Open call for the season 2020-2021

Professional dancers, choreographers, dance companies or stage directors with a strong choreographic idea are invited to apply for a residency at Bora Bora (Aarhus, Denmark) in the season 2020-21.

Residencies includes fees for up to four participating artists, paid transportation and accommodation, as well as a mentor, in addition to general technical assistance and production assistance.

All Bora Bora residencies will take place at either Bora Bora or one of the project’s international partners and Danish co-hosts that counts both theaters, folk high schools and other performing arts organizations. (Read more about its partners and associates here>>)

In addition to the annual open call, which is open internationally, the Bora Bora Residency Centre is also a partner in the Nordic Residency Exchange Program, where five major performing arts houses in the northern Europe,  collaborate to exchange artists once a year.

The application period starts on January 6th. Deadline for submitting applications will be January 31st 2020 at 16:00 Danish time.

Apply here.

Support for Danish and Danish-based artists

More opportunities for Danish or Danish-based artists

Aside from the international residencies, Danish and/or Danish-based artists can also apply for one of the international or Nordic exchange residencies in collaboration with the partners of Bora Bora Residency Centre.

If you are Danish and/or Danish based, you can also apply for a co-production opportunity with Bora Bora, through this open call. You can apply for any and all opportunities with the same application.

If you are teaming up with a Danish artist, check out the Connections 4.0 open call: Performing Arts Platform is pleased to announce an open call for a joint residency in Aarhus/Central Denmark Region during spring 2020. The program is open to professional emerging choreographers based in Denmark in a joint residency with a choreographer based abroad. More information here.

Residency at Dansearena nord

Deadline: 10 February 2020

A dedicated programme for dance and movement

Dansearena nord in Hammerfest, Norway is offering choreographers, dancers and others working with dance and movement the possibility to apply for its Artist in Residence program.


Residency at Bora Bora

Deadline: 31 January 2020

Bora Bora Residency Centre launches an open call for artistic ideas with a strong choreographic base, to be researched and/or developed in the season of 2020-21 (August 2020 to June 2021).


Springback Academy 2020 open call

Deadline: 17 January 2020

Get trained to write about dance with Aerowaves

Aspiring dance writers have the chance to be mentored in the fundamentals of quality dance criticism in the action-packed environment of Spring Forward, Aerowaves annual festival, taking place 24-26 April 2020 in Rijeka, Croatia.


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.