Big Pulse Dance Alliance Open Air Commissions – Open Call

DU18 Sasha Milavic Davies & Lucy Railton, everything that rises must dance. Photo: Teresa Elwes

As one of the partners of the Big Pulse Dance Alliance (BPDA), we’re delighted to announce an exciting new commission opportunity: Big Pulse Open Air Commissions. We’re inviting Expressions of Interest from artists interested in developing portable, ecologically aware choreographic ideas for outdoor performances for the people of Europe. Get all the details at the link below.

Deadline: Applications are now closed

Download BPDA Open Air Commissions - Open Call (Full Information)

Download BPDA Open Air Commissions Expression of Interest (Application Form)


Please note: UK based artists and artists based anywhere in Europe, even outside of the EU, are very welcome to apply.


About Big Pulse Dance Alliance

Big Pulse Dance Alliance (BPDA) 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, BPDA 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 artform 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.


The Big Pulse Dance Alliance partners are:
Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany) • Dance Umbrella (UK) • Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland) • Julidans (Netherlands) • New Baltic Dance (Lithuania) • ONE Dance Week (Bulgaria) • Torinodanza Festival (Italy) • Zodiak – Center for New Dance (Finland) • Sismògraf Dance Festival (Spain) • International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (Czech Republic) • CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway) • Danscentrum Sverige (Sweden)


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