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

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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