Residency for professional dance artists interested in dynamic collaboration in Jordan

International Dance Encounter Amman & the Young Dance Network


International Dance Encounter Amman and the Young Dance Network are offering a residency forprofessional dance artists interested in dynamic collaboration in Jordan.

  • Are you looking for a residency to work on a dance performance for children?
  • Do you have a specific interest in the Arab region and would like to discover the Jordanian contemporary dance scene?
  • Are you interested in developing your project within a different cultural context by participating in the local artistic scene of Amman?

IDEA wants to make this possible by offering a residency that focuses on the potential of exchange. During this residency we aim to make a link and bond between visiting artists from around the world with the independent Jordanian art scene — a scene with many emerging dance makers!

We welcome all international artists who are committed to pushing the boundaries of their own process and practice through new encounters and are interested in discovering the artistic reality of Jordan.

By addressing the perception that dance creation for young audiences is not present enough in Jordan, IDEA festival is offering this open call to support a different way of collaborating internationally. Although workshops and masterclasses given by international guest artists are often present in Jordan, in-depth conversations from both sides about why we create and how we create are rare. Collective explorations across disciplines and cultures, working side by side, taking risks, thinking big and reflecting on the complexity and beauty of our societies and ourselves is even rarer.

Hence we propose this residency as an artistic encounter, a human encounter, a journey into friendship.

Where: Amman, Jordan

When: within the period of Aug 15 – Sept 15, 2023

Duration: maximum 30 days

Deadline for application: 03 April 2023

Facilities: the organizers will provide:

  • Space to create;
  • Accommodation;
  • Travel and subsistence allowance: 1500,- euros per project.

Residency: The residency will last until the opening of the festival on September 15th, resulting in an open sharing for a public audience. The format of the sharing will be open to the artists to decide. Residency

Primary Organizer: Studio 8

How to apply?

Applications in English should include a short artistic biography or portfolio of maximum one A4 page, as well as an artistic proposal of maximum one A4 page. Please send applications to

This call for applications involves no restrictions based on age, cultural background or special needs.
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