Konzeptionsförderung (English)

In #TakeHeart, the Fonds Darstellende Künste is continuing its support measures in the context of NEUSTART KULTUR – the rescue and future-oriented package for the cultural and media fields financed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM). The goal of these new program elements is to ease the corona pandemic’s impact in the cultural sphere, to facilitate the restart of cultural life in Germany and to offer planning security and new pioneering perspectives for the development of the independent performing arts.

Nationally relevant groups, who often not only generate audiences and attention beyond the borders of their federal states but also radiate into the art world and thus play an essential role in the further development of the independent performing arts, stood and stand for the long-term advancement of conceptual strategies, often with unusual production processes. The Konzeptionsförderung, which has been successful since 2010, thus serves to highlight such remakrable approaches in the performative arts on a federal level and makes them accessible to a broader audience, helps establish existing developments of aesthetic forms and enable advanced cooperations in grant, production and guest performance networks. With NEUSTART KULTUR #TakeHeart, this Konzeptionsförderung will be re-introduced with an increased grant sum, while taking into account the additional costs and lower revenues caused by pandemic protection measures.

Three-year concepts will be supported, either with three new productions or two new productions and a strategic/organizational project.

All productions of the concept project must be realized, including the premiere, with at least five (also digital) performances in Germany.

professional artists or artist groups, ensembles, collectives and projects of all fields and genres of the independent performing arts who have been successful for many years with their headquarters and work focus in Germany

The application sum must be at least 75.000 € and a maximum of 200.000 € for the entire three-year period.

Submitting an application to the Fonds Darstellende Künste is only possible online from 01.12.2021 to 01.02.2022.

01.12.2021 (official application deadline, submit provisional concept sketch only)
01.02.2022 (final deadline to complete application)

The possible project period for approved projects begins with a positive grant announcement (expected at the end of March 2022) and ends on 31.12.2024.