> April 15, 2024 (2nd round)


It is now possible to apply for funding for guest performances taking place in 2024 and the first quarter of 2025. Please submit your application exclusively digitally via the application portal by 6 p.m. (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.

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 that will be invited by the foreign programmer was mostly realized in Germany.

The guest performance must not have begun or been already completed before the jury makes its decision. The jury meets approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline (no legal entitlement).

The programmer provides a professional organizational and technical realization.

The fee that the international programmer pays to the company/artist does not lie below the minimum wages of the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ.

Analogous to the fees covered by the programmer, the company’s/artist’s artistic production fees are subsidized at 50%, if this sum doesn’t lie below the minimum wage of the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ. Other guest performance production costs the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ covers are dependent on the country the programmer belongs to:

Group A support level: Subsidy to the artistic production costs of the guest performance analogous to the part that the inviting programmer pays as guest performance fee

Group B support level: Subsidy to the artistic production costs of the guest performance analogous to the part that the inviting programmer pays as guest performance fee, 100% of the per diems and lodging costs

Group C support level: Subsidy to the artistic production costs of the guest performance analogous to the part that the inviting programmer pays as guest performance fee, 100% of the per diems and lodging costs, 50% of the travel and transport costs

Guest performances in the NPN International Guest Performance Fund for Dance’s context are subsidized at a different level according to the economic power, the status of public support for culture in the country where the guest performance will take place as well as the country’s vicinity or distance to the original state where the artistic production took place (Germany). The categorization into three different country groups regulates the respective levels of support. Please click here to find out which country group the destination country of your guest performance belongs to, as well as an overview of the currently applicable per diems and accommodation costs abroad:

Country groups

Per diems & accomodation


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​​​​​​​

Below you will find information on how the NPN minimum wage is calculated. Meeting the minimum wage is a mandatory requirement in order to receive a funding within the context of the NPN International Guest Performance Fund for Dance.

NPN minimum wage

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

Sample Organizer(s):


Please submit your proof of use exclusively via the digital application portal of the NPN. You have up to 8 weeks after the guest performance is completed 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.


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.

Data protection regulation

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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.

Gertrud Dörr
+49 89 189 31 37 12

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)