Studiotrade, founded in 2010, is a European cooperation network of choreographers, producers and dance organizations. It enables an international exchange of studio facilities for research. creation and introduction to new markets and contexts for dance artists.
The philosophy of the network is based on trust, fairness, generosity and comprehensive commitment. The networking of the guest artists with the guest scene is an essential part of the cultural exchange.
Each member exchanges according to its own possibilities: work spaces, hosting, transportation, technical & production support, mentoring, professional and audience encounters, dissemination support. Its aim is to decelerate and to root the artistic work, as well as placing it in a bigger collective context.
Studiotrade is a platform which enables artists to experiment with creation, production and documentation concepts, as well as to create a learning environment.
Defines itself as a network platform that enables artists to experiment with their own ideas and concepts, as well as to generate a worldwide dialogue about alternative art and cultural mediation developed by artists.
Since 2014, Studiotrade offers within the framework of European main events such as Festival de Danse de Cannes Côte d’Azur, Euroscene Leipzig and recently the bianual festival Sharing Across Borders in Cologne, platforms combining choreographic performances and dance films projections which value the work of its members and its new development model.