Aerowaves Twenty > Open call for choreographers

Aerowaves are searching for the next Twenty emerging choreographers based in geographical Europe. 

Everyone who applies to Aerowaves has the chance to have their work programmed by the partners of the network, whether or not they are selected as Aerowaves artists. Around 100 performance opportunities are guaranteed by the partners and supported by Aerowaves each year.

Should you be selected as one of the Aerowaves Twenty, your work will be promoted by Aerowaves via its website for one year by an artist profile, with images, video and press coverage all in one place.

As one of the Aerowaves Twenty, you will be able to announce your forthcoming performances in the Aerowaves calendar and we will share this through our networks and social media.

You may be selected to perform your work at our Spring Forward Festival which will take place in Val de Marne, France on 5-7 April 2019. 


  • You must be resident in Europe to apply

  • You may apply with only one work per year

  • The work you are submitting must have been produced in geographical Europe

  • Your work must be 15-40 minutes in length

  • Your work must be finished and have been presented to the public - work in progress, studio sharings or rehearsal footage are not eligible

  • Your work should be easily included in a double or triple bill and have simple technical requirements

  • You may not apply with work made within the framework of full or part time dance education, for a BA, MA, PhD or any other qualification offered by an institution or group of institutions. An exception may be made if it can be shown the work has entered the professional arena - contact info@aerowaves.org if this applies to you.

  • You must fill in the Aerowaves application form correctly, upload your video to Vimeo, providing us with the link and the password if necessary and enabling 'download' in the settings (so we can download it) - also include a 100 word artist statement in the description box (this can include factual and contextual information)

  • Previous Aerowaves applicants, successful or unsuccessful, may apply again - but you cannot apply with the same work twice

  • You must be prepared to perform for expenses and a small fee, based on a guideline amount of €200 per person travelling, per performance when undertaking performances with Partners supported by Aerowaves

  • For Spring Forward, expenses are paid and fees are based on €100 per person travelling, per performance, in recognition of the additional promotional value of the festival

Deadline: 14 September 2018

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