Webinars on the impacts of Brexit on the mobility flows in the dance field between the UK and Europe

2021 brings a new set of challenges to artists and companies who work internationally, with new rules regarding the recently announced UK-EU Trade and Cooperation agreement. These rules will have an impact on those booking international artists and those taking their work outside of the UK.

EDN organises a series of webinars on the impacts of Brexit on the mobility flows in the dance field between the UK and Europe. The online session will focus on the new administrative processes that the European venues and festivals have to perform when welcoming UK-based dance professionals.

The webinar, facilitated by expert Marie Fol, will highlight relevant sources of information in different European contexts as well as collect questions and testimonies from the field in order to publish updated and reliable documentation.

The first webinar took place on 23 June 2021, the second will take place on Friday 10 September 2021. A third webinar will be propose during the Fall, more information will be shared on these opportunities to engage.

Webinar #1: New Administrative Processes

The first webinar took place on 23 June 2021, 10.30-12.00 CEST. The online session focused on the new administrative processes that the European venues and festivals have to perform when welcoming UK-based dance professionals. Special guest was Sebastian Hoffman from Touring Artists. 

Watch the first webinar here 

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Webinar #2: Stories from the ground
10 September 2021, 9.30-11.00 BST | 10.30-12.00 CEST.

As borders reopen and international artistic exchange can take place physically this summer, the aftermaths of Brexit will become more apparent to the dance professionals on both sides of the Channel. This is the reason why EDN and Arts Infopoint UK invite you to take part in a 2nd Post-Brexit Mobility webinar, which will focus on stories from the ground.

Cultural mobility expert Marie Fol will exchange with dance professionals who have experienced the Brexit aftermath, asking them to share observations and tips on how to navigate this new reality.
Participants will have the opportunity to bring more concerns forward, which will be shared later on with policymakers, funders and other stakeholders.

We invite you to register for this event through this form and appreciate any additional information you can provide so the webinar is tailored to your needs.

All online sessions will be recorded for documentation purposes.

Register here.


EDN partners with the Arts Infopoint UK for this series of three webinars. They aim at providing a better understanding of the recent changes and at raising the awareness of the roles and responsibilities of dance professionals and their hosts. The goal is to ensure there will be a continuity of artistic cross-border relationships.

Arts Infopoint UK is a partnership between Wales Arts International/Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and Arts Council Northern Ireland.

EDN Atelier in Dresden (Germany)

1-2 October 2021

EDN Atelier will take place in Dresden (Germany) on 1 & 2 October 2021

HELLERAU and TANZPAKT Dresden will propose an Atelier in the context of the festival Dancing About.


EDN announces Forum ‘Dance and its audience’

16 Sep - 7 Oct 2021

Online Forum co-organized by The Place & Sadler’s Wells

The online forum co-organized by EDN and The Place & Sadler's Wells will invite artists, producers, promoters, and other dance professionals from all over Europe for online discussions. 


Mapping Dance and Dance Teaching

3-4 September 2021

Past(s), Present and Future(s)

Discover the programme and attend the September 2021 conference organised by the Royal Academy of Dance to discuss, debate and contemplate past, present and future potentialities of dance and dance teaching. Note that this conference was postponed by 1 year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


EDN announces Carte Blanche for Artists in Lyon (France)

30 August - 1 September 2021

Hosted by Maison de la Danse, Lyon (France) in the framework of Cellule d´Essai

EDN members’ associated artists are invited to join the artistic research session Cellule d’Essai, at Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France. Deadline is 30 June 2021 and first-come-first-served is applied.


EDN Atelier ‘Creation of dance work’ in Helsinki (Finland)

22-23 July 2021

EDN Atelier will take place in Helsinki (Finland) on 22 & 23 July 2021 in the context of SPARKS project

With the arrival of the new venue of 700/220 seats in Helsinki, the team at Tanssin Talo will host a dialogue with European and international colleagues to unpack the diverse potentials and issues concerning creating and presenting dance in different contexts, economies and conditions.


EDN Atelier ‘Meeting Grounds’ in Barcelona (Spain)

5-6 July 2021

EDN Atelier ‘Meeting Grounds’ will take place in Barcelona (Spain) on 5 & 6 July 2021

‘Meeting Grounds’ is a gathering about contemporary performing arts, thinking in/out Africa, organized by Mercat de les Flors casa de la dansa and Graner creation center for dance and live arts, in the context of Grec festival of Barcelona.


EDN announces new members

30 June 2021

EDN now consists of 47 members from 28 different countries

On Annual General Assembly in June 2021, EDN members have unanimously accepted Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and AREAL | space for choreographic development as new members of our network.


Post-Brexit Mobility

23 June - 10 September 2021

Welcoming UK-based dance professionals in Europe

EDN organises a series of three webinars on the impacts of Brexit on the mobility flows in the dance field between the UK and Europe. 


New members of EDN

Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and AREAL | space for choreographic development join EDN


Perform Europe’s call for international touring and distribution grants is now open

15 June - 7 July 2021

The applications for step 1 are open until 7 July at 23:59 CEST on the Perform Europe Digital Platform.

This call is open to all performing arts producers (organisations, companies, artists, collectives) and presenters (venues, festivals and any type of organisation offering a presenting context) based in all the Creative Europe countries and in the UK. We are particularly trying to reach out to all the professionals who belong / feel like they belong to an underrepresented group within the performing arts landscape.


EDN Carte Blanche for Communication Teams

May - September 2021

A new informal and recurring online gathering for EDN Communication Teams

One hour online gatherings on Fridays every 3-4 weeks for members of the Communication Departments at EDN members. The second gathering on 11 June 2021. 


Carte Blanche Staff Exchange 2021

April - September 2021

Carte Blanche in online format

Since 2014, EDN offers the possibility for its members to have a staff placement in another dancehouse. Due to the COVID-19, an online format is introduced. 


EDN signs the "Reactivate Cultural Life in Europe" letter

Culture must be included in each and every National Recovery and Resilience Plan

In the open letter published by the group of 110+ pan-European networks, coordinated by Culture Action Europe, the European cultural community call on the Member States and the European Commission to secure a future for culture and cultural life in Europe.


What’s Next in Restructuring the Dance Ecosystem

Dec 10th, 2020

online conference hosted by European Dancehouse Network

Acknowledging the challenges the European dance sector is facing, EDN’s online conference provides insights into adaptive measures across Europe, emerging practices and current needs, envisioning a renewed dance ecosystem after a period of crisis.


#DanceAndWellBeing Campaign

Nov 2020 - Feb 2021

Raising awareness of the role of dance in wellbeing

EDN campaign raising awareness of the role of dance in wellbeing with weekly online dance classes by EDN members associated artists.


EDN joins Perform Europe

18-month project to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts

Perform Europe supports experiments with more sustainable ways in cross-border physical and digital distribution of the performing arts in the 41 Creative Europe countries with a view to designing future support schemes for the sector.