Emergency funding for dance in Germany

The emergency federal funding programme for dance that is being jointly developed and managed by the non-profit cultural organisation Diehl+Ritter, the umbrella organisation Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. and Joint Adventures / Nationales Performance Netz is part of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media’s rescue and support package “Neustart Kultur”.

With a total of 20 million Euro emergency funding for the German dance scene, it is designed to complement existing federal and state funding programmes while avoiding overcompensation. The funding supports dance in the analogue, medial and digital space. Some international development can be supported (at least under Tanzpakt Reconnect).

The programme is made up of three core strands:

  • TANZPAKT RECONNECT aims to strengthen dance infrastructure and institutions to secure their future success, with a deadline on 15 September,
  • DIS-TANZEN offers study grants for self-employed solo dance artists (Dis-Tanz-Solo, first deadline on 24th August) and incentives for dance schools and cultural organisations to expand their creative learning programmes (Dis-Tanz-Impuls, first deadline on 7th September),
  • STEPPING OUT supports the development, production and distribution of dance in new spaces. Information about "Stepping Out" is in German only. First deadline is August 10th and second deadline is September 15th.

Eligibility: This emergency funding programme is open to dance organisations & individuals (depending on the strand) with legal seat or residence in Germany. Candidates can apply for funding from only one of these programmes per project.

For more information, please visit www.dis-tanzen.de.

International Symposium Dance(s) and Ritual(s)

Deadline: 15 August 2020

Contribute to the Centre National de la Danse symposium

Can dance be perceived as a ritual? How are ritualised actions created in dance practices? What are their qualities, or singularities? What effects do they produce? In what way can referring to a rite enlighten, modify or displace dance practices?


Neustart Kultur

Various deadlines!

Emergency funding opportunity in Germany

Neustart Kultur, an initiative of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, will provide 20 million Euro emergency funding for the German dance scene, complementing existing federal and state funding programmes while avoiding overcompensation


Residency at K3 Hamburg

Deadline: 12 August 2020

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers - the call for proposal for the season 2021/2022 is now open.


Europe beyond Access

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Rescue the arts

Plea to national governments

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Audience Development toolkit

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Practical guidance to dance organisations

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