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Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography 2019 – Call for applications

Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography 2019 – Call for applications

Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography 2019 – Call for applications

Deadline: 15 September 2018

Finding a language for life – the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Pina Bausch Foundation have been following up on Pina Bausch’s credo since 2016 with a co-developed grant programme and award: the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography.

Up to four fellowships are granted each year. The scholarship holders get the chance to gain new experiences and are encouraged to develop their own artistic characteristics with new forms of expression.

Each fellowship can last between three months and six months, and includes a monthly allowance of €2,500 as well as a one-time travel expense. It has no age restrictions and is aimed at single artists from the fields of dance and choreography. In order to take part in the fellowship programme, a basic knowledge of the English language is required.

The sponsorship is intended for:

  • a temporary residency at renowned institutions for dance and choreography abroad;
  • non-paid participation in an ensemble or a placement with a choreographer at home or abroad;
  • the studies of dance techniques with renowned personalities at home or abroad.

Applicants should look for a partner whose work they are interested in or with whom they would like to cooperate. Cooperating partners can be renowned ensembles, choreographers, institutions or personalities from dance or choreographic training institutions.

The plans for the fellowship are to be prearranged by the applicant together with this partner and confirmed in a “letter of intent”.


The deadline for applications is 15 September 2018.

The selected applicants will be announced in mid-December 2018.

The selected participants take part in an obligatory introductory week in Wuppertal from 16-20 January 2019. Following the end of the fellowship year, they introduce their results with a lecture in Wuppertal in January 2020.

To apply, dancers and choreographers should fill in (in English) the online application form available here

To learn more about the fellowship and the application rules and regulations, please click here

To read the answers to the most frequently asked questions, please click here

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