Residency grants

Create synergies and enable partnerships: By making residencies possible at production houses within the flausen+bundesnetzwerk, the Fonds is intensifying the cooperation between artistic groups and independent production venues – in urban as well as rural areas. Artistic experiments and the practical exploration of concepts are the main focus.

What is funded?

Funding is available for open-ended projects such as artistic/experimental laboratories and concept development for future productions taking place in a residency, at/or in connection with one of the residency locations listed below.

Who can apply?

Residency grants are aimed at independent professionally producing performing arts groups from all genres and fields of the independent performing arts who are residents and primarily work in Germany, and who have participated in significant artistic or curatorial positions in publicly funded performing arts projects in the independent performing arts in the past and have a certification from one of the production houses in the flausen+bundesnetzwerk.

How much can be applied for?

9.000 € for the period of one to a maximum of three consecutive months.

Application and funding deadlines

Applications to the Fonds Darstellende Künste must be submitted online.

Application deadline:

The possible project period for approved projects begins with the positive funding approval (planned for 15.05.2024) and ends on 15.09.2024. A complete where-used list must be submitted no later than one month following the end of the respective project.

For all further information, please read the regulations before submitting your application or before calling the office of the Fonds Darstellende Künste for advice. The FAQs provide further assistance.


All the important documents are available in the Forms section.


The jury for the production funding program is made up of members of the Fonds' board of trustees. You can find an overview of the members of the board of trustees here.