Carrier Opportunity - Curator / Curator

The Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich, is currently looking for a curator /a curator team for the upcoming series of DANCE Biennale from 2025

Call for Tenders

The Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich, Capital of Bavaria is currently looking for a curator /a curator team for the upcoming series of DANCE Biennale from 2025.

The successful candidate’s mission is to create a festival program that is highly original and relevant to society, and to ensure that it is publicized widely.

The contract period starts in mid-2024 and covers up to three festival editions.

DANCE - The profile

DANCE, the Munich Festival of Contemporary Dance, has taken place every two years in early spring since 1987. DANCE is produced by alternating curators with different artistic focuses and organized by the The Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich.

DANCE is internationally recognized as an ambitious public festival both in the diversity and quality of its program. It is based on the criteria of diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

DANCE reflects current states of international contemporary dance. It should employ unique venues and feature genre-breaking experimental styles. Well-known names and ensembles as well as[SFM3]  outstanding newcomers shape the program, supplemented by a variety of expression and discourse formats.

For the realization of the festival program (including all fees and costs), approximately 688,000 € and rent contingencies are currently available on a biennial basis, subject to the respective municipal council decisions for the financial year.

Our offer:

  • A leading position for curating an internationally recognized festival of contemporary dance.
  • Self-reliant work and versatile activities on a work contract basis. No employment relationship with the city of Munich.
  • A festival office selected by the city of Munich, in close coordination with the curator/curator team, undertakes the budgeting, organization, conclusion of contracts and implementation of the festival.

Position requirements

  • Experience in the production and organization of international festivals.
  • Experience in project management and budgeting as well as in the acquisition of third-party funding.
  • Knowledge of the national and international contemporary dance scene.
  • Exceptional teamwork skills.
  • Integrable personality with a desire for communication and exchange.
  • Excellent ability to read and write English.
  • Eager willingness to travel.

What should your application contain?

  • CV.
  • Concept for the 2025 festival and outlook for the subsequent two festivals on the basis of the above-mentioned framework of conditions.
  • Rough calculation of an exemplary program budget.
  • Possible program guideline.
  • Indication of possible collaborations and partnerships as well as sponsors.
  • Factual references from potential partner institutions, including co-workers, if necessary.
  • Presentation document on examples of your work (max. 10 pages).
  • The main work venue is the city of Munich.

The Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich places great importance on a diverse cultural scene.

With the aim of ensuring diversity and equality, we welcome all applications regardless of gender, age, religion, beliefs, disability or sexual identity, or ethnic, cultural or social origin.

The final decision on the appointment of artistic director/curator of the municipal festival for contemporary dance is expected to be made by the Munich City Council in the spring of 2023.

For any questions regarding the above-described position, please contact Dr. Sabine Busch-Frank: +49 89 233-28487 or by email to


Application Closing Date

Please send your application documents by February 1, 2023 at the latest by email to

Or by mail to:
The City of Munich, Capital of Bavaria
Department of Arts and Culture, Div. 1
Atten: Dr. Sabine Busch-Frank
Burgstrasse 4
80331 Munich

Documents sent to us will not be returned after screening. Data will be stored for the duration of the selection process.

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