Dancing on the Edge Scholarship Program

Dancing on the Edge Scholarship Program for Talented Dancers from MENA Countries 2018


Dancing on the Edge is offering scholarships to talented dancers from Arab countries and Iran to attend a summer dance workshop program in Amsterdam.

Application Deadline: 15th March 2018

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen.

To be taken at (country): Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About the Award: Dancing on the Edge (DOTE) is the only organization in the country devoted to stimulating artistic exchange in the fields of contemporary dance, theater, and multi-media with the Middle East and North Africa. The scholarship program is offered in collaboration with Henny Jurriëns Foundation (HJS). HJS is the most prominent dance training institute for professional-level dancers in The Netherlands. DOTE and HJS have been collaborating since 2012 to offer scholarships.

Type: Training

Eligibility: Dancers applying:
• must come from (and at least partly based in) the Middle East/North Africa
• must have at least some (and preferably substantial) training and performance experience in contemporary dance
• must be no older than 30 years old
• must be capable of travelling and living independently for this period
• must have enough resources to pay for food and other living expenses that may occur in this period
• must have or be able to acquire health/travel insurance for this period
• are responsible for attaining a visa if necessary (with the help of the organizing parties)

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Duration of Scholarship: 3 weeks (from 7-27 July)

Value of Scholarship: The scholarships cover travel and visa expenses, accommodation, program fees, and some performance tickets. There is no per diem: participants are expected to pay for their own living and other expenses. They should also pay their own travel/health insurance.

How to Apply: 

  • You can apply through this online form
  • In this form, you will be asked to give a motivation, short biography, dance video (online link), and an indication of eligibility.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Dancing on the Edge (DOTE), Henny Jurriëns Foundation (HJS)


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