The NRW KULTURsekretariat repeatedly supports the development of aesthetic and formal approaches beyond traditional genre boundaries. In dialogue with the cultural offices of its partner cities, the NRWKS 2015 has launched "PerformAktiv", a programme to promote performative formats with experimental approaches.
Due to the rapidly growing interest, this programme, which was developed by the NRWKS programme committee, will continue to be offered in 2020 and will continue to receive a sum of 3,000 euros per application.
In 2019 a total of eleven projects were funded in Bielefeld, Bochum, Cologne, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach, Moers and Wuppertal.
"PerformAktiv" aims primarily to strengthen the local scenes: Artists are to be encouraged to develop and offer such performative formats and works, which usually have few opportunities for funding.
For example, support is provided for installative works with performative components or interventions both in the public space and at unusual venues. Scenic productions are still not eligible for funding.
Applications to the NRWKS are again mediated by the cultural offices, which, knowing the local conditions, encourage submissions and propose projects for funding.