Please note, applications for the CROWD 2023 dance residency programme closed at 10am on Monday 20th March.

Further information:

The CROWD network calls for dance artists from across Denmark, England, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in Germany, and Scotland to apply for the 2023 dance residency programme, CROWD – international dance exchange. This is a paid opportunity, details of the fee paid to the successful applicants are outlined below and in the application pack.

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 while generating new knowledge in the area of community engagement in dance. 

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 and we’d be happy to discuss any of this with applicants prior to submitting an application. 

Fee: Artists will be paid €3200/£2800 per artist to include residencies (4 weeks), any preparation and the additional digital sessions across the year (approximately 5 sessions of 1-2 hours, TBC).

Application deadline: 10am (GMT), Monday 20 March 2023

Download CROWD 2023 Call Out for Dance Artists PDF

Read or print CROWD 2023 Call Out for Dance Artists in text format on Google Docs

Applications for the 2023 CROWD residency are now closed. Decisions will be made by the partners by 21 April 2023.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email

In this information film, CROWD 2022 Dance Artist Elsabet Yonas takes potential applicants through the details of the call out for artists to apply for the 2023 residency programme.

00.00 – 02.58 Introduction
02.58 – 06.53 Call out overview
06.53 – 09.44 Key details and how to apply
09.44 – 12.38 Elsabet’s tips for applicants
12.38 – 17.40 FAQs

What does a CROWD residency involve?

To understand what a CROWD residency may involve, take a look at our short film that offers a glimpse into the CROWD 2022 programme and features the dance artists sharing insight into the impact it has had on their practice. You can also read CROWD-SOURCED, written by Maddy Costa, CROWD-SOURCED gathers some of the questions, actions, discoveries and commitments that emerged in the 2022 residencies in order to share these learnings more widely.

View the publication on Issuu or download it as a PDF.

The CROWD network consists 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), FABRIC (UK), Dansateliers (NL), Dansverkstaedid (IS), Pottporus (DE), TaikaBox (FI), TanzFaktur (DE) and The Work Room (UK)