> April 15, 2024 (2nd round)


It is now possible to apply for funding for coproductions taking place in 2024 and the first quarter of 2025. Please submit your application exclusively digitally via the application portal by 18.00 H (CET) on the day of the deadline at the latest.

JOINT ADVENTURES – Walter Heun is responsible for the support models’ administration. This is where all applications must be sent on time via the digital application portal. The application portal is usually open until 18.00 H (CET) on the day of the deadline. Technical support for problems is available accordingly. If the application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the next working day shall be the application deadline.

The applications will be reviewed, if they meet all necessary requirements. A jury of experts makes the final decisions.

The NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance supports the creation of new dance productions that extend beyond solos or small formats. 

The NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance requires that at least one coproduction partner from one German federal state cooperates with another coproducer from another German federal state or foreign country. At least one of the two must be a performance venue, production venue, festival, etc. A third or additional coproducers are not absolutely required to attain NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance support, but they do increase the chances of approval.

The applicant is the producer who is realizing the production. The company/ artist can also submit an application, if it or he contributes financial means of production (e.g., other public funds, sponsoring) and thus takes on the role of producer.

Regardless of the company or artist's origin, the production must have been mostly realized in Germany, and the applicant must reside in Germany. Rehearsals and residencies in foreign countries are possible.

There is no standard for the budget level. Most subsidies occur in the framework of 10.000,- to 50.000,- EUR, but at a maximum of 50% of the total costs.

In general, the coproduction may only begin after the jury has made its decision.

The application for funding may be combined with an application for an early start of the measure without entitlement to funding. By applying for an early start of the measure, the project can already be started from the date of the application.

The grant is usually awarded for the current financial year, but no later than March 31, of the following year. The production must be developed, premiered and thus completed within this period.

Please read the application instructions carefully before you start the application process. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the administration.

Application information

In addition to the summary project calculation in the application, a differentiated financing plan in Excel format must be attached to the application, listing all project income and project expenses. The following template can be used for this purpose.

Template Financing Plan

Please find below a template for the confirmation or letter of intent of the coproducer(s), which must be filled out and uploaded as an attachment in the application portal:

Sample Coproducer(s)

You can use this document to request any payment. Please download the document and save it on your computer before starting to fill it out.

Request for payment

Please submit your proof of use and financing plan exclusively via the digital application portal of the NPN. You have up to 6 weeks after the premiere to do so. If you have any questions, please contact the administration. Please note that failure to submit the proof of use by the deadline may result in the reclaiming of the entire grant.

Please read the instructions for the proof of use carefully before completing it and use the template for the income-expenditure statement that you used for your financing plan when you submitted your application.

Instructions proof of use


The credit statement, with both logos (NPN & BKM), must be placed at a visible location. The correct listing in all publications (print and online) is an indispensable requirement for support and a part of the support contract. Abbreviations of this statement are not permitted! The credit statement and the logos must both always be listed.

Credit Statement

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With the application for a grant by the NPN, personal data is processed on the basis of DSGVO Art. 6 para. 1 lit.b for the initiation, implementation and settlement of the corresponding contract. In our data protection declaration we inform you about the use of your data in the context of the application.

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Sascha Paar
+49 89 189 31 37 13

A five-member expert jury from the field of dance makes the subsidy decisions. The expected quality of the production and a national and international relevance of the company's/artist's work are important criteria for the jury's decisions. Each project and coproduction is unique. In order to acknowledge this, the NPN Coproduction Fund for Dance is as open as possible in its guidelines.

Nadja Dias

Freelance Producer, Consultant (Baden-Württemberg)

Arlette-Louise Ndakoze

Philosopher, Lecturer, Artistic Co-Director SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin)

Melanie Suchy

Dance critic (Hessen & Nordrhein-Westfalen)

Matthias Quabbe

Freelanced Dance Dramaturge (Hamburg)

Christian Watty

Artistic Director euro-scene Leipzig (Sachsen)