TanzFaktur – Köln, Germany

TanzFaktur is an independent venue and interdisciplinary cultural hub for performances from the fields of dance, theatre and visual arts. The venue offers open classes, residencies and workshops, hosts festivals and presents works by local, national and international artists. Our center works and directly responds to these art fields and their impact on our local communities through engagement, exchange, research and pursuit of new ways of working in order to disseminate, present and develop somatic knowledge and dance practice in general. TanzFaktur hosts and cooperates with Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, and Deutsche Sport Hochschule dance department in the city of Cologne. The venue is located in the up-and-coming residential and commercial area of Cologne-Deutz and was founded in 2012. Most recently the venue has increased its size from 900 m² to 2000 m² for all to share including new dance studio and a multi-purpose performance space. 

The Work Room – Glasgow, UK 

The Work Room is an artist-led organisation, committed to supporting a sustainable environment  for independent artists working in dance in Scotland. Our mission is to empower artists to lead in their practice, enabling them to make high quality, pioneering dance for diverse contexts at home and internationally.   The Work Room was established by a group of independent dance artists and the priorities of our members continue to guide our work.   We relish our responsibility to ensure that an expansive range of artists and artistic practices are visible and supported.  Artists’ development is at the heart of all our work and we value an international perspective, supporting artists to place their work in a wider context beyond Scotland. We seek to be a supportive meeting point for local and international artists to nurture the development of new ideas and advocate for the role of dance in transcending geographic and political boundaries. 

Institutional and funding partners:

Arts Council England – UK

Arts Council England is England’s national development agency for creativity and culture. By 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences.

NRW KULTUR International – Germany

The NRW KULTURsekretariat organises and promotes innovative projects, festivals and program series in the fields of theater, music, visual arts, literature and dance together with a large number of partners and cultural institutions. The NRW KULTUR International Visitor Program in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia invites journalists, curators, artists, cultural mediators and politicians from all over the world to visit local peers in order to jointly build sustainable networks and, where possible, develop new projects and programmes.

Goethe-Institut – Germany, Finland, Netherlands, UK (and around the world)

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility. Particularly through residency programmes, we welcome artists from across the globe to connect and create new work and knowledge.