European Dancehouse Network is pleased to announce we have been selected for the European Union funding (Network Strand) with the project EDNext 2022-2024. Find a summary of the objectives and the upcoming activities below. This would not have been possible without the input from our members and their constructive ideas.


Building on the success of its two previous European Networks projects, the European Dancehouse Network (EDN) will continue to expand the reach and impact of both its network and activities with its new Creative Europe funded project EDNext 2022 - 2024.

Through capacity-building, networking, knowledge & skills exchange, research and advocacy actions, EDNext will contribute to the realisation of a more sustainable and inclusive European dance sector that creates positive impact for contemporary dance professionals and organisations, local communities and audiences, and society more broadly.

EDN’s central mission for 2022-2024 is to discuss, implement and promote sustainable ways of working in and with the contemporary dance sector by facilitating cooperation between European contemporary dance professionals, organisations, other stakeholders and partners. To this end, EDNext facilitates a space for exchange to address current themes and challenges collectively and promote the relevance of contemporary dance in societies.

In particular, EDNext will focus on three specific, interconnected themes: Sustainability (in 2022), Equity (2023) and Well-Being (2024). 


EDNext will include several different types of activities that we have tried and tested in our previous projects.


Atelier is a platform of workshops, trainings and other meetings designed for sector professionals (dancers, choreographers, dramaturgs, curators, dance administrators and leaders, etc.) and cross-sectoral peers to engage a wide range of relevant topics and themes. Ateliers have two strands, one focused on training and increasing competencies and knowledge within the network and sector and one focused on tackling topics through think tanks and colloquiums, inviting expert and public participation. 

Carte Blanche 

Carte Blanche Staff Exchange creates opportunities for EDN members' administrative staff to visit other members and share knowledge, experience and best practices, increasing professional and organisational capacities. Carte Blanche Artists Exchange is an opportunity for artists to exchange their artistic practice and develop new ways of working, sharing views and experiences with working conditions and existing structures in the contemporary dance field. Carte Blanche is part of EDNext’s capacity building strand.


Encounter provides opportunities for EDN members to visit and exchange best practices and stimulate creativity with dance professionals and organisations outside the Network, mainly outside Europe. New in EDNext will also be the opportunity to invite partners to come to Europe, creating a two-way flow. Of particular importance here is the network's intention to shift away from a Eurocentric perspective and to embrace a model of collaboration and knowledge sharing that recognises and celebrates the wealth of experience and expertise elsewhere in the world. 


Each year, the project aims to investigate important thematic topics relevant to the sector and disseminate the findings. The research and publication draws from documentation of thematic activities (Ateliers, Forums, working group meetings), data collection methods in creating inventory of good practices and proposes a list of policy recommendations. Selected findings are used for the yearly advocacy campaign that leads towards the end-of-the-year online conference.

EDN Think-in

EDN Think-in is a yearly strategic planning meeting involving all members and dancehouse leaders who actively participate in the steering of the network by taking part in its research and advocacy efforts, sharing and informing on the recent developments locally, nationally and internationally within the sector and beyond.


Based on the data collected from the research, the EDN curatorial team chooses the topic for the campaign, raising awareness about a thematically relevant issue. The campaign is launched together with the research publication and builds toward the final annual conference to present the outcomes.


The yearly closing online event with participants from within and beyond the network and sector, addressing burning issues for the sector as well as for society and culture more broadly and presenting the outcomes of all annual project activities. The conference is particularly focused on reaching and exchanging knowledge and best practices with those outside the network and sector, in particular policy-makers and stakeholders, critical for ensuring the awareness about the sector and its ongoing relevance.


We are delighted to further develop our partnership and coordinated efforts in sustaining a continuous development of contemporary dance in Europe.

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