THE SPECIAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS PART OF “NEUSTART KULTUR”, AN INITIATIVE OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER FOR CULTURE AND THE MEDIA
Information on the funded projects can be found here.
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 programme is made up of three core strands: TANZPAKT RECONNECT aims to strengthen dance infrastructure and institutions to secure their future success, DIS-TANZEN offers study grants for self-employed solo dance artists and incentives for dance schools and cultural organisations to expand their creative learning programmes, and STEPPING OUT supports the development, production and distribution of dance in new spaces. Candidates can apply for funding from only one of these programmes per project.
Led by Diehl+Ritter, the special programme TANZPAKT RECONNECT mirrors the priorities and funding criteria of the TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund programme but offers a simplified application process. It aims to support the protection and empowerment of the professional dance sector in Germany and any infrastructure and institutions that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus crisis. Equipped with 6 million Euro emergency funding, the programme seeks to create a framework for fostering artistic excellence, guaranteeing long-term planning capabilities and achieving sustainable synergies. This is to ensure that dance remains a strong force in our society, both during this crisis and afterwards. The organisation Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (Association for Dance in Germany) will support the programme’s cultural policy aims.