[Translate to English:] Mit der Initiative InfoPlus unterstützt der Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD) seit 2012 den Austausch zwischen freischaffenden Produzent*innen und Produktionsbüros sowie zwischen lokalen Netzwerken und Tanzbüros.


The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and Kreativ-Transfer are involved in various initiatives and programmes for producers. This page provides an overview of these activities.

Companionship Programme transnational contexts & relations

The companionship programme: transnational contexts & relations is conceived, hosted and organised by Kreativ-Transfer, a programme of the German Dance Association (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland) and produktionsbande – network performing arts producers.

Producing in a transnational context has so far played a secondary role in the German funding landscape, which is reflected in the little developed or even non-existent mobility and touring funding for some sectors. This situation has been intensified by the effects of the covid pandemic. At the same time, dealing with the consequences of the pandemic and the challenges of the climate crisis opens up different opportunities to think and shape transnational and international relationships in the independent performing arts.

Against this backdrop, Kreativ-Transfer and produktionsbande - netzwerk performing arts producers have developed a companionship programme that focuses on transnational contexts and relationships in production in the independent performing arts - the companionship programme - transnational context & relations.

The programme on the topics of transnational relationships, networking and contexts is aimed specifically at producers in the independent performing arts.

The companionship programme starts on 12.09.2024 and ends on 30.04.2025. It takes place digitally and in English. The aim of the programme is to strengthen the visibility of producers, promote cross-disciplinary work and exchange and simplify the accessibility of producing in a transnational context.

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and produktionsbande are thus continuing their commitment to expanding structures for producers and strengthening their professionalisation in the long term.

In the course of an open call, participants who see themselves as producers in the independent performing arts in Germany and would like to align or expand their own work practice transnationally can apply until 5 May 2024. In the companionship programme, participants will be brought together as a duo with a companion who is already working transnationally in order to learn from each other.

Detailed information on the programme and the application procedure can be found here.

Applications can be submitted via an online form:
companionship programme |  produktionsbande

Deadline: May 05, 2024

https://www.kreativ-transfer.de    |   https://produktionsbande.org 

Initiative InfoPlus

Since 2012, the German Dance Association (DTD) has been supporting the exchange and networking between freelance producers and production offices, as well as between local networks and dance offices through the InfoPlus Initiative. For this purpose, the DTD invites participants to InfoPlus meetings several times a year, which serve as a platform for exchanging knowledge and experiences, developing joint (funding) concepts and position papers, and providing an informal networking platform among colleagues.

The InfoPlus producer meetings focus on the following topics, some of which are explored in working groups: self-perception/conception, role, and position of freelance producers, working relationship between producers and artists, fee calculation, support for producers and production offices, international networking, and more.

In addition, the DTD offers workshops with invited experts at irregular intervals, covering topics such as insurance, taxes, or sample contracts.

The project "Export Promotion - Focus Dance" (2016-2018) or "Kreativ-Transfer" (2019-May 2023) was developed within the InfoPlus producer circle. It supports freelance producers, among other things, in expanding and establishing their international network and enhancing the visibility of the artists they represent.

Since 2016, the DTD has also been organizing international InfoPlus producer meetings at irregular intervals, known as the International Meetings of Independent Performing Arts Producers.

The InfoPlus meetings are aimed at all freelance producers/managers/agents/representatives of production offices in the performing arts field who work professionally or aspire to do so. Emerging producers are just as welcome as seasoned professionals.


In collaboration with the French producers' network LAPAS, the DTD has been working since the end of 2020 on the initiative to establish an international producers' network - PAMPA.

PAMPA (Producers, Agents, Managers Performing Arts) is a community and an open space for new and experienced producers, agents, managers and representatives of similar fields of work working inter- and transnationally, based in Europe.

PAMPA aims to strengthen the visibility, collaboration and working conditions of producers through exchange, research and advocacy. 

PAMPA aims to develop collaborative initiatives that enable the exchange of skills, the development of labour practices and the creation of alternative ways of working. The international exchange should help to create greater visibility for the labour sector and the associated diversity of tasks.

By sharing knowledge about international conditions, contexts and best practices, the desire is to take action at national level to improve the working conditions of people working in production and to enable mutual empowerment.

The network's mission is to promote narratives that support the recognition of the profession and ensure ethical, sustainable and inclusive labour practices and working conditions.

Further information can be found on the PAMPA website:

Current Events

Meetings, Workshops, international Get-Togethers can be found on the Website of  Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.