The funding programme TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund for the promotion of excellence in dance is aimed at established artists, ensembles and production structures with an international reach. It also addresses institutions drawing up development concepts that are both outstanding and innovative from a national standpoint. The goal is to realise substantial projects that contribute to the artistic and structural further development, strengthening and profiling of dance as an art form in Germany.
DIEHL+RITTER gUG is managing TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund in co-operation with the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (Umbrella Association for Dance in Germany). As project manager for the new fund, DIEHL+RITTER gUG is responsible for its conception, design and execution, as well as for advising the funded projects and documenting them on www.tanzpakt.de. The Dachverband Tanz will be responsible for the entire cultural policy process aimed at consolidating projects at the municipal and federal state level, and strengthening dance.
The programme is based on a resolution of the German Bundestag. As part of the parliamentary process to set the federal budget for 2017, the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag released funding to the tune of EUR 5.625 million for the realisation of the TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund initiative.
The funding of projects is planned to last several years and will comprise financing by the federal government and co-financing of at least the same amount by municipalities, federal states and, where appropriate, other sponsors in the form of match funding. The funding programme therefore covers an overall volume of approx. EUR 10.5 million.
All the necessary information – from advice to applying for the new promotion fund – are available at www.tanzpakt.de. The results of the first external evaluation of Tanzpakt Stadt-Land-Bund can be found here.


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