Icon Veranstaltung

Symposium "Dance Education in Transion

Das Symposium findet vom 25. - 26.11.2022 in München und digital statt.

Read more
Icon Wichtig, Symbol Ausrufezeichen

We are hiring!

DTD is looking for reinforcements in various areas!

Read more
Icon Veranstaltung

Save the Date!

The cross-sector workshop: "Green Mobility. How we (can) network more sustainably".
by Kreativ-Transfer will take place on 17 and 18 May.


Read more
[Translate to English:] Icon Neues aus den Projekten

tanz:digital 2 - the decision has been made

The jury has decided - with around 1.7 million euros, tanz:digital is funding 37 projects in the 2nd funding round.

Read more

The successful funding programme "Kreativ-Transfer" of the German Dance Association is continued

The German Dance Association can continue the Kreativ-Transfer Programme until May 2025. With a significantly higher amount of funding, artists, creatives and producers can be sustainably strengthened in their international market presence and professionalisation. After Kreativ-Transfer I and II (funded with 490,000 euros and 790,000 euros), Kreativ-Transfer III will again be funded with 1.4 million euros by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM). This means another significant strengthening of the programme, which was launched at the beginning of 2019!
Kreativ-Transfer supports individual trips to fairs and festivals as well as strategic projects for international marketing, networking and professionalisation. Accompanied group trips to fairs and festivals form further focal points, including for the first time a "Performing Arts made in Germany" showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2024.
The German Dance Association is now planning new calls for proposals together with the cooperating associations, which will be published in spring. At various fairs and festivals - in dance, theatre, performance, visual arts and games - there will be the opportunity to find out about the programme, funding opportunities and workshop offers. |



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.


Statement about Marco Goecke

Marco Goecke's actions towards the critic Wiebke Hüster cannot be justified by anything. The legal consequences will have to be clarified by the courts. Marco Goecke was awarded the German Dance Prize 2022 by an independent jury for his universally recognised artistic work. As the German Dance Association, we follow our code of conduct: "The members of the German Dance Association consider it their duty to work for a working environment in which all people can work free of discrimination, abuse of power and sexual assault and experience mutual respect and appreciation wherever they or their employees are active." We also take this position in the clarification of the conflict with a view to the future. Further steps and consequences are currently being intensively discussed within the German Dance Association and with the partner institutions.

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

How did the dance makers experience the Corona period? What did this period of standstill mean to them as people working with movement? How did they remain creative...?

The new podcast of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland "VOICES OF DANCE" portrays in its first season the supported dance makers of the DIS-TANZEN program and presents their projects.

Every Friday we publish another episode!

You can also find the podcast on all popular podcast platforms

Subscribe to RSS feed

German Dance Association

Get to know us!

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.