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 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 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 responsibilities.
The application deadline is 10am (GMT), Monday 20 March 2023.
Further information on how to apply can be found at www.crowd.dance.
The CROWD Partners
Goethe-Institut (worldwide), Arts Council England (UK), NRW KULTURsekretariat (DE), Nordic Culture Fund (nordic region), Creative Scotland (UK), Bora Bora – Dance and Visual Theatre (DK), Dance Limerick (IE), FABRIC – Dance4 and DanceXchange together (UK), Dansateliers (NL), Dansverkstaedid (IS), Pottporus (DE), TaikaBox (FI), TanzFaktur (DE) and The Work Room (UK).