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).

Interested to know more? Visit

Slider picture: Fine Lines, Skånes Dansteater. Photo by Tilo Stengel

TDP Hotspots Laboratory

7-10 October 2020

Transnational laboratory without travelling

This Tipperary Dance Platform initiative is an international place for investigation and research, without travelling. A brand new way to work together: ten venues, organisations and festivals across Europe, eight dance studios, nine mentors host eight groups of dancers.


IETM Multi-location

1-2 October 2020

Online & Onsite meetings

In place of a large plenary, IETM gathers members and non-members online and on-site in more than twenty locations around the world - including some EDN members


Job opportunity at Dance City

Deadline: 30 September 2020

Maternity cover in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)

Dance City is looking for a manager for its National Dance Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme.


Curating in Context

Resources from the International Summer School

Over the course of the summer, EDN member Lokomotiva (North Macedonia) conducted the first edition of its International Summer School. We highly recommend diving in the resources made available online by Lokomotiva to reflect on contemporary practices of performing arts in relation to activism, social movements and self-organization.


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.