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.

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