Barents DanceCouncil (BDC) is a collaboration project that connects professional dance artists and culture workers across the boarders of the north, in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. BDC was established by dance artists that saw a need for contact between artists across the national boarders. The council was founded in 2002, and builds on collaboration started in Sweden in 1993 under Barents Danssamarbetet (Barents Dance Collaboration). Since then the network has grown, and the tasks and work has developed.

Barents Dance Council’s field of work:
• Create contact and exhange information between dance artists, organisations and educational institutions in the Barents region
• Planning and running collaboration projects
• Create arenas for collaboration in the Barents region for dance and related art forms.