Fonds Neues Musiktheater
(New Musical Theatre Fund)
The "Fonds Neues Musiktheater" (New Musical Theatre Fund) was established in 2001 to encourage more new work on music theatre and thus to set a counterpoint to the "classical" repertoire. Since 2001, almost 170 music theatre productions have been realised with the support of this funding instrument. A further ten grants have been applied for in 2020.
Together with the Düsseldorf District Government and the NRW Ministry of Culture, the funding procedure was revised and simplified in 2019 in order to expand the range of possibilities for funding applications. This means that funding can now be applied for, above all, for longer project planning phases of up to three years - thus responding much more closely to theatre practice.
In order to enable commissioned compositions, world premieres and premieres at the theatres and opera houses in NRW, the NRW Ministry of Culture provides the NRW KULTURsekretariat with special funds of 250,000 euros per year for the houses.
In addition to commissions for new compositions, this fund also supports venues of recent and contemporary works.
In addition, since 2010 it has also been possible to support dance productions that incorporate new music performed live by the orchestra at the house. Since 2019, applications for revivals have also been possible.
Funding applications for 2020:
Theater Bielefeld »Puls« (Composition commission to Francesco Antonioni
for the world premiere of a dance piece), premiere: 04.04.2020
Theater Bonn »Staatstheater« by Mauricio Kagel, premiere: 25.04.2020
Theater Bonn »Awakening« by Param Vir, premiere: 13.12.2020
Theater Dortmund »Der Hetzer« (world premiere) by Bernhard Lang, premiere: 21.03.2021
Aalto-Musiktheater Essen »Dogville« (world premiere) by Gordon Kampe, premiere: 13.03.2021
Theater Hagen »A Room of One´s Own« (world premiere) by Outi Tarkiainen, premiere: spring 2022
Theater Hagen »Drei Schwestern (Tri Sestri)« by Péter Eötvös, premiere: 08.05.2021
Theater Münster »Preussisches Märchen« by Boris Blacher, premiere: 13.03.2021