Dance & Audience

EDN members share know-how and best practices on how to engage with, communicate to and include various and diverse audiences

Working with different audiences

In its 2017-2021 action plan, EDN has taken as a core mission to enhance public engagement. To that end, EDN investigates how best to cultivate new synergies and partnerships across disciplines and sectors to achieve a more inclusive and wide-ranging engagement.

In the years to come, EDN focuses on the following actions:

  • Share and combine data, experiences, best practices for reaching and encouraging new audiences
  • Identify and share tools to seek new approaches that encourage greater access to dance for citizens
  • Extend the reach of the dancehouses’ work to other related sectors and disciplines
  • Pro-actively encourage cooperation projects within and outside of the network that target specific communities of interest.

Communicating with audiences

This is however not a new area of work for EDN: from the start of the network, members have shared their know-how on their work with various audiences.

Several projects have taken place to develop and implement communication strategies in an inclusive way.

Interested about best practices? Find out more here.

Young audiences

A larger area of work amongst EDN members takes place on the topic of young audiences. For whom? Why? How to address this target group?

EDN members are currently working together to share more knowledge on this point. More information here.

A reflection on Audience Engagement policies

A manifesto

In June 2020, The Place will host an EDN Forum as an accumulation of all the Ateliers on Audience Engagement held in the past years of EDN. This gathering of topics and needs within the dance field will result in a manifesto, offering the dance field & policymakers input on potential policy lines for the dance in relation to Audience Engagement. Stay tuned for more information on the Forum.