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Rausch / ANALOG Theater / Foto © Pramudiya
Platz! / DOSSIER 3-D-Poetry / Foto © Ingo Solms
#doublespace / Interstellar 2 2 7 / Foto © Susann Martin
Dreams in a Cloudy Space / Antje Velsinger / Foto © Imke Lass
Age of Curse / Chikako Kaido / Foto © Wiebke Rompel
Scream!ng Matter / El Cuco Projekt
L'état des choses / Kaiser Antonino Dance Ensemble
Katt und Fredda / echtzeit-theater / Foto © Roman Starke
IS deutsche Räuber im Dschihad / WEHR51
The BIG Picture / Fetter Fisch / Foto © Thomas Mohn
Takanakuy Shower / Kollektiv Zoo / Foto © Robin Junicke
One World is Not Enough / Armada Theater / Foto © Patrick Lohse
Blake and Me and the Universe / MAKE
Frank & Rita / Foteini Papadopoulou / Foto © Christian Clarke
Die Strasse / Rottstr5 Theater / Foto © Laura Thomas
Pressspan / Elsa Artmann und Samuel Duvoisin / Foto © Ale Bachlechner
Die Mars Chroniken / TheaterBlackBox / Foto © Meyer Originals
Junges Ensemble Marabu / Theater Marabu / Foto © Ursula Kaufmann
It’s Only a Papermoon / Paradeiser Productions / Foto © Ingo Solms
Café Europa - Die letzten Tage der Menschheit / Theaterlabor Bielefeld / Foto © Jörn Josiek
ASHAMED / undborisundsteffi / Foto © Meike Willner
Identität / Sir Gabriel Trafique / Foto © Ingo Solms
Cherchez la femme / Maura Morales / Foto © Klaus Handner
Acid Shakes / Bettina Nampé
WITCHES / Ursina Tossi
Der Platz / Samadhyana Company / Foto © Dominik Antoni
We have a Dream / Futur3 / Foto © Martin Rottenkolber
Ich bin Pinguin / Wera Mahne / Foto © Christian Herrmann
Körperschaften der Vernetzung / STERNA PAU
JUNIOR COMPANY BONN: Space is only Noise / Cocoon Dance / Foto © Klaus Fröhlich
Die Schöpfung / HARTMANNMUELLER / Foto © Dirk Rose
MINT CONDITION / SonderSammlung / Foto © Hans Diernberger

Allgemeine Projektförderung (General Project Funding)

Application Deadlines: November 15 & May 15

The NRW State Office for the Independent Performing Arts supports outstanding projects in the independent performing arts in NRW with funds from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Cultural initiatives, associations or individuals of the independent performing arts scene who have their place of residence and sphere of activity in North Rhine-Westphalia can apply for funding.

There are two yearly submission deadlines for projects:

  • November 15
  • May 15


The document "Guidelines on the Application Procedure for Allgemeine Projektförderung" answers many questions about the general project funding and gives you orientation from application planning to project completion.

> "Guidelines on the Application Procedure for Allgemeine Projektförderung" (PDF)

Relevant Documents and more Information

The current application forms and other relevant documents can be found on our German website in the section "Antragsformulare & Downloads".

In the section ""Geförderte Projekte" you will find an overview of projects funded in previous years. The
section "Die Jury" lists the current composition of the jury.

> Our German website for general project funding

Need Help?

It is possible to get advice from us on questions about our general project funding. In a personal consultation, we will gladly provide information about the main focus of the program, the application procedure and the use of funds. We also offer support in drawing up the cost and financing plan and provide feedback on the project content.

Contact us via phone: +49 231 47 42 92 10
Contact us via e-mail: projektfoerderung [at]