Following the permanent resolution passed on 17 December 2018, Wuppertal City Council has cleared the way for the planning and construction of the Pina Bausch Centre. The figure for the investment needed is 58.4 million euro, along with 5 million euro fitting-out costs (effective 2018). The German government will cover half of these costs. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia has agreed to provide 12.5 million euro, and has already financed the majority of the feasibility studies. The national government will also cover half the cost of any potential price increases for investment and set-up costs, only to a maximum of 8 million euro, however.
For the centre’s operational costs 6.8 million euro is available per year (in addition to the existing funding received by the Tanztheater Wuppertal and the Pina Bausch Archive). The state of North Rhine-Westphalia will provide 3.4 million euro annually, as will the city of Wuppertal.
Even before the building opens, the Pina Bausch Centre's various areas of activity will begin a programme of events. The German government has agreed to provide half of the funds needed for this, 630,000 euro annually, until 2024. The city and the state will share the other half.
The individual planning and construction stages will be approved successively by the council's Supervision and Steering Committee for the Pina Bausch Centre Project. If, following completion of the planning phase, the estimates that all costs are covered are confirmed, construction can begin.