DIEHL+RITTER is an international cultural office that develops strategies and support programmes for the arts, culture and education. The focus here is on dance. In close cooperation with partners from cultural policy such as the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media and the Federal Cultural Foundation, the office works on sustainable initiatives. From 2011 to 2018 DIEHL+RITTER curated the dance funds Erbe and Tanzfonds Partner for the preservation of dance heritage and received the most important cultural heritage prize of the European Union, the Europa Nostra Award, for this. In 2015 they conceived the groundbreaking initiative DANCE ON on the topic of dance and age, which is also the lead partner of the European project DANCE ON, PASS ON, DREAM ON. Since 2017 DIEHL+RITTER has been implementing the support programme for artists*, ensembles and production structures in dance, TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund in cooperation with the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. In 2019 they were cooperation partners of the Dance Congress taking place in Dresden. In addition to its own programmes, DIEHL+RITTER covers a wide range of services - from comprehensive consulting for cultural events and funding projects to curating, implementation and evaluation of these events.
DIEHL+RITTER was founded in 2011 by Madeline Ritter and Ingo Diehl after Madeline Ritter had headed the Match-Funding Initiative Tanzplan Deutschland of the Federal Cultural Foundation from 2005 to 2010 and generated 21 million Euros for dance with this nationally and internationally successful model project.
Since Ingo Diehl's appointment in 2012 to the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Tanz HfMDK in Frankfurt am Main, the cultural office has been headed by Madeline Ritter as sole managing director.