Training Course: danceWEB – European Scholarship Programme for Contemporary Dance

Location: Austria

Dates: 09/01/2019

Number of participants: 65

Participating countries: European, Eastern European and non European

Organizer: DanceWEB Europe

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Deadline to apply: 09/01/2019

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Costs: Free

danceWEB – European Scholarship Programme for Contemporary Dance

The Scholarship Programme offers around 65 young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also from non-European countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training programme.
The Programme is a 5-week residency taking place every year in July – August in Vienna within the frame of ImPulsTanz festival

The programme focuses on the exchange of ideas and knowledge, not limited by national borders, on concentrated further training, on meeting with internationally renowned artists gathering in Vienna at ImPulsTanz with the aim to orient the career of the participants.
This year the programme is taking place from 10th July to 14th August 2019.

A scholarship includes the following free services:

  • Free participation in the ImPulsTanz Research Projects (Pro Series & Field Projects)
  • Participation in the technique workshops of ImPulsTanz
  • Admission to all performances of ImPulsTanz
  • Artistic accompaniment by the artistic mentors
  • Exchange of ideas and contact with the with the international guests at ImPulsTanz lectures
  • Representation of a yearly growing, international danceWEB database
  • Opportunity of building up international networks
  • Accommodation in Viennafor the period of the scholarship programme (5 weeks)

The scholarship does not include travel, per diem, visa and insurance expenses. These expenses need to be covered by the scholarship recipients themselves.

One scholarship values approximately EUR 6.450,- (depending on the individual choice of research projects, workshops and performances per scholarship holder). 
Each scholarship within the frame of Life Long Burning is co-financed by the Culture Programme of the European Union, by Austrian funding bodies and by local funding from the home country of the nominee (but no private persons as sponsors). This last part is not yet secured in all countries. Therefore the applicants are encouraged to look for possible funding institutions in their home countries. It is a good idea to check the former danceWEBers from your home country and where they received funding from:


  • dancers and choreographers with decidedly professional ambitions from European, Eastern European and non European countries,
  • preferably between 22 and 30 years of age
  • a good knowledge of English

The quality of the dance background is the main criteria for participation in danceWEB.