NPN Coproduction Fund For Dance

In the context of Tanzplan Deutschland, an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation established for five years, NPN Guest Performance Fund for Dance was expanded to include a Coproduction Support program in 2005. When Tanzplan Deutschland was completed, this support also ceased to exist, but was extended for another year with the assistance of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. It will thus be possible to utilize the BKM funds provided for 2013 to modernize the NPN-Guest Performance Support for Dance, tried and tested with the support of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, and to immediately continue it.

The NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance assists artists, programmers and producers' mobility, exchange and cooperation on a national and international basis. It advances the creation of new dance productions that extend beyond solos or small formats. The artists' origins are irrelevant; however, production must take place in Germany to a substantial degree. The involvement of international partners as co-producers increases the chances for support, but is not absolutely necessary. Programmers are not the only ones eligible to apply; individual artists and companies can do so as well. The applicant must be the executing producer and headquartered in Germany. In addition, at least one of the German production partners must be a producer or programmer (e.g. festival, venue or production unit). The funds can lie between 10.000 and 50.000 EUR and no more than 50 percent of the production costs.

The NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance is kindly supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).