Call for Artistic Proposals for 2022 edition of Tanzmesse

Tanzmesse, one of the leading international showcase events for dance artists, is currently receiving artistic proposals for showcase participation at its 2022 edition running from 31 August – 3 September in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

For 2022, Culture Ireland will partner once again with Dance Ireland to support an Irish delegation of dance artists and companies to attend the event. Founded in 1994, Tanzmesse is one of the largest professional meetings for contemporary dance. Up to 2,000 artists, presenters and promoters come together every two years to network, exchange knowledge and ideas and attend the extensive performance programme. 

In addition to standard performances and Open Studio showings, for 2022, Tanzmesse has introduced the opportunity to present a digital showcase as well as pitching opportunities to the delegates. 

Full information on the application process for artistic proposals is available here

The closing date for submission of artistic proposals is 15 November 2022. 

Application Details 

PLEASE NOTEArtistic proposals should be sent to Tanzmesse directly and not Dance Ireland or Culture Ireland.
To submit an application, you must be registered with Tanzmesse and attached to an exhibitor.  

Please contact Sheila Creevey, CEO Dance Ireland ( to arrange a brief meeting to discuss this opportunity, and for further information on how to connect with Dance Ireland’s exhibition booth. Times available for meeting are as follows: 

Thursday 21st October 3pm – 5pm 

Tuesday 26th October 10am – 12pm 

Tuesday 2nd November 2pm – 4pm 

A further call for individual Irish delegates to attend Tanzmesse will be made in Spring 2022.