Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and Bureau Ritter gUG (limited liability) (formerly DIEHL+RITTER gUG)

TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund is being jointly managed by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland in co-operation with Bureau Ritter gUG.
The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland association is responsible for the cultural-political process and cultural-political consultation and networking activities with all tasks relating to the communication of the initiation of projects, process steering, the permanent adoption of the promotion programme and the strengthening of dance at municipal and federal state levels.
The non-profit agency Bureau Ritter gUG is responsible for the conception, shaping and execution of the TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund promotion fund with all tasks relating to the call-for-application, consultation and jury procedures, the funding agreement, and the provision, auditing and accounting of project funding.
Information about the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland – manager cultural-political dialogue

The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD) has been working as a nationwide platform for artistic dance in Germany since 2006. Founded with stakeholders’ awareness that dance must speak with one voice in the German political landscape, the DTD is today a network of the most important dance associations and institutions. It draws up position papers and concepts for the promotion of dance in Germany, develops campaigns and initiatives and implements them in its projects.
Network members include the Academy of Arts, tanzhaus nrw, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, representatives from the Berlin State Ballet, the Bavarian State Ballet and the German National Conference of Ballet and Dance Theatre Directors (BBTK), the Society for Dance Research and the Association of Dance Archives.
In 2012, the DTD initiated a working group (later the dance-promotion initiative group) to develop dance promotion in Germany. It co-ordinated the intensive dialogue with municipalities and federal states that was led in close co-operation with the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. This process was continuously reflected and fed back in and with the dance scene, and TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund emerged from this effective interplay.

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland


Informationen about Bureau Ritter gUG (formerly DIEHL+RITTER gUG) – Promotion fund manager

Bureau Ritter is an internationally operating non-profit agency in Berlin that develops innovative strategies and funding programmes in the fields of art, culture and education. The multi-annual initiatives are designed to have a long-term impact and are implemented in close co-operation with partners from cultural policy, cultural administration and the art scene. In addition to managing its own programmes, DIEHL+RITTER also covers a wide range of services from comprehensive advice for cultural events and promotion projects to the curating, implementation and evaluation of these events.

From 2005 to 2010, Madeline Ritter, sole shareholder and managing director of Bureau Ritter, designed and managed the Federal Cultural Foundation’s match-funding initiative Tanzplan Deutschland, which became a successful model project both nationally and internationally and generated EUR 21 million for dance. Following on from Tanzplan Deutschland, Madeline Ritter designed the promotion programmes Tanzfonds Partner (Dance Partner Fund) and Tanzfonds Erbe (Dance Heritage Fund) with Ingo Diehl for the Federal Cultural Foundation. With funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the agency also launched the pioneering DANCE ON initiative on the topic of dance and age and it is a lead partner in the European project DANCE ON, PASS ON, DREAM ON.
Since 2013, Madeline Ritter has been involved in the initiative group for dance promotion with the aim of launching long-term funding concepts in close co-operation with the federal government, federal states and municipalities. TANZPAKT is a key milestone on the path to achieving this goal.

Bureau Ritter