Frequently Asked Questions für Antragsteller:innen

  • What programs combine in the dance-support programme?

    What programs combine in the dance-support programme?

    The 20 million euro aid program for the German dance scene is coordinated with ongoing and new federal and state funding initiatives in such a way that the programs complement each other but avoid overcompensation.


    The concept provides for the implementation of three pillars: TANZPAKT RECONNECT to strengthen and secure the future of dance structures. DIS-TANZEN as a support program for solo dance professionals and as an impulse support for dance schools and dance pedagogy in cultural institutions. STEPPING OUT to promote the development, production and distribution of dance in new spaces. Applicants cannot apply for funding for an identical project in more than one of the programs.

     

     

  • What is the goal of DIS-TANZEN?

    What is the goal of DIS-TANZEN?

    With the support program DIS-TANZEN, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. supports the restart of artistic and dance educational activities in the Corona crisis. A special focus is placed on the development and testing of new forms of artistic and dance-pedagogical or dance-mediating work. The aim of DIS-TANZEN is to strengthen the individual actors of dance in the future and to create innovative examples as well as models for the entire dance scene.

     

  • What is the volume of DIS-TANZEN?

    What is the volume of DIS-TANZEN?

    DIS-TANZEN has a total funding volume of 24 million euros.

     

     

     
     

  • Who can submit an application?

    Who can submit an application?

    DIS-TANZ-SOLO is aimed at solo dance professionals: Choreographers, dancers, dramaturges, producers, curators, technicians, dance mediators, dance teachers and other solo self-employed people who are professionally involved in artistic and mediating processes.
    DIS-TANZ-IMPULS is a support program for dance schools and cultural institutions offering dance education. Natural and legal persons are eligible to apply.


    *The applicant must be a resident of Germany.

  • Can I apply again even if I have already been supported by DIS-TANZEN?

    Can I apply again even if I have already been supported by DIS-TANZEN?

    Yes, this is possible. You can either apply with a follow-up project or submit a new project. Please note that the jury will have a strong focus on the projects of applicants who have not yet been funded.

     

  • What is meant by follow-up project?

    What is meant by follow-up project?

    A follow-up project is only possible if your first project has already been successfully completed. The project description must address the results of the first project and explain why a follow-up project makes sense and is sustainable. The follow-up project must also name a new goal(s) to be achieved.

     

  • Where can I submit an application for DIS-TANZEN?

    Where can I submit an application for DIS-TANZEN?

    Applications are submitted online only via the website www.dis-tanzen.de under Application.

  • Who reviews the applications?

    Who reviews the applications?

    The examination of the applications takes place in the office of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

     

  • Who decides on the applications?

    Who decides on the applications?

    The applications will be evaluated by an independent jury. Here is an overview of the juries for DIS-TANZ-SOLO and DIS-TANZ-IMPULS.

     

  • Where can I submit an application for TANZPAKT RECONNECT?

    Where can I submit an application for TANZPAKT RECONNECT?

    The application deadline for TANZPAKT RECONNECT is 05.08.2021.

     

  • Where can I submit an application for NPN - STEPPING OUT?

    Where can I submit an application for NPN - STEPPING OUT?

    The application deadline for NPN - STEPPING OUT is 01.10.2021. You can submit an application for NPN - STEPPING OUT here at NPN - NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK, JOINT ADVENTURES.

     

  • I have applied for instant support (Soforthilfe) and have already been supported. Can I still apply?

    I have applied for instant support (Soforthilfe) and have already been supported. Can I still apply?

    Yes, it is possible to apply for DIS-TANZEN if you have already taken advantage of instant support (Soforthilfe), or other funding programs. However, the same costs may not be accounted for multiple times in different grants. This must be observed.

     

  • Can I apply for DIS-TANZEN, together with colleagues and for NPN - STEPPING OUT at the same time?

    Can I apply for DIS-TANZEN, together with colleagues and for NPN - STEPPING OUT at the same time?

    In principle, it is possible to apply to several programs of the Dance Assistance Program. However, one and the same project (project or measure) cannot be funded by different funding programs. I.e. an application for a separate project must be submitted in each funding program.

     

  • What does "early start of action" mean?

    What does "early start of action" mean?

    A funded project may only be started after the grant agreement has been received, i.e. the grant money may only be used afterwards. If there are special and important reasons why part of the grant money should be used beforehand, e.g. because the rent for dance school rooms is due beforehand, an early start of the measure can be applied for.

     

  • How can I apply for an early start of action?

    How can I apply for an early start of action?

    An early start of the measure can be applied for: For DIS-TANZ-SOLO at the earliest from the notification of a positive jury decision and for DIS-TANZ-IMPULS with the date of the application. For this you have to answer the selection of the early start of the measure (under the menu item Declarations) with Yes in the application form. We expressly point out that this is not the promise of funding. There is no entitlement to funding. The start of the project as well as all obligations and expenses incurred are therefore at your own risk.

     

  • May I submit documents in a language other than German?

    May I submit documents in a language other than German?

    For DIS-TANZ-SOLO an application form is available in German as well as in English.

     

  • Is it allowed to submit a (rejected) application repeatedly?

    Is it allowed to submit a (rejected) application repeatedly?

    In principle, rejected applications from previous application rounds can be resubmitted.
    However, we recommend that the application be revised.
    Unfortunately, we cannot provide any information on questions of content. 

     

  • Is there a legal right to a grant?

    Is there a legal right to a grant?

    There is no legal entitlement to funding from Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

     

FAQ DIS-TANZ-SOLO

  • Who decides on the applications?

    Who decides on the applications?

    An independent jury decides on the applications.

  • What criteria are used to decide on applications?

    What criteria are used to decide on applications?

    Criteria are the previous course of professional work and the description of the content of your project.
    In addition, the applications are checked for their feasibility in terms of time and scope.

     

  • When will the juries' decisions be announced?

    When will the juries' decisions be announced?

    It is expected that the results for the third round of applications will be announced in early May 2021.

     

  • Are rejections also communicated?

    Are rejections also communicated?

    Yes, also applicants who do not receive funding will be informed of this.

     

  • When will the funding amounts be paid out in the event of funding?

    When will the funding amounts be paid out in the event of funding?

    The funding amounts are paid out in such a way that after the start of the project, the planned funding can always be called up on a pro rata basis for the previous four weeks. Further information is available in the case of funding.

     

  • By when do I have to submit my application?

    By when do I have to submit my application?

    The application deadline for the third apllication round for DIS-TANZ-SOLO is March 22, 2021.

     

  • How many rounds of applications are there?

    How many rounds of applications are there?

    Two application rounds have already been completed. The third application round is provisionally the last.

     

  • Can I apply again even if I have already been supported by DIS-TANZEN?

    Can I apply again even if I have already been supported by DIS-TANZEN?

    Yes, this is possible. You can either apply with a follow-up project or submit a new project. Please note that the jury will have a strong focus on the projects of applicants who have not yet been funded.

     

  • What is meant by follow-up project?

    What is meant by follow-up project?

    A follow-up project is only possible if your first project has already been successfully completed. The project description must address the results of the first project and explain why a follow-up project makes sense and is sustainable. The follow-up project must also name a new goal(s) to be achieved.

     

  • When is the earliest possible start of projects for the fourth round of applications?

    When is the earliest possible start of projects for the fourth round of applications?

    The earliest possible start date for projects in the fourth funding round is 01.02.2022. Funding is excluded if the project has already started before the jury meeting or if expenditures have been made or contracts concluded for it beforehand.

     

  • What are the application forms?

    What are the application forms?

    As of 20 September 2021, three different application forms will be available:

    The form for solo self-employed dance professionals is available in German and in English. Please switch the website to the respective language.

    A form for graduates is available on the dance website.

    Instead of proof of self-employment, please submit your degree certificate. More information here.

    A low barrier application form is also available. More information here.

  • By when must my project be completed?

    By when must my project be completed?

    The funding period for the fourth application round ends on 31.12.2022 at the latest.

     

  • Is there a minimum project duration?

    Is there a minimum project duration?

    Yes, the project must run for at least three months.

     

  • Is there a maximum project duration?

    Is there a maximum project duration?

    Yes, the duration of the project applied for cannot exceed nine months.

     

  • What documents do I need to provide?

    What documents do I need to provide?

    You will find the proofs and documents that must be submitted for the application in the selection of the application that is right for you. They are also listed in the application form.

     

  • Do I need to submit a financing plan for my project?

    Do I need to submit a financing plan for my project?

    No, for the DIS-TANZ-SOLO programme the information (duration and monthly amount) in the application form is sufficient.

     

  • Is the submission of a video obligatory?

    Is the submission of a video obligatory?

    No, you have the option of supplementing your project description with a video in which you briefly introduce yourself and your project.

     

  • What is the maximum length of the video? How does the applicant submit the video?

    What is the maximum length of the video? How does the applicant submit the video?

    The video must not exceed a maximum length of 3 minutes. You can post your video on the YouTube or Vimeo platforms. The video must be made private and protected with a password. Please note the password in the online form when submitting your application.

     

  • Does it replace the project description?

    Does it replace the project description?

    The video does not replace the project description, but simply provides another form of presentation of the project content if you feel unsure about the written project description.

     

  • What is meant by "significant involvement in artistic dance projects"?

    What is meant by "significant involvement in artistic dance projects"?

    The aim of DIS-TANZEN is the restart of artistic activity in the professional field. Significant participation here means the involvement in dance projects, dance productions or dance educational projects in the professional field, i.e. the exercise of an activity relevant to the realisation of the project. This can be artistic as well as mediating, organisational and technical activities. The type of involvement must be evident from the evidence submitted in the application.

    As evidence of your significant involvement in two to four artistic dance projects, dance productions or dance education projects, you can use, for example, scans of programmes, press releases, newspaper articles or websites.

    Journalists should provide evidence of their professional activity in the form of at least 4 newspaper or magazine articles (announcements, reviews, professional articles). Please mark your name and the date of the event / project / publication in the uploaded document. Written confirmations from production venues, artistic directors and dance education institutions or dance schools are also possible as proof.

     

  • I have been both self-employed and in permanent employment for the past two years. Can I still apply for funding?

    I have been both self-employed and in permanent employment for the past two years. Can I still apply for funding?

    In principle, self-employment of at least two years is required for DIS-TANZ-SOLO funding. However, persons with hybrid employment can also apply. Currently, and during the funding period, the funded persons may not receive more than 50% of their income from an employment relationship. Please provide proof of this in the form of your tax assessment notice when submitting your application. Your application will be reviewed by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. The decision on funding is the responsibility of the jury.

     

  • Can I also apply for funding as a self-employed dance teacher?

    Can I also apply for funding as a self-employed dance teacher?

    Yes, this is possible if you can also demonstrate your involvement in artistic dance projects. However, if you would like to apply as a representative of a dance school, please refer to the DIS-TANZ-IMPULS part of the programme. This will be advertised again in spring 2022.

     

  • Can I apply for funding as a dance graduate?

    Can I apply for funding as a dance graduate?

    Graduates with a state-recognized degree in dance are eligible to apply. As a rule, the degree must not have been awarded more than two years ago (January 2019). Applicants must be resident in Germany. Here you can find more information.

    Only graduates who want to carry out a project as a solo independent dance maker can apply. It is not possible to participate in an ensemble as a graduate through the DIS-TANZ-SOLO program.

    In this case, please inform yourself about the new funding program DIS-TANZ-START.

  • What proof do I provide as a graduate instead of proof of self-employment?

    What proof do I provide as a graduate instead of proof of self-employment?

    You provide proof of your state-recognised degree in the field of dance in the form of your degree certificate. As a rule, you must have graduated within the last two years (from 2019) in Germany. To do so, upload a scan of your degree certificate as a PDF. The date of graduation must be clearly visible on your diploma.
     

     

     

  • What if I have not yet completed my studies/training?

    What if I have not yet completed my studies/training?

    If your formal degree is imminent, please upload a recent Transcript of Records showing that your degree is imminent (subject semester/year of training).The date of issue must be clearly visible on your scan. Please note that you must have completed your studies/training before your funding period begins. The degree certificate must be submitted without request as soon as it is available.

     

     

  • What amount of funding can be applied for? 

    What amount of funding can be applied for? 

    A minimum of €4,500 and a maximum of €13,500 for a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 9 months.

     

  • How is the funding amount calculated?

    How is the funding amount calculated?

    The monthly workload is calculated independently in the application: The basis for this is the lower fee limit of €2,490 per month recommended by the Federal Association for the Performing Arts. Work on the project is calculated by time spent as follows:

    little (one day per week, 500€; minimum 9 months)

    partly (2 days per week, 1.000€, minimum 5 months)

    more than half of your working time (3 days per week, 1.500€, at least 3 months)

    full time (5 days per week, 2.500€, at least 5 months)

    If a monthly grant of 500€ is requested, the grant period must be 9 months, as the minimum grant amount is 4,500€ (500€ monthly grant x 9 months = 4,500€).

    If a monthly grant of 1,000€ is requested, the grant period can vary between five and nine months. (1,000€ monthly grant x 5 months = 5,000€ or 1,000€ monthly grant x 9 months = 9,000€).

    If a monthly grant of 1,500€ is requested, the grant period can vary between three and nine months (1,500€ monthly grant x 3 months = 4,500€ (minimum grant amount) or 1,500€ monthly grant x 9 months = 13,500€ (maximum grant amount).

    If a grant of 2,500€ is applied for, the grant period can vary between two and five months. (2.500€ monthly grant x 2 months = 5.000€ or 2.500€ monthly grant x 5 months = 12.500€)

  • What are examples of projects/projects that I can implement with a DIS-TANZ-SOLO grant?

    What are examples of projects/projects that I can implement with a DIS-TANZ-SOLO grant?

    You can find examples and inspiration on our blog www.exisdance.de under DIS-TANZ-SOLO.

     

  • Can I use the grant for research for a future project/production?

    Can I use the grant for research for a future project/production?

    Yes, funding can also be used for research for a project/production.

     

  • Can I use the money to hire someone to do the project?

    Can I use the money to hire someone to do the project?

    No, the grant is for your own work on your project.

     

  • Can I use the grant to hire others on a fee basis to implement certain activities as part of my project?

    Can I use the grant to hire others on a fee basis to implement certain activities as part of my project?

    The grant is to be used as income for your work on the project. If you involve other people, you can only honor them from your own funds.

     

  • Can I carry out a project with other self-employed dance professionals?

    Can I carry out a project with other self-employed dance professionals?

    Yes, you can mention additional persons in your project. In the case of partner applications, however, the question is whether other self-employed persons should also be supported in order to be able to carry out the project. For this purpose, please enter the names of the other applicants in the field provided. It must be clear from the project description which part of the project you are responsible for.

     

  • I would like to collaborate with a free ensemble / a collective, how do I do that?

    I would like to collaborate with a free ensemble / a collective, how do I do that?

    This is possible as long as you are a freelance dance professionaland participate in the artistic work processes of the ensemble. It is not possible to enter into an employment relationship within the framework of DIS-TANZ-SOLO. You must continue to work as a freelancer.

    To do this, please submit an informal letter of intent from the ensemble when you apply. The ensemble must confirm that you may participate in the work process as a solo independent dancer. In addition, the ensemble must assure the necessity that your participation cannot be realized through other financing.

    Important: The name, date of birth of the applicant and the period of the project must be stated in the document.

  • How do I calculate my grant?

    How do I calculate my grant?

    If a monthly grant of 500€ is requested, the funding period must be eight months, as the minimum funding amount is 4,000€ (500€ monthly grant x 8 months = 4,000€).

    If a monthly funding of 1.000€ is requested, the funding period can vary between five and eight months. (1,000€ monthly grant x 5 months = 5,000€ or 1000€ monthly grant x 8 months = 8,000€).

    If a monthly grant of 1,500€ is requested, the funding period can vary between three and eight months (1,500€ monthly grant x 3 months = 4,500€ (minimum funding amount) or 1,500€ monthly grant x 8 months = 12,000€ (maximum funding amount)).

  • What supporting documents do I need to submit for closure?

    What supporting documents do I need to submit for closure?

    You submit a so-called proof of use (”Verwendungsnachweis”) at the end of the project. You can find more information in the FAQ for funding recipients and in the downloads for funding recipients.

     

  • Can I present my project and my results?

    Can I present my project and my results?

    Yes, we would like to see documentation of the project that is appropriate to the art form. We want to use the many projects as an opportunity for good approaches to be shared, for exciting projects to inspire others, for results to become the starting point for new ideas. To this end, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland has set up a blog on which those receiving funding as well as other dance practitioners can share their work processes and results. You can find it at www.exisdance.de.

     

  • Can I also be funded by another funding programme during the project?

    Can I also be funded by another funding programme during the project?

    Yes, if there are two different project contents and they are compatible in terms of time.

    Exception: You apply for and receive funding from DIS-TANZ-SOLO for 2,500€ monthly instalment and thus work full-time. A simultaneous implementation is therefore excluded. We ask you to align funding periods if necessary or to select only one funding project.

    No, if you have submitted the same substantive project application to different funding programmes and both are selected for funding. Please choose one here.

  • Can DIS-TANZ-SOLO be combined with a scholarship?

    Can DIS-TANZ-SOLO be combined with a scholarship?

    Yes, since DIS-TANZ-SOLO is a project funding, it can be combined with a scholarship.

     

  • By when do I have to submit proof/documentation?

    By when do I have to submit proof/documentation?

    Process descriptions can already be submitted during the project in the sense of a project diary. The factual report must be submitted no later than one month after completion of the project.

     

  • Can I combine DIS-TANZ-SOLO funding with other funding programs?

    Can I combine DIS-TANZ-SOLO funding with other funding programs?

    The grant is intended as full funding for your specific project, therefore it cannot be combined with other grant programs.

     

  • Where can I call if I have questions about DIS-TANZ-SOLO?

    Where can I call if I have questions about DIS-TANZ-SOLO?

    Click here for information on DIS-TANZ-SOLO consulting.

     

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