The election touchstones about dance, Berlin 2021

Today, we are pleased to publish the election touchstones („Wahlprüfsteine“) initiated together with the network TanzRaumBerlin for the upcoming Bundestag elections as well as the elections for the House of Representatives in Berlin. Both elections will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

The Wahlprüfsteine are our means of asking the parties standing for election for position papers on pressing cultural policy issues. We have received a response from all local divisions of the parties contacted by ZTB e.V. and Netzwerk TanzRaumBerlin – the SPD, CDU, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Die Linke as well as the Free Democratic Party. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for responding.

The TanzRaumBerlin network and the ZTB e.V. have jointly formulated five Wahlprüfsteine, each with two to three questions. These include topics such as the continuation and further development of initiatives launched for the “continuity of artistic work”, the “strengthening of decentralized infrastructure” and a “new central institution for dance”, but also the strengthening of the positions of the Round Table Dance („Runder Tisch Tanz“) and the further development and reorientation of funding instruments. We publish the Wahlprüfsteine and the questions in the appendix together with the answers of the parties.

Both Wahlprüfsteine and the responses have been originally formulated in German language. Attached you can find both also in English language.

The upcoming federal elections as well as the election for the House of Representatives in Berlin are crucially important for the further development of cultural policy in the state and the federal government. Please inform yourself about the positions of the parties. Form an opinion and participate actively in discussions. We will gladly accept your suggestions, ideas and demands in the future. Also contact the member of parliament responsible for your area and seek a discussion. And above all: Go vote!