Three of the seven structure-strengthening measures for dance, developed by the Round Table for Dance, which were introduced as pilot projects in 2020, will be evaluated by the beginning of 2022: the TANZPRAXIS Long-Term Scholarships, the Dance Residency Funding and the Distribution Fund. In order not to abruptly end these groundbreaking measures in 2022, due to the change of government and the pending negotiations for the State of Berlin's double budget 2022/2023, the Residency Programme for Berlin Dance Artists can fortunately be continued for six months (until 30.06.2022). The nine Berlin production venues selected for the pilot phase can apply to the Senate Department for Culture and Europe for funding of up to 50% of the funding received this year in order to realise residencies for Berlin-based dancers and choreograhers in the first half of 2022. Likewise, the projects of the Distribution Fund Dance from 2020/2021 can be continued in the 1st half of 2022 upon application. For the urgently needed strengthening of the decentralised dance venues in Berlin, the Uferstudios envisage funding for the first half of 2022 as a first step. The three conception teams for a TanzArchiv Berlin, a Dance Communication Centre that also operates decentrally, and a House for Dance and Choreography will submit their final reports by the end of February 2022. On the basis of these reports, the next steps of implementation and their funding are to be clarified in spring 2022.
Published on 3 December 2021