Departures and Arrivals



Nomad Dance Advocates
2017/10/20 › 2017/10/21

Gathering of dance artists, policy-makers and all their friends, initiated and organized by Station Service
for contemporary dance and Nomad Dance Academy

Contemporary dance is one of the most vibrant and challenging art fields in the Balkans. It contributes to the recognition of the Balkan contemporary performing arts around the world, but it also suffers from permanent brain drain. Basic conditions and long-term support are lacking and therefore our most talented artists and professionals leave to countries offering better opportunities.

We need cultural policies that care for the working conditions, participation and transparency to maintain this dynamic sector and to make the best out of our Region’s existing allies such as Nomad Dance Academy.

Therefore, we call on you to work on new policies for contemporary dance with us on a local, national and regional level and to improve conditions for cultural collaboration and exchange in the Balkans by:

• implementing transparent procedures, decision-making processes and participation of respected professionals in creation of specific policies and instruments for contemporary dance;

• securing permanent venues for creation and presentation of contemporary dance and for developing its audiences;

• securing structural grants for the independent organizations because this is the only way they can invest their work into real development of their fields;

• introducing regional grants for collaboration projects in contemporary arts to allow presence and visibility of each country much more;

• following European practices and principles of respect and collaboration with the independent culture sector

This complex task can be done only in partnership and we are inviting you to start this work now. Make room for dance!