the dialogue on imagining and testing more sustainable and inclusive touring and distribution models.

The Perform Europe Jury’s work requires availability:

● in April: contribute towards the text of the open call for presenters and producers as well as to take part in the Perform Europe online conference and workshops (upon availability);
● in July: select presenters and producers during the first two or three weeks of the month (not full-time);
● in October: select distribution partnerships and contribute to the Jury report.

Each Jury member will receive a fee of €1,200.


Our Call to you

Are you professionally active in the performing arts (dance, theatre, music theatre, circus, street art, performance)? Do you believe that international touring of performing arts works must and can be more sustainable, balanced and inclusive?

Do you have a vision on how to promote, conceive and pilot innovative distribution practices in the performing arts? Would you like to contribute to creating a balanced touring landscape, embracing both emerging and established organisations and artists, of diverse genders, geographic origins, social and ethnic backgrounds?

Are you available to perform the role of a Jury member according to the timeline outlined above?

Note that Jury members need to be based in one of the 41 Creative Europe countries.

You also need to have a desk, a computer and an Internet connection to take part in online meetings. Meetings and communication will be in the English language.

The Consortium of the Perform Europe Board will select the Jury members, with a view of creating a balance among various performing arts disciplines, geographic and social backgrounds, motivation, experience in the field, gender and race.

Apply Now

Read all details of the call in your language here.

Apply by 8 March 2021 here.

Visit Perform Europe website for more information about the project.

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.