The project Europe Beyond Access

Europe’s largest Arts and Disability programme is Europe Beyond Access (EBA). This transnational project revolutionises Europe’s performing arts scene by supporting innovations from disabled artists in theatre & dance.

Their mission is to:

  • Champion disabled artists on the international stage
  • Build audiences for their work
  • Develop a network of leading mainstream institutions that are committed to commissioning and presenting work by disabled artists at the highest level

EDN recommends to browse through the Europe Beyond Access website for numerous and rich resources on inclusivity in contemporary dance.

Lab at Holland Dance Festival (NL)

Making dance that celebrates difference

How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?

At the EBA lab in Maastricht (NL) with Holland Dance Festival, a diverse group of disabled dancers and performers from across Europe came together to develop new choreographic ideas and techniques. You can find out more about it in the video below.

This lab was led by UK artists Adam Benjamin and Jeanefer Jean-Charles. Featured artists in the film include Giuseppe Comuniello (Italy, Oriente Occidente), Jo Bannon (UK, British Council), Maikel Walker (The Netherlands, HDF), Yesol Kim (Sweden, Skanes Dansteater).

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International Symposium Dance(s) and Ritual(s)

Deadline: 15 August 2020

Contribute to the Centre National de la Danse symposium

Can dance be perceived as a ritual? How are ritualised actions created in dance practices? What are their qualities, or singularities? What effects do they produce? In what way can referring to a rite enlighten, modify or displace dance practices?


Neustart Kultur

Various deadlines!

Emergency funding opportunity in Germany

Neustart Kultur, an initiative of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, will provide 20 million Euro emergency funding for the German dance scene, complementing existing federal and state funding programmes while avoiding overcompensation


Residency at K3 Hamburg

Deadline: 12 August 2020

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers - the call for proposal for the season 2021/2022 is now open.


Europe beyond Access

Making dance that celebrates difference

The project Europe Beyond Access supports disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. At the lab hosted by Holland Dance Festival, the following question stood central: How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?


Rescue the arts

Plea to national governments

In the face of the crisis, together with IETM, Circostrada, ETC and In Situ, we call on the national governments to take measures to safeguard the long-term viability of the cultural sector.


Audience Development toolkit

October 2019

Practical guidance to dance organisations

Aerowaves and audience development expert Heather Maitland have compiled an Audience Development toolkit to give practical guidance to dance organisations, using international research and case studies from Aerowaves partners.