Alliance of International Production Houses e.V.
The Alliance of International Production Houses is an association of seven institutions of contemporary performing arts that are among the most important in Germany. FFT Düsseldorf, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), HELLERAU - European Centre for the Arts (Dresden), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main), PACT Zollverein (Essen) and tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf) pool their skills and experience as central cultural and socio-political actors who bring international perspectives into a continuous, open and diverse exchange with local artists, local audience groups and diverse urban societies. Since the 2016/17 season, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media has been funding the alliance of international production houses for three years with a total of 12 million Euros.
This funding enables the production houses to go beyond their existing programmes and practices to realise special artistic projects together and at their respective locations, in some cases over several years.These projects deal with the economic, social, cultural and ecological transformation of cities and the world in the 21st century, playfully explore the future of society, theatre, dance and art and test exemplary scenarios of coexistence.In addition, the theatres combine their expertise in the further development of advanced production methods in the field of performative art and their extensive local and international networks more closely than before.
Proven practices such as the facilitation of artist residencies, commissioned works, co-productions and site-specific project developments as well as the strengthening, mediation and supra-regional and international visibility of artistic positions and local contexts can be further developed and expanded in this decentralised model of cooperation in a forward-looking way. For example, the alliance has set up an academy for independent producers and is thus significantly involved in an increasingly important professional field.