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Funding opportunities

This overview serves as an orientation for funding opportunities for artists based in Munich and Bavaria. It is constantly updated and expanded, so we recommend further research on the respective websites. All information is without guarantee. For questions, suggestions and information please send a message to

Bayerischer Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz (BLZT)

The BLZT supports the production and development of choreographic works. Outstanding choreographers of Bavarian importance can submit applications for funding of their productions. The BLZT supports events and projects in the field of contemporary dance. Organizers, groups and initiatives that present contemporary dance, facilitate productions or bring dance to an audience in other educational formats can apply to the BLZT for funding.

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland

The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland offers various projects and funding programs, thereby advancing the nationwide issues of dance and its impact in many areas of society. The current ongoing projects and funding programs are: 

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland

DIS-TANZEN, DIS-TANZ START and TANZ DIGITAL, Kreativ-Transfer, TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund, Tanzland-Fonds and Tanz aus Deutschland.

Fonds Soziokultur

Fonds Soziokultur e.V. promotes models of cultural practice that incorporate everyday life into cultural work and at the same time strive for a feedback effect of the resulting forms of art and culture in our society. The funding focuses on innovation promotion, impulse promotion, structural promotion and cooperation promotion. The funding programs are: General Project Funding, U25 - Direction: Young Cultural Initiatives, Young Art, as well as special programs.

Goethe Institut – Bereich Theater / Tanz

The Goethe Institut supports professionals and amateurs who realize projects in groups or as individuals in Germany and abroad. In addition to project funding, scholarships, prizes and fellowships are also offered. Current funding formats and fellowships are: Guest performances in Germany, promotion of young talent, research stays abroad, International Aid Fund, International Co-Production Fund (IFK), German-French Cultural Fund, job shadowing program for international young talent.

Nationales Performance Netz | Joint Adventures

The aim of the National Performance Network is to promote the exchange and dissemination of contemporary dance and theater within Germany, as well as to create incentives for a stronger (inter)national rotation of existing and new productions. The NPN has diverse funding models: Guest Performance Funding Dance & Theater, Guest Performance Funding Dance International, Impulse Funding Dance & Theater, Co-Production Funding Dance and Stepping Out.

Stadt München | Kulturreferat

The Cultural Department of the City of Munich supports non-commercial cultural projects and events as well as professional artists from Munich. In the areas of dance, theater, and children's and youth theater, the focus is on three-year funding, production funding, debut funding, individual project funding, and scholarships.

Tanzpakt Stadt-Land-Bund

TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund is a joint initiative of municipalities, federal states and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media to promote excellence in dance. The funding program is aimed at established artists, ensembles and production structures with international appeal, as well as institutions that develop nationally outstanding and innovative concepts.

Chance Tanz | Aktion Tanz

ChanceTanz supports extracurricular dance projects for children and young people growing up in educationally disadvantaged situations. The projects are supported by local alliances and managed by a team of two, which includes at least one professional dance artist.  

The local alliances consist of three different organizations, which ensure the dance artistic expertise, the target group outreach and the socio-spatial embedding.

ChanceTanz supports local projects in which children and young people participate in a dance-creative process under the professional guidance of dance artists/educators and actively shape it.

Fonds Darstellende Künste

The Performing Arts Fund supports artistic projects of the independent performing arts in three general funding programs: Conceptual Grants, Grants for Project Projects and Initial Grants. In addition, the fund repeatedly implements special programs to support artists.

Fonds Transfabrik

The Transfabrik Fund is a funding cooperation of the Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse / Institut français Germany and the Goethe-Institut. As a co-production partner, the Franco-German Transfabrik Fund for the Performing Arts supports artistic projects and collaborations between the two countries on a pro rata basis; especially in the fields of contemporary dance, contemporary theater, contemporary circus, figure, object and street theater.

Kulturstiftung des Bundes

The Kulturstiftung des Bundes offers General Project Grants, to which cultural practitioners can apply twice a year for funding for projects in all artistic fields. In parallel, the Kulturstiftung develops its own programs. Currently there are the programs Zero, Jupiter and Tanzland.

Stiftung TANZ Transition

The foundation TANZ - Transition supports dancers after the end of their active dance career and during their reorientation into a new profession. The focus is not only on financial support, but also on idealistic support.

Stadtsparkasse München

The Cultural Foundation of Stadtsparkasse München supports visual and performing arts as well as music and literature in Munich. With the KUSS Art Scholarship, the foundation addresses professional, freelance artists who would like to realize a concrete project in the field of performing arts, among others.

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External Funding Databases

Detailed information on deadlines can be found in our funding calendar.

In addition, Touring Artists and Tanzplan Deutschland offer further external funding databases.

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