An arts management model: the modular system


In most European countries independent dancers and choreographers lack suitable structures and financial means to develop their creations and promote themselves in front of new audiences.

One significant determinant of quality in dance art creation is the length of time required for the careful preparation and completion of the different phases of the process.

Most independent dance artists and companies receive only limited local subventions for their productions, which are often produced and presented within a very short period of time.

Modul-dance has been created and structured to address artists's needs during their process of creation and allow them to make itineraries across Europe.

Accordingly, the core of the project is the modular system, an organized model of support for dance art, creation and dissemination.

Every participating artist has the opportunity to work with at least 3 different partners while going through 4 module phases:



Research: During a 2-4 week research period, artists are invited to create and/or develop a concept, gather materials, partners and exchange information with the local dance/arts community, looking at locations, venues and political aspects.

Residency: During a period of 3-8 weeks, the selected artists and their artistic collaborators involve themselves in the creation of a new work by exploring their ideas.

Production: Over a fixed period of 4-8 weeks, the selected artists’ full companies, based in a studio, develop and produce the project to get it ready for presentation.

Presentation: The artists premiere and present the piece developed during the project, relating it to an audience.

This systematic approach ensures mobility and new experiences and also a process of dialogue leading to joint decision-making, valuable for the participants’ artistic development and dissemination of their projects.

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