EDN cooperation

EDN is a network for trust and cooperation between European dancehouses sharing a common vision regarding the development of dance art across borders.


EDN works on different

Our key mission is to cooperate in securing a sustainable future for the dance sector and to improve relevance for diverse dance among society.

To do so, EDN works on different aspects:

  • Enhance art management skills, offer team teaching and mentoring
  • Sustain a continuous audience education programme and share tools for audience development
  • Support a platform for intercultural exchange, develop joint projects, share insight and redevelop our organisations thanks to input from associations
  • Use projects to address cultural themes whilst integrating minorities to encourage active cultural participation
  • Campaing, conduct best practice model testing, offer support and provide information
  • Promote exchanges for artistic development, curate, present and co-produce



The future outlook for EDN

The future outlook

The future outlook for EDN is to:

  • Promote the idea of a diverse Europe and strengthen the importance of dance
  • Become a strong constellation of structures to support dance
  • Be able to contribute to transforming ourselves into better professionals and to pass this knowledge on to the next generation of cultural multipliers
  • Be an umbrella for projects among our members and with new partners, continuously enriching the array of possibilities
  • Think as a network maintaining our individualities and differences and to working horizontally in methods and practice
  • Become a real and virtual meeting place, a constellation of all manner of cooperation in favour of creating and promoting dance art in all regards



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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