The funding awarded to the joint project by Focus Dance – Dance and Schools association Munich (Fokus Tanz – Tanz und Schule e.V. München), fabrik Potsdam and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg will close a national gap in the cultural offer for children and young people, as "explore dance - network dance for young audience" is aimed at the long-term consolidation and artistic development of dance for young audiences. In the next three performance seasons, established choreographers within the national German network will be invited to Potsdam, Munich and Hamburg to develop and present new works for young audiences. Reciprocal guest performances will enable the pieces to be seen at different places. The new productions will be brought together in an annual platform in one of the three partner cities and offer the opportunity to meet organisers, artists, the young audiences, educators and parents. A subsequent symposium on the theme of dance for young people will boost the exchange of information, ideas and experience at the national and international level. The platforms will take place in Hamburg in 2019, in Munich in 2020 and in Potsdam in 2021. A kick-off meeting involving all the main parties involved in the project will be held in July 2018 as part of the THINK BIG! festival. Each of the three institutions will also be establishing long-term co-operations with local schools in order to integrate the target group directly into the artists’ work processes. The project will thus lay the foundation for a sustainable, continuous and high-quality event and transfer programme in contemporary dance for children and young people, aged from 5 to 15, and strengthen the visibility of contemporary dance as an art from in the field of performance arts for young audiences.