TANZPAKT RECONNECT – Securing the future of dance institutions

Information on the funded projects can be found here


The special call for applications is part of “Neustart Kultur”, an initiative of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

The emergency federal funding programme for dance that is being jointly developed and managed by the non-profit cultural organisation Diehl+Ritter, the umbrella organisation Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. and Joint Adventures / Nationales Performance Netz is part of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media’s rescue and support package “Neustart Kultur”. With a total of 20 million Euro emergency funding for the German dance scene, it is designed to complement existing federal and state funding programmes while avoiding overcompensation. The programme is made up of three core strands: TANZPAKT RECONNECT aims to strengthen dance infrastructure and institutions to secure their future success, DIS-TANZEN offers study grants for self-employed solo dance artists and incentives for dance schools and cultural organisations to expand their creative learning programmes, and STEPPING OUT supports the development, production and distribution of dance in new spaces. Candidates can apply for funding from only one of these programmes per project.

Led by Diehl+Ritter, the special programme TANZPAKT RECONNECT mirrors the priorities and funding criteria of the TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund programme but offers a simplified application process. It aims to support the protection and empowerment of the professional dance sector in Germany and any infrastructure and institutions that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus crisis. Equipped with 6 million Euro emergency funding, the programme seeks to create a framework for fostering artistic excellence, guaranteeing long-term planning capabilities and achieving sustainable synergies. This is to ensure that dance remains a strong force in our society, both during this crisis and afterwards. The umbrella organisation Dachverband Tanz Deutschland will support the programme’s cultural policy aims.

Who can apply?

Professional established artists, ensembles, production houses and companies, venues, festivals with national/international visibility, archives and dance networks.

What kinds of activities are eligible for funding?

Examples include: expanding an organisation’s workforce, improving production and training facilities, developing new programming or educational formats, renting or renovating rehearsal spaces and offices, investing in technical equipment, marketing costs, expanding management structures, and embarking on international collaborations.

How much can I apply for?

50,000 – 250,000 Euro per project

Do I need to secure co-financing?

Candidates must provide 10% of co-financing from the organisation’s own resources, from financial contributions from third parties, non-cash contributions, or via personnel costs (maximum 10.000 Euro) that are demonstrably and directly related to the project.

When is the deadline for applications?

15th September 2020

What is the eligibility period for projects?

1st November 2020 – 31st October 2021

Who can I contact with questions?

The TANZPAKT RECONNECT-Team is available at +49 (0)30 818282-33 / -34 or reconnect at diehl-ritter dot de

For detailed information about the DIS-TANZEN programme (DIS-TANZ SOLO and DIS-TANZ IMPULS), please contact the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland: www.dachverband-tanz.de; www.dis-tanzen.de; dis-tanzen at dachverband-tanz dot de

For detailed information about the NPN – STEPPING OUT programme, please contact JOINT ADVENTURES - Walter Heun:
www.jointadventures.net; steppingout at jointadventures dot net

TANZPAKT RECONNECT is part of the rescue package for dance in the “Neustart Kultur” initiative by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media