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Open Call Residencies 2024

Frankfurt, March 25, 2024

Call for Proposals

ID_Tanzhaus Residencies 2024


The ID_Tanzhaus team is happy to announce a new round of residencies! This Call for Proposals invites regional project initiators who work and experiment with dance and choreography to apply for residencies.

In 2024, ID_Tanzhaus offers the studios at Z – Zentrum für Proben und Forschung, from June 10 through June 22. ID_Tanzhaus seeks to design a flexible scheduling structure that meets different needs. For example, there will be a possibility to accommodate projects that need two hours a day, as well as those who need a full week. This means all applicants must be willing to share the space and communicate their needs in advance in order to realize as many projects as possible.

Applicants who are freelancers and active in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region are eligible for ID_Tanzhaus Residencies 2024.

The selection process for residencies will be anonymous and peer reviewed. The application period starts on March 25 and will close on April 21, 2024.

What the Residency Offers

The residency offers access to the studios at Z – Zentrum für Proben und Forschung. There’s one 160 m2 studio, specially equipped for dance with a sprung floor, and one 50 m2 studio with padded dance marley. What’s also available is a conference table suitable for team meetings and a printer. Production, press, technical support, dramaturgical, and opportunities for networking will be available for the duration of the residency and provided by the ID_Tanzhaus team. Projects will also be offered photographic documentation.

Residencies can take place during the time frame from June 10 to June 22, 2024.

Residency projects will be remunerated for their public presentation. Project initiators (maximum 2) can decide whether they prefer to receive 2.500,00 EUR each for organizing and conducting their public presentation OR a one-time performance fee of 500,00 EUR for each participant involved in the project for the public presentation (maximum 10 participants/project).

All fees will include VAT (if applicable) and require a signed contract and correct invoice for each person and corresponding payment.

Public Presentation

Residency artists will be expected to organize a public presentation to share the result of their endeavour with an audience of their choosing. Proposals should describe how they envision their public presentation and which audience(s) they want to reach. The presentation can be realized according to your own ideas: It can be a showing, a run-through, a workshop format, or a discussion round. All suggestions are welcome. The public presentation should take place between June 20 and 23, 2024 (location to be confirmed).


Please apply by April 21, 23:59, using the following link: Apply here

For the application, please prepare the following texts having removed all mention of artists’ names or institutional affiliation to allow for a completely anonymous peer review.

- Brief description of the project for public relations (limit 450 characters).

- A short concept for the residency (limit 2.000 characters). 

- A short concept for the public presentation (limit 1.000 characters).

- Description of target audience, plan for promotion (limit 1.000 characters).

The residency is linked to a public presentation that can be organized according to the wishes and needs of the applicants. Some questions to consider: Who do you want feedback from? And how do you want to reach them? Who is your project for?

Criteria for Selection

The selection will be made by a jury of peers from different states in Germany according to the following criteria:

- Research question’s social relevance and clarity (Projects should connect to current events, issues in public discourse, and/or topics that are under-reported or marginalized).

- Experimentation and innovation in their proposal for a public presentationformat that transmits the process and results of their research.

- Articulated strategy for reaching their identified target audience.

Please note that only applicants living in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region will be considered. Housing and travel costs are not included in the residency.


Q&A regarding the residencies and the application will be held online on March 28 between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and on April 4 between 03:00 and 04:00 p.m. Register here

Prospective applicants can also send questions to Frédéric De Carlo and Mareike Uhl via e-mail to

ID_Tanzhaus team is looking forward to receiving your applications!