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.

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.