The Innovative Leadership Network (ILN) is a Nordic cross-disciplinary platform working towards enabling artists to become leaders, developing innovative methods for artistic research activities, as well as developing new ideas in relation to rethinking institutions, increasing audience engagement, investigating new presentation formats, tackling political & societal issues or working on sustainable practices… in order to challenge status quo.

The platform proposes fruitful exchanges between Nordic & European artists, researchers and creative workers from the performing arts field through networking events, lectures & thematic workshops, and open seminars that will take place in Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway from April 2018 to October 2020.

Regular online publications are feeding the reflection and build cross-sectoral knowledge. Publications to date include:

  • Self-organisation of Artists – From: Buzzword to: Revolution? by Joris Janssens
  • The international Mobility of Artists / Mobility of ideas and Aesthetics by Marie Le Sourd
  • #WAKING THEFEMINISTS by Lian Bell
  • Artists and curators in residency: Contexts and processes questioned by Ash Buleyev
  • Practise-based Producing by Lina B. Frank
  • Artists as International Curators by River Lin

More information: www.dansehallerne.dk.

Screendance production residency

Deadline: 28 July 2020

Submission call for its 2021 edition!

In order to support the vitality of screendance production, La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne and its partners have launched the new submission call for their Screendance Production Residency that supports the creation of a short film.

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Grand (Re)Union

20 June 2020

Documenting, cultivating and transmitting, relevant knowledge and practices honed in dance, movement, and choreographic reflection and creation.

From being a ten-day in-person gathering it changed into a two-year platform for commissioning, collecting and archiving the wisdom of our fields - starting with an online event on 20 June

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Call for residencies in Toulouse

Deadline: 30 June 2020

Creation & research residencies in 2021

EDN member La Place de la Danse CDCN Toulouse Occitanie calls for residencies applications - have a look and send your request!

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Dancehouses in May and June

May - June 2020

Join EDN members remotely

While many EDN members are still closed for public, activities continue to take place remotely - both for artists and audiences! We bring to you plenty of shows, trainings, celebrations, reflections. Take your peak!

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International Dance Day

29 April 2020

A message by Gregory Vuyani Maqoma

2020 is a year with even more challenges for the performing arts community all over the world. Because of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the General Secretariat Team of ITI initiated that all the members and friends celebrate International Dance Day 2020 - online.

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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.

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Dancing your way to better health & well-being

November 2019

A new report by the World Health Organisation

This report synthesizes the global evidence from over 900 publications on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being, with a specific focus on the WHO European Region.

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