In cooperation with the Association of German Dance Archives, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland coordinates the new tanz digital funding program. It marks the start of long-term work on the media presentation of dance. tanz digital is part of the NEUSTART KULTUR program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
With tanz digital, dance artists, dance ensembles and dance institutions (venues, archives, dance schools, education projects, etc.) are strengthened in the medial presentation of artistic productions and the testing of new technical means is promoted. The amount of funding is up to 30.000 €, for cooperations of artists with archives up to 40.000 €.
This will enable a modular and successively growing network of German ballet ensembles and dance theaters to develop innovative choreographic formats for media dance productions and to make live performances (on-demand) from their venues available via stream. In the process, new virtual realities, 3D or 360-degree recordings, as well as accompanying documentaries and behind-the-scenes views are intended to strengthen dance as an immersive and interactive online experience.
Another goal of the tanz digital program is to support the basic work for the user and producer communities and to develop exemplary financing possibilities, as well as to clarify editorial and legal questions that arise in the course of the rapidly advancing digitalization for the art of dance and its visibility on the Internet.
The call for proposals will be issued on March 29, 2021, and the deadline for applications is May 10, 2021. Approved projects can be implemented from June 1 at the earliest until December 31, 2021 at the latest.