How to Join?

EDN gives priority to applications from organisations based in countries where the network is not yet present

Expressions of interest in joining the network are always welcome! Please get in touch with the office team.

When assessing applications, the board of directors shall consider the applying organisation's adherence to the membership profile and current priorities to ensure the network's geographical balance.

  • Interested organisations may send an expression of interest to the EDN office team anytime during the year.
  • They will be invited to complete the application form and attach 3 recommendation letters from 3 existing EDN members based in countries other than the applicant's.
  • The Board shall propose an online meeting to get to know the applicant, collect extra information, and check the eligibility of the applying organisation.
  • The admission of new members is subject to the approval of the General Assembly, which meets twice a year in January and June.
  • Interested organisations will be invited to prepare a short video for a presentation to the Assembly.
  • If the General Assembly approves the admission, the dance organisation becomes a member upon the payment of the annual membership fee.

What to expect?

In the application process, dance organisations will be invited to demonstrate the following points:

  • Agree with and contribute to the mission of EDN.
  • Demonstrate their interest in collaborating with international organisations by participating in EDN activities.
  • Demonstrate their motivation to work collectively towards more access, diversity, equity and inclusion in the dance field.
  • Promote more sustainable practices in the dance field and advocate for human, social, environmental, artistic and non-profit-seeking values.


Members’ commitment

All members understand that the more they engage with the network, the more benefits they get! They of course commit to the functioning of the association and its development.