European Dancehouse Network
K3 is member of the European Dancehouse Network (EDN), a European network of 36 European dancehouses from 22 countries.
Since its foundation in 2009, EDN has been an umbrella for different cooperation projects such as modul-dance, EVDH – European Video Dance Heritage, Léim, Communicating Dance, Chin-A-moves, Kore-A-moves and Dance Dialogues Africa, some of them possible thanks to the support of European Culture Programmes.
Maintaining individualities and differences all the members collaborate to promote the idea of a diverse Europe, secure a sustainable future for the dance sector and strengthen its relevance and visibility.
Initiative Group - Funding for Dance
The concept behind Tanzplan Hamburg as originally developed for Tanzplan Deutschland (2006-2010) not only involved the establishment of K3, but also the adoption of an expert jury for dance and a doubling of funding (as of 2005) for projects in the field of dance by the Cultural Department of the City of Hamburg. Both were continued after the end of Tanzplan Deutschland.
In order to further strengthen the role of contemporary dance and contemporary choreography in society, one of K3’s primary concerns is and has been to facilitate sustainable dialogue between policy makers and dance makers, improve working conditions in the field of contemporary dance and to create platforms for interdisciplinary exchange with other fields of art and science.
K3 is part of the Initiative Group - Funding for Dance since 2013, together with the Dachverband Tanz, the diehl+ritter gUG, Tanzbüro Berlin and TanzSzene BW. The group has set itself the goal of initiating sustainable funding for dance on a national level. The first step in this direction is the decision by the budget committee of the German Bundestag in November 2016 to provide 5,63 million for dance over the next coming years.
The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland - Ständige Konferenz Tanz has been working as an official, nation-wide platform for artistic dance in Germany since 2006. Founded with the protagonists’ awareness that dance must speak with one voice in the German political landscape, the Dachverband Tanz currently operates as a network of the most important dance associations and institutions – regardless of any aesthetic differences, varying production methods and specific careers in dance.