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Call for proposals / galleries

The current call for proposals for the Kreativ-Transfer funding program in the area of galleries is underway.

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Cultural policy dialog

With the results of BARCAMP 2023, DTD concretizes the cultural policy dialogue.

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NEW! The second podcast season of the German Dance Association is here.

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See words, hear dance

Dance Gala with live audio description and translation into German Sign Language

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We are utterly shocked by Hamas' attack on Israel and the unimaginable atrocities. We condemn it in the strongest possible terms, all the more so since it has provoked a war that is causing immeasurable suffering. Our hearts and thoughts are with all the many innocent victims and their families.

We also condemn in the strongest possible terms the anti-Semitic agitation and jubilation expressed here in Germany in the face of the attack by Hamas. But right-wing extremist verbal or physical attacks are also attacks on our freedom. And as an elementary component of democracy, it is a valuable asset that must be defended again and again, everywhere, and also in our country.

The Board of DTD, 2023/10/30


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.


The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland calls on dance associations and institutions as well as all dance professionals to submit proposals for the German Dance Award 2024.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2024.

The German Dance Award honors outstanding personalities of dance in Germany and recognizes current positions in dance. The focus is on the artistic work of choreographers, dancers, ensembles or collectives. Nevertheless, personalities from the fields of dance education, journalism, science or other areas of dance creation can also be nominated. In addition, the German Dance Association awards two honours: optionally an honour for lifetime achievement, an honour for outstanding performer/outstanding ensemble/collective or an honour for outstanding development in dance.

Proposals for the German Dance Award 2024

Proposals for the selection of the award winners can be submitted by representatives of dance associations and institutions as well as by all dance professionals. As associations, both nationwide and regional associations of all areas of dance creation in Germany are eligible to submit proposals. Companies, artist collectives, production houses, schools, archives and comparable permanent dance institutions are considered institutions. Individuals from the dance sector can also submit a proposal.

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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.


Voices of dance - the podcast of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland

The second season of the podcast "VOICES OF DANCE" of the German Dance Association - about the German Dance Award 2023 and the award winners.


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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.