Spring Forward Artists’ Encounter

As part of the Spring Forward Festival in Dublin 27-29 April 2023, Aerowaves Europe is inviting 10 dance makers based in Ireland to participate in an intensive capacity building programme which includes a professional development workshop, opportunities to network and access to the Spring Forward festival programme. 

Professional development workshop

Led by Anikó RÁCZ, artistic director of SÍN Arts Center Hungary, this workshop focuses on working in an international context and artistic career development. It also offers an insight to Aerowaves. 

When: 26 April, 3-6pm, Goethe Institut in Dublin

Meet and talk

Online meeting with Anna Arthur, Elisabetta Bisaro and Roberto Casarotto to get to know more about Aerowaves, its aims and activities. 

When: 3 April, online. 

Artists’ talks and film screening

Participants will be invited to attend:

The screening of a dance film and a talk with Aerowaves artist Camilla Monga and Springback writer Róisín O’Brien. This will also be an opportunity to meet the international group of journalists and writers of the Springback Academy and the producers and curators of the Startup Forum programme.

When: 26 April, 6.30-8.30pm, Italian Cultural Institute in Dublin

A curated talk including present and past Aerowaves artists 

When: 29th April, Dance Ireland

Access to the festival programme

The participants will have free access to the 21 performances part of the Aerowaves Spring Forward Festival programme. These are the twenty companies selected by the partners this year, plus Oona Doherty’s Hope Hunt and and the Ascension into Lazarus.

Participants are also invited to the receptions offered to festival guests.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for Irish-based dance makers curious to discover the different facets of contemporary dance across Europe and interested in developing and/or expanding their connections with international artists and presenters. Applicants must be available to participate in all the scheduled events part of Artists’ Encounter. 

Application deadline 21st March 2023.

SF Artists’ Encounter is an initiative of Aerowaves in collaboration with Dance Ireland and the Goethe Institute, with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and the Italian Cultural Institute in Dublin.