Call for Artistic Proposals: Tanzmesse 2024

Call for Artistic Proposals for 2024 edition of Tanzmesse

Tanzmesse, one of the leading international showcase events for dance artists, is currently receiving artistic proposals for showcase participation at its 2024 edition running from 28 – 31 August 2024 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

For 2024, 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 the Performance Programme, artists will present selected full-length performances on stage, in public spaces and digitally to international visitors and a public audience. This includes works aimed at intergenerational or young audiences. In the Open Studios, artists present their artistic productions through a short physical presentation and a Q&A. In an Insight, professionals give a media-based presentation to share production methods, project ideas, networks, collaborations, and other endeavours in the field of dance.

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

The closing date for submission of artistic proposals is 15th September 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: Artistic 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:

  • Friday 18th August 11am – 1pm
  • Thursday 24th August 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 30th August 11pm – 1pm

A further call for individual Irish delegates to attend Tanzmesse will be made in Spring 2024.