Revival funding

Artistic works need a perspective beyond the premiere. Funding for revivals ensures that productions are approached in a way that conserves resources through repeat performances, adaptations and guest performances spanning several federal states. With revival funding, the Fonds Darstellende Künste therefore provides artists/groups with the time and space for the revival and the further development or revision of productions previously funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste that have already had their premiere.

What is funded?

Revival funding is intended for the revival and, if necessary, artistic or formal reworking of existing successful and promising productions of the independent performing arts that have already had a premiere.

The production intended for revival must have previously been funded in one of the following programs of the Fonds Darstellende Künste: production funding, #TakeHeart | Process funding, concept funding, GLOBAL VILLAGE PROJECTS.

The productions being applied for revival must be performed at least twice within the framework of the funding.

Who can apply?

Artists/groups, ensembles, collectives and projects of all disciplines and genres of the independent performing arts based and working in Germany who have been producing professionally for many years (at least 3 years) and who can present visual documentation of the production intended for revival (complete video recording).

How much can be applied for?

The amount that can be applied for to the Fonds is a minimum of €10,000 and a maximum of €25,000.

Co-financing from public funds (federal states and/or local authorities) amounting to at least 50% of the application amount must be provided at the time of application.

Application and funding deadlines

Applications to the Fonds Darstellende Künste can only be submitted online from February 16, 2024.

Application deadline(s):

The possible project period for approved projects begins with the positive funding approval (expected to be the end of May 2024) and ends on 31.07.2025.

A complete where-used list must be submitted no later than two months after the end of the respective project. In accordance with the with the General Auxiliary Provisions for Project Funding (ANBest-P) (6.1), an interim where-used list must be submitted by 30.01. of the following year at the latest for projects lasting more than one year.

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. There will be several digital information events on the program during the application period.


All the important documents are available in the Forms section.


The board of trustees of the Fonds Darstellende Künste makes the decision on the awarding of the revival funding. An overview of the members of the board of trustees can be found here.