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Interkulturelle Impulse

Application Deadline: April 15 2021

We support all forms of independent theatre, dance and performance works that are produced in NRW and are an expression of a contemporary culturally diverse society. The funding offers the opportunity to realise new projects as well as to revisit finished productions. Due to the current pandemic, digital approaches are also eligible for funding.

Funding can also be used to create new performances or to show finished productions at other venues, provided that this helps to support the diversification of artistic work. In the sense of building up work, artists who are already working in intercultural networks can also expand and consolidate them through funding.

Who can apply?

Initiatives, associations and individuals who work professionally in the arts or would like to further professionalise their artistic work are eligible to apply. Applicants must be resident and active in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Funding criteria:

Artistic quality is the primary criterion for funding approval.

A basic requirement for funding is also the support of a suitable expert as an intercultural „guide“. The tasks of the intercultural guide especially include communication and, if necessary, language comprehension. The intercultural guide thus assumes an interface function in the intercultural dialogue and, ideally, ensures sustainable networking structures that can and should also be used in the future.

The decisive factor for funding is that the projects contribute to the dialogue of a culturally diverse society, for example at the following levels:

  • The thematic setting
  • The staffing at artistic and/or organisational level
  • The cultural diversification of their own structures
  • The diversification of the audience

An essential point is that at the artistic and organisational management level; in the dramaturgy; in the artistic work, there is fair cooperation with people with diverse cultural references, with migration experience or with a history of flight.

In the past, the funding programme „Intercultural Impulses“ has supported more than 60 projects. We would like to point out that projects with an „intercultural approach“ are presented on the NRW Landesbüro‘s website. The presentation serves to illustrate the range of possible works, but is not a requirement for new applications.

Funding details:

Funding amount and application deadline: The projects can be funded to a maximum of 8,000,-, of which at least 1,000,- should be earmarked for the work of the „guides“. The projects must be completed by the end of 2021.

The deadline for applications is 15.4.2021.

Please send project applications by email to:
Contact person: Günfer Çölgeçen
Phone: 0231 580 66 118
Personal consultation: Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30

Applications are only valid if they are completed on the forms (application form + cost and financing plan) and submitted by the deadline.

NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste e.V.
Deutsche Str. 10
44339 Dortmund
Tel.: 0231 47 42 9210