NATIONALES
PERFORMANCE
NETZ

The NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ is a support program for the exchange and distribution of contemporary dance and theatre productions from Germany on a national and international level. With the Guest Performance Fund for Dance and the Guest Performance Fund for Theatre it supports independent theatres, private theatres, city and state theatres, festivals and other cultural institutions and companies who work as presenters and would like to invite dance or theatre productions from a different German federal state. The objective of the Coproduction Fund for Dance and the International Guest Performance Fund for Dance is to assist artists, programmers and producers' mobility, exchange and cooperation on an international basis and to increase the presence of German artistic contemporary dance creations abroad.

The NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ is kindly supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, by 14 Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal states: Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen.

Info-Zooms

In the run up to the 2021 grants of funding, we will be offering weekly info zooms on the respective funding opportunities of the NPN starting in early December:

December 2, 2020
11 – 12.00 H
Introduction of the NPN and the different funding possibilities

December 9, 2020
11 – 12.00 H
STEPPING OUT

December 16, 2020
11 – 12.00 H
Guest Performance Fund for Dance & Theatre

January 13, 2021
11 – 12.00 H
Coproduction Fund for Dance

January 20, 2021
11 – 12.00 H
International Guest Performance Fund for Dance

The number of participants is limited. Please register for the individual Info-Zooms in good time by email:
s.schumann@jointadventures.net

The Info-Zooms are held in German.

NEUSTART KULTUR.
NPN-STEPPING OUT

> January 15, 2021 (3rd round)

For projects in 2020, in justified and exceptional cases and if funds are available, further grants are planned in electronic voting procedures.

NPN-STEPPING OUT, the new funding programme within the framework of the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK, opens up the non-theatrical, analogue, media and digital public space, as well as performative scene areas and fields of action that are still to be thought of or found. The concepts of "liveness" and "interaction", which genuinely define the art form of dance and its realisation as well as questioning existing art forms in analogue, medial and digital space, serve as possible research directions.

The following are entitled to apply: individual artists, dance teachers, dance ensembles, collectives, production centers, venues, festivals, production offices and dance networks, natural and legal persons with headquarters or a residence (in the case of natural people) in Germany that are not significantly publicly funded or supported with a percentage of public funds that is less than 50%.

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Theatre Guest Performance

> January 15, 2021 (1st round)
> March 31, 2021 (2nd round)

Independent theatres, private theatres, city and state theatres, festivals and other cultural institutions and companies who work as presenters and would like to invite theatre productions from a different German federal state are eligible to apply.

Dance Guest Performances

> Januar 31, 2021 (1st round)
> April 15, 2021 (2nd round)

Independent theatres, private theatres, city and state theatres, festivals and other cultural institutions and companies who work as presenters and would like to invite dance productions from a different German federal state are eligible to apply.

International Guest Performances

> January 31, 2021 (1st round)
> April 15, 2021 (2nd round)

Companies/ artists that reside or are located in Germany and whose dance production is invited to perform in a foreign country are eligible to apply. The production was mostly realized in Germany.

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Dance
Coproductions

> January 31, 2021 (1st round)
> April 15, 2021 (2nd round)

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.

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Cancellation of guest performances due to the coronavirus

The current situation presents us all with completely new challenges and has significant impact, particularly in the cultural sector, which must be considered on an individual basis. Within the framework of NATIONALES PRFORMANCE NETZ, we receive numerous inquiries regarding the legal consequences of the cancellation of already approved guest performances due to the coronavirus.

The following options apply to guest performances that have already been granted:

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In 1999, NPN Guest Performance Fund for Dance was introduced by 6 German dance presenters: Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), JOINT ADVENTURES (Munich), Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik (Hamburg), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main), Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen) and tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf), together with the former Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and the 5 Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal states Bayern, Berlin, Bremen, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Thüringen. Since then, the objective of this support initiative has been to present dance productions and make them accessible to a wide audience in Germany. In 2009, NPN Guest Performance Fund for Theater was established according to the Guest Performance Fund for Dance model.

In the context of Tanzplan Deutschland, an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation established for five years, the NPN Guest Performance Fund for Dance was expanded to include a Coproduction Support program from 2005-2010. Since 2013, the German Bundestag's Budget Committee provides funds that ensure continuity in artistic work and a greater international presence for German dance. It was thus possible to continue the NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance, and to initiate the NPN International Guest Performance Fund for Dance as a new support model.