Current projects and funding programs of the German Federal Dance Association

Through initiatives and projects, the German Dance Association 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 is a two-part funding program and, within the framework of Neustart Kultur, part of the dance assistance program, consisting of a subprogram for solo self-employed dance professionals (DIS-TANZ SOLO) and an impulse funding for dance schools and cultural institutions with dance education (DIS-TANZ-IMPULS).


DIS-TANZ-START is a support program for graduates and part of NEUSTART KULTUR. With this support program, the German Dance Association enables young dancers to join the professional dance scene in Germany after their training - even in times of pandemic.


With tanz:digital (dance digital), the German Dance Association in cooperation with dance archives, production houses and the model projects funded within the project, is pursuing the goal of making dance a virtual and immersive experience and presenting it online.


Deutscher Tanzpreis

The German Dance Award is the most prestigious prize for artistic dance in Germany.
It has been awarded annually since 1983 to current present by the Dachverband Tanz.



Symposium Positions:Dance is an annual public conference dealing with current issues and developments in the dance scene, organized by Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.



Kreativ-Transfer is a funding program in the fields of performing arts, visual arts and games to support the international networking and visibility of companies, artists, producers and other creative professionals.


Tanzpakt Stadt Land Bund

TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund is a joint initiative of municipalities, federal states and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media to promote excellence in dance.