OPEN CALL: Mobility and Networking Grants May 2012 – April 2013

Would you like to check out the local contemporary dance festivals in Bucharest, Dublin, Istanbul or London? Do you want to attend a dance platform in Riga? Would you care to discover the evolving Cypriot dance scene? Do you need money to visit a partner/ artist to start up a new collaboration? Do you want to learn more about the E-motional Bodies & Cities project and participate in the final festival/forum in Romania?

to the Motion Fund of the E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities programme! We have 14 mobility and networking grants available for you to travel between Romania – Ireland – Latvia – Cyprus – United Kingdom –Turkey.

Contemporary dance professionals (artists, managers, critics, academics, etc.) from the E-motional countries are welcome to apply for a mobility and networking grant in order to visit and attend specific events (festivals, workshops, international seminars, network meetings, etc.) taking place in the other project countries from May 2012 to April 2013. These visits are expected to be short trips with the purpose of exploring the contemporary dance scene in a specific country, making contacts and possibly planning future projects and exchanges. The duration of the visit shall be between 4-7 days according to each proposal submitted. The grant will cover a portion of the international travel expenses, accommodation and/or per diem to the maximum limit of EUR 1.000.

To apply, download the application form from below and send it to by February 29, 2012*. A guide of selected events from each destination country is also available below.

* NOTE: The application deadline is extended to March 31, 2012 for Cypriot applicants.


For more information write to the local contact in your country:

ROMANIA: Gabriela Tudor Foundation, Stefania Ferchedau,
IRELAND: Dublin Dance Festival, Tiina Ylönen,
LATVIA: The Association of the Professional Dance Choreographers of Latvia, Ilze Zirina,
CYPRUS: Dance House Lemesos, Natasa Georgiou,
UK: body > data > space, Leanne Hammaccot,