*The last closing date for applications was 31 October 2016. Applications are no longer possible*
TANZFONDS ERBE (Dance Heritage Fund) finances medium-sized and large-scale artistic projects that focus on the cultural heritage of dance. Funding of up to max. € 100,000 is available per project.
The funding spectrum includes:
- Reconstructions, restagings, new productions or new interpretations of choreographic works that were created in Germany in the 20th century and which had a particular impact on the development and reception of dance;
- Adaptations of international choreographic works that had a particular influence on the development of dance in Germany in the 20th century;
- Investigations (via different artistic formats, e.g. lecture performances, installations, exhibitions or film and online projects) of themes, periods, places or artists that were relevant to 20th century dance history.
- Guest performances of projects that have already been funded by TANZFONDS ERBE (see the application form for guest-performance funding).
Individuals and institutions with a proven background in dance are eligible to apply. These include, in particular:
- The dance companies of publicly funded local and national theatres,
- Independent choreographers and ensembles in co-operation with a venue,
- Theatres, dance venues, choreographic centres and archives.
- Applicants must have their principal place of work/domicile and/or production location in Germany.
- Funded projects must be presented in Germany.
- TANZFONDS ERBE will generally provide medium-sized and large-scale projects with funding of max. € 100,000. Applicants can apply for up to 80% of the project costs. The project’s financial plan must therefore show that at least 20% of the overall project costs have been secured either using one’s own resources or via third party funding.
TANZFONDS ERBE funding is not available if:
- Co-financing either one’s own resources or via third party funding has not been secured by the application closing date,
- The project has already begun before the jury sits to decide on applications, if expenditure has been incurred, or if agreements have already been concluded,
- The application deadline has not been met,
- The project is being financed by other funding opportunities offered by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media,
- The declaration of consent relating to copyright has not been signed,
- There is no declaration of intent from the persons/institutions involved in the project and/or no certificate of confirmation from the venue.
The use and presentation of historical materialgenerally involves copyright issues. It is the responsibility of each applicant to clarify all/any project-related copyright issues.
Application forms as well as FAQs and other funding or project-related documents can be downloaded here.