Support Programme DIS-TANZEN

The dance-support programme is part of Neustart Kultur, an initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

With the two-part support programme DIS-TANZEN – a promotion programme for freelance creative-dance artists DIS-TANZ-SOLO as well as impulse funding for dance schools and dance education in cultural institutions DIS-TANZ-IMPULS, the Umbrella Association for Dance in Germany is supporting the resumption of artistic and dance-education activities. A special focus here is on the development and testing of new forms of artistic and dance-education or dance-transfer work. The aim of DIS-TANZEN is to strengthen individual dance actors in the future and to generate innovative examples and models for the dance scene as a whole. Up to €24 million of federal funding is available under the DIS-TANZEN programme.




The fourth call for application for DIS-TANZ-IMPULS ended on 14 February 2022. 



DIS-TANZ-SOLO 4 - new projects have been selected

The applicants were informed about the jury's decision by email.

The approved projects can start in February. 

More in the PM on the jury's decision.


With the DIS-TANZ-START support programme, the German Dance Association (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland) enables dancers (young professionals) to join the professional dance scene in Germany after their education. 

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The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland strives to reduce existing barriers. Our website is barrier-free from a technical point of view. Unfortunately, there are still barriers in the application procedure for the call for applications. We ask you or a person of your trust to contact us and let us know your needs. We will then be happy to try to arrange assistance and, by arrangement, assume the costs for this.

Contact person: Corinna Weber

Neustart Kultur

The billion-euro support programme NEUSTART KULTUR provides for the promotion of very different areas of culture and media. The focus is primarily on cultural institutions. They are to be enabled to reopen their houses and resume programmes in order to offer artists and creative people a perspective for their future and for making a living.

Further information about NEUSTART KULTUR can be found here.

Dance-Support Programme

With their jointly developed and co-ordinated national dance-promotion programme, the Umbrella Association for Dance in Germany, the non-profit cultural organisation Diehl+Ritter and Joint Adventures / National Performance Network are part of the NEUSTART KULTUR rescue and future-support programme launched by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Further information about the Dance-support programme is available here.

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland

The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. has been working as an official nationwide platform for artistic dance in Germany since 2006. Founded on the awareness of its participants that dance must speak with one voice in the German political landscape, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. currently operates as a network of the most important dance associations and institutions in Germany.

Further information about Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is available here.