Dance Research NRW
The “Tanzrecherche NRW” (Dance Research NRW) of the NRW KULTURsekretariat has been offering dancers, choreographers, performers and musicians the possibility to work and research in NRW for several weeks since 2009. This international scholarship programme is organised n collaboration with municipal partners.
The dance research is explicitly not focused on production, thus is not aimed at the realisation of almost complete concepts. It therefore differs from many other sponsorship models, not only in the field of dance. Instead, the focus lies on the promotion of artistic work as well as experimental methodology.
The scholarship programme will continue to bring international impulses to NRW and nurture the exchange between international scholarship holders and the scene in NRW with each residence. For this purpose, applications are invited in January 2019 for four residences.
From 2019, artists from NRW can for the first time also carry out a research abroad, in specific locations or on specific occasions, in order to enrich their work through international experience. Vice versa, foreign artists can apply for a research on particular regional aspects from an artistic, political, social or scientific point of view. NRW as a state of cities offers numerous and varied opportunities for this.
We offer sponsorships for one to two persons of up to 6,000 euros, depending on the type and scope of the research, as well as personal support, moderation and mentoring. The research periods will be April to December 2019. The results will be presented at a public event (in NRW) or through digital documentation (abroad).
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.
The first phase of “Sprungbrett <>Tanzrecherche NRW” (Stepping stone <>Dance Research NRW) started in November 2018. This marks the second collaboration with the tanz nrw 19 festival, which will take place from 8 to 19 May 2019.