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.

TDP Hotspots Laboratory

7-10 October 2020

Transnational laboratory without travelling

This Tipperary Dance Platform initiative is an international place for investigation and research, without travelling. A brand new way to work together: ten venues, organisations and festivals across Europe, eight dance studios, nine mentors host eight groups of dancers.


IETM Multi-location

1-2 October 2020

Online & Onsite meetings

In place of a large plenary, IETM gathers members and non-members online and on-site in more than twenty locations around the world - including some EDN members


Job opportunity at Dance City

Deadline: 30 September 2020

Maternity cover in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)

Dance City is looking for a manager for its National Dance Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme.


Curating in Context

Resources from the International Summer School

Over the course of the summer, EDN member Lokomotiva (North Macedonia) conducted the first edition of its International Summer School. We highly recommend diving in the resources made available online by Lokomotiva to reflect on contemporary practices of performing arts in relation to activism, social movements and self-organization.


Rescue the arts

Plea to national governments

In the face of the crisis, together with IETM, Circostrada, ETC and In Situ, we call on the national governments to take measures to safeguard the long-term viability of the cultural sector.