Engagement of members


EDN works with a participatory governance, engaging the members throughout the decision making process


The Assembly is the EDN’s governing body. It meets at least once a year with the participation of members who decide on issues under its authority by means of a majority vote subject to the agreements.

The Assembly has the power to amend the Statutes and approve internal regulation, to elect or remove members from the Board, to ratify its agreements and monitor its activity, to approve the budget and accounts and internal regulation, to appoint and dismiss members and to wind up the association.

Board of Directors

The Board presides over, administers and represents EDN for a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 6 years. It is formed by a minimum of 3 members: the President, the Secretary, the Treasurer. More board members can be elected.

The Board has the power to represent, manage and administer EDN, to call the Assembly and comply with any decision made, to report on the balance sheet and financial statements and to make recommendations.

The Board passes resolutions with a simple majority.

Working groups

The goal of EDN is achieved through working groups drawn from the membership and through commissions that may also involve invited guests and cooperate with other networks.


Cooperation among dancehouses

Partnerships and

The development of cooperation projects is one of the current focal points of the work carried out by the association

EDN is actively behind many projects that stem from the work analysis carried out by working groups. They may also involve institutions that are not part of EDN which enrich our knowledge and connections.

The development of cooperation projects is one of the current focal points of the work carried out by the association. With a minimum of 3 EDN members from different countries assigned to a project, the network provides support and advice.

Statutes and accounts

EDN was legally constituted in Barcelona, Spain on 25 May 2009.
Download the Statutes.

Meet and network with colleagues from other EDN Create international artistic collaborations Get inspired by new ideas and shared best practices Be represented at European and international level Discover new contexts, cities and perspectives


Activities EDN

Are you here? Dance and its audience

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

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Mobility of Artists, Mobility of Ideas

The Atelier joined around 25 dance artists, performers, curators, programmers and professionals.

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EDN Carte Blanche for Communication Teams

Throughout the crisis, dance houses’ communication, PR and marketing teams have been in the eye of the storm: constantly adapting, conveying cancelation and postponing messages, experimenting with live streaming and promoting online experiences… The challenges have been numerous and EDN offers a new informal and recurring online gathering for EDN members’ staff to share experiences, exchange solutions, dos and don’ts, tips and advice.

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Perform Europe

Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and co-initiated by a Consortium composed of IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN - European Dancehouse Network and IDEA Consult.

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Online Atelier

An atelier organized by EDN-member Dansmakers Amsterdam, concerning the current possibilities in digital communication of and about artistic practices. The atelier connected makers in dance and other disciplines to digital professionals working with social media, digital archive and online monetisation in order to share tools and knowledge in times of need.

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Encounter in South Africa

This activity aimed to open new forms of dialogue with artists, organisations and dance professionals based in the African continent, investigating new forms of relationship and collaboration based on ethical values, respect and sustainability.

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Dance and international cooperation

At the beginning of March 2020 EDN and AND + worked together to implement the path started in Yokohama and to prepare a public talk, as part of the in-depth events open to the public, organized by the Tanzplattform Deutchland in Munich (Germany).

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Moving Futures 2019

For the first time, EDN offered the possibility for its members to send artists to the Moving Futures festival in Amsterdam, from May 22 to 25, 2019 as part of the Carte Blanche – Artist focus.

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Dancing Museums

Dancing Museums is an action-research project designed to foster and sustain long-term collaborations between dance organisations, museums, universities and local communities in order to develop inspiring and long-lasting arts and cultural programmes that people in those communities want to get involved in.

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