Open Call: CROWD – international dance exchange, DL 21 March


Goethe-Institutin vetämä CROWD – Kansainvälinen tanssin vaihto-ohjelma hakee tanssin tekijöitä verkostoitumaan ja työskentelemään yhdessä. Ensimmäinen residenssijakso järjestetään Varjakassa oululaisen Taikabox-ryhmän kanssa heinäkuussa. Hae mukaan! Deadline 21.3.

CROWD – international dance exchange network is calling for dance artists from across Denmark, England, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in Germany, Norway and Scotland to apply for the 2022 dance residency programme.

CROWD 2022 will support dance artists with an established practice in community engaged dance making to build their professional networks, exchange experience and develop their practice through two residencies and a digital programme. The first residency in the programme will be with the Finnish art group Taikabox in Varjakka, Oulu in July.


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 we are growing the programme to include more partners, more artists and raising our ambition.

This year, ten selected dance artists (one from each host country and two from NRW in Germany) will 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 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 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.

The application deadline is 21 March 2022 at 12:00 AM (EET). Please apply via this Google-Formular.

Further information (including in accessible formats) on how to apply can be found by clicking the link below. Should you have any questions or special requirements please contact us at


The CROWD network consist of the 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), Dance4 (UK), Davvi – Centre for Performing Arts (NO), Dansateliers (NL), Dansverkstaedid (IS), Pottporus (DE), TaikaBox (FI), TanzFaktur (DE) and The Work Room (UK).