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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 10 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.

  • 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 has already passed.

     

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

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

    Here you can submit an application for NPN - STEPPING OUT to 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 the first funding round can be resubmitted.

     

  • 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

  • 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.

     

  • Is the funding volume the same in each application round?

    Is the funding volume the same in each application round?

    Yes, the total funding volume is distributed in approximately equal amounts among the three application rounds.

     

     

  • When is the earliest possible project start date for the third round of applications?

    When is the earliest possible project start date for the third round of applications?

    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. The earliest possible start date for projects in the third funding round is the date of information about a positive decision by the jury. (Expected 01.05.2021) An early start is possible, see the question on early start under the general questions.

     

  • By when must my project be completed?

    By when must my project be completed?

    The funding period for the first application round ends on Aug. 31, 2021.
    The funding period for the second application round ends on 15.10.2021.
    The funding period for the third application round ends on 31.12.2021.

     

  • Is there a minimum project duration?

    Is there a minimum project duration?

    As a rule, the duration of the requested project should be at least three months.

     

  • Is there a maximum project duration?

    Is there a maximum project duration?

    The duration of the requested project must not exceed eight months.

     

  • When are the subsidy amounts paid out?

    When are the subsidy amounts paid out?

    The funding amounts are paid out in such a way that after the start of the project, the planned funding is always transferred on a pro rata basis for the past four weeks. The recipients call up their funds for this purpose.

     

  • What documents do I need to provide?

    What documents do I need to provide?

    The proofs and documents which must be submitted for the application can be found under Preparation and named 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 program the information (duration and monthly amount) in the application form is sufficient.

     

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

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

    The goal of DIS-TANZEN is the restart of artistic activity in the professional field. Significant participation means here 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 realization of the project. This can be artistic as well as mediating, organizational and technical activities. The nature of the involvement must be evident from the evidence submitted in the application.

     

  • 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 in the funding period, the recipients may not receive more than 50% of their income from an employment relationship. The jury is responsible for reviewing and deciding on funding.

     

  • 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 apply to DIS-TANZ-IMPULS. Likewise, at DIS-TANZ-IMPULS you can work together with a dance school where you teach on the application and calculate your fee in the expenses of the measure.

     

  • In what amount can I apply for the grant?

    In what amount can I apply for the grant?

    Funding can be based on 500€, 1,000€ or 1,500€ per month. The project duration, the number of months, can be freely chosen between three and eight months. However, the total amount may not be less than 4,000€ and not more than 12,000€.

     

  • 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?

    Examples of projects can be found here.

     

  • 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.

     

  • How do I calculate my monthly workload?

    How do I calculate my monthly workload?

    Please estimate independently how much time you would like to spend working on your project each month. The basis for this is the lower fee limit of 2,490€ per month recommended by the Bundesverband für darstellende Künste.

    Would you like to work on the project for a clearly limited period of time (approx. one day per week, 500€), partially (approx. 2 days per week, 1,000€) or more than half of your working time (approx. 3 days per week, 1,500€) during the funding period?

  • 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 report in which you describe the progress and success of your project (approx. 1-2 pages).
    In addition, a numerical proof of the funding amounts is required.

     

  • Do I need to document my project?

    Do I need to document my project?

    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, exciting projects to inspire others, and results to become the starting point for new ideas. To this end, the Dachverband Tanz will set up an exchange platform and invite both the grantees and other dance practitioners to share their work processes and results.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

FAQ DIS-TANZ-IMPULS

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