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Runder Tisch Tanzarchive und -sammlungen

Am 18. Nov 2022 findet der zweite Runde Tisch Tanzarchive und Tanzsammlungen statt, ausgerichtet von VDT und DTD, mehr Infos auf

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Du suchst einen Job? Das Team von tanz:digital sucht Verstärkung

Team tanz:digital sucht Verstärkung - Jetzt Bewerben bis zum 22.11.2022

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Change the future with Dance

Thrid cultural political forum with a focus on international relationships.

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tanz:digital - Neue Sprechzeiten

Ihr habt Fragen zum Förderprogramm tanz:digital? Meldet Euch einfach telefonisch donnerstags von 12-14 Uhr  unter 030 208499810 

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INITIATIVE TANZ: Förderung nachhaltiger gestalten!

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Tanz in Deutschland, das bedeutet 60 Ballett- und Tanztheaterensembles an Stadt- und Staatstheatern, rund 1.000 freie zeitgenössische Ensembles und Projektkollektive, rund 15.000 Tanzschaffende in künstlerischen Projekten Tanzvermittlung und Tanzschulen.

Um die Kunstform Tanz in Deutschland zu stärken, hat sich der Dachverband Tanz Deutschland mit starken kulturpolitischen Akteuren zur INITIATIVE TANZ verbunden: Bundesdeutsche Ballett- und Tanztheaterdirektor*innen-Konferenz, Bureau Ritter, K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie, K3 Tanzplan Hamburg, Nationales Performance Netz, nrw landesbuero tanz, Tanzbüro Berlin, TanzSzene Baden-Württemberg.

Mit der INITIATIVE TANZ sollen in den Jahren 2023 bis 2025 die Projektförderungen der Länder, Kommunen und des Bundes durch gezielte Bundesförderung so ausgebaut werden, dass Tanzproduktionen länger gezeigt werden und ein größeres, diverseres Publikum in den Städten und im ländlichen Raum erreichen können, in Ländern und Kommunen Räume für den Tanz entstehen sowie die soziale Lage der Tanzschaffende verbessert wird.

Um die Künstler*innen, Ensembles und Produktionensorte des Tanzes zu stärken und um ihre Angebote für ein diverses, sich veränderndes Publikum zu fördern, setzt die INITIATIVE TANZ die Schwerpunkte:

1. Stipendienförderung für künstlerische Entwicklung
2. Nachhaltige Wirkungs- und Reichweitenförderung für künstlerische Produktionen
3. Exzellenzcluster zur Stärkung substanzieller Strukturen im Tanz
4. Stärkung der Ballett-, Tanztheater- und zeitgenössischen Ensembles
5. Bundesweiter Aufbau des Bereichs Tanz für junges Publikum.

Damit diese Maßnahmen umgesetzt werden können, wirbt die INITIATIVE TANZ für eine deutliche Erhöhung der Bundesmittel in dieser Legislaturperiode.

Das komplette Konzept „Tanzförderung Stadt-Land-Bund“ der Initiativgruppe Tanzförderung.



Through initiatives and projects, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland advances the nationwide issues of dance and its impact in many areas of society. Here we present our ongoing projects and funding programs.


DIS- TANZEN Festival 2022 - Impressions

From July 8 to 10, 2022, the DIS-TANZEN Festival took place at the Malzfabrik in Berlin. Funded participants from both subprograms DIS-TANZ-SOLO and DIS-TANZ-IMPULS presented their findings, research and performances made possible by the funding.

Last weekend, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (umbrella organization for dance in Germany) organized a festival that presented the projects created in the DIS-TANZEN funding program and, in addition to looking back, also addressed questions about future creative possibilities. More than 200 dance professionals funded by DIS-TANZEN came together at the Malzfabrik in Berlin to exchange views on their funded projects and their artistic work within the past two years, to take stock and to benefit from each other's insights and results in a joint exchange.

The festival included formats exclusively designed by grantees, resulting in a diverse and exciting program: in addition to numerous sharing sessions and discussion rounds, participants also encountered each other dancing and actively in various workshop formats. In addition, performances and videos created within the framework of the funding were presented to the entire audience on two evenings. The formats were accompanied by a two-day exhibition of film and photo projects.

The focus of the festival was on the appreciation of the artists' work and sharing as a possibility to talk about one's own work, thus giving space to the development processes and the very diverse results.

Friday's program also included an exchange on cultural policy issues, which focused the discussion on the findings of the funding program and possibilities for future funding programs. Moderated by Michael Freundt, the participants, jury members, and representatives of cultural policy engaged in conversation.


Work Areas

The Federal Association for Dance in Germany acts in the long term as a network partner for dance professionals, cultural practitioners, civil society actors, and policymakers. The fields of work include all issues related to the development of dance art and its visibility - from dance education, production and presentation of dance, dance research and dance science to documentation, public relations and presence of dance in the media. Furthermore, the DTD strives for a comprehensive participation of all citizens in the diversity of the art of dance.


New Funning Program started

New funding program started to support theater ensembles that work together with refugee dance artists. Please read the press release (in German only) to find out more about the program and check the website: for the latest information. Theaters are aksed to use the formular to apply for funding until July 18, 2022.

HELP DANCE offers refugee dance artists and professionals working in the dance field, who had to leave their place of residence due to the current war in Ukraine, the possibility to submit a request to receive help and support with housing, city administration, access to appropriate dance studios, advice for work possibilities.  

On this forum dance companies, free ensembles, production sites, and dance schools may submit their offers of support. HELP DANCE publishes and transfers these offers, at the same time processes the requests of refugees, with the aim to make the best matches, and actively place the arriving dance artists in the professional dance scene of Germany.

German Dance Association

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Dachverband Tanz Deutschland acts as a long-term network partner for dance professionals, cultural practitioners, civil society actors, and politicians at the state, federal, and EU levels. In this context, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland carries out networking, advisory and mediation work for professional dance practitioners, associations and art and educational institutions. On the individual project pages you will find detailed information about the projects and individual events and workshops.