Maximum Grant Awarded 500.000 €
Project leader: Aerowaves UK
Ustanova Studentski kulturni centar Novi Sad RS
Art Link Foundation BG
Art Stations Foundation PL
Bora bora DK
Centre de création chorégraphique Luxembourgeois LU
Centrul National al Dansului Bucuresti RO
Centrum Kultury W Lubline PL
Comune di Bassano del Grappa IT
Centre de les Arts de Moviment ES
Contemporary Dance Trust Limited UK
Dance Cultural Centre Unitiva EL
Dance Limerick Hub Ltd IE
Dansehallerne DK
Dansens Hus NO
Fondazione Romaeuropa arte e cultura IT
International Dance Festival of Ireland Ltd IE
La Briqueterie centre de developpement choregraphique du Val de Marne Associ FR
Lietuvos sokio informacijos centras LT
Stegi Sygchronou Chorou Lemesou (Dance House Lemesos) CY
stichting Danswerplaats Amsterdam NL
Stiftelsen Dansens Hus SE
Tanec Praha Sdruzeni CZ
Verein fuer neuse tanzformen AT
Zagrebacki plesni ansambl HR

Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. We identify the most promising new work by emerging dance artists and then promote it through cross-border performances. Aerowaves’ network of partners in 32 countries enables these younger choreographers to bring brand new dance to brand new audiences.

Aerowaves is powered by the weekend promotional platform Spring Forward, a festival that travels from city to city, year on year – from Aarhus to Sofia, then to Paris, to Rijeka and on to Elefsina in 2021. Local audiences will rub shoulders with 200 dance presenters as they decide which of the Twenty short dance works they will invite to their own theatres. At least 75 opportunities will be on offer each year, and still more through our new audience development initiatives. Some of these works will be adapted for galleries, concerts, even sports events and the street. One will grow into a piece for young audiences, another will cross the world to find a very different appreciation in Taiwan. It is through these performances and experiences that both artists and audiences grow.

Springback Academy is a parallel project which searches for 10 young writers and puts them on a crash reviewing course under the watchful eyes of four renowned dance critics. In the following years, and with further multi-media training, they will become the writers of our new interactive online dance publication. They will also collaborate in deepening the audience’s engagement through new approaches to discussion following performances and with the artists. These pioneering activities are rooted in the relationships of trust which stabilise a network that has met in a different city every October for the last 21 years, identifying the next Twenty artists after a Europe-wide open call. The continuing confidence of Aerowaves and its Partners has been secured by a Platforms Award during the first three years of the scheme, following which we now seek to capitalise on what we have learned.