Photo © Ilme Vysniauskaite

Each year, the EDNext project investigates important thematic topics relevant to the contemporary dance sector and disseminates the findings. In 2023, EDN members will explore the concepts of EDIA (equity, diversity, inclusion, access) and its correlations to movement practices. Researcher Alexandra Baybutt will follow the red thread between EDN's yearly activities, dive deeper into the topics, collect examples of good practices and propose recommendations to be published in the end-of-the-year research publication.

Alexandra Baybutt (PhD, RSME, CMA) works in dance professionally since 2004, and engages freelance in postdoctoral research, somatic movement education, and artistic practice in the UK and Europe. Recent research projects include exploring embodiment as an ethics of encounter for University College London in the Institute of Advanced Studies; looking at the effects of Brexit and Covid-19 on the independent dance scenes of the UK; and analysing the politics of curation of contemporary dance festivals in the former Yugoslav space (monograph forthcoming, published by Taylor and Francis). Each of these used a mixed-methods approach and constructivist epistemology, and concern for space as physical, affective, political and social. 

Photo © Anna Kushnirenko.

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.