The Stadt-Land-Bund initiative is the first work process of its kind in cultural policy: public sponsors from municipalities, federal states and the federal government are engaged in an intensive exchange of information and experience, and working with dance-scene representatives to develop a national model for the promotion of dance.
The dance-promotion initiative group, which has been operating since the spring of 2013, has assembled a working group of experts and directors at specialist units at federal state ministries, at municipalities and at the federal government level, as well as other sponsors and dance-scene experts. The initiative group, which emerged from the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (Umbrella Association for Dance in Germany / DTD), initially comprised the following members: the DTD, the non-profit agency DIEHL+RITTER gUG (now Bureau Ritter gUG), K3 – Centre for Choreography Hamburg, Tanzbüro Berlin and TanzSzene Baden-Württemberg.
The aim of the Stadt-Land-Bund initiative is nationally co-ordinated dance promotion with a focus on quality and international reach. The initiative links the funding potentials of federal states and municipalities, and enhances them with an efficient, long-term funding instrument at the federal government level.
The new promotion programme TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund is the result of this continuous exchange and an important
milestone in it.