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OPEN CALL – Visiting Artist Programme

Danscentrum Sverige invites Swedish based choreographers to an Open

Call for Big Pulse Dance Alliance Visiting Artist Program. The Visiting Artist

Program is aimed at up-and-coming choreographers. Big Pulse is a four-

year EU project that runs 2021-2024. Danscentrum Sverige is the Swedish


About the Visiting Artist Program

The Open Call offers one choreographer the opportunity to visit CODA Oslo

International Dance festival in Oslo. The program will include a meeting with

the Artistic Director of the festival, get-togethers with local artists, tickets to

festival performances and networking with choreographers from other

European countries. The program is a great opportunity for skills

development, creative exchange and to expand you network. A bursary is

given to cover travel, per diem, accommodation, performance tickets as

well as a small retainer.

How to apply

Write a short letter (max half an A4 page), in English, in which you motivate

the value for you as a performing artist to participate in the Visiting Artist

Program at CODA. Include a link to your web site, a showreel or such. The

linked video materials should not extend 5 minutes. Submit your application

no later than September 24. We are looking forward to take part of your application. Send your application to:

The application process

Danscentrum Sverige makes a first selection if there are a large number of

applicants. The receiving festival and the project manager for Big Pulse are

responsible for the final selection. The decision will take into account the

selected choreographers from the other partner festivals, to ensure that the

constellation enriches the experience.


CODA Oslo International Dance festival 2023, Oslo, Norway.

Dates: 17-21 October

Proposed travel days: Arrival daytime 17th of October and

afternoon/evening 21st of October.

PLEASE NOTE! The last day to apply to is September 24th.

About Big Pulse Dance Alliance

Big Pulse Dance Alliance is a 4-year partnership (2021-2024) of 12

European dance festivals and institutions united by their passion to

promote, strengthen and broaden the reach of the contemporary dance

sector. With the support of EU Creative Europe co-funding, Big Pulse aims

to diversify dance programming on stages and in public outdoor spaces;

support artist development through mentorship, travel and workshop

programmes; and invite new audiences to engage with the art form through

dynamic live or digital performances and other participatory activities. The

project’s long-term vision is to establish a lively network of European dance

festivals who work collaboratively and sustainably to further the life-

changing impact of dance. For more information about Big Pulse please

The Big Pulse Dance Alliance partners are:

Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany), Dance Umbrella (UK),

Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland), Julidans (The Netherlands), New Baltic

Dance (Lithuania), ONE Dance Week (Bulgaria), Torinodanza Festival

(Italy), Zodiak - Side Step Festival (Finland), Sismògraf Dance Festival

(Catalonia - Spain), International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (The

Czech Republic), CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway) and

Danscentrum Sverige (Sweden).

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