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.

In 2021, the Goethe-Institut initiated the project and residencies were hosted with partners across Finland, the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in Germany and the UK. In 2022 the network is working with more partners and artists to raise its ambitions.

In 2022, ten selected dance artists (one from each host country and two from NRW in Germany) will pair up to have residency time, once in their home context and once in thier partners home context (internationally). Alongside the residencies, between June and October the entire network will engage in digital, discursive sessions exploring community engagement in dance.

Applications for the 2022 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 responsibilities.

Application deadline: Monday 21 March 2022, 10am (GMT).
Further information in accessible formats on how to apply can be found at



The CROWD partnership is made up of the following partner organisations:

Bora Bora – Dance and Visual Theatre – Aarhus, Denmark | Dance Limerick – Limerick, Ireland | Dance4 – Nottingham, England | Davvi – Centre for Performing Arts – Hammerfest, Norway | Dansateliers – Rotterdam, Netherlands | Dansverkstæðið – Reykjavík, Iceland | Pottporus – Herne, Germany | TaikaBox – Oulu, Finland | TanzFaktur – Cologne, Germany | The Work Room – Glasgow, Scotland

Funded by:

Goethe-Institut – Germany, Finland, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Norway, Denmark (and around the world) | Arts Council England – UK | NRW KULTURsekretariat – Germany | Nordisk Kulturfond – Nordic Region | Creative Scotland – UK


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