CROWD – international dance exchange
Call out for dance artists to apply for the 2023 dance residency
programme – applications now open.
CROWD – international dance exchange is a collaborative network of dance
organisations, together seeking to support dance makers who engage with
communities as part of their practice.
Through hosting residencies and opening up space for discussion and
knowledge development, the programme aims to support dance artists with
an established practice in community engaged dance making to build their
professional network, exchange experience with others in the field and
develop their practice.
The Goethe-Institut initiated the project in 2021 and in the first year,
CROWD supported 6 dance artists [https://crowd.dance/crowd-2021/]
through residencies hosted with partners across Finland, the
Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in Germany and the UK. The
network has since grown to include more partners and artists and in
2022, CROWD supported 10 new artists [https://crowd.dance/2022-artists/]
through a programme of residencies across Finland, Denmark, Germany,
Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.
This year, ten selected dance artists (one from each host country and
two from England and two from NRW in Germany) will exchange and
collaborate with the support of the network partner organisations.
Working in pairs, selected dance makers will come together twice, each
time for a two-week, focused residency in a new context. Alongside the
residencies, between June and October, the entire network will engage in
digital, discursive sessions exploring community engagement in dance.
Applications for the 2023 programme are now open and dance artists with
a demonstrable practice in community engagement are encouraged to apply.
The CROWD network is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive
community and we encourage applications from those from
under-represented backgrounds. We have bursaries and support in place to
accommodate applicants with additional access needs or caring
The application deadline is 10am (GMT), Monday 20 March 2023. Further
information on how to apply can be found at https://crowd.dance/.
Alternatively, you can watch our information film featuring CROWD 2022 Dance
Artist, Elsabet Yonas, which covers the key elements of the call-out.