The purpose of travel bursaries is to support members and their associates to attend EDN activities.

We invite and encourage all members to involve their associated artists and members of staff in attending EDN activities.

Firstly, we set aside 40 travel bursaries each year for members to attend the yearly strategic planning meeting, i.e. the “Think-In”. This is to support the members’ engagement in the network’s strategic development, research and advocacy efforts. Each member is eligible for one such bursary a year.

Secondly, to work towards greater equity within the network, while reducing our travel costs connected to unsustainable transport, the EDNext project will also provide equity travel bursaries to help facilitate members’ participation in other physical activities, such as the Atelier workshops and Carte Blanche exchanges. Each year, 13 such bursaries will be available: on average 3 bursaries per activity.

Generally, two kinds of travel support are available in the 2022-2024 period:

1.) Reimbursement of unit costs, calculated on the basis of distance bands with the EU Commission calculator (link).

2.) EDNext travel bursaries fixed at 300€

In some cases, the reimbursement of unit costs (1.) will not cover the total cost of your travel. When this causes financial difficulties, requesting the travel bursary (2.) might be a better option.

How does it work?

  • The bursary may be awarded only to the registered participants; google form registrations to individual activities.
  • Each travel bursary consists of a 300€ flat rate allowance.
  • The bursary may be used to cover the costs of transport, per diems, or additional nights of accommodation.
  • The bursary is awarded after the travel has taken place, exceptions permitted.
  • Participants are required to present their travel receipts together with the reimbursement request form.
  • Participation fee still applies, exceptions permitted.

Selection procedure

  • Selection will be made once the registrations are closed.
  • Decision is based on the comparison between unit cost and the estimated actual cost of travel.
  • Priority will be given to artists and freelancers attending on behalf of an EDN member dancehouse, whose actual cost of travel is below the cost of participation fee.
  • Please wait for confirmation from EDN office before you book your travel.
  • Priority will be given to more sustainable modes of transportation.

More information

For more information about unit cost reimbursements and travel bursaries, contact Christoph Bovermann, EDNext Activities Coordinator. 

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