Lavanderia a Vapore, as an Artistic Residency Centre, has been a member of EDN – European Dancehouse Networksince July 2018. EDN is a network for trust and cooperation between European dancehouses sharing a common vision regarding the development of dance art across borders. Its key mission is to cooperate in securing a sustainable future for the dance sector and to improve relevance for diverse dance among society.

The important acknowledgement for Lavanderia a Vapore came after three years of intense activities, promoted by Piemonte dal Vivo, with its unique model of governance and innovative planning. Lavanderia is currently – within the network – the second centre acknowledged in Italy, together with CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa).

As an EDN member, Lavanderia a Vapore is called upon to work on different aspects: enhancing art management skills, offering team teaching and mentoring; sustaining a continuous audience education program and sharing tools for audience development; supporting a platform for intercultural exchange, developing joint projects; using projects to address cultural themes whilst integrating minorities to encourage active cultural participation; campaign and conducting best practice model testing, offering support and providing information; and finally, promoting exchanges for artistic development.