Netzwerk- und Strukturförderung (English)

With its new funding program #TakeHeart, the Fonds Darstellende Künste is continuing its support measures with funds 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 this new program  is to ease the  impact of COVID-19 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.

The Netzwerk- und Strukturförderung supports activities that operate beyond the individual federal states on a cooperative level in order to stabilize and facilitate a federal exchange in the independent performing arts on events and issues that are socially and artistically relevant and to support a qualifying transfer of knowledge, especially in reference to this pandemic’s challenges and insights.

(Digital) cooperation projects that are realized with an interregional approach and include at least one major discussion or information event, a congress, further education or subject-specific exchange with national relevance.

Associations, federations, production centers, production offices, networks and festivals of the independent performing arts with an interregional influence that are organized as legal entities are eligible to apply.

25.000 € – 100.000 €

Co-financing or own funds and/or material own participation at a level of at least 10% of the application sum must be presented or proven upon submitting the application.

Submitting an application to the Fonds Darstellende Künste is only possible online until 10.10.2021, as well as during a second application round until 15.02.2022.

The possible project period for approved projects begins with a positive grant announcement and ends on 31.12.2022.

Complete source and disposition statements must be submitted no later than two months after the end of the respective project.

For additional information, please read the regulations before applying or requesting a telephone counseling session from the head office of the Fonds Darstellende Künste. The FAQs (German language) offer further help. In the course of the application period, numerous informational zoom calls about the program will be offered.