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TANZRESIDENZ supports the artistic work and development of professional dance and performance artists in Cologne by providing a fully subsidized rehearsal space and possibilities for exchange formats to connect to other artists and build an audience.
Professional dance artists, ensembles and collaborative dance-related projects located in Cologne may apply. The residency may be used for:
  • rehearsals for a production, for festivals, revivals or guest performances
  • research for future work, either methodological or conceptual
  • development of own artistic practice, outside a specific project
  • development of formats related to dance dissemination
TANZRESIDENZ is connected to other exchange formats from the Quartier am Hafen, including the curated exhibitions Q18, the Open Ateliers, Dancing Donnerstag, among others. TANZRESIDENZ do not provide technical support and do not cover travel or production costs.
The residencies take place in the Atelier 0.10.
The space has the following characteristics:
  • 75m2 sprung floor
  • Sound System
  • White Walls / Gray Floor
  • Possibility for darken completely
  • No rig
TANZRESIENZ is organized in two seasons, January to July and August to December.

The open call is published through different platforms, a couple of months before the next season.

Next deadline for Residencies from  July – Dezember 2023:

14. Mai 2023 

More Information here

The dance residencies at Quartier am Hafen started in 2016.
It was part of a non-physical structure created by Michael Maurissens and Douglas Bateman, called ZAIK, it was short for Zentrum für Austausch und Innovation Köln. But after a couple of years ZAIK gently dissolved, due to lack of funding. Their formats where either gone or handed over to another group. They were important formats for the independent scene in Cologne, especially for young artists. Andreas Schmitz / Quartier am Hafen decided to keep the Atelier 0.10 as a working space to support the development of the professional dance scene in the city, and so the program got a new title and kept on inviting artists to work there. Thanks to ZAIK, it was evident that such a shared space was greatly needed and constantly used, so the atelier stayed. A huge gain for the scene alongside a massive thank you to those who make it possible to this date.