In 2021, European Dancehouse Network commissioned colleague organizations and researches to investigate key questions, trends and relations and draw recommendations for public authorities, policy-makers and dance sector. 

All research papers, part of "Fit for the Future" series, are available for download.

Publications were supported by DEN the Dutch national knowledge institute for culture & digital transformation and Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

"Fit for the Future" Research Papers

"Dance and Well-being" Publication

As part of its ‘Fit for the Future’ series of publications, EDN commissioned researcher Jordi Baltà Portolés (Trànsit Projectes) to collect some of the existing evidence of positive impact of dance, alongside testimonials from artists, in order to present a typology of practices and formulate recommendations for public authorities and the dance sector.

“Virtualised Dance?” Publication

EDN commissioned researcher Marie Fol to investigate the artistic dimension of digital shift since March 2020, to analyse the numerous experiences collected recently, and to see what key conditions would enable a value-driven and integrated digital dimension for dance makers, dance enablers, and dance audiences. From the analysis of challenges and needs, EDN provides a series of recommendations, both to the dance field and to policy-makers, to pave the way to new opportunities and
(cross) sectoral collaborations.

“Dance Mobility in Times of Fractures” Publication

As part of its ‘Fit for the Future’ series of publications, EDN commissioned this piece from the cultural mobility information network On the Move and its team of researchers Milica Ilic, Marie Le Sourd and John Ellingsworth. The aim has been to collect some of the existing evidence, giving an overview of European dance mobility before the crisis, as well as to investigate the latest trends and needs through an analysis of current activity. This initial research then allows us to formulate recommendations for decision makers and dance stakeholders.

“Global Dance: EDN’s Work Across Borders” Publication

As part of its ‘Fit for the Future’ series of publications, EDN commissioned researchers Fanny Bouquerel and Cristina Farinha to investigate the key conditions for more sustainable international relations in the dance field and how dance could contribute to EU’s external relations. This first overview builds upon the various existing studies carried out by colleague organisations as well as the many conversation happening in the dance field, and draw recommendations for public authorities and the dance sector.

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