Productions and Performances



Call for tenders for the allocation and disposition

of studios and stages

in TanzFaktur for the year 2022


As previously announced, TanzFaktur will restructure the allocation of its spaces, studios and stages for productions and performances. Starting with the new year, studio and stage time for the production of performances as well as play dates of performances for the entire calendar year 2022 will be regulated via a call on two dates per year. The intention is coherent planning and coordination as well as consolidated elaboration of all spatial requests. Invited to apply are both projects and productions, which already cooperated with TanzFaktur in the past, as well as those which are not yet known to the house.



The call is open to all productions that will be staged at TanzFaktur in 2022 and/or will be researched, developed, produced and rehearsed on TanzFaktur's premises over an extended period of time. The dates of the showcases of the seasonal program as well as financial conditions and/or cooperation will be regulated via this call for proposals.



Deadline for submission of documents is December 01, 2021. Exclusively via email to: apply@tanzfaktur.euThe announcement follows January 2022 latest.



The call is addressed to artists of the independent contemporary dance scene in Cologne and the region, as well as to all artists of the performing arts, such as New Circus, Performance, Physical Theatre etc. also including interdisciplinary projects, for instance with the fields of theater, new music, etc. Media formats, such as film, programming and audio-visual exhibitions, which have a conceptual and practical focus on body and movement, are also welcomed to apply. The application addresses artists, collectives and companies with experience in their field.



For the application, please send a concept of the project and the people involved, as well as references (website, video links, etc.) and a cost-financing plan. The documents should show not only your own resources and the production needs, but also the financing. We ask for a description of the production period or rehearsal requirements, technical requirements and equipment, technical and organizational personnel, etc. The technical and personnel scope should therefore be evident. We request this information both for full-scale productions taking place in the house and for playback performances.

Based on the documents, TanzFaktur will make a selection and then contact the artists, collectives and companies to discuss the details individually.



The selection and decision will be made based on the documents received. The Artistic Direction of TanzFaktur will make the decision, taking into account the profile and objectives of the house and its partner institutions. Another call for proposals for the allocation of the remaining dates in 2022 is scheduled in a second round for May 15, 2022.




For rehearsals of smaller volume, pleas sent your requests until the 25th of each month for the following month. A binding agreement containing a contract for studio rental will then be made in the following days. Inquiries in this regard should be sent to


The studio time is structured in weekly blocks from Monday to Friday:


Block A 09:00-12:00          

Block B 12:00-15:00

Block C 09:00-15:00           

Block D 12:00-16:00

Block E 09:00-16:00


In addition, the residency formats "INKUBATOR" and "SPONTAN" continue to exist. They are especially aimed at artists and collectives at the beginning of their artistic careers in contemporary dance. Further information can be found at: A call for these residencies will follow.