DIEHL+RITTER is an internationally operating agency for the strategic design of change processes and the initiation of new funding and event formats in the fields of art, culture, cultural policy and education. We work in an integrative and co-operative manner with all people and teams involved.
A wide range of factors and interests need to be taken into account when developing cultural funding instruments. Effective cultural funding must not only be innovative and effective, it must also be sustainable. This applies equally to artistic projects and events. We therefore offer a wide range of services: comprehensive consultation for cultural events and funding programmes, the curating, design, implementation and evaluation of these events as well as agency and teaching work.
Thanks to many years of experience in culture and education, we are specialists at the interface between politics, education and artistic practice. We are offering our expertise to public and private people and organisations as well as to cultural events and political institutions.
Dance is a particular focus of our work. Madeline Ritter was the director of Tanzplan Deutschland, a major german Kulturstiftung des Bundes initiative that mobilised 21 million euros for dance. It was here that Madeline and Ingo Diehl started working together, as Ingo was the director of Tanzplan’s educational programme. After Tanzplan came to an end in 2011, Madeline and Ingo founded DIEHL+RITTER. Together, they designed the Kulturstiftung des Bundes post-Tanzplan dance funding projects: the TANZFONDS ERBE (Dance Heritage Fund) and TANZFONDS PARTNER (Dance Partners Funds). DIEHL+RITTER is managing both these funds. Madeline and Ingo are also running the www.tanzfoerderung.de website developed by Tanzplan Deutschland.
DIEHL+RITTER is a limited liability, not-for-profit company, based in Berlin.