Category Archives: European platforms 2017



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.

Future Architecture Platform


Max Grant Awarded 500.000,00 €
Project Leader: Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje SI
Društvo arhitekata Beograda RS
Charitable organization, Charitable Fund Canastions UA
Društvo arhitekata Istre HR
EPE Fundació Mies van der Rohe ES
Ethel Baraona Pohl ES
Fondazione MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo IT
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian PT
Haus der Architektur AT
Museum of Estonian Architecture EE
Muzeum Architektury we Wroclawiu PL
Silke Neumann DE
Skills e.V. DE
Tretaroka – Društvo za reciklažne in kreativne projekte SI
Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa PT
Universiteti polis SHPK AL

The Future Architecture platform acts as key exchange and networking platform for European architecture. The platform enables European museums, festivals, producers, publishers, specialised agencies, academic institutions and other cultural operators in the field of architecture to easily connect and build joint projects, products, services and experiences. In the 1st year the programme will connect 6 museums, 8 festivals, 2 producers, 1 publisher, 1 communication agency and 1 academic institution, who come from 13 European countries. The program integrates some of the key existing initiatives in the field of architecture in Europe, such as European Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Young Architects Program (YAP), organized by the MAXXI in Rome, which extends beyond Europe, with versions in MoMA New York, Constructo of Santiago, Istanbul Modern and MMCA Seoul.

The platform invites emerging creatives of different disciplines to apply to its Open Calls and become main providers of content which will shape platforms’ exhibitions, conferences, summer schools, prototyping, workshops and other programme modules. Open Calls will annually expose more than 500 talents through online presentation, discussion, sharing and public selecting. Creative Exchange and Matchmaking Conferences will enable emerging creators to publicly present their work, meet with museum and festival managers to enter the programmes of major institutions and organisers around Europe, build recognition and develop their professional skills. Members of the platform will select exhibitors, speakers, workshop leaders and other key players, who will tour around different European countries and present their work at the challenging events of the European Architecture programme. In the first year the programme includes 3 exhibitions, 4 conferences, 1 lecture series, 1 workshop, 1 summer school, 1 prototyping, 1 digital bookshelf and 1 residency.

Magic Carpets


Maximum Grant Awarded 500.000 €
Project Leader: Viesoji Istaiga Kauno Bienale LT
Novo kulturno naselje RS
Biedriba latvijas Jauna Teatra LV
Center for Contemporary Art – Tbilisi GE
EVA International Biennial of Visual Art Limited IE
Folkestone Fringe UK
Ideias Emergentes PT
Kunstrepublik E.V. DE
Lab 852 d.o.o. za promidžbu HR
Latitudo Srl IT
META Cultural Foundation RO
Prague Biennale CZ
Stowarzyszenie Industrial Art PL

The Platform MAGIC CARPETS combined of 13 partners from different corners of Europe has been created to support and showcase emerging artists and culture professionals for implementation of audience development strategy and stimulation of international cultural activities.

Non-national emerging artists and culture professionals will be given the opportunity to create and work together with local communities in the form of residencies, exploring local context in the broad concept of a magic carpet which refers to the stories that take us to another place and a long tradition of nomadism.

Artists and creators together with partners’ organisations, mainly, established festivals, will rethink their activities in relation to staying relevant to the audience nowadays and establishing long-term relationships in the face of social and digital transitions, and evaluate how artistic processes and civil society engagement can become mutually inspiring activities and improve communal life of European cities and regions.

By residencies, workshops, exhibitions, evaluation and monitoring, online platform, strong communication and branding activities, the platform aims to become European quality label for contemporary emerging artists and communities across Europe. It will establish a European Community Award CO-CREATE & COMPREHEND. The award will be provided for the projects in which communities are open to share their stories, resources and skills with artists and cultural professionals to create a better cultural, emotional, and thus social environment together.

Cherishing European values with artists, local communities and geographically balanced members as well as our audiences, the platform will contribute to the solutions to the challenges that Europe faces today in order showcase once more culture’s soft power to foster intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding.