Through initiatives and projects, the Germand 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).
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.
The 3rd round of calls for proposals has started, click here for the application form!
Tanz aus Deutschland (Dance update Germany) is a pilot project of the German Dance Association, which is launching a joint presence of dance from Germany for the first time. Meeting and dialogue formats are being developed for a presence at the internationale tanzmesse nrw (Düsseldorf, Germany) and at the festival with conference CINARS (Montreal, Canada).
In reaction to the huge number of artist leaving Ukraine due to the war the webiste www.help-dance.org was created.
The initiative by the German Dance Association in cooperation with the BBTK and Praetorian Non-Profit Art and Health Consulting was a motivation and starting point for ensembles and theaters to support refugee artists with training spots and working oportunities, if possible. In a next step the German Dance Association started a new funding program, thanks to the finanical support of the BKM.
In 2018, the German Dance Association took over the materials of the Digital Atlas of Dance from the Akademie der Künste. The Digital Atlas of Dance is an initiative of five German dance archives to present unique cultural heritage of dance in connection with contemporary dance online. The plattform needs to be rebuilt. In this context, solutions must first be found for the enormous legal, technological, and factual difficulties involved. The project is connected to tanz digital.