OPEN CALL for MODINA Dance & Technology Residencies (2025)

OPEN CALL for MODINA Dance & Technology Residencies (2025)

OPEN CALL for duos of European-based dance artists and creative technologists
Deadline to apply: 4/August


The project MODINA (Movement, Digital Intelligence and Interactive Audience) aims to expand the creative possibilities for contemporary dance performances, and augment the experience for the audience, using digital technology – with an emphasis on exploring artificial intelligence (AI) and audience interaction. MODINA is a 3-year Creative Europe cooperation project, co-financed by the European Union.

Within the intersection between contemporary dance and technology, increasing attention is being given to AI (computers as creative partners) and to audience interaction (a shift from passive spectators to active participants). This creates interesting challenges for dance artists and creative technologists: how to integrate computational systems and audience members in a performance as co-creators, in a way that enhances the artistic work?


In the scope of MODINA, we are opening a Call for Artist Residencies for multidisciplinary duos, encompassing competences in dance and in technology (particularly related to computational creativity and audience interaction), for example: a dancer/choreographer and a creative technologist. Following the successful first edition of the MODINA residencies, we are organizing 5 more residencies of 8 weeks, across 5 performance centers: CNDB (Romania), Kino Siska (Slovenia), STL (Estonia), tanzhaus nrw (Germany), and Trafo (Hungary). From these 5 residencies, 2 are ‘General’ and 3 are ‘Regional’ (more below under ‘General and Regional Tracks’). These residencies will receive the mentorship from academic partners, from 3 universities: Hochschule DüsseldorfTallinn University and University of Lisbon

The five 8-week residencies will take place between January and May 2025.

For information regarding eligibility, requirements and selection click HERE.


  • Apply until: 4/August (23:59 CEST/Brussels time)
  • Decision by: 17/September
    • including which of the residencies the selected candidates will be matched to (based on availability and overall fit)
  • Kick-off event in Lisbon: 15-16/January
  • Residencies: Between January and May 2025
    • CNDB, Bucharest: 20/Jan – 16/Mar 2025
    • Kino Siska, Ljubljana: 20/Jan – 16/Mar 2025
    • tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf: 24/Feb – 20/Apr 2025
    • Trafo, Budapest: 24/Feb – 20/Apr 2025
    • STL, Tallinn: 31/Mar – 25/May 2025
  • Further showcases (to be agreed later): in late 2025 / early 2026

INFO SESSION, 28/JUNE, 11AM CEST/Brussels time (ZOOM)

APPLY HERE BY 4/AUGUST (23:59 CEST/Brussels time)


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