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

EDN Atelier: "Equity in Dance: What Challenges?"

The Atelier is hosted by la briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne and will take place on 22 and 23 March 2023 as part of the 22nd edition of the Biennale de danse du Val-de-Marne at la briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine. Registration is open to both EDN members and non-EDN members.

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EDN Atelier: "Dancing on the Edge: Peripheral Practices"

The Atelier is hosted by Dance Ireland and Dance Limerick and will take place on 9 and 10 February 2023 during the What Next Dance Festival in Limerick. Registration was open to both EDN and non-EDN members until 30 November 2022.

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EDNext Sustainability Campaign

EDN campaign presents concrete actions and ideas to engage the contemporary dance sector in Europe, its advocates, funders and stakeholders, in a shared movement towards a sustainable future.

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How Can We Move? Ecological Perspectives on Contemporary Dance

EDN's annual online conference brought together artists, dance practitioners and researchers to discuss environmental sustainability in the context of contemporary dance. We invite you to watch the video recording, read short report and download the EDN research publication.

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Carte Blanche Artist Exchange

Between 18-21 August 2022 CSC Bassano del Grappa hosted the Carte Blanche Artist Exchange. EDN members were invited to register for participation and travel support of their associated artists, producers and programmers. Registrations were open to both EDN and non-EDN members. 

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EDN Atelier: Tools for Transformation

The EDN Atelier took place on July 7-8, 2022 in Dresden. Atelier was opened to EDN members and others. 

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EDN Atelier: Moving Ground

The EDN Atelier was held in Athens on June 1-2, 2022, co-organised and hosted by Duncan Dance Research Center. Atelier was open to EDN members and others.

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EDN Encounter: Support for the Ukrainian Dance Community

The event took place within the Czech Dance Platform, April 24-26, 2022, in Prague, hosted by Tanec Praha. In addition to the live gathering, the event was live-streamed on April 25, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. (CET, Prague time). The event was opened to EDN members and others. 

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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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