The network partners select a number of artists from their own country to offer as potential Dance Roads artists and views the artists’ work on video, reviews the marketing and profile packs and makes a democratic decision based on a number of key factors including:


  • quality and innovative character of work
  • scale of work, favoring small-scale works
  • technical requirements, necessarily minimal for the shared programme
  • ability to benefit from this kind of touring experience at this point in their career
  • balanced touring programme of work
  • character of artists
  • at least 5 years’ professional experience in dance, either as a performer or choreographer
  • previous track record of creating innovative contemporary dance
  • national touring experience
  • active engagement with their local dance infrastructure
  • potential to develop an international profile