Artistically and structurally advancing the development of dance as an art form in Germany; strengthening the self-organisation and raising the profile of the dance scene
Ensembles; artists' cooperatives; individual artists; production infrastructure and performance venues
Making substantial dance projects possible by means of a long-term increase in funding for excellence; conducting dialogue with local authorities and Lander on lasting involvement with the dance scene nationwide; applying principle of additionality of funding to guarantee that co-financing from Lander matches the funding from the federal budget
During the initial 2018-2021 project period, 15 projects were selected as eligible for funding by an independent jury of specialists and received financial and programmatic support; in 2019, positive development resulted in an extension into the first year of the coming 2021-2025 project period.
Five-year federal funding of EU5.6 million (2017-2021); 50% co-financing by local authorities/Lander and, where applicable, additional funding providers, at least equal to the amount of federal funding; EU1.1 million for 2021 already approved by the German Bundestag in 2019
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Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
The model of cooperative division of labour to strengthen cultural diversity in the field of dance is achieving its objectives; positive assessment of the initial 2017-2018 project cycle led to an extension into the second project period, which begins in 2021.