A festival of shared practices

September 2022 until February 2023

Frankfurt am Main, Offenbach am Main, Wiesbaden and in surrounding areas

IMPLANTIEREN 2022/23 tries a new kind of festival under the title ‘BEZIEHUNGSWEISEN’ (relationalities): it shifts the focus away from productions that can be attended in a compact period of time up to practices that are shared in communities and over a longer period. In this way, IMPLANTIEREN 2022/23 responds to the increasingly articulated desire in the independent scene for more sustainable ways of working that create long-term connections between places of living and working. IMPLANTIEREN 2022/23 wants to enable different public spaces in which very different relationships can emerge. The festival will open in September 2022 and invites you to participate in ways of working that will continuously take place until the end of February 2023.


The core of this year’s festival team consists of Tilman Aumüller, Chiara Marcassa, Svenja Polonji and Nora Schneider and is expanded by Mareike Buchmann, Caroline Creutzburg, Eva Königshofen, Ruth Schmidt and Jonathan Schmidt-Colinet. Together, they have developed the concept for this edition of IMPLANTIEREN as a response to the experiences they themselves have had as participants in the independent scene and thus attempt to give space to ways of working that they have so far missed as artists. Therefore, this year’s team itself participates in the festival with its own practices. Through an open call, they have also invited others to develop further practices. These two parts are complemented by a guest performance program.


The upcoming IMPLANTIEREN is the fifth edition of the biennial performance festival of ID_Frankfurt e.V. (Independent Dance and Performance e.V.). It emerged in 2013 from the festivals Tanzpanorama and Rough Cuts and, as a format for site-specific performances, explicitly responds to the lack of space for many freelance artists. Since 2019 IMPLANTIEREN is part of “Festivalfriends” an association of regional festivals of the independent performing arts, consisting of Performing Arts Festival (Berlin), 6 tage frei (Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg), Hauptsache Frei (Hamburg), RODEO (Munich), and FAVORITEN (Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia).

The publication of the program will be here soon!

Visitor program

With the format &FRIENDS VISIT, together with the FESTIVALFRIENDS network we invite artists to our festival, which ideally but not obligatorily is located outside of their local or regional focus. The invited artists get to know the programme and the festival team – accompanied by a networking programme specifically tailored to this format.

Information for the open call: visiting program

IMPLANTIEREN 2022/23 is supported by Kulturfonds Rhein-Main, Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts, Stiftung Flughafen Frankfurt/Main, by Kulturstiftung der Städtischen Sparkasse Offenbach am Main and Naspa Stiftung and by the assiciation FESTIVALFRIENDS.


IMPLANTIEREN is a member of FESTIVALFRIENDS, an association of regional festivals of the independent performing arts in Germany. FESTIVALFRIENDS is funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien within the framework of the programme „Verbindungen fördern“ of Bundesverbands Freie Darstellende Künste e.V.



Presse und Öffentlichkeit


Produktion, KünstlerInnenbetreuung und Besuchsprogramm