“Tanzrecherche NRW” (Dance Research NRW) offers dancers, choreographers, performers and musicians the possibility to work and research in NRW for several weeks.
This international scholarship programme that continues to enjoy increasing popularity, having received more than 100 applications from all over the world recently, is organised in collaboration with municipal partners.
“Tanzrecherche NRW” is not production-orientated and therefore differs from many other sponsorship models in the field of dance. Instead, the focus lies on the intensive promotion of artistic work.
The NRW KULTURsekretariat supports the scholarship holders through its network. It moderates the stays as the supporting central point of contact and arranges meetings and discussions with artists and cultural institutions from across a wide range of disciplines and research facilities.
A rent-free apartment for up to two people and personal supervision, mentoring and moderation are offered. The scholarship holders receive up to 7,500 euros, depending on the duration and project as well as the type and extent of the research. At the end, the results will be presented publicly in the host city.
According to recent research in Wuppertal and Cologne, the relevant NRW dance institutions and production houses, as well as NRW artists shall increasingly become the focus in the future.
At the same time, networking with international artists and curators will be intensified.
It is planned that dance institutions or companies located in NRW, together with dance artists from NRW, can apply for collaboration with international scholarship holders lasting several weeks.