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. In the past, total production costs have varied enormously. Most subsidies occur in the framework of 10.000,- to 50.000,- EUR, but at a maximum of 50% of the total costs.
JOINT ADVENTURES – Walter Heun is responsible for the support models' administration. This is where all applications must be sent on time (postage date) and will be reviewed. A jury of experts makes the final decisions.
Please submit in addition to the completed and signed application form 7 copies each of the following obligatory application material:
– short project description (see page 7 of the application form)
– detailed project description on 4 DIN A4 pages (max.)
– project calculation (page 5 of the application form)
– detailed plan of costs and financing
– film material of past works, preferably as links to video platforms
– if applicable, additional informative material (references, selected press reviews, programs, evening programs, etc.)
– agreements/letters of intent from the coproducers
> January 31, 2020 (1st round)
> April 15, 2020 (2nd round)
The credit statement, with both logos (NPN & BKM), must be placed at a visible location and sized so as to be easily legible. 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.
Criteria for allocation
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.
TanzSzene Baden-Württemberg & Member of the Managing Board of Dachverband Tanz (Baden-Württemberg)
Dance Curator Sophiensaele (Berlin) & Dramaturge tanzhaus nrw (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Lecturer for Cultural Studies & Dramaturge (Berlin)
Founding Member of TanzNetzDresden, Member of the Managing Board of Landesverband Freie Theater Sachsen & Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V. (Sachsen)
Dance & Theatre Critic (Hamburg)